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Rick Ross will host this year's MTV Woodies at SXSW, the network announced on Thursday.

The 13th annual event will be held on March 16, airing live on MTV at 11 p.m. EST. Its emerging artist festival—artists to be announced—will be streaming live at 8 p.m. EST.  

The news comes with confirmed that Rozay's long-teased ninth album Rather You Than Me will arrive on March 17, just a day later.

“I’m excited to attend SXSW this year," Ross said in a statement. "The biggest boss is hosting the Woodies and my album drops March 17. MTV, get ready.”

While this year's Woodies lineup has yet to be announced, last year's festivities included performances from Anderson .Paak, A$AP Ferg, BØRNS, The Chainsmokers, CHVRCHES, Jack Garratt, Jidenna and Kehlani.


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