Rick Ross Confirms That Maybach Music Group Is Moving To Atlantic Records

Rick Ross says Maybach Music Group moving to Atlantic Records is "the biggest move of the year."

Following chatter of Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group possibly moving to Atlantic Records, the label news was confirmed earlier today (December 11) when the full video footage of Ross’ interview with Miami’s 99 Jamz hit the internet.

The MMG head honcho seemed quite confident in his announcement made on-air and even referred to the label change as being “the biggest move of the year.”

“I got another announcement as well. I’m excited for this year we got coming up man. This is really huge. MMG we just merged with Atlantic Records. It’s the biggest move of the year. We gonna leave it right there,” Rick Ross revealed in a video posted on HipHop-n-More.com. “I’m signed as a solo artist to Def Jam. And Meek Mill, Wale, we all MMG at the end of the day.”

Ironically, Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy, who Ross has feuded with in the past, became the Senior VP of A&R at Atlantic Records back in August of this year. Ross also commented on Jeezy prior to making the Atlantic Records announcement, but his words weren’t as cheerful.

“It's not personal, but if I see Young Jeezy again, will I try to choke him?  I don't know. That's an option,” said Ross.

Prior to moving to Atlantic Records, Maybach Music Group was distributed via Warner Bros. Records.

RELATED: Rick Ross Says Tour Cancelation Wasn't Gang-Related, Tried To Choke Young Jeezy At BET Awards

 

82 Comments

  • Anonymous

    "I GOT PROOF" Good for you. Hold onto it and maybe in a few hundred years it might be worth something.

  • Anonymous

    so you went from being distributed by the big label(warner) to a label underneath the big label(atlantic/warner) so now more people are in your pocket...niiiiiice

  • Anonymous

    jeezy has the power to say this shit is trash get back in the booth

  • zakex

    THE BOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! THE MOVEMENT "" DONT GET TWISTED

  • zakex

    Grammy nominated.....Haters nomination held in hell house contest stupid people....you are stupid you pple, silly

  • zakex

    Ive seen how good it is to have bitch haters, thts what made Rick Ross Large and bigger, These stupid pple never give-up on fucking up our music maker...Rick Ross all those who are moving with you will never comment because your music sticks to our heart so we keeping with you Bra' keep on payin bills to fuckup our Boss we moving ahead

  • Anonymous

    this fuckboy just snitched by saying its extortion what they are doing was that a signal to the pd to take notes? and the thousand gangstas/police men

  • Anonymous

    fat fucking maggot has to wear XXXXXXXL size shirts LMAO. Hes like 4 Bizarre's.

  • Anonymous

    hes such a stupid looking cunt. a fat fucking fake bozo the clown talking like hes the mafia constantly when hes just some fucking piece of shit that was a cop

  • Anonymous

    oh who gives a fuck, i hope this fake fuck just dies in his sleep tonight,

  • row

    this is the deathblow to ross

  • marionhank66

    I quit working at shoprite and now I make $45h - $74h...how? I'm working online! My work didn't exactly make me happy so I decided to take a chance on something new after 4 years it was so hard to quit my day job but now I couldn't be happier. Heres what I do..WWW.youtubeGoogleGetJob.qr.net/jPfD/watch?v=su6YN9gczvM

  • spata

    It's quite obvious that everybody's going to Atlantic because of the success of the Sales, Sold Out Tours, Merch, and general success of Taylor Gang -- again, due to Atlantic Records. [Even though it is apparent that Wiz sold out his 'Wake n Baken' tour with Yelawolf BEFORE his Atlantic Deal.

  • siamakf

    Hahaha... Yo William Roberts, MMG didn't "merge" with Atlantic. MMG was transferred to Atlantic. Can't wait for Jeezy to go over the numbers and drop his ass.

  • Anonymous

    and jeezy is head of a & r at atlantic... fail

  • czheck

    is somebody going to pick up that damn phone?

  • jake p

    biggest bullshit i've ever read on ross's part. it's not the "biggest move of the year" ya'll had to dip out cause jeezy was bout to stop your shit haha

  • hank hill

    And so marks the death of the maybach empire..Atlantic is perhaps the worst label ever. Pretty much forcing Lupe, T.I, and B.o.B to put out pop singles. I expect a rick ross single with taylor swift this time next year

  • lump lump willy

    warner told this lame if he didnt show up to them shows then they were gonna have to cut em....GD"D got this boy scared

  • Anonymous

    Basically Ross works for Jeezy now.

  • Anonymous

    too many under 21 little fags on here

  • Anonymous

    "4 THE LAST 2 YEARS WARNER MUSIC HAS BEEN GOING UNDER A TRANSITION PERIOD" You sure spout alot of bullshit. Must drive your parents crazy to keep having to tell your ignorant ass to shut the fuck up.

    • SCHWARZ

      In May 2011, the company announced its sale to Access Industries for US$3.3 billion in cash. +++++++++++ ALL U DO IS TALK SH!T HO I GOT PROOF U GOT FCUKBOI TENDENCIES DISPUTE THE FACTS WITH EVIDENCE OR STFU FCUKROACH U SHOOK HO U MELTIN

  • Anonymous

    Look at waterboy trying to back pedal after he was ridin that other poster's dick extra hard. Ross said everyday he's hustlin. What do you do everyday, cramp up? lol

  • Anonymous

    ROZAY MAKING A MOVE LIKE A BOOOOSSSSSSSSSS.RICKY ROZAY DONE PUT OUT ALBUMS OF HIS ARTIST-WALE AND MEEK MILLZ...JEEZY AINT PUT OUT AS MUCH AS A SINGLE FROM HIS FAIRY ARTIST THAT NOBODY KNOWS ABOUT.ROZAY IS COMING OVER TO ATLANTIC(JEEZY TURF) TO BOSS HIM OUT...DAMN..THATS SUM BOSS SHIT...ROOOOOOZZZZZZAAAAYYYY!!!

  • 666

    HAHAHA SO NOW YOUNG JEEZY IS MMG NEW BOSS CUZ IF IM NOT MISTAKING ...YOUNG JEEZY IS VP IN ATLATIC RECORDS RIGHT ????

  • BLACK

    SO WHY ARE THERE 2 ARTICLES ABOUT THE SAME INTERVIEW?

  • Anonymous

    "BUT HOODGROWN AIN'T RESEARCH HIMSELF 2 C ROSS' 1ST ALBUM PORT OF MIAMI IS NOT ONLY GOLD BUT IS HIS BEST SELLER" I bet if hoodgrown told you he thought you had a 10 inch dick you would stop what you were doing just to check.

    • SCHWARZ

      AYO IS THAT "QUOTEMAN" TYPIN ABOUT ANOTHA MAN'S GROIN? LMMFBAO NO HOMO 'CAUSE U WOULD TRY 2 LOOK 2 FCUKBOI NOW IT ALL MAKES SENSE

  • Anonymous

    "Stop just writing shit and actually look at the charts. It only takes 2 minutes to do Google research. THis new album IS THE FIRST TIME ROSS HAS EVER GONE GOLD" Trilla has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America and has sold over 700,000 copies in the United States. That only took 1 minute to confirm...

  • fukunigga

    hahahahahahaha mmg got dropped from warner brothers cuz all them niggas flopping hahahaaha officer ricky u fraud u on a sinking ship and wait til the gd's get ahold of wale's sweet ass and hold him hostage!!! u gonnna put up all that money u claim u made from selling 1 million keys of cocaine???!!! hahahaha MMG is floppin hard what a bunch of lames!!!

    • Anonymous

      Flopping hard? lol They've been flooding the market with releases, and at least Ross and Wale have gone gold. Don't forget Ross still charts songs. Only one went to #1, but it still went platinum. The only weak link has been Meek Mill. His shit flopped cause it sucked shit. Replace him and MMG is still up there. Not like there's much in the way of competition.

  • TruthBeTold

    This is VERY interesting. Look at the spin Ross put on it. So MMG is no longer under the main banner but the subsidiary, Atlantic Records. Still WMG, still that same building off the 134 going through Burbank... oh and it stands for Warner Music Group for you idiots out there. Will budgets get reduced? If so by how much? If there's a better urban staff at Atlantic then it's a very smart move. WB hasn't been the greatest in Urban... they signed Common back in 2011 and as great as that album was/is they should've done it justice in promoting it properly... so the move to Atlantic may not be a negative thing... But alas just as Mercedes is retiring the Maybach brand for 2013 "Rick Ross" is under going some type of parallel experience.

    • Anonymous

      Just one little note: signing Common was a personal business of Lyor Cohen, so it has little to do with the label's general development policy. And yepp, they did a poor job when it comes to marketing "The Dreamer/The Believer". Which is strange, because it was surprisingly strong even by Common's standards, one of the most unappreciated gems of the last year. So his example is not as bright as you might picture it, matter of fact, the label failed to do their part properly. And last but not least, let's just ask Lupe Fiasco how uplifting could be being an Atlantic artist...

    • SCHWARZ

      GROUPIE? U DA 1 NAMED "COLE WORLD" LMMFAO

    • Anonymous

      You're reading to much into this. Ross is a brand. It doesn't matter who signs his checks. Clearly he's doing enough to warrant a major label to invest in him. The album budgets will be fine. Features are what gets most of these dudes platinum singles anyway. That's essentially all Ross needs moving forward is 1 hit song. Any song. Aston Martin Music went platinum, so in this downloading age, a label sees that and knows that even though he isn't selling millions, there's a huge demo out there who clearly like his music. Bottom line, Warner, Atlantic, wherever, he's making money. That's his job too, and if there was no money there to get, he would bounce as would his investors.

    • COLE WORLD

      shut up. you sound mad groupie-ish wale flopped, ross flopped, Meek DEFINITELY flopped lmao

    • SCHWARZ

      HOLEE SH!T SOMEONE WHO ACTUALLY KNOWS SOMETHING! COSIGN 4 THE LAST 2 YEARS WARNER MUSIC HAS BEEN GOING UNDER A TRANSITION PERIOD NEW OWNERS A RESIGNING WELL RESPECTED INDUSTRY EMPLOYEE BY THE NAME LYOR COHEN AND WARNER TOOK A HUGE LOSS IN ACQUIRING ANY EMI BUSINESS, FRESH RECORDED MUSIC OR COVETED PUBLISHING (Sony got publishing Universal got recorded) IF U WERE WATCHING.....NIPSEY GOT OUT HIS CONTRACT WHEN WARNER WAS SOLD PILL WAS ON WARNER B4 MMG & THEY TRIED TO RIDE THE MMG SIGNING 2 GET HIM POPPIN & IT DIDN'T HAPPEN BUT U FCUKBOIS WERE LAUGHIN @ PILL 4 NOT SITTIN DOWN & WAITIN 4 HIS "TURN" LIKE OL' BOY UP THERE SAID THIS MOVE IS LIKE A MACY'S JOB THEY WERE MOVED FROM THE COVETED COSMETICS DEPARTMENT WHERE U GET COMMISSION 4 SALES 2 THE MEN'S DEPARTMENT WHERE U STILL GET SALES BUT U HAVE 2 MEET A GOAL NO COMMISSION & YES ATLANTIC TAKES THE "WTF Y'ALL DOIN OVA THERE" TITLE OF THIS ERA FROM JIVE YET.......TI GOT 2 DO WHATEVA HE WANTED & LUPE NEEDED A PROTEST

  • Hahaha

    This is VERY interesting. Look at the spin Ross put on it. So MMG is no longer under the main banner but the subsidiary, Atlantic Records. Still WMG, still that same building off the 134 going through Burbank... oh and it stands for Warner Music Group for you idiots out there. Will budgets get reduced? If so by how much? If there's a better urban staff at Atlantic then it's a very smart move. WB hasn't been the greatest in Urban... they signed Common back in 2011 and as great as that album was/is they should've done it justice in promoting it properly... so the move to Atlantic may not be a negative thing... But alas just as Mercedes is retiring the Maybach brand for 2013 (pronounced Muy bahk) "Rick Ross" is under going some type of parallel experience.

  • Anonymous

    Atlantic Records is under Warner Music Group idiots.

  • Anonymous

    LEESON TO THE KIDS THEY AINT BALLIN MAJOR LABELS WANT UNITS MOVED THEM ALBUM SALES YOU LOOK AT AINT SHIT

  • Anonymous

    warner knows hes past the peak of his career and he barely going gold, there's no where to go but down so they dont want mmg

    • SCHWARZ

      BUT HOODGROWN AIN'T RESEARCH HIMSELF 2 C ROSS' 1ST ALBUM PORT OF MIAMI IS NOT ONLY GOLD BUT IS HIS BEST SELLER LMAO

    • Hoodgrown

      "Dumb ass, he's already gone gold twice before. Atlantic probably made him a great offer so he took it. Save your hate for 2013." Stop just writing shit and actually look at the charts. It only takes 2 minutes to do Google research. THis new album IS THE FIRST TIME ROSS HAS EVER GONE GOLD. You guys think that because rappers tell you they balling they moving units. Do your own damn homework before making statements.

    • Anonymous

      With the money they spent on marketing going Gold is nothing. Compare that to the promotion Kendrick Lamar got with no radio play his entire career until Drink. He's going to go Gold faster than any Rick Ross album. Ever.

    • Anonymous

      How does Atlantic make him a better offer when they ARE WARNER BROS? Educate yourself DUMB ASS, Ross has 4 gold plaques.

    • Anonymous

      Dumb ass, he's already gone gold twice before. Atlantic probably made him a great offer so he took it. Save your hate for 2013.

    • drake

      exactly because they don't move units

    • Anonymous

      No idiot. Warner's urban dep. folded so all the artist got moved. Happens all the time in the industry. Dumb mufuckas like you always act like u know wtf u talking about.

  • MEEEK GET THE FUCK OUT NOW RUN MY G RUN!!!!!

    they thought I was lying I told you they cut the tour and dropped them after they been flopping all summer meek album was the last straw now you gonna see low budget videos and delayed albums and a shit load of mixtapes ahah

    • SCHWARZ

      U CAN'T COMPREHEND "LATERAL MOVE"? LMMFAO SCROLL UP & C HOW U AGREE WITH ME BUT WERE 2 QUICK 2 RESPOND GUESS BECAUSE I CAPS LOCKED & DIDN'T SAY IT THE WAY U WANTED IT 2 B SAID U HAD PROBLEM........ CHECK YOURSELF

    • Anonymous

      That's a step down. If he MMG would have all went platinum he would be running WB urban music. Instead it's folding and they are sending him down. It's over for Ross. Far as Meek I knew he wouldn't sell. Philly artists never do because the entire city is a bootleg town. Dumb ass kids. Says the grown up writing in all CAPS. Dumb ass.

    • Anonymous

      HOW DO U GET DROPPED FROM WARNER BROS TO BE SIGNED TO AN IMPRINT ON WARNER BROS? SMH DUMB ASS KIDS NEVER HEARD OF A LATERAL DEPARTMENT MOVE BECAUSE YOU NEVER HAD A JOB YOU DON'T KNOW CORPORATE BUSINESS SO STOP SPEAKING ON IT LIKE YOU DO

  • Anonymous

    Atlantic Records gonna rape MMG like they raped Lupe.

  • Anonymous

    DROPPED FROM DEF JAM DROPPED FROM WARNER MMG IS DONE

  • Anonymous

    wow mmg on the sister label like game on Geffen its OVERRRRRRRRRRRRRR

  • Chi-Ill

    You swear Jezzy going to spend that Atlatic cash for marketing on these idiots!

  • Anonymous

    Warner Bros. says they dropped MMG lmao

  • Anonymous

    It's because MMG are not bringing in enough money even their tour was a waste of money with very low ticket sales In a shocking turn of events, Warner and Rick Ross have announced that MMG will be moved underneath their subsidiary Atlantic Records. After President/CEO Todd Moscowitz was forced to step down last week, due to taking huge losses for the calendar year on MMG releases, the call was made to cut bait and wash their hands of the mistake. During his chat with Miamis 99 Jamz last night, Rick Ross announced that his imprint Maybach Music Group has moved from Warner Music to its subsidiary Atlantic Records.

  • TM103

    HAHA JEEZY YOUR FUCKIN BOSS.....bawse

    • Anonymous

      JEEZY AIN'T HIS BOSS WEIRDO JEEZY COSIGNS NEW TALENT SIGNED MMG AIN'T NEW THEY GOT MOVED TO A DIFFERENT DEPARTMENT IN DA SAME COMPANY

    • Anonymous

      I guarantee you if these two think they can make money together they'll suddenly be the best of friends.

  • Anonymous

    MMG GOT DROPPED AGAIN I TOLD YOU

  • diddy

    young jeezy is the most over rated rapper since 50 the snitch cent

  • Anonymous

    damn this shit is getting interesting

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