With former B2K member Omarion keeping the Internet sizzling over his new Maybach Music Group signing, SOHH recently chopped it up with Jagged Edge’s Wingo to get his take on the young R&B veteran’s power move.
Predicting nothing but positive things to come out of the deal, Wingo detailed his respect for Maybach O.
“Actually, this is the first time I’m hearing about that, but honestly I like Omarion as an artist. I do. Honestly, I do,” Wingo told SOHH. “He’s put out some real good records like “Touch” and all them records like that. I wouldn’t consider him as a vocalist. I would consider him as an actual performer, because that’s what he is. He’s an entertainer. He gets on stage and entertains you. He doesn’t go out there, sit there and change you to death, have you [throwing] your panties on stage. He’ll go on there straight, [and have the audience saying], “Oh, I need to see him again. This boy can dance his a** off!” He has some real good, feel good records. If they can keep him in the same lane he was in with “Touch” and all those other records, I think he’ll win.” (SOHH)
Recently, Maybach Music’s Meek Mill co-signed boss Rick Ross inking O to the team.
“I look at Ross like my old head. My dad died when I was young. I never really had an older person in my life that really looked out for me. [Ross] helped change my life–took my music to another level, so it took my money and my family to another level.” Just last week, Maybach Music welcomed Omarion into the family. “That’s the decision Ross made and we gon’ rock with it 100 percent,” said Meek, who has recorded a song with the former B2K member. (Rap-Up)
Earlier this month, Omarion talked about joining the star-studded roster.
“Maybach O. That’s the new movement, man. I’m so excited. I can’t even express, you know, how excited I am, you know what I mean? And just how this whole thing came along, man, it’s just…It’s been a blessing. There’s a difference between your time and when you want to do things and God’s time, you know what I mean? And this right here man, it’s been God’s time. … And for him to just say, “Yo, I believe in you man.” I think that… You know, he played me some music and really, it’s kind of where I always wanted to go. And that’s kind of been a challenge for me too, being a young entertainer is it’s like I’ve been a part of so much, you know what I mean? Like, I’ve been a part of so much.” (XXL Mag)
In April, speculation developed suggesting O officially inked with Ricky Rozay’s team.
According to a reliable source within the Maybach Music Group camp pieces are falling into place. “Yes, I think its safe to say Omarion is MMG.” As the Maybach Music empire continues to evolve it may not end there. Seems as if there is another offer on the table, “I don’t want to let no cats out the bag but we’ll see what’s good with Ma$e.” When pressed about what the roster may look like in the upcoming months, “As far as newest members Omarion and shout out to Ma$e if he wants to get down with this movement then we’ll see what happens.” (The Source)
Check out Omarion discussing MMG below: