SOHH Whatcha Think: Is Maybach Music Strong Enough To Rock Without Ross? 3 Teams That Fell Without Their Leader [Click Here & Speak]
Monday, Oct 17, 2011 12:05AM
The Boss Ricky Ross, love him or hate him, is a hard worker. After suffering multiple seizures, Rozay was still looking to hop on stage and perform for loyal fans, but decided to not risk any further complications as he decided to pull out of an upcoming show.
Rick Ross pulled out of a scheduled concert in Greensboro, NC on Saturday night, citing health concerns a day after reportedly suffering seizures on two different flights. A spokesperson for the Greensboro Coliseum Complex tells Fox affiliate WGHP that the rapper canceled less than an hour before the NC A&T homecoming concert was set to begin. The Greensboro concert went on as scheduled, with DJ Khaled and Marsha Ambrosius on the bill. Ross' next scheduled performance is Friday, Oct. 21 at The Tabernacle in Atlanta. Two days later, he's slotted to perform along with Busta Rhymes at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. (Billboard)
If Ross is forced to ride the sideline for a long period of time due to his poor health, does he have a strong enough roster of rappers on deck to carry the torch of his coveted Maybach Music Group?
Let's take a look at three teams that all but vanished after their lead figure became inactive:
Harlem World wasn't exactly Young Money, but then, they never really got a chance to produce any stars as their leader, Ma$e turned in his mic for a Bible when he decided it was time to retire from rap. Too new to be missed, the clan quietly left the rap scene as quickly as they came.
Biggie spread love because, well, it's the Brooklyn way. His group, Junior Mafia created an opportunity for its members to possibly have their music catch on with the masses, and thus, make a lane for themselves in this thing we call Hip hop. Unfortunately, B.I.G.'s death (and less than stellar sales of the Mafia's debut album, Conspiracy, made the group an afterthought in the grand scheme of East Coast rap.
Disturbing tha Peace
DTP was not just a group of rappers lumped together to drop an album. It was (and still is) a record label. Although the label has several rap artists under its umbrella, the squad's head honcho Ludacris, seems to be more interested in Hollywood than getting DTP artists' albums on retail shelves. In fact, the last non-Luda release from DTP was in 2009 by Playaz Circle.
Best of wishes to Rozay, his team seems to be doing well now as Wale is set to drop his album within the next few weeks. Add another Ross album to the mix before 2012 and the crew is definitely shining. But what we wanna ask you is this: If Ross has to play the sideline for a moment, will MMG continue to thrive?
Speaking of rap crews, check out Grand Hustle head honcho T.I. rapping over the Jay and Yeezy track "N*ggas in Paris"
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