Â 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? Thatâ€™s your new movement? Thatâ€™s how you feel right now?
Yeah, Maybach O. Thatâ€™s the new movement, man. Iâ€™m so excited. I canâ€™t even express, you know, how excited I am, you know what I mean? And just how this whole thing came along, man, itâ€™s justâ€¦Itâ€™s been a blessing. Thereâ€™s a difference between your time and when you want to do things and Godâ€™s time, you know what I mean? And this right here man, itâ€™s been Godâ€™s time, man. I saw Ross in North Carolina, you know, and I was telling him like â€œYo Iâ€™m bout to doâ€¦â€
At the CIAA?
Yup. I saw him out there and I was like â€œYo, Iâ€™m â€˜bout toâ€¦you know, I need you on these records, man, you know what Iâ€™m sayinâ€™? Iâ€™m â€˜bout to do this ill so and so with so and so.â€ And he was like â€œMan, we need to have a conversation before that.â€ 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 â€œI believe in you,â€ you know what I mean? I canâ€™t even count to you how many times on my hand in my whole career that Iâ€™ve actually had people tell me that.