EBONY Evolution explores the past, present and future of our favorite stars. In an in-depth interview, we get an intimate look into Black trailblazers' lives, loves and careers through their voices and perspectives.

If you're planning to follow in the footsteps of Rick Ross, one of the five icons featured on our Hip-Hop 50th anniversary commemorative covers, he's serving up some sage advice. "Put God first and just don't quit," he declares, “You ain't gotta have a pace; just keep putting one foot in front of the other.” The visionary also reveals what he considers his most important musical accomplishment and what he envisions himself doing in the next ten years.

Sit back and sip some Belaire Champagne as Ross reflects on his accomplishments in this latest episode of EBONY Evolution.

The Hip-Hop 50 commemorative print issue is on sale from September 19, 2023 to December 19, 2023. Get your copy at magazines.com, Barnes & Noble, Walmart, Walgreens, Target, Publix, Safeway, Kroger, Books A Million, and more, plus select retailers in London and South Africa.

EBONY hip-hop 50 Rick Ross. Shot by Shamaal Bloodman