News: Rick Ross Hires Another Maybach Rider
Tuesday, Feb 22, 2011 4:10PM
Southern rapper Rick Ross shows no signs of slowing down the expansion of his Maybach Music Group, as he recently signed Atlanta-based rapper Pill to the roster.
Reports of Ross' latest acquisition landed online Tuesday (February 22).
It was announced via Twitter late last night that Pill was the latest signee to the imprint. The 2010 XXL Freshman was already signed to Warner/Asylum, which acquired Maybach Music Group over the weekend, but is now a part of Rick Ross's ever-expanding team that within the last few weeks also added former XXL Freshman alum Wale as well as Meek Mill, who graces the current Freshmen cover, set to drop next month. Maybach Music Group's official Twitter account simply posted "@PILL4180 @MEEKMILL @RICKYROZAY @WALE @CAROLCITYCARTEL," naming the new players on the roster. "[B]ig moves," Ross then tweeted at Pill early this morning. Pill's bio on his Twitter account now reads "Maybach Music/Warner Recording." (XXL Mag)
Prior to putting Pill on the MMG roster, Ross discussed the future of newly signed rappers Wale and Meek Mill.
"[Signing Wale and Meek Mill], it just solidifies we're one of the fastest-growing labels in hip-hop...I mean, it is what it is," Ross said in response to the bidding war for his Maybach Music Group. "Right now we're on fire. We making, and it's not just a temporary thing, but we're making the best music, man. And we make all ranges of music. I think the industry's just understanding that. So it's not just about Rick Ross and Maybach Music, it's our brand, it's our movement, it's the type of sound that we done brought to the game -- We getting paper, what else can I say?" (The Source)
Pill's announcement comes just days after Ross' Maybach Music Group inked a deal with Warner Bros. Records.
Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group has found a place to park. After meeting with various labels, the Miami rapper has signed a deal to bring his roster of talent to Warner Bros. Records. "Its official!!!!!! @maybachmusicgrp has partnered with Warner Bros!!!!!!!!!!!s/o Lyor Cohen..Tod..Joey I.e..dallas..and my brother Gucci Pucci," tweeted the Bawse in the early hours of Saturday. "Deal of the CENTURY!!!!!!!!!!!!! #MMG #WB." While details have yet to be announced, the deal is expected to include distribution, marketing, and promotion for artists Ross signs to his imprint. (Rap-Up)
Ross' Maybach Music Group was reportedly in talks with multiple record labels.
Apparently, all the powermove business talk Rozay teased me with in Miami rings true. Besides the impending signings of Wale (I heard the deal went through yesterday, but now I can't get anyone to confirm) and Meek Mill to his imprint, he's being courted by the music industry'sbosses for MMG. Inside sources have told me the players include: Jay-Z's Roc Nation/Sony; Birdman's CMB; Lyor Cohen and the good folks at Warner; andDiddy and [Jimmy] Iovine at Interscope. (Rap Radar)
Check out Wale speaking on Maybach Music Group below: