News: "It's An Honor Being Part Of Maybach Music Group"

Thursday, Mar 3, 2011 8:53AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Newly signed Maybach Music Group artist Pill has opened up about inking a deal with Rick Ross and what fans can anticipate from him in the future.

Promising to take his talents to the sky, Pill said his admiration toward Ross' music motivated the deal.

"It's an honor being part of MMG," Pill said in a video. "Seeing what Ross did with his movement. I said, 'It's only right that I make that next step.' ... I remember listening to all of [Ross'] sh*t and being like, 'Man how the f*ck does he pick those beats?' I don't got that formula and it's only right that you put Pill with the formula and let my formula combine with it. Then we'll go on and take it to the sky. There's no time to waste." (Dre Films)

Ross' acquisition of Pill became public knowledge in mid-February.

It was announced via Twitter late last night (February 22) 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 Freshmanalum 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 came 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)

Check out Pill speaking on Maybach Music Group below:

PILL - NEWEST MEMBER OF MAYBACH MUSIC GROUP from DRE FILMS / MAYBACH FILMS on Vimeo.

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