Maybach Music Group Presents: Self Made, Vol. 1

Maybach Music Group Presents: Self Made, Vol. 1



Jump-starting his own empire, platinum rapper Rick Ross introduces his Maybach Music Group with Self Made, Vol.1, a grand onslaught of polished street music with Ross, Wale, and newcomer Pill carrying the most weight. They're the ones to do it, too, as all three are in top swagger mode throughout, pimpin' Roc-A-Fella style on the opening Just Blaze production "Self Made," or grinding it out hood style on the vicious and minimal "Pacman." While the title "Tupac Back" will raise an eyebrow, it's more a tribute than a claim to fill the legend's shoes, but if you want proof that Ross is interested in stepping up his lyrical game, check "By Any Means," which skillfully works in tricky references to Malcolm X and the Muslim culture. Fans who felt Wale never got a fair shake will enjoy him sounding comfortable and inspired in this Maybach universe, but it's the few yet impactful Teedra Moses appearances that really surprise, making this rich-voiced diva's history of label problems all the more woeful. With folks like Currensy and French Montana lending features, along with a producers list that goes from Lex Luger to Lee Majors, the album is stuffed as it could be, but Ross has always been a wizard when it comes to picking high-profile friends that deliver. Here, he's adding some protégés to go along with, proving his ring-leader skills and eye for talent are both quite strong.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/23/2011
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
UPC: 0093624957584
catalogNumber: 527800

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ken Lewis   Bass,Guitar
Dylan Wissing   Drums
Brent Kolatalo   Keyboards
Adrian P. Taylor   Bass
Danny Flam   Horn

Technical Credits

Danny Zook   Sample Clearance
Richard Morales   Composer
Jason Smith   Composer
J. Smith   Producer,Engineer
Ernest Price   Composer
Robert Williams   Composer
Teedra Moses   Composer
Tone P   Producer
TaVon Sampson   Art Direction
Justin Smith   Composer
Cardiak   Producer
Andrew Wright   Engineer
Olubowale Akintimehin   Composer
Lil Lody   Producer
D.A. Wallach   Composer
Lee Major   Producer
William Roberts   Composer
Leigh Elliott   Composer
Cydel Young   Composer
Shamann Cooke   Composer
Shante Franklin   Composer
Jahil Beats   Producer
Tyrone Rivers   Composer
Jahlil Orlando   Composer
Jermaine Cole   Composer
Carl McCormick   Composer
Beat Billionaire   Producer
Antoine "Lil Lody" Kearney   Composer
Michael L. Williams   Composer
Marquel Middlebrooks   Composer
Lexus Luger   Composer
Jeremiah Felton   Composer
Ernest Prince   Composer
Eardrummers   Producer
Young Shun   Producer
Ricky Rozay   Executive Producer
Shun Walker   Composer
Mike WiLL Made It   Producer
Lexus Lewis   Producer

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