Maybach Music Group’s Wale recently talked about producing the long-awaited Self Made Vol. 4 compilation album and explained why its release will sound different from its predecessors.
According to the Washington, DC native, there is much more of an emphasis on letting other MMG artists have a larger presence this time around.
“I’m producing [Self Made Vol. 4],” he continued. “Rick Ross gave me the keys to the car, and it’s going to have a different sound for sure. Me and Ross want to focus on the guys who haven’t really gotten their time yet, like Fat Trel and Rockie Fresh. We want to make sure other people are shining more, but at the same time, show some unity. Because we’re still tight, we’re still that mob. Maybach is still very strong, and we’re gonna show that on this project.” (Complex)
Last April, MMG head Rick Ross discussed letting Wale take control of the Self Made Vol. 4 album’s sound.
“We really ain’t get into ‘Self Made 4’ yet. Wale’s executive producing ‘Self Made 4,’ so you know he’s going to point the gun and I’m going to squeeze the trigger.” (Revolt TV)
Wale previously talked about his new The Album About Nothing and wanting to be respected.
“Everyone says, “Be patient. It’ll happen.” But all signs are showing, “No, it won’t happen.” I’m okay with people not liking my music but provide an intelligent reason for why you like or don’t like something or you’re a hater or a d*ck-rider. This is my fourth album. I want some respect. I want to go to a party and not have Katy Perry tell her security to move me out of the f*ckin’ way. We do the same thing. I know there’s no union in the music industry, but have some respect. I want people to be like, “Your album’s just as good as Kendrick [Lamar]’s or Esperanza Spalding or Beck.” I work just as hard as them.” (Billboard)