The song title is a quote that Ross used in his explanation of why he canceled the 2012 Maybach Music Group tour. He said:
"And to me, Rich Is Gangsta. Loyal is gangsta. You understand?
Family is gangsta. If that's not gangsta, I don't wanna be gangsta.
I'm a BOSS."
The song was produced by Black Metaphor, who also made The Game's Jesus Piece cut "Ali Bombaye," a track Ross was featured on.
The song finds Ross rapping about his controversial stint as a prison guard and his motivation of becoming one.
"Feds tore apart the squad, nigga
That's why I had to play the part, nigga
That wasn't me, it was a job, nigga
It gets deeper, that was just a start, nigga."
"That particular line most definitely referred to me being a C.O.," Ross explained to RapFix Live host Sway Calloway. "And that being a job and just understanding the grind and the hustle and anything else I may have done. It's just a job, it's a hustle."
Ross told us that his pal, Jabbar, got hit with a 25-year prison sentence on his God Forgives, I Don't track "Pirates." Two years later, Rozay is celebrating his friend's release on this song when he shouts out, "Fresh up out the Fed system, welcome home Jabbar."
Black Metaphor's beat utilizes a sample from Scottish R&B act Average White Band's 1976 tune, "Soul Searching."