Rapper Rick Ross is back in the studio after surviving a drive-by shooting on Monday (28Jan13), according to his hip-hop star pal Pusha T.

The Hustlin' hitmaker crashed his Rolls-Royce into a building in Fort Lauderdale, Florida after a gunman in another vehicle peppered his car with bullets on his 37th birthday.

Ross miraculously escaped without injury, and now he's already back at work as he prepares to release his sixth studio album, Mastermind, later this year (13).

Rapper Pusha T tells MTV.com, "He just texted me. He's about to send me a record, but that was all we talked about... He good, he's good, if he's sending me records he's good. He's straight."