Miami rapper Rick Ross has reportedly moved on from record label Slip-N-Slide to pursue releasing music from his Maybach Music Group.
Slip-N-Slide CEO Ted Lucas helped Ross secure his first major deal with Def Jam.
Lucas signed Trick Daddy and Trina to Atlantic, and helped give Miami hip-hop a cred it had never had. But he struggled for a few years to establish another act, until finally Def Jam signed Rick Ross, and “Hustlin'” blew up. (Vibe Magazine)
The company recently celebrated its 15th Anniversary.
Slip-N-Slide’s 15th Anniversary Party at Hotel Victor this December in Miami Beach was definitely the best party of 2008. Baby tigers, porn stars, open bars, and lots of millionaire thugs showing off their jewelry. Trina was posing for photos as Keith Sweat performed. Guests included Pitbull, Plies, Kevin Liles, E-Class and more. (Broward-Palm Beach New Times)
Ross is now creating new music for his album Deeper Than Rap.
It is official: Rick Ross is off of Slip-N-Slide Records and will be putting out his next project on his own label, Maybach Music Group.”That’s what makes the record real special. It just takes everybody a little deeper into my world,” he said. “I can’t lie: I’m dropping the B-side. It’s titled ‘Mafia Music’ and it’s gonna cause a lot of problems. It’s a scathing four-and-half-minute nonstop flow, me being autobiographical about my life and my come-up and my triumph. Of course, I had to address a few things, I had to address a few people.” (MTV)
Deeper Than Rap is slated to drop April 2009.