Welcome!

News Feed Item

"SELF MADE 3" Explodes Onto the Charts; Blockbuster Mix Lands at #1 on Billboard's "Top Rap Albums"; Following Its Previous Installments' Footsteps Label Founder Rick Ross and the MMG Roster of Superstars Celebrate With 1st Annual MMG Weekend & Unpreceden

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 09/25/13 -- "SELF MADE 3," the latest groundbreaking installment in Maybach Music Group and Atlantic Records' hugely successful compilation series, has continued the tradition laid down by its two predecessors with a top 5 chart debut, entering this week's SoundScan/Billboard 200 at an explosive #4. Moreover, the blockbuster collection -- executive produced by Maybach Music Group (MMG) founder Rick Ross -- has also made hip-hop history by threepeating at #1 atop Billboard's "Top Rap Albums" ranking.

The eagerly awaited release of "SELF MADE 3" was commemorated by the successful "SELF MADE 3: The Live Experience," an unprecedented concert event that saw Ross and fellow MMG superstars Meek Mill and Wale each performing concerts in three different cities, all livestreamed via Maybach Music Group's newly launched www.MMG.tv. The one-night-only event -- presented by Klooma and powered by MyArtistDNA -- kicked off with Wale's performance from the University of North Carolina -- Charlotte's Halton Arena (part of J. Cole's epic "What Dreams May Come Tour"), followed by Meek Mill's set at Washington, DC's Ibiza Nightclub. "SELF MADE 3: The Live Experience" then culminated with a full-length concert from the one and only Rick Ross, live and direct from New York City's intimate Gramercy Theatre. Fans around the planet were able to view the three complete sets via MMG.TV.

"SELF MADE 3: The Live Experience" drew national critical applause, with The Source hailing Ross as an "aggressive" and "energy-filled... master of ceremonies." Vibe further praised the MMG kingpin in their photo review by noting that "Rick Ross is the fuel America runs on... [his] performance embodied the essence of self-made."

As if that weren't enough, Ross and the MMG roster celebrated this phenomenal success of "SELF MADE 3" this past weekend with the 1st Annual MMG Weekend. The three-day extravaganza rocked Miami with an array of performances and parties featuring such illustrious MMG members as Meek Mill, Rockie Fresh, Omarion, and Stalley. The event received a range of media attention, with SPIN documenting the festivities at www.spin.com/gallery/rick-ross-mmg-weekend-miami-photos.

"SELF MADE 3" is undoubtedly among the most important hip hop releases of the year, following upon two previous collections that both topped Billboard's "Top Rap Albums" charts while also making top 5 entries on the overall Billboard 200. The new compilation features contributions from MMG label artists performing at the very top of their games, including such hip hop luminaries as Meek Mill, Wale, Stalley, Omarion, Rockie Fresh, and of course, Rick Ross himself (see tracklisting below). What's more, "SELF MADE 3" is marked by guest appearances from an array of superstars and rising artists, with Yo Gotti, Lil Boosie, Birdman, J. Cole, Pusha T, Fabolous, French Montana, and many others all lending their extraordinary talents to the collection. Highlights abound, from Mill's "Levels" and Rick Ross' "Gallardo (Feat. Yo Gotti & Gunplay)" to Omarion's "Know You Better (Feat. Fabolous & Pusha T)" and the all-star "Poor Decisions" from Wale (Feat. Rick Ross and 1st & 15th/Atlantic recording artist Lupe Fiasco). As if that weren't enough, the "SELF MADE 3" Deluxe Edition -- available exclusive at Best Buy -- adds two further tracks featuring Stalley, Meek Mill, Omarion, Rockie Fresh, and Rick Ross.

The acclaimed "SELF MADE 3" has stood tall among the many important hip-hop releases in recent weeks, with widespread Twitter activity and a cavalcade of rave reviews. XXL praised "Ross and his ever-expanding crew of talent," noting that the album's many "hits should have a lasting impact, serving as jump off points for several of the artists on the label. Rozay can't ask for much more than that."

"SELF MADE 3" is but one of Maybach Music Group's extraordinary 2013 releases, coming hot on the heels of Wale's blockbuster new album, "THE GIFTED," which exploded into the #1 spot on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 upon its release earlier this summer. September has also seen the arrival of Stalley's "HONEST COWBOY EP," the acclaimed Ohio MC's much anticipated debut retail release and follow-up to the sensational compilation that earned him a "Best Mixtape" nomination from the upcoming 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards.

For more information, please see www.mmg.tv, www.mmgselfmade.com, www.rozayraw.com, and www.atlanticrecords.com.

(TRACKLISTING BELOW)

"MMG PRESENTS SELF MADE VOL. 3"
(Maybach Music Group/Atlantic Records)
COMPLETE
TRACKLISTING

1. "Lil Snupe Intro"
2. "Gallardo" - Rick Ross (Feat. Yo Gotti & Gunplay)
3. "The Plug" - Meek Mill (Feat. Omelly & Young Breed)
4. "Levels" - Meek Mill
5. "Lay It Down" - Rick Ross (Feat. Lil Boosie & Young Breed)
6. "Stack On My Belt" - Rick Ross (Feat. Wale, Whole Slab & Birdman)
7. "Black Grammys" - Wale (Feat. Meek Mill, Rockie Fresh & J. Cole)
8. "Coupes & Roses" - Stalley
9. "Know You Better" - Omarion (Feat. Fabolous & Pusha T)
10. "Say Don't Go" - Omarion
11. "What Ya Used To" - Rockie Fresh (Feat. Hit Boy)
12. "The Great Americans" Rick Ross (Feat. Gunplay, Rockie Fresh & Fabolous)
13. "Kilo" - Meek Mill (Feat. French Montana, Yo Gotti & Louie V Gutta)
14. "Poor Decisions" - Wale (Feat. Rick Ross & Lupe Fiasco)
15. "Bout That Life" - Meek Mill (Feat. French Montana, K Kutta, Torch & Iceberg)
16. "God Is Great" - Rockie Fresh
17. "My Man" - Meek Mill (Feat. Rockie Fresh & Rick Ross) *
18. "Paris" - Stalley (Feat. Omarion & Rockie Fresh) *

* Best Buy Deluxe Edition Only

www.mmg.tv www.mmgselfmade.com www.rozayraw.com www.atlanticrecords.com.

Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2414702

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - comp...
The Jevons Paradox suggests that when technological advances increase efficiency of a resource, it results in an overall increase in consumption. Writing on the increased use of coal as a result of technological improvements, 19th-century economist William Stanley Jevons found that these improvements led to the development of new ways to utilize coal. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Thiele, Chief Strategy Officer for Apcera, will compare the Jevons Paradox to modern-day enterprise IT, e...
What happens when the different parts of a vehicle become smarter than the vehicle itself? As we move toward the era of smart everything, hundreds of entities in a vehicle that communicate with each other, the vehicle and external systems create a need for identity orchestration so that all entities work as a conglomerate. Much like an orchestra without a conductor, without the ability to secure, control, and connect the link between a vehicle’s head unit, devices, and systems and to manage the ...
In this strange new world where more and more power is drawn from business technology, companies are effectively straddling two paths on the road to innovation and transformation into digital enterprises. The first path is the heritage trail – with “legacy” technology forming the background. Here, extant technologies are transformed by core IT teams to provide more API-driven approaches. Legacy systems can restrict companies that are transitioning into digital enterprises. To truly become a lea...
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long dev...
Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is expected in the amount of information being processed, managed, analyzed, and acted upon by enterprise IT. This amazing is not part of some distant future - it is happening today. One report shows a 650% increase in enterprise data by 2020. Other estimates are even higher....
What are the new priorities for the connected business? First: businesses need to think differently about the types of connections they will need to make – these span well beyond the traditional app to app into more modern forms of integration including SaaS integrations, mobile integrations, APIs, device integration and Big Data integration. It’s important these are unified together vs. doing them all piecemeal. Second, these types of connections need to be simple to design, adapt and configure...
Let’s face it, embracing new storage technologies, capabilities and upgrading to new hardware often adds complexity and increases costs. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Seth Oxenhorn, Vice President of Business Development & Alliances at FalconStor, discussed how a truly heterogeneous software-defined storage approach can add value to legacy platforms and heterogeneous environments. The result reduces complexity, significantly lowers cost, and provides IT organizations with improved efficienc...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CDS Global Cloud, an Infrastructure as a Service provider, will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CDS Global Cloud is an IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) provider specializing in solutions for e-commerce, internet gaming, online education and other internet applications. With a growing number of data centers and network points around the world, ...
In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Lee Atchison, Principal Cloud Architect and Advocate at New Relic, discussed cloud as a ‘better data center’ and how it adds new capacity (faster) and improves application availability (redundancy). The cloud is a ‘Dynamic Tool for Dynamic Apps’ and resource allocation is an integral part of your application architecture, so use only the resources you need and allocate /de-allocate resources on the fly.
Information technology is an industry that has always experienced change, and the dramatic change sweeping across the industry today could not be truthfully described as the first time we've seen such widespread change impacting customer investments. However, the rate of the change, and the potential outcomes from today's digital transformation has the distinct potential to separate the industry into two camps: Organizations that see the change coming, embrace it, and successful leverage it; and...
19th Cloud Expo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterpri...
There are several IoTs: the Industrial Internet, Consumer Wearables, Wearables and Healthcare, Supply Chains, and the movement toward Smart Grids, Cities, Regions, and Nations. There are competing communications standards every step of the way, a bewildering array of sensors and devices, and an entire world of competing data analytics platforms. To some this appears to be chaos. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, Bradley Holt, Developer Advocate a...
SYS-CON Events announced today that LeaseWeb USA, a cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider, will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. LeaseWeb is one of the world's largest hosting brands. The company helps customers define, develop and deploy IT infrastructure tailored to their exact business needs, by combining various kinds cloud solutions.
Major trends and emerging technologies – from virtual reality and IoT, to Big Data and algorithms – are helping organizations innovate in the digital era. However, to create real business value, IT must think beyond the ‘what’ of digital transformation to the ‘how’ to harness emerging trends, innovation and disruption. Architecture is the key that underpins and ties all these efforts together. In the digital age, it’s important to invest in architecture, extend the enterprise footprint to the cl...