In the hip-hop game, rare is the artist who is just as successful rapping as they are at running a business. Well, Rick Ross is successfully balancing both as he continues to add to the growing all-star roster of his record label Maybach Music Group (MMG), an imprint under Warner Bros. Records. AllHipHop reported the latest addition to join MMG is former B2K member Omarion, who has had a solo career as an actor and singer for nearly 10 years since the group split. Yesterday Ross announced the news at a press conference moderated by Rap Radar‘s Elliott Wilson at New York City’s Eventi hotel. Per AllHipHop.com, before “Maybach O” (Omarion’s beloved new nickname) was presented, Ross revealed the dates of projects from Omarion’s new labelmates, including Meek Mill, Wale, Teedra Moses, Masspike Miles and, of course, the boss himself–Ross!
Maybach Music’s second compilation album, Self Made Vol. 2, will be released June 26, followed by Rick Ross’ God Forgives, I Don’t on July 31. Closing out the summer, Meek Mill’s debut album Dreams and Nightmares drops August 28. Although no date has been set for the release of a new Omarion album, he debuted the teaser for his forthcoming video to “Let’s Talk.” Music industry legend Lyor Cohen, CEO of Warner Music Group, along with Swizz Beatz and Diddy praised Rick Ross for his contributions to music. “Ross was and is a pioneer,” said Bad Boy Records label owner, Diddy. “He’s a genius to me, and he’s my brother.”
When Bad Boy mogul gives you a nod, you have arrived. Looks like Maybach Music is going to be “heavy in the streets.”
BREAKING NEWS: Rick Ross Signs Omarion to Maybach Music Group [AllHipHop.com]
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