Maybach Music Group leader Rick Ross has already reaped the benefits of artist Wale’s Ambition settling in on a huge first-week debut this month and is expecting next-in-line Meek Mill to do the same.
Speaking on Mill’s upcoming solo album, Ricky Rozay feels nothing is more important than making sure fans receive a top notch effort.
“That’s what the focus is: making sure it’s classic. And I’m really excited and proud that the homey is taking his time to go to that next level,” Ross said. “Of course he’s the hardest new artist in the game — we know that, hands down. Of course he can capitalize right now and we know that, that’s the obvious. But what’s not, is his debut album will be a classic.” (MTV)
After Wale’s Ambition debuted at No. 2 with over 164,000 copies in its opening week, Ross said the success was a result of his artist’s non-stop grind.
“First of all, we have to give Wale credit for being an incredible emcee and grinding,” Ross said in an interview. “When I sit back and reflect on his promo tour, his blogs, vlogs, and the way he interact with the streets and the fans, it can’t do nothing but inspire an artist even at my level and make sure I touch the streets the same way. And I think that’s what he really did, so we gotta give Wale his credit but most definitely, MMG, Warner Bros, we handling our business.” (MTV)
A few weeks ago, Meek’s “I’ma Boss” got the remix treatment courtesy of T.I., Lil Wayne and Birdman.
Maybach Music’s next in line Meek Mill adds some star power to the remix of his single “Ima Boss” with hip-hop heavyweights T.I., Swizz Beatz, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Birdman, and DJ Khaled. Tip kicks off the five-minute-plus remix with a ferocious verse and Rozay keeps it moving after his recent health scare. “Had a couple seizures, call ‘em minor setbacks/ Everybody prayin’ for me, I respect that,” raps the Bawse. (Rap-Up)
Prior to its remix, Meek said he was saving the “I’ma Boss” remix for T.I. in light of the Grand Hustle rapper’s 11-month stint behind bars on a probation violation.
“If I hold the ‘I’ma Boss’ remix long enough I might throw Tip on that, have him get out to the hottest song of the year,” Meek said in an interview. “He ain’t have no problem looking out for me and I don’t have no problem doing it for him.” In 2008, rumors sprung up that T.I. had signed Meek to his label Grand Hustle, but the co-sign never amounted to an ink stain. Although it’s unclear as to why the deal never materialized, Meek says he still salutes the Atlanta giant. “I talked to Tip even when I was with Maybach, he already know my mind frame because me and Tip ended up becoming good friends later on down the line just hanging out with each other.” (VIBE)
Check out “I’ma Boss” remix below: