Rick Ross is smoothing out his edgy rap roster with the help of R&B song man Omarion. The Maybach Music Group boss has announced the former B2K frontman as the latest artist to join his hip-hop heavy record label. The announcement came at a news conference in New York Wednesday. Praising his work as a singer and and a actor, Ross called Omarion “a phenomenal entertainer” and the best artist to help him take Maybach into the R&B arena.

Omarion called the announcement “a special day in music” and a special moment in his career.

 

Ross also used his moment in the spotlight to announce plans to release the MMG compilation album “Self, Made, Vol. 2” on June 26th; Meek Mill’s debut album “Dreams & Nightmares” on August 28th; and his own highly-anticipated album, “God Forgives, I Don’t” on July 31st.

 

Ross is promising to deliver on “God Forgives.” He says the work on his fifth studio album is his best yet.

Maybach O? That’s your new movement? That’s how you feel right now?

Yeah, Maybach O. That’s the new movement, man. I’m so excited. I can’t even express, you know, how excited I am, you know what I mean? And just how this whole thing came along, man, it’s just…It’s been a blessing. There’s a difference between your time and when you want to do things and God’s time, you know what I mean? And this right here man, it’s been God’s time, man. I saw Ross in North Carolina, you know, and I was telling him like “Yo I’m bout to do…”

At the CIAA?

Yup. I saw him out there and I was like “Yo, I’m ‘bout to…you know, I need you on these records, man, you know what I’m sayin’? I’m ‘bout to do this ill so and so with so and so.” And he was like “Man, we need to have a conversation before that.” And we sat down and he said some real important things to me that not even executives have said to me, you know what I mean? He showed that love and he showed that respect and he was like “I believe in you,” you know what I mean? I can’t even count to you how many times on my hand in my whole career that I’ve actually had people tell me that.

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