|By Marketwired .||
|September 25, 2013 12:45 PM EDT||
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.
"MMG PRESENTS SELF MADE VOL. 3"
(Maybach Music Group/Atlantic Records)
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
Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2414702
Puppet Labs has announced the next major update to its flagship product: Puppet Enterprise 2015.2. This release includes new features providing DevOps teams with clarity, simplicity and additional management capabilities, including an all-new user interface, an interactive graph for visualizing infrastructure code, a new unified agent and broader infrastructure support.
Jul. 31, 2015 10:00 AM EDT Reads: 135
For IoT to grow as quickly as analyst firms’ project, a lot is going to fall on developers to quickly bring applications to market. But the lack of a standard development platform threatens to slow growth and make application development more time consuming and costly, much like we’ve seen in the mobile space. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mike Weiner, Product Manager of the Omega DevCloud with KORE Telematics Inc., discussed the evolving requirements for developers as IoT matures and conducte...
Jul. 31, 2015 08:45 AM EDT Reads: 301
Container technology is sending shock waves through the world of cloud computing. Heralded as the 'next big thing,' containers provide software owners a consistent way to package their software and dependencies while infrastructure operators benefit from a standard way to deploy and run them. Containers present new challenges for tracking usage due to their dynamic nature. They can also be deployed to bare metal, virtual machines and various cloud platforms. How do software owners track the usag...
Jul. 31, 2015 08:00 AM EDT Reads: 155
Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organization pondering its infrastructure strategy. How should your organization enhance its IT framework to enable an Internet of Things implementation? In his session at @ThingsExpo, James Kirkland, Red Hat's Chief Arch...
Jul. 30, 2015 07:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,396
Providing the needed data for application development and testing is a huge headache for most organizations. The problems are often the same across companies - speed, quality, cost, and control. Provisioning data can take days or weeks, every time a refresh is required. Using dummy data leads to quality problems. Creating physical copies of large data sets and sending them to distributed teams of developers eats up expensive storage and bandwidth resources. And, all of these copies proliferating...
Jul. 30, 2015 06:30 PM EDT Reads: 887
Malicious agents are moving faster than the speed of business. Even more worrisome, most companies are relying on legacy approaches to security that are no longer capable of meeting current threats. In the modern cloud, threat diversity is rapidly expanding, necessitating more sophisticated security protocols than those used in the past or in desktop environments. Yet companies are falling for cloud security myths that were truths at one time but have evolved out of existence.
Jul. 30, 2015 06:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,802
Digital Transformation is the ultimate goal of cloud computing and related initiatives. The phrase is certainly not a precise one, and as subject to hand-waving and distortion as any high-falutin' terminology in the world of information technology. Yet it is an excellent choice of words to describe what enterprise IT—and by extension, organizations in general—should be working to achieve. Digital Transformation means: handling all the data types being found and created in the organizat...
Jul. 30, 2015 05:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,089
Public Cloud IaaS started its life in the developer and startup communities and has grown rapidly to a $20B+ industry, but it still pales in comparison to how much is spent worldwide on IT: $3.6 trillion. In fact, there are 8.6 million data centers worldwide, the reality is many small and medium sized business have server closets and colocation footprints filled with servers and storage gear. While on-premise environment virtualization may have peaked at 75%, the Public Cloud has lagged in adop...
Jul. 30, 2015 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,204
SYS-CON Events announced today that HPM Networks will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. For 20 years, HPM Networks has been integrating technology solutions that solve complex business challenges. HPM Networks has designed solutions for both SMB and enterprise customers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Jul. 30, 2015 03:45 PM EDT Reads: 448
The Software Defined Data Center (SDDC), which enables organizations to seamlessly run in a hybrid cloud model (public + private cloud), is here to stay. IDC estimates that the software-defined networking market will be valued at $3.7 billion by 2016. Security is a key component and benefit of the SDDC, and offers an opportunity to build security 'from the ground up' and weave it into the environment from day one. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Reuven Harrison, CTO and Co-Founder of Tufin,...
Jul. 30, 2015 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 487
The time is ripe for high speed resilient software defined storage solutions with unlimited scalability. ISS has been working with the leading open source projects and developed a commercial high performance solution that is able to grow forever without performance limitations. In his session at Cloud Expo, Alex Gorbachev, President of Intelligent Systems Services Inc., shared foundation principles of Ceph architecture, as well as the design to deliver this storage to traditional SAN storage co...
Jul. 30, 2015 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,740
MuleSoft has announced the findings of its 2015 Connectivity Benchmark Report on the adoption and business impact of APIs. The findings suggest traditional businesses are quickly evolving into "composable enterprises" built out of hundreds of connected software services, applications and devices. Most are embracing the Internet of Things (IoT) and microservices technologies like Docker. A majority are integrating wearables, like smart watches, and more than half plan to generate revenue with ...
Jul. 30, 2015 02:30 PM EDT
The Cloud industry has moved from being more than just being able to provide infrastructure and management services on the Cloud. Enter a new era of Cloud computing where monetization’s services through the Cloud are an essential piece of strategy to feed your organizations bottom-line, your revenue and Profitability. In their session at 16th Cloud Expo, Ermanno Bonifazi, CEO & Founder of Solgenia, and Ian Khan, Global Strategic Positioning & Brand Manager at Solgenia, discussed how to easily o...
Jul. 30, 2015 01:45 PM EDT Reads: 377
The Internet of Everything (IoE) brings together people, process, data and things to make networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before – transforming information into knowledge and knowledge into wisdom. IoE creates new capabilities, richer experiences, and unprecedented opportunities to improve business and government operations, decision making and mission support capabilities.
Jul. 30, 2015 01:45 PM EDT Reads: 266
In their session at 17th Cloud Expo, Hal Schwartz, CEO of Secure Infrastructure & Services (SIAS), and Chuck Paolillo, CTO of Secure Infrastructure & Services (SIAS), provide a study of cloud adoption trends and the power and flexibility of IBM Power and Pureflex cloud solutions. In his role as CEO of Secure Infrastructure & Services (SIAS), Hal Schwartz provides leadership and direction for the company.
Jul. 30, 2015 01:30 PM EDT Reads: 101