Rick Ross Says Maybach Films Will Be A Game Changer

Rick Ross speaks on the power that comes with giving a record a visual, says it brings "a different vibe."

With the first movie from Maybach Films set for release early next year, Miami rapper Rick Ross says his latest business feat will be a game changer. The Maybach Music Group founder spoke on Maybach Films during a recent interview with DJ Skee.

Ross didn’t share too many details on the company’s first film, but did reveal that they’re currently putting final touches on the movie and plan to begin filming before the year is up.

“We just finished writing our first film,” he said. “We’ll be giving you a lot more details about it real soon. But yeah, we just putting the final touches on this movie, which we plan on filming before the year is out. So, you can expect it early next year. I think this gon’ be a game changer. Huge. I think we gonna change the game and I think it’s gonna be real dope. You know? So, it’s gonna take the team to that next level.”

Later in the interview, Ross stressed the importance of being able to provide fans with both an audio and visual project. According to the rapper, an artist should be able to paint a picture with a record, and pairing it with a visual helps in painting that picture.

“Just as much as I love music I always felt visual was more powerful,” Ross said. “It’s nothing more powerful than seeing it. It’s a different vibe. And that’s what I always brought to the team. You know what I mean? That’s what I wanted to see. So, if I released a mixtape, I wanted to be in a position to say ‘I’m shooting videos to every song on my mixtape.’ Because I felt like as an artist that’s what you should want anyway. If you putting a record on your project you should want to paint that picture. And make sure everybody understands what it was. And that’s what I put myself in position to do.”

Prior to his conversation with DJ Skee, Rick Ross spoke briefly on Maybach Films during an interview with Columbus, Ohio radio station Power 107.5 last month and had this to say about his latest endeavor: “It’s something I’m really looking forward to doing.”

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238 Comments

  • Anonymous

    Ross is set to direct a movie starring Tom Hanks.

  • Anonymous

    It's gonna be a game changer but he left out the part about the game being played in the Special Olympics.

  • Anonymous

    i think OFFICER RICKY is 50CENTS number one fan, whatever fif does ROZAY emulates...just come out with it already ROSS, admit it, you're a 50CENT stan...

    • Anonymous

      Thats obvious, everyone knows it. Why else would a grown man talk about another man's baby momma and diss him on wax when he never even met him before? Ross was steaming mad that he couldn't get a picture and an autograph from Fiddy at the awards show. I can't blame Fiddy for ignoring Ross though. If I was at them awards shows and everyone was on my dick and there were hot bitches everywhere the last thing I would be worried about was some fat nigga in the corner trying to get a picture.

  • Bernie

    I thoroughly enjoyed his role as the Red Teletubbie!

  • THE BIG THE BAD THE BIG BAD GUCCI

    Rick ross needs to make a film about the life of a street legend Gucci mane HE is the leader of real niggas he is the voice of real niggas. He is everything a real nigga should be he aint phony like all the other rappers. BIG= 6 foot 2 300 pounds BAD= nothing but a real nigga, 1)kills niggas 2)Smashed niggas with bottles. 3)Puts the car on drive grabs a rachet ho by the hair and tosses her out like a sack of shit. 3)Goes to cities that give him death threats with bullet proof vests not giving a fuck GUCCI= The most feared name in the rap game niggas know they cant fuck with the realest nigga in rap today. FREE GUCCI

  • Anonymous

    This is Another way to expand your brand Im sure this is what Steve Stout was talking about with their joint venture. I think the Dre guy has skills

  • Anonymous

    "HE WAS SCURRRRREDD!!!!! ONLY GUNSHOTS FAT BOY EVER HEARD WERE SOUND EFFECTS ON HIS ALBUMS" And the only gunshots you've ever heard were on Call of Duty.

  • Anonymous

    So basically Rozay is going to put up some front money and let his video directors do their thing?

  • facts

    Rick Ross been acting for 10 years now it makes sense for him to go into films. He's such a good actor he got a lot of pple believing he was a drug kingpin and a killa. I'm so shocked he's not on his 6th Oscar by now 1 for every album. He so underrated....... as an actor.

  • dentaldamboy

    We have already confirmed that Denzel Washington and Will Smith will be in our first MMG feature film starring alongside Rick Ross as a black team of super heroes saving America. Title to be announced soon.

  • Anonymous

    Its so many ways to get into the game if music is your passion, its not just beats and rhymes anymore, now you can get into the visual end if thats your thing but ownership and control is more important than ever. It blows your mind that a Diddy just bought an actual network and HipHop directors starting film companies but the paper is out there.

  • Anonymous

    I cannot respect a man who has all that money but still chooses to live his life as a disgusting fat slob who looks like a Mr Potato Head after burning in a fire.

  • Anonymous

    "I like what Wiz is doing with Taylor Gang and what Kanye is doing with GOOD but I have to question how much more they could have done without the celebrity girlfriends and fatherhood. Top Dawg Tiffith doing his thang too." Taylor Gang need to push Chevy Woods harder and Good need to push Teyana Taylor harder as far as film Pusha T's video for King Push was minimal but dope and fit the song perfect, I dont know who directed it.

    • Anonymous

      Teyana sexy as fuck, Lola Luv too,....Wiz got the baddest bitches out of all the labels.

    • How Fly

      Wiz is a boss. Can't believe he made more than Rick Rozz last year, I thouht MMG was on top of the game? How is Wiz making so much more just with Taylor Gang?

  • illusionist

    Ross is probably top 5 Hip-hop actors of all time. The only time I can think of him breaking character and showing his true colors in the last 8 or so years was when he was having them shaking with them seizures which wasn't very boss like at all. The other time he broke character was when he got really scared at the sound of a few gunshots in the area and crashed into a wall like a nerdy white bitch who never been around gunshots a day in his sheltered life.

    • Anonymous

      He had no bodyguard with him, it was a girl, and he was full of fear, not rage.

    • Anonymous

      His bodyguard isn't a girl, and ross was so full of rage that he couldn't see he was hitting into a wall.

    • Anonymous

      why did he crash into a wall though? HE WAS SCURRRRREDD!!!!! ONLY GUNSHOTS FAT BOY EVER HEARD WERE SOUND EFFECTS ON HIS ALBUMS.

    • Anonymous

      so his bodyguard is a girl?

    • Anonymous

      1. His bodyguard was there. He was the passenger 2. Ross would have used his gun if he had not crashed into a wall and pursued them. 3. That shit applies to 50.

    • Anonymous

      1. his bodyguard was not there, 2. he had a fully loaded gun and he didnt let off one shot, 3. first responders on the scene said it smelt like poop and that william requested a clean pair of underwear when was done wiping away his tears.

    • Anonymous

      He never got scared at all. He was going after those who shot him and then accidentally crashed into a wall. His bodyguard then advised him from pursuing them further.

  • Chi-Ill

    I think fif already did/has been doing a video for every song on his mixtapes! This fat fuck just need to chill and enjoy the money he has stolen from The Real Rick Ross image! Enough said!!! Give this fat fuck two chair to sit, one wont hold him!

    • Anonymous

      and still no one wears reeboks or pumas except the niggas who get paid to LOLOL. and stalley aint getting no nike money they probably give him free kicks with defects the 8 year old africans messed up in the sweatshop.

    • Anonymous

      "50 has no style whatsoever which is why his clothing line and shoes fell off so fast, Prodigy in his book had a passage about how 50 went on a rampage because Lloyd Banks wasnt wearing those ugly ass G Unit sneakers and he threatened ro stop paying him to wear the shoes. lol, he had to pay his niggas just to wear them shits! Stalley got Nike, Meek and Rockie got Puma and Rozay got Reebok and everybody is happy." BruthaDee, nobody believes those lies.

    • Anonymous

      thats like reebok getting mad at rick ross for not wearing reeboks ever while still paying him, basic business dummy

    • Anonymous

      50 has no style whatsoever which is why his clothing line and shoes fell off so fast, Prodigy in his book had a passage about how 50 went on a rampage because Lloyd Banks wasnt wearing those ugly ass G Unit sneakers and he threatened ro stop paying him to wear the shoes. lol, he had to pay his niggas just to wear them shits! Stalley got Nike, Meek and Rockie got Puma and Rozay got Reebok and everybody is happy.

    • Anonymous

      Nope, he dissed Reebok and 50 never copied Ross style, Ross copied 50's style.

    • Anonymous

      He never dissed reebok. He was dissing 50 for copying his style. Of course, Reebok went cold feet on him.

    • Anonymous

      Ross has been following 50's moves his entire career. He used to mock 50 and Yayo for wearing Reebok while they were getting millions for it calling them the worst dressers in the game while he was wearing mumus and 12XL white tees. Few years later the trick ass nigga is selling Reeboks but unlike 50 and Jay-Z he doesn't have his own shoe in stores and isn't making anything close to what they did.

    • Anonymous

      Courts said he did not steal freeway's name. That would be the rapper named freeway.

  • Anonymous

    when did i ever support that clown shit? 50 is terrible but ross is just as bad with the "you knows" and "most definitelys" but no one says shit." All the fucking time. You keep dickriding 50 cent and comparing sales.

    • dentaldamboy

      I wish the 50 groupies could be on this site everyday all day like Bruthadee and me. It gets lonely sometimes but we make do by responding to ourselves under diff names.

    • Anonymous

      There are a lot of 50 groupies on this site. It's friday too so they come out in full force.

    • Anonymous

      You know theres more than one "Anonymous" right? There also seems to be more than one "Anonymous" that doesn't like Rick Ross as a man or entertainer.

  • Anonymous

    You know everything William says is a joke you know?. I don't even believe he takes himself seriously you know, you know he's always in character, you know hes always wearing his sunglasses indoors, you know, so you can't see the look on his eyes while he lies to his fans, you know over and over again, you know?

  • Lookin Boy.

    Open up them streams we trying to eat out here my nucca.

  • Correction

    Rick Ross Says Maybach Films Will Be A Gang Bang We just finished writing our first film, he said. Well be giving you a lot more details about it real soon. But yeah, we just putting the final touches on this movie".

  • Anonymous

    Get money my brother do good with your people.

  • Anonymous

    They have dope Vids but the all time best MMG vid is "I'm a Boss" and that was directed by Benny Boom who directed Made You Look.

  • Anonymous

    "You got the best directors in the game right now so take that to the next level! I seen this coming after watching "Box Chevy" and "Oil Money" those videos had storyline treatments and we're filmed on Red camera" you can tell when a director gets comfortable because you start seeing ariel shots and treatments.

  • Anonymous

    Martin Scorcese has called Rick Ross a true visionary.

  • officer roberts u a bitch nigga

    When its revealed that Rick Ross aka William Roberts aka Mr. let me check ur ass for contraband is hiphop police, i bet niggas will stay play his albums like sum dumb ass bitches. Once a cop always a cop, fuck all this "he was only a CO" bullshit, if u sayin that than u a fuck nigga. if u got on a pair of handcuffs and a state police badge and u tellin me what to do and to open up my ass so u can check for shit and u comin in my cell doin cell checks, then u a fuck nigga period i dont give a fuck bout all this fake Rick Ross bullshit and if u ridin with this fuck boy then kill urself. aint no real niggas fukin with him

  • Anonymous

    "Ross conquered the rap game with ease once he got on but he paid dues, but I dont think they have to go Hollywood they can just get a distribution deal like Tyler Perry or set up a production compay like Spike did with 40 Acres & a Mule." In order to get to Mogul status where you have your own machine within the machine you have to be a student of the game and learn from the Diddys, the Birdmans and the Hovs. MMG is still in its infancy having incorporated in 2009 but you can see the similarity in moves. I like what Wiz is doing with Taylor Gang and what Kanye is doing with GOOD but I have to question how much more they could have done without the celebrity girlfriends and fatherhood. Top Dawg Tiffith doing his thang too.

  • jody meech

    imagine there was a dude in ur high school u knew. lets say ur name is joe johnson and his name was jeffrey king. lets say u got suspended from school for a year for whatever reason or lets just say u had to leave school for some time, and when u came back that same dude u knew changed his name to joe johnson. lets say not only did u start calling himself by ur name but he also stole ur entire style, the way u do ur shape up, the clothes u wear, the way u look i mean everything. lets also say that u were the star varsity basketball player while he was in the chess club, and now all of a sudden he was acting as if he was that dude with the basketball skills even though he never played on the team. how many people in the school would accept that? the point being made as far fetched as it seems is that William Roberts did the exact same thing with sum minor differences in order to persuade record companies and the public that hes this bigger than life drug dealer. whats interesting about william roberts is that he fits the role very well, from watching his interviews and hearing him talk hes almost believable that he really did sell 100s of keys of cocaine as a youngster, which we can all almost guarantee never happened. if you're from the streets, then you are really from the streets; ain't no half steppin. You can't go to college, get a job as a federal correctional officer, and then years later decide you wanna get into the drug game, you can't have a late start. People like 50 cent, Jay Z, and the rest of the true gangsters that were from that life were doing dirt as teenagers, they didnt start in their 20's. But what do record companies care, hiphop as a music genre has def. hit its limit, and it will get no better from here on out. The days of art imitating life has flipped and now has become life imitating art. Rick Ross actually believes he's a kingpin, he actually believes he knew Manuel Noriega, and actually believes he was part of the Meddilian cartel. So what does that mean for the general public? Nothing. We as consumers could care less who's real and who's fake. The fact that it was revealed that William Roberts stole a living person's name right down to the jacking Ricky Ross's trademark beard, it made no difference to the public. Now who's actually buying Rick Ross records? Demographics have shown that the majority of the buyers for William Roberts are between the ages of 14-19, white or caucasian males, from middle class backgrounds. Rick Ross' tales of cocaine indulgence and delusions of a drug king's empire has infiltrated the minds of the young to the point that even after finding out William had dreams of being a police officer, so long as the beat has bass that can jam in a 4 door civic who cares? Hiphop has reached its authenticity limit, and William Roberts is the beginning of the stale era we call hiphop now.

  • Anonymous

    He just said "you know" 74 times in 4 minutes here! Might be a new record. Bawseeee!!!!

    • Anonymous

      when did i ever support that clown shit? 50 is terrible but ross is just as bad with the "you knows" and "most definitelys" but no one says shit.

    • Anonymous

      This coming from a guy that supports 50's use of "actual".

  • Anonymous

    Dont Panic was filmed with a Red too, I didnt like the film quality of Tracy Ts 16 song but the story was dope.

  • Anonymous

    You got the best directors in the game right now so take that to the next level! I seen this coming after watching "Box Chevy" and "Oil Money" those videos had storyline treatments and we're filmed on Red Camera.

    • Anonymous

      Dickriding isn't healthy. No one thinks MMG has the best directors in the game except your delusional 40 year old groupie moon cricket ass.

  • Anonymous

    Officer tricky put a real nigga behind bars #free trick

  • Anonymous

    Ross' 1st movie will be about Pimpin' Curly, then he'll deny he ever saw Pimpin' Curly and he made it up.

    • Anonymous

      -Gunplay will play the guy who gets robbed and shot in front of the apartments -Omarion will play the Wimpy fat-suit wearing guy who gets shot up in the club -Meek will play Manolo -Wale will play the car dealer -Torch will be the guy who gets shot in the car because Ross didn't want to go to the UN and squash the beef with 50 -Puffy will walk up and say he's Sosa and they'll move out of his way -Khaled will be the banker and Ross will dip his head into a heaping plate of lemon & pepper Wing-Stop wings before he gets killed at the restaurant by a deluge of angry customers waiting 3 hrs to order

    • fuck this fat boy

      When its revealed that Rick Ross aka William Roberts aka Mr. let me check ur ass for contraband is hiphop police, i bet niggas will stay play his albums like sum dumb ass bitches. Once a cop always a cop, fuck all this "he was only a CO" bullshit, if u sayin that than u a fuck nigga. if u got on a pair of handcuffs and a state police badge and u tellin me what to do and to open up my ass so u can check for shit and u comin in my cell doin cell checks, then u a fuck nigga period i dont give a fuck bout all this fake Rick Ross bullshit and if u ridin with this fuck boy then kill urself. aint no real niggas fukin with him

    • Anonymous

      Fat fraud will probably remake Scarface you know he watches that once a week.

  • Anonymous

    Yall need to check out The Game's interview where u explained the real reason why he left G-Unit. It did blow ur mind man. Lord Jamar aint lie man.U got some fruity ni99ers in HipHop

    • Anonymous

      or you might get fired from mcdonalds because you are a fuck up who wasnt doing your job and then go tell the cops your manager touched you on some fuck nigga shit.

    • Anonymous

      You might Get a job at Mcdonalds and then weeks later find out your Boss is gay, Game was right to leave.

    • Anonymous

      Why would Game sign to a snitch and a homo in the first place? He must not be a real nigga.

    • Anonymous

      Game will get attacked by the Pink Mafia if he exposed Curly completely so he just dropped the surface stuff.

    • Anonymous

      and your ex girl just told me you got a needle dick, is that true too or is she a little scorned and bitter?

  • Anonymous

    "Maybach films can hardly fail. I mean if cheetah vision film(g-unit films) which it is known worldwide for its Z-rated DIRECT-TO-DVD movies If Maybach Films does the same u cant say it flopped bcos u 1diots already said Curtis is "Winning" with his DIRECT-TO-DVD movies which nobody watches,yes not even u G-Unit F4g-g0ts watch his movies. So there u have it. Please dont read the comments below left by G-Unit H-0-m-0" You cant compare Cheetah Vision to Maybach films, two different beasts, Cheeta Vision is a production company ran by a white guy named Randall Emmet (Emmet-Furla), Randalls partner George Furla and himself are the ones that brokered the Straight-to-DVD budget from Lions Gate. I salute the hustle but the movies have all been panned and lambasted as horrible pieces of film, he should spend more money on script writers instead of big mane actors. Maybach films will be ran by MMG and they will do their own directing according to the Sirious interview.

  • Anonymous

    Ross changed the rap game. Made it acceptable to be a 100% fraud and liar rapping about another niggas life he never lived. To add insult to injury he was the nigga wearing a uniform in prison slamming doors and slapping cuffs on his so called niggas.

  • Anonymous

    Nigga talkin bout watching niggas work out like it was a life changing moment in his life LOLOLOL

  • Anonymous

    "You know, you know, you know. you know. you know." Can he stop saying that? He just keeps slipping it in and even saying it 2-3 times back to back. Holy shit this clown is as bad as Fiddy with that actually stuff.

  • Vivid

    He should remaster and release that sextape of his prostitute baby momma properly.

    • Anonymous

      she wasn't very good looking. no one would pay to see that unless they were desperate like William who paid her for sex and now has to pay her for 18-21 years LOL sucka.

  • D12WORLD

    Yea this is definitely gonna be a "game changer" just like Mastermind was gonna be a "game changer" Nigga please the only thing Ross is changing is his bra evryday

  • Anonymous

    He should fully embrace his past and put out a comedy called Officer Ricky. I could see it making millions at the box office.

  • Anonymous

    Officer ricky put a real nigga behind bars #free trickdaddy dolla

  • Anonymous

    fat alebert remake coming soon

  • Anonymous

    Rozay is a chickenhead cluck cluck cluck

  • Ricky Rozay

    Rozay already conquered music. Next logical step is movies. My nigga Rozay gon be makin blockbusters next. That Hollywood paper is much more than that music money so Ross proving he so business minded. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Drakes first album sold more than every Rick Ross release to date. He conquered the rap game before 30 years old.

    • Anonymous

      lol selling cheap dvds to bums on the corner

    • Anonymous

      You gotta have French Montana on board in some capacity, what he did with Cocaine City DVD cant be ignored.

    • Anonymous

      Ross conquered the rap game with ease once he got on but he paid dues, but I dont think they have to go Hollywood they can just get a distribution deal like Tyler Perry or set up a production compay like Spike did with 40 Acres & a Mule.

    • Anonymous

      you cant conquer music if you never go plat once and only sold like 2 million over 10 years

  • Anonymous

    "So, if I released a mixtape, I wanted to be in a position to say Im shooting videos to every song on my mixtape." Took this move from his idle 50 Cent! First his image now other peoples ideas?! This guy likes to steal!

  • RICK ROSS GRUNT

    UGGHHHHH ROZAYYYYYYYYYYYY

  • Ken

    OMG! love his fat tits, hey are the best!

  • Anonymous

    Maybach films can hardly fail. I mean if cheetah vision film(g-unit films) which it is known worldwide for its Z-rated DIRECT-TO-DVD movies If Maybach Films does the same u cant say it flopped bcos u 1diots already said Curtis is "Winning" with his DIRECT-TO-DVD movies which nobody watches,yes not even u G-Unit F4g-g0ts watch his movies. So there u have it. Please dont read the comments below left by G-Unit H-0-m-0-5.

    • mechanic

      How can some1 hate on 50 who is street certified. niggas from his on hood will tell you he broke niggas jaws back in the day but for officer ricky we all know he spent his past in correctional facilities locking niggas up thats a fact its not hating its well known

  • Anonymous

    ALERT! ALERT! DONT COMMENT TO ANY RICK ROSS NEWS ON HHDX, WE WANT THIS DUDE TO FALL DOWN SO DONT GIVE HIM ANY ATTENTION!! GGGGGG-G-UNIT

  • Stoned Hitler Bunny

    Hey, everybody! Did you know that this 4/20 is Easter Sunday, 420, and also Hitler's birthday? Here's how I'm going to celebrate. I'm finna go to church in the morning, get stoned at 4:20 in the afternoon, then go back to the church that evening and destroy everything since Jesus was Jewish. Who's with me?

  • Anonymous

    of course hes gunna say that

  • facts

    Rick Ross been acting for 10 years now it makes sense for him to go into films. He's such a good actor he got a lot of pple believing he was a drug kingpin and a killa. I'm so shocked he's not on his 6th Oscar by now 1 for every album. He so underrated as an actor.

  • Anonymous

    MAYBACH FILMS CAN FAIL. ATLEAST IF THEY DO STRAIGHT-TO-DVD FILMS YALL CANT SAY THEY FLOPPED COZ G-UNIT OR CHEETAH VISION IS KNOWN WORLDWIDE FOR DIRECT-TO-DVD MOVIES. LOOOOOL, WATCH THE G-UNIT HOMOS LEAVE THEIR FAG-GISH COMMENTS BELOW. LOOOL

    • The Darkness

      I see you're good at pleasing yourself. Take your hand out of your ass.

    • Anonymous

      @The Darkness u must be the G-UNIT HOMO that was refereed to.LOOOL,is ur butt hurt form Curtis Ramming? loooool

    • The Darkness

      If you think in your peanut head that this shit is gonna be in theaters, you have given the true and honest retards of the world a bad name. Report to the corner and kill yourself.

  • Anonymous

    BAAAWSE MAKING THAT HOOLYWOOD MOVE. GOODLUCK ROZAY.

  • Anonymous

    his the best black actor i've ever seen

  • Anonymous

    When do these dudes enjoy the fruits of their labor? They just dropped Rich is Gangsta on WSHH and Waka Flocka tweeted earlier that he just finished a video with them.

  • Harlem's Reckoning

    Game Changer. The most over-used, yet least accomplished feat in all forms of entertainment, especially hip hop. I think Ross isn't fully under-digging all the miscommunication that rolls off of his fat breath.

  • Anonymous

    All you aspiring label owners take note, having your own visual team is essential in this day and age for multiple reasons: you can keep your fans fed and stay on everybody's radar and use it for promotion and to enhance the music experience but also you can use product placement almost like a paid commercial or paid ad....which is why a strong visual department can help you lure endorsements and sponsers. I think in the near future every label like Good Music, YMCMB, and Strange will have their own in-house visual department or somebody multi-talented like A$AP Rocky who films videos and music. The game keeps advancing.

  • Anonymous

    I liked the State Property and Diplomat movies where the crew is in the movie roles, Baller Blockin and the 36 Mafia movie were funny as shit.

  • kunta binye

    rick ross is trash his mmg aka the police academy squad aint doin nothin that aint been done before

  • FUCK OFFICER RICKY AKA MC GUSTO

    yo i cant watch the movie CB4 without thinkin about william roberts and how he jacked a niggas steelo and identity when he went into the pen. CB4 aka Officer Gusto in the house! "we bout to change the game nahhhimsayin, we winninnnnn check the score board mmg we in these screeeets i can put gangsters in any hood ya underdigggg" man fuck this wack ass nigga and any one of u fuckboys riding with the po po ima make sure my 44 dont let none of yall kids grow fkin bitches!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Check out this masterpiece: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQeN-OXZrLo&feature=youtube_gdata_player

  • Anonymous

    "Black family take note: MayBach Films is Black owned and Black operated, we need more pros making carrers off this music thing we call Rap/Hip-Hop." Add on: Black and Latino operated. You have to appreciate what Ice Cube did with Cube Vision, i would advise Ross to form a production company and recruit some talented writers. With all that footage I could see the first project being an MMG documentary profiling the artists interactions together and individually.

  • Anonymous

    The nerve of officer ricky omg

  • Worst label eve YMCMB N Khaleds thing

    He says this everytime he puts out an album they all been getting worse n worse since Teflon don n that wasn't even close to classic That itch khaled says the same shit as well nigga puts out the same sounding album every year n it never works he has never sold shit but he stays dick-riding everyone in the videos n pics lmao like khaled get a fuckin real job u fat fuck he come to NY with 20 bodyguards niggas really lookin to hurt that annoying fuck-boy

  • kung fu

    Rick has always been biger than 50. Them white geeks dickride 50.

    • truth

      The only thing officer Ricky been better than 50 at is acting. I got that flow that went diamond twice-50 cent. 50 got 2 classic albums and the rest multi platinum officer Ricky not got 1 platinum album and he talking about look at the scoreboard abd see who's winning clearly not u officer Ricky.

    • COME_ON_SON

      Ross Never Went Platinum Not Even Once 50 Got Diamond... So Tell Me How Besides His Weight Was He Ever Bigger Then 50? Ya Might As Well Believe The Tooth Fairy Is Real And Big Foot Lives In ATL Or Something.....SMH

    • lowprofile

      Im guessing you talking about weight

    • Anonymous

      50s own fans are what helped ruin his career, he attracts the worst fans but its hard to see how he went from selling Diamond to only selling 500,000 3 albums later.

    • Anonymous

      lol da fuck u smokin aint nobody ridin wit ross except fuckboys lookin to get a little fame. 50 is and was the last real gangster to really live that life. sad to see how record companies pulled the wool over ur eyes smh

  • Anonymous

    mac miller mac miller mac miller boss boss boss mac iller

  • Anonymous

    Big Willy Style needs to bring back Family Matters. That Officer Winslow character was a Classic!!!!

  • Anonymous

    How does DRE Films find time to do an interview? Its a random question that the man in charge of heading Maybach Music Groups film and marketing division is struggling to answer. After all, when you are the visual brains behind arguably the most omnipresent rapper on the scene today, Rick Ross, you more than have your hands full. From directing videos (among the many clips Ross Rich Forever and Yella Diamonds, Meek Mills Amen and Wales Ambition) to overseeing MMGs viral and blogging campaigns, DRE has built a praise-worthy reputation within the music business. Now with the news that Rozays fifth album God Forgives, I Dont is set to debut no. 1 with first week SoundScan sales of 220,000, DRE wont be getting any sleep anytime soon. VIBE caught up with the visual talent to discuss his love for video direction, Rick Ross evolution as MMGs boss, Gunplays swastika tattoo, why Meek Mills stardom was a surprise, and much more.Keith Murphy On other videos I did a lot of videos for Ross Rich Forever. So Sophisticated High Definition, Yella Diamonds, Swear To God, Wales AmbitionMeeks House Party and Amen Can you talk about the first time you met Rick Ross? What is your earliest memory of him? The first time I met Ross was at a music video shoot that I was doing for Masspike Miles called Street Judge. This was in 2010 and I was surprised because Ross showed up out of nowhere. I didnt know he was going to make a cameo. Im just out in the middle of Carol City [in Miami] shooting and I see the Phantom pull up and Im like, What the hell is going on? [laughs] That had to be nuts, right? It was shocking. Just for me to know that from where I started in the game one of the biggest artists in the rap industry is coming to my set. And when Ross got there he was very cool and did what I asked him to do. And then he started shooting pointers at me like, You have to put out a behind-the-scenes first, you have to push it like this Once he saw the video when it came out Ross approached me and told me he really loved it. He loved the concept and a lot of shots and told me he was going to make me rich [laughs]. Thats where it all started. When did you know that your life would never be the same after you joined MMG and Maybach Films? When I got a phone call from Ross and his manager Gucci Pucci asking me if I had a passport and if I was ready to go to Canada and start shooting for them. My first gig with Ross was the BMF video. We started shooting blogs and other music videos. Thats when it really started for me. When did you know that Rick Ross had become a superstar? When BMF came out. Everybody kinda knew he was the next star. And me being from Miami there are not a lot of acts from Miami on his level. So obviously, my goal as a director was to want to work with him. I started working with artists on his label and eventually I got his attention. What kind of label boss is Ross? How has he evolved as a label head? When I started with him, Meek [Mill] and Wale were not even on the label. There was some talk about it. But once everybody started coming on board I just saw Ross put on his boss hat and make sure all the necessary moves got executed. He was the one making sure all MMG artists had the right beats and the right features; that everybody was working is working and promoting their project. Its incredible how Ross manages to come out with such a classic piece of work like God Forgives, I Dont and at the same time hes helping everyone else put out their projects like Wales Ambition and Meek Mills Dreams & Nightmares. Its been great to watch. Tell the truthRoss has a clone, right? [Laughs] Its just crazy. Everything Ross touches turns to gold. Does Ross have a secret hobby that we dont know about? Is he a sick gardener; is he a monster at Monopoly? Ross is unbeatable at Call of Duty! He is serious about that game. He whips everybodyI cant even play against him anymore [laughs]. He is so disrespectful when he plays. He doesnt care. What was it about the art of video direction that inspired you to make it a career? I was doing graphic design before this and my cousin Jon J, who is actually doing videos with me now and does a lot of stuff for Wale and Meek, he was an aspiring rapper. I had a camera one day and I think I had just started working with an iMac in 2009. It had iMovie and I told Jon, Hey, I can shoot something. I can put something together if I can get through the tutorial. And we went out to the streets and we started shooting some scenes, and I spent two days editing this video. And it was the worst video I had ever did [laughs]. But I bet you thought it was the greatest thing ever put to film at that point, right? Right! We thought it was the shit! I really enjoyed the time I spent outside driving around looking for shooting locations. I enjoyed the editing process. I got hooked after that. I started investing in myself and into cameras and its been on ever since. Have you sat down recently to watch that video? Yeah, I have. But its hard to find. Whenever I do see it Im like, Man Some of your recent videos like Meek Mills Amen and Ross Yella Diamonds have been very controversial. Did you realize you were going to get push back from those clips? Around that time we knew Amen was controversial. But I dont think the video was controversial. I felt like the video was fun. There was no religious imagery in that video. We were just thanking God for the good times. And Meek was just thanking God for his success. Hes on tour with Drake and hes flying in private jets. Its a dream come true and a blessing. Thats really Meeks lifestyle and theres nothing fake about it. I think all the controversy came from that pastor trying to make a name for himself. Before we get into Yella Diamonds, are you shocked at how big Meek Mill has become within the hip-hop landscape? When I first met Meek, I didnt know he would become what he is today. I didnt know of him when I first met him. Thats when he was just signing with Ross. And Ross told me during a video for DJ Khaleds In My Hood to shoot Ima Boss. So I ended up shooting the viral version for it, but I didnt know it was going to become that big. For me to be attached to that was crazy. What was your reaction when the video for Yella Diamonds was banned from television? I come from a background where Im just hungry and willing to experiment. I just felt like for that record I had to bring Ross lyrics to life. And those lyrics are pretty raw. I wanted to get in there and make some people act. Thats the lane Im going for. Im preparing myself to direct a feature film. What are some of your upcoming videos fans should be looking out for? We have 911 off of Ross new album. We are writing a treatment right now for Ice Cold featuring Omarion. And I have a big surprise dropping this week. Is it a clip for 3 Kings? [Laughs]Im not saying. Hip-Hop has always been about characters. And one character that everyone seems to be talking about is Gunplay, who recently talked about his inspiration behind his swastika tattoo. Did you do a spit-take when dude was interviewed about his controversial ink? All I can say is Gunplay is a unique individual. Hes very talented. The thing about Gunplay is people dont see that kind of wild character in hip-hop today. People are attracted to that. He has that crazy, I-dont-give-a-fuck energy. So no comments on the swastika? You are good. [Laughs] Im not going to touch that one. I just feel like Gunplay is an underdog story. People saw him come from the bottom. All of a sudden people see him getting all this attention. Whats the best part about being a part of the MMG team? Im just blessed to be in this game. I feel like Ive helped to create a powerful movement. Ive helped with the visuals and made sure we are consistent with the blogs and virals because its all about the fans. Im proud of that. For me, its not just about being a director. You have to make sure the visuals are promoted in the correct way. I go extra hard on the promotions and marketing. Im tweeting all day. I dont want to put that in somebody elses hands because its my project. Im just doing what I love.

    • Anonymous

      You expect anyone to read this shit.. FAIL

    • Anonymous

      whats it like to be 40 years old

    • Anonymous

      Hype Williams at his peek was a monster, DreFilms is dope and getting better but I miss the fun in videos like the old Busta Rhymes joints. We need more Benny Booms and Little Xs, its not a lot of creativity in some of these videos but I like what Sam Pilling did with She Knows.

    • Anonymous

      theres only 1 groupie on here and its you, no need to post it for anyone else

  • Anonymous

    Boss up Audio/Visual game.

  • HipHopLives

    i often come to a hip-hop site featuring interviews, singles, album reviews, mixtape downloads and the like and ponder to myself, 'what is all this shit here for? what does any of this have to do with running a hip-hop site?' tomorrow never knows my friend.

  • Anonymous

    This might be a game changer, most rappers just run to Hollywood but now you might see these rappers start their own film companies. Having your own film division/company is a crucial element to add to your brand because of the promotional aspect.

    • Anonymous

      Umm, rappers already have their own film companies before. What Ross is doing ain't gonna change shit.

  • Anonymous

    These queens below are still stuck on that officer ricky shit..smh.

  • Juelz Santana

    When I was a kid, the idea of a rapper stealing a criminal's identity to sell records made a really hilarious movie. These days it actually sells records.

  • Economics

    Black family take note: MayBach Films is Black owned and Black operated, we need more pros making carrers off this music thing we call Rap/Hip-Hop.

  • Anonymous

    Another rapper dude talking about what someone else has already done and claiming their version is gonna change the game. Reminds me of 'Rap City', that rapper VIC said he was gonna change the game, he's the future, and he's nowhere to be found let the people decide William, your credibility is so shot you should be the last person trying to gas someone

  • DETROIT SLIM

    Prolly a typical ass hood movie bout the streets.More formulated shit. Rozay a great actor as it is on the mic, so fuck it

  • Belize

    *bad boys bad boys...* MMG is filmed on location with the men and women of law enforcement. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

  • Anonymous

    Hahahaha officer ricky

  • Anonymous

    The only thing gusto does is lie

  • Anonymous

    Lol that nigga still talking after what happen to masterflop

  • Anonymous

    That nigga have the nerve after putting trick behind bars u fucking pig

  • Anonymous

    Are you going to remake cb4 gusto=officer ricky

  • Anonymous

    "Anonymous: He said in the interview it would be nice to execute that but he recognizes that he came into the game when platinum was dead. If you want details on the promo Vids hit up the directors email." evey artist says they want to go Platinum or Diamond, but the fact that he has accomplished so much without having to go Platinum is worth more than that 20,000 copies for POM to go platinum.

  • Anonymous

    Bets on to hhdx making an article that states ross's desire to go platinum.

  • Anonymous

    Lies! Quoteman, you like fat girls and you Stan for Joe Budden I know all about you and all of your posts.

  • Anonymous

    "Does that mean he was lying in those Mastrmind promos videos that claimed POM was platinum and DTR was gold?" Ask the person who filmed the video but if its only 20,000 from Platinum then it "shipped" platinum.

    • Anonymous

      loverance is so lonely, another one of bruthadee aliases no doubt

    • Anonymous

      @Anonymous1 No one cares about that shit except clowns on comment sections, dude just purchased 25 WingStops so what do record sales mean to a mogul?

    • Anonymous

      Ross still lying. He claims he has 6 gold albums. Deeper than rap did not go gold and mastermind's gonna fall short.

    • Loverance

      Im a gay faggot and every time I see someone Quote a piece of a comment I want to call them Quoteman and hope that they talk to me because I like sucking dicks online. Are you going to talk to me or just ignore me?

  • Anonymous

    "Does that mean he was lying in those Mastrmind promos videos that claimed POM was platinum and DTR was gold?" ^ I was wondering when someone was gonna mention this fatboy has a knack for stretching the truth and spinning reality so I'm not surprised he has hypnotized groupies

  • HipHopLives

    i often come to a hip-hop site featuring interviews, singles, album reviews, mixtape downloads and the like and ponder to myself, 'what is all this shit here for? what does any of this have to do with running a hip-hop site?' tomorrow never knows my friend

  • GringoDomingo

    Everyone in the streets knows Ross filmer Dre Films fucks trannies whenever he in ATL.

  • Anonymous

    In this same interview he told DJ Skee the one thing he still wants to do in his career is go platinum one time. ROLF. A little late for that at nearly 40. Does that mean he was lying in those Mastrmind promos videos that claimed POM was platinum and DTR was gold?

    • Anonymous

      He said in the interview it would be nice to execute that but he recognizes that he came into the game when platinum was dead. If you want details on the promo Vids hit up the directors email.

    • Anonymous

      That was funny stuff. He has no chance of going plat unless he dies.

    • Anonymous

      No. He never watched the promos. A different team did it and passed it without his approval.

  • Anonymous

    lol some Cb4 shit no doubt. no one takes him serious. if he cant go plat in music he wont be changing anything in film.

  • Anonymous

    Officer ricky put a real nigga behind bars #free trick daddy dolla

  • krock806

    Game changer? ppppfffff cant even change the game in hiphop let alone films, who is this guy

  • datruthnonebut

    How can they be putting they be putting the final touches on a movie, but yet filming hasnt yet to even begin?...this dude williams robert man, smh.

    • Anonymous

      you need to slow down and read before you talk son finished WRITING the film, will start FILMING later on

  • This guy has no idea.

    Game Changer? lol 50 been doing this. He's been shooting videos for EVERY song he puts out.. Also heavily into the film industry

    • Anonymous

      naw you can tell by his multi paragraph rants about 50 cent or white people that hes bitch-made, not even a girl will give him the time of day

    • Anonymous

      He doesn't sound bitchmade to me. He may be a stan for ross but it doesn't mean he has no family. Hell there are plenty of eminem stans and I don't hear anyone complaing.

    • Anonymous

      He's got a family too.

    • Anonymous

      bruthadee is the most dedicated mmg groupie ever i hope rick ross gives him a high 5 sometime for all his dedicated work and sacrificing so much of his life as a full grown black man who should be raising a family instead of being a rick ross groupie online.

    • Anonymous

      50 has Gunit films? Maybach Films have been making videos and vlogs for their whole crew my favorite Vlog is the Rozay Basketball Vlogs, fav videos are Gunplays Straight To the Brain and Rozays Oil Money.

  • Anonymous

    It will be home to blockbusters, something cheetah vision can't accomplish.

    • Anonymous

      pure dedication bruthadee, i commend you

    • MayBach Films

      Dre Films Spiff TV Jon J Shutah Films DNA Andy That "Box Chevy" is a classic but check out that "Hold me Back (Nigeria)" and the simplex genius of Meek Mills "Dream Chasers 2 Intro".

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