The summer belongs to Maybach Music Group. Rick Ross and his Untouchable Empire unveil the epic cover art for Self Made, Vol. 2. Due June 26, the follow-up to last year’s Self Made, Vol. 1 features Stalley, Meek Mill, Wale, and MMG’s newest member Omarion. The first single, “Bag of Money,” is currently No. 42 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
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“The Meek shall inherit the Earth,” raps Meek Mill on “Ready or Not” off his new mixtape Dreamchasers 2. And he plans to do just that. As a member of Rick Ross’ Untouchable Maybach Music Empire, the 25-year-old phenom has the streets and the Internet on lock (his mixtape has reportedly been downloaded 2.5 million times).
Fresh off the first two dates of the “Club Paradise” tour with Drake, the Philly rapper sat down with Rap-Up TV to discuss his upcoming MMG debut Dreams & Nightmares. Due August 28, the album is set to feature production from Jahlil Beats, Cardiak, and Boi-1da, among others.
“I’ma give you the nightmare side, coming up in the streets and actually being in jail…to the dream side of being on tour with Drake and 2 Chainz and Waka Flocka and traveling the world,” said Meek, who views Rozay as a father figure.
“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.
And with the fame comes the rumors. He and Rihanna were recently spotted at the same strip club, prompting speculation that they are dating. But Meek, who has a girl back home, set the record straight.
“I ain’t really be tryna go there with my girlfriend over blogs. That shit fu**ing up my life a little bit,” he said. “[Rihanna] might have been at the same place as me, but that don’t mean we was together. She a cool person, I met her before, she like my music, and that’s that.”
As the ink dries on his new deal with Maybach Music Group, Omarion aka Maybach O takes us behind the scenes of the video for “Let’s Talk,” his debut MMG single, which samples the Notorious B.I.G. and Salt-N-Pepa. The former B2K frontman connects with the Bawse and some scantily-clad women in the clip. “The vibe on the record is just natural,” said O, who is readying an EP.
Like a true boss, Rick Ross held a press conference in New York on Wednesday to announce his newest ventures. The industry’s top executives including Diddy, Swizz Beatz, and Lyor Cohen were on hand to support the rapper.
Omarion presents M$ney, the first atist signed to his Starworld label. The former B2K member co-stars in the video alongside the teen R&B singer, who was featured on “Fantasy” off Timbaland’s Shock Value. Despite having feelings for one another, the two try to keep their relationship strictly platonic, but will they be able to resist temptation?
Omarion makes all the right moves in the sensual video for “Cut a Rug,” a slow jam which appears on his mixtape The Awakening. A shirtless O dances against a brick wall with his sexy co-star —touching, teasing, and even spanking her. Here’s your chance to spy on their steamy session. Ooh wee!
Omarion steps to the front lines of love in the video for “Battle,” his collabo with Red Cafe off his newly released mixtape The Awakening. Dressed in white military garb, the R&B commander hypnotizes a young lady with his moves, taking his seat in a throne while Red Cafe stops by to deliver his rhymes.