We walk back inside the house as the tattoo artist plugs in his ink gun. We discuss Ross's upcoming album, Trilla, and the recent video he made with R. Kelly for the song "Speedin'." (In the video, Ross jumps off the old Rickenbacker Causeway after being pulled over by a cop.) Although the album is not yet available in stores — the release date has been pushed back to February 19 — songs from the sophomore effort can be heard on 99 Jamz (WEDR-FM 99.1). "The Trilla album is already legendary," he says. "I am recording songs right now as we speak. I just keep adding some new shit; we ain't finished with it." He picks up a remote control and turns down the volume on the TV set. "I remember when Michael Jackson's Thriller came out. I remember like it was yesterday. That album sold 130 million copies. That was like the first vinyl record that my mama ever gave me. " He pauses. "Trilla is about winning.... Trilla is here forever."