Maybach Music Group Announces Album Release Dates, Partnerships At NYC Press Conference

Rick Ross appeared alongside Diddy, Swizz Beatz, French Montana, Omarion, Meek Mill and Wale to reveal news about his label.

Last week, Maybach Music Group and Warner Bros. Records sent a save the date for a special press conference to take place at the Eventi Hotel in New York City. Rumors circulated that the event, hosted by Rap Radar’s Elliott Wilson, would be for the signing of Omarion and Mase, as well as release dates for Self Made Vol. 2 and God Forgives, I Don’t.

This afternoon, Ross appeared to announce several new ventures including a big and tall line with Swizz Beatz and Reebok; a June 26th release date for Self Made Vol. 2; an August 28th release date for Meek Mill’s debut Dreams & Nightmares; a July 31st release date for Rick Ross' God Forgives, I Don't; and Omarion's signing to Maybach Music Group.

With Def Jam and WBR executives including Lyor Cohen, Steve Bartels and Todd Moscowitz, as well as Sean “Diddy” Combs and Swizz Beatz, in attendance, the event began with a short film that showcased the MMG squad, which includes Rick Ross, Wale, Meek Mill and Stalley. CEO of Recorded Music for Warner Bros. Lyor Cohen took the podium to introduce Ross, marking the first time that he’s publicly introduced an artist or label since Roc-A-Fella Records 18 years ago.

“When I got a chance to meet him, I saw someone that was going to be undeterred in achieving the success that he has,” said Cohen. “He’s not satisfied. There’s no stopping him. I’m so grateful that I’m associated with him and that the Warner Bros. label is associated with him. The possibilities that Rick and Maybach Music are going to bring is going to be, in my mind, unprecedented.”

After a short Q&A with Ross about his in-studio work ethic and social media savvy, Swizz Beatz took the podium to announce a partnership with Rick Ross for Reebok to release a big and tall clothing line.

“He’s going to lead the big and tall movement,” said Swizz. “There’s a limit with clothes that stops at a certain point. With Ross, everything has to be custom made. [...] I felt that instead of just doing a regular sneaker, we give Ross his own big and tall line.”

Diddy was next to take the stage, praising Ross’ abilities and thanking him for promoting Ciroc. “I’m here to celebrate the hard work and success of my brother Rick Ross,” he said. “He, to me, is one of the hardest working men in this business. To have a relationship with him, this is not by accident. […] I know he will go down in history as one of the great record men.”

Wale took over to announce that Self Made Vol. 2 will release on June 26th, while Meek Mill revealed that his debut album Dreams & Nightmares will drop on August 28th. Rick Ross also said that his upcoming album God Forgives, I Don’t will hit retail on July 31st and that a single will drop “extremely soon.”

Rick Ross then brought out Omarion and announced him as the latest signing to Maybach Music Group. "A lot of people have been wondering what’s up with Omarion? Is his career over?" said Omarion. "I’ve never been a fan of popular opinion, but from now on, when you see me, understand that it’s Maybach Music." After French Montana announced the release date for his debut Excuse My French (July 17th), and that the first single will feature Rick Ross, Drake and Lil Wayne, Omarion played his new single "Let's Talk" that samples The Notorious B.I.G.

Rick Ross said that he just "lets the rumors circulate" regarding signings, but wouldn't confirm any partnerships with Mase, Dom Kennedy or Nipsey Hussle.

RELATED: Nipsey Hussle Addresses Rumors Of Signing With Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group

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56 Comments

  • Sisco Nhambirre

    Roosee i like you so much...

  • DeepRootz

    most of the people who hate on this site must be white, there is no way they can be black. blowing money fast was one of the biggest tunes in Mzansi. - South Africa. why? because we are black and we are proud of what African Americans have done for themselves. Check out how the blacks have changed the world dress code and language. Hip hop will always be big in Africa because thats were black people originate. all that party rock and pitbull dance crap is just normal.

  • Foolish

    REEL NIGGAZ COMUNICATE ROZAY IZ A BOSS WATCH ME HATERS LAUGH AT YALL LIKE HA HA HA TELL DRAY I'M ON ONE

  • FuKKK RiKKK Ross

    Watch Rick Ross admiting he is homosexual: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwLlYACj-T4

  • sosa

    universal owns mmg ross gets dropped he cant take the name with him and he a boss haha he a disney rapper

  • Anonymous

    Mase, Dom Kennedy or Nipsey Hussle better not sign with MMG cause they will be just like wale and lose all there lyrical content and turn into studdio ganstas even though they are the same person if u with a fake people sees u as a fake period.

  • Anonymous

    ross is done he been in the game to long and still didnt blow up

  • Anonymous

    july 31st? i told you that trash mixtape was the album ROSS IS DONE

  • Anonymous

    all they can say about mmg is they hot well being hot dont sell albums

  • i hate lil boosie

    seemz lyk Ross z out thr gtn hs own

  • Anonymous

    anybody that still supports this fraud is just as fake as he is.

  • Anonymous

    a boss goes platinum rick ross never will

  • GUGU

    you fellas remind me of Ja rule when he was fading, everybody kept talking about his come back. who gives fuck bout the past coz thats were 50 cent belong. the past, you stupid fucks. this shit on this page is the present. the biggest boss hip hop has never seen. Rozaay Roachez.

  • Anonymous

    William has got some big names behind him pushing him and Force-feeding us everyday

  • YUNG DUCE

    YALL NIGGAZ WANNA SUPPORT THIS FAKE AZZ COP?? THIS FAT MUFUKKA AINT SHIT, HE BROKE AZ FUCC AN IF HE EVER GO TO LA TO DO A SHOW WE WILL ROB THIS FAT NIGGA OF ALL HIS FAKE JEWERLY HAVE ANOTHER SEZURE NIGGA, QUIT FAKING ON YOUR LIFE CUZZ NIGGAS DONT BE PLAYING NO GAMES NIGGA YOU WACK AND BROKE NIGGA YOU AINT NEVER SOLD BETTER THAN GOLD YOU AINT SHIT

    • Anonymous

      You aint shit and get out your momma house. You sound like a clown. Instead being a slave nigga get you some money and be a positive influence in your community. You a coward.

  • dentaldamboy

    The time Elliot Wilson got kicked in the balls by Beyonce for annoying Jay-Z was hilarious.

  • Anonymous

    If nipsey signs with this cop he loses all credibility

  • elliot wilson is a homo

    Rap Radar and Eliot Wilson are the most biased hip hop writers and the biggest dicker riders in the world

  • iamhiphop

    All of that doesn't change the fact that Ross and MMG are a bunch of wack, fake studio gangsters.

    • Anonymous

      Dont matter he making moves what the fuck you doing. You a grown man complaining about another man.

  • Ricky Rozay

    All you niggas who make the old cop or seizure jokes keep talkin shit. Ross out there makin real boss moves. Teamin up with a mogul, gettin a clothing line and gettin a bunch of talented niggas on his label. What other nigga out there doin as big things as Ross other than Jay. None, so for all you who say Jeezy or 50 beat Ross, last time I checked aint none of them niggas hot as Ross or making the moves Rozay making. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • dubs

      makin moves? jay already made his moves, now he sittin on gazillions. we'll see if these "moves" ross is makin will pan out to be noteworthy

    • Anonymous

      Im with you Bawse!! Its not being on his jock its congratulating the brother for making moves niggaz throwing stones and he still coming. The thing is you got grown men like yourselves that talk shit on a grown man. Like get you some money with your 10.00 a hr ass....lol. Get out your momma house loser and get some real money and make moves...smh.

    • Anonymous

      and you ridin his dick like you actually a part of his life b...

    • Anonymous

      How does Ross' dick taste?

  • fuck mayWACKmusic coons

    if rick ross would only announce the date for his next fucking seizure...

    • Anonymous

      I bet you it wouldn't be funny if you saw your momma or dad have that seizure you are so proud of talking about. See you got to be white because black people dont say shit like that we believe in Karma. Its guys like you that dont believe GOD is real that are so disrespectful to other humans you say what ever to get a rise out of people and to be honest its not even funny. Its pathetic like get a life if you was the one having seizure I bet you wouldn't like me talking about you have those seizures. If you want to talk about his music or even him being a C.O. cool but to talk about the man's health....smh. Grow up I hope you not a grown man because if you are you should be slapped.

    • Anonymous

      This right here is why Hip Hop is dead to me, why's it always gotta be personal? What happened to the music being the most important thing?

    • Rick Oster

      Nice job attacking someone's health problems. I hope you never get ill.

  • elliot wilson is a faggot

    Eliot Wilson ake YN former editor of XL, the guy who held the confrence, might be the most pathetic human being on Earth, the way he slurps up the major rappers is absurd, he is literally on borderline stalking territory with Jay Z and now he is riding Rick Ross's dick so hard its disgusting. Some body smack that cheerleading faggot

  • jkahc11

    what about stalley?

  • Anonymous

    That said, Ross seems to be in overdrive right now. What's 50 doing with his life?

    • Anonymous

      What you mean what 50 doing that nigga got a 100 million dollar deal off of water he had a couple of platinum albums been in movies Ricc Ross is tryna catch up with him brotha

    • Anonymous

      counting money that ross will never touch

    • Anonymous

      you dont get lucky deals go one yourself

    • Anonymous

      Im sorry 50 hasn't done anything lately he will be broke in 5 years. He got lucky with vitamin water. If it wasn't for that he would be another broke rapper. See Karma will catch up to 50 to you cant treat people that way and expect to keep that money.

    • Anonymous

      Who the fuck cares about money? Does it make you happy that some guy you will never meet has a lot of it? If so then your life must be awful. Bottom line is 50 ain't come with anything note worthy since like 03 and Ross has the potential to make great music (he ain't that good a rapper though).

    • Anonymous

      Curtis' got more money right now than every generation of your family put together, so I wouldn't worry about him.

    • Anonymous

      he sitting around wondering how he can catch up to Ross' net worth

    • Anonymous

      are you serious?

  • Anonymous

    "i rilly likes dudes stuff and wan throw it up 4 him. but hes a rat" You can't even spell, so I'd hold off on the name calling.

  • fernandog

    i rilly likes dudes stuff and wan throw it up 4 him. but hes a rat

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  • Nigerianboi

    yh,rick ross is one of the most hard working artisrts out now,him n the whole MMG deserve all d success they getting,they putting in work

  • Anonymous

    Nipsey and DOM on MMG. wow that would be sooo fuckin dope for the westcoast

  • YESSIR

    YMCMB MMG IS A MOVEMENT FLY IGH OR GET FLOWN OVER

  • Anonymous

    Don't believe the hype around William

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