News: Rick Ross Says Competition’s Fueling Next Maybach Ride: “It Brings Out The Best”
Monday, Jun 3, 2013 10:23PM
Maybach Music Group leader Rick Ross is not relying on viral buzz to spread news about plans to drop a third Self Made compilation album and has instead self-promoted the newly announced LP.
Ricky Rozay said the chemistry he has built internally with crew members like Wale and the competition amongst themselves should make Self Made, Volume 3 a memorable summer release.
With three new songs and the drop of Wale’s Rihanna-assisted “Bad” remix, Monday is an exceptional day for the MMG camp. Then again, Ross said they’ve always exhibited a tireless work ethic. “It just really comes from over time, us collaborating. We have so much music that we all collectively bring to the table that’s really dope to us and a great representation of where we at musically,” Ross said. “It’s just about that excitement and once we get into the studio it’s about who’s going to take it to the next level. It’s that competitive spirit that brings out the best in all of us.” (MTV)
Earlier in the day, reports claimed the MMG project would drop in early August.
Maybach Music is taking over the summer. In addition to new projects from Wale and Meek Mill, Rick Ross and his crew plan to release the third installment in their Self Made series. Self Made, Vol. 3 will arrive on August 6, according to hip-hop journalist Shaheem Reid. It will feature appearances from MMG’s own Rozay, Wale, Meek Mill, Omarion, Rockie Fresh, Stalley, and more. (Rap-Up)
Last year’s Vol. 2 managed to debut at number four on the sales chart.
Maybach Music Group’s Self Made, Volume 2 debuted on the chart this week at No. 4. With a week under Rick Ross and company’s belt, the LP has moved 98,000 copies. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
The “Boss” previously boasted about why the original’s follow-up would stand out.
“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)