Rick Ross, Maybach Music Group Perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’
Promoting Maybach Music Group‘s debut ‘Self Made Vol. 1,’ Rick Ross, Wale, Meek Mill and Pill tore down the stage on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ last night (May 25), performing a medley of their singles ‘Play Your Part’ and ‘Tupac Back,’ with Travis Barker on the drums.
Ross made the first entrance in a black track suit, with Chester French crooner D.A. Wallach singing his hook from ‘Play Your Part,’ as the MMG boss rapped “20 racks, really that’s sneaker money/ Triple white Ferrari, yeah, that’s the Easter Bunny.”
Wale hit the stage next, in a red Washington Wizards jersey, rapping his verse energetically, before Ross then launched into the uptempo ‘Tupac Back,’ followed by a verse from Meek Mill, and an appearance by Pill, who did not get a chance to spit, but still showed his support.
Ross’ roster of talent is expanding but he recently discussed his failure to sign ‘Black and Yellow’ rapper Wiz Khalifa. In an interview with MTV, he explained that MMG “wasn’t really where we were supposed to be, which was a lot of motivation” for the label’s boss to go out and build his roster.
“The homey made a great decision, going to Atlantic Records. He’s released a classic album, and I wish him much success,” Ross said of Wiz’s rejection. “But it also inspired me and it also reassured me that I had a certain eye. I remember when I put Wiz on the ‘Super High’ remix, a lot of people was like, ‘Why would you put a rookie on your record?’”
‘Self Made Vol. 1,’ was released on Monday (May 23), and also features J. Cole, Jadakiss, Jeremih, French Montana, with production by Just Blaze and Lex Luger. The album has been projected to sell 55,000 copies in its first week.