Review: Rockie Fresh's "The Night I Went To..."
Wale is most commonly thought of as The Untouchable Maybach Empire's black sheep-- the "Seinfeld"-loving, backpack blog rapper whose position among the rest of his hard-headed labelmates is perhaps best illustrated by the contrast between him and the squad's other DMV representative, Fat Trel. But Mr. Folarin's walked the MMG walk from time to time, notching verses on trap anthems like "Fuck Em," "Pandemonium," "Loyalty" and "No Hands" in his belt, showing that he's more than willing to pay homage at the temple of Rozay.
Review: Rick Ross' "Black Market"
Rick Ross has made a career off directly opposing the idea of rap as reality, painting gangster tales with strokes so broad and bold that the final product seemed exaggerated even before we learned of his past as a corrections officer. This approach was novel for a while, producing the brilliantly mafioso'd Deeper Than Rap and the unrepentant, trap-popularizing swagger of Teflon Don, but when we arrived at two more full-lengths last year, Rozay seemed winded.
How Meek Mill Can Bounce Back From His Summer Slump
At the end of June, things were looking better for Meek Mill than they had in a while. Having just been released from prison six months prior, he was dating the hottest and most talented female rapper in the game, and saw the long-delayed Dreams Worth More Than Money receive rave reviews and the number one spot on the Billboard 100.
Rick Ross Says Meek Mill & Wale's Beef Is Over
Things weren't looking good for the untouchable Maybach empire last night. After Wale spoke about Meek Mill's beef with Drake on a recent Breakfast Club interview, Meek attempted to revoke the D.C. rapper's membership from MMG, writing, "He not MMG I'M MAKING THAT CALL," on Instagram.
Bawse Moves: How Rick Ross Shifted Focus In 2015
Rick Ross' 2014 was dominated by two huge albums, with March's Mastermind arriving after months of promo, and November's no-less-gargantuan Hood Billionaire coming as more of a surprise. When asked why he chose to become the first major-label rap artist to release two studio albums in one year since 2010, the typically braggadocios Rozay responded: "That’s how bosses do it, ya heard me?
Gunplay Announces "Living Legend" Release Date
If you're a Gunplay fan, you've been trained to expect disappointment in all things Living Legend-related at this point, as the Florida rapper's debut album has experienced delay after delay over the years. A few weeks, ago though, a bright spot appeared on the horizon in the form of "WuzHaninDoe," a YG-assisted single that seemed to herald an impending album rollout.
Who Had The Better Verse: Wale Vs. Meek Mill
Rick Ross changed the landscape of rap when he forged his indomitable empire Maybach Music Group. His new signees, Wale and Meek Mill, were unproven commodities who simply needed a chance to thrive and eclipse expectations. Under Ross' tutelage, both artists have sculpted strong careers and have expanded their fanbases exponentially. Wale’s poetic ambiance fused with Meek’s rugged and street demeanor is what makes MMG go. When they’re both on a track, you’re almost guaranteed nothing but energy and fiery bars.
The Evolution Of Wale
Seven years ago, a rapper from Washington D.C. captured the nation's attention with a mixtape based on one of the most successful sitcoms of all-time. In just under two weeks, Wale will be releasing the long-awaited album companion to that Seinfeld-inspired Mixtape About Nothing, but the road he's traveled between '08 and 2015 isn't what you'd expect from his hipster-friendly, underground beginnings.
Stream Omarion's "Sex Playlist"
Today, Omarion is letting people everywhere listen in on his Sex Playlist. Although we don't know for sure if he's tested it out in its literal sense, the album (his first as an MMG signee) is sensual in nature. Check out the playlist -- with producers to the right of the songs -- below, and stream the project below that, via Spotify.
Review: Rick Ross' "Hood Billionaire"
Releasing two full length albums in one year is a rare feat most rappers will never accomplish, but in a sense, it's really nothing new for Rick Ross, who yesterday released Hood Billionaire, his second solo album of the year. The rapper has been dropping albums, along with mixtapes that have been considered to be as good as albums, within months of each other for years now. His latest album, however, isn’t a fitting follow-up to his sixth solo release, Mastermind, which hit retailers in March of this year.
Gunplay Announces Self-Titled Mixtape, Set To Drop On Wednesday
Nine months of 2014 have come and gone with absolutely no news pertaining to Living Legend, Gunplay's long-awaited debut album. Today, we receive some consolation in the form of a mixtape announcement. Gunplay, as the mixtape is set to be titled, is set to arrive in just two days, on Wednesday, October 8th. Tomorrow, the MMG rapper will release a track from the tape called "Jumping Off Da Beam," which will also feature N.O.R.E. he tweeted about the track today:
Rick Ross Shares Pictures Of Meek Mill In Jail
Right now, we don't know exactly when Meek Mill will be freed from jail (where he's serving time for a probation violation), but at least the MMG rapper looks happy in new pictures shared on Twitter by Rick Ross. Yesterday, Meek's label boss posted two photos of Meek in the clink, adding that the Philly MC was "almost at the Door." View both tweets below, and photos in the gallery above.
Wale Parts Ways With Roc Nation
With Wale attracting lots of #UNOTMMG hate in the wake of Meek Mill's comments about him a few months ago, it appears the DMV rapper has been ousted from another club: Roc Nation. Signed to Jay Z's management company since 2009, Mr. Folarin left after his manager, Rich Kleiman, decided to focus on the company's relatively new sports department.
Master P Admits Fat Trel Is Better Off With Maybach Music Group
When Fat Trel, Master P, and Alley Boy dropped The New World Order mix as the Hip Hop trio, Louie V Mob, it seemed all but inevitable that Fat Trel would sign to Master P's No Limit label. Instead, just five months later Fat Trel aligned himself with Maybach Music Group. Master P doesn't sound too hurt though (either that or he is extremely hurt, depending on how you want to interpret his words).
Torch Discusses His New EP And Names His Favorite Track Off "Mastermind."
Now that Rick Ross' Mastermind is out of the way it's time for some of the others on the Maybach Music Group roster to get their fair share of the Spotlight. Torch hit up All Hip-Hop to talk a little about his upcoming EP, Remember When. Torch elaborated on the title choice, saying:
Review: Rick Ross' "Mastermind" Album
In the last two years between his last album and now, Rick Ross has been through a lot, including surviving a targeted hit on his life. Critics bashed God Forgives, I Don’t and many wondered if Ross had peaked too soon and lost his touch. After numerous setbacks and delays, the bawse is back with his sixth album to prove that he’s a man with nine lives and a rapper with hits for days.
Rick Ross In Talks w/ Steve Stoute For "Maybach Films" Projects
Rick Ross is attending the Sundance Film Festival this weekend, and has taken to Twitter (as he is wont to do) to announce potential film collaborations with author, artist manager and advertising / record executive Steve Stoute. Stoute has worked with many rappers throughout his career, including Jay Z, Nas, Eminem and Eve during his time with Sony Music and Interscope. Last night, Ross tweeted a photo of the two of them with a caption that read "at Sundance discussing Maybach Films with Steve Stoute".