News: Rick Ross Maps Out Why "Self Made Vol. 2" Is Better Than The First

Thursday, Jun 28, 2012 9:10AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Maybach Music Group leader Rick Ross recently discussed the differences between his new Self Made Vol. 2 compilation album and last year's debut and said time was on their side this go around.

Still proud of Volume 1's performance, Ricky Rozay said it suffered from time restraints and a lack of in-studio recordings.

"Of course, the difference first and foremost is the sound, the music. When we released Self Made, Vol. 1, we had just really closed our deal. We pretty much did it in two weeks, just sitting around in the studio, just having fun, and we recorded it," Ross shared on Wednesday's (June 27) "RapFix Live." "This project here, everybody was pretty much in a different position. It's been a big difference status-wise from the first year ['til] now. Everybody was basically on tour when we first started this process. We stayed in communication a little more, and I think the music itself it sounds straight up organic, like it was meant to be, from the choruses, the concepts, the titles to the sequencing." (Rapfix)

The compilation is reportedly slated to push nearly 100,000 copies in its opening week.

Next highest debut after that will be Maybach Music Group's MMG Presents, Vol. 2, a WEA-distributed album featuring Rick Ross, Wale, Meek Mill, Stalley and Omarion, is in the 80-90k range. RCA R&B icon R. Kelly's Write Me Back will bow with between 70-75k in first-week sales. (HITS Daily Double)

Self Made Volume 2 features guest collaborations from T.I., Wiz Khalifa and T-Pain.

Wale offers his clever wordplay with quick punch lines; Meek Mill continues to show his lyrical growth; Stalley and Omarion prove they fit in well as MMG crew members. The album also features hip-hop's top acts such as T.I., Nas, Wiz Khalifa and T-Pain. "Self Made 2" is loaded with hard-thumping, well-crafted beats backed by bravado-filled rhyming and singing. (Washington Post)

Last year, the Self Made compilation album debuted in the Top 5 music releases.

Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group Self Made compilation also debuted on the chart at No. 5. With a week under their belts, the new disc has sold 58,900 copies in its first week on store shelves. (HITS Daily Double)

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