The implication with this installment of Self Made being Volume 1, is that there'll be a Volume 2 and probably more. Rick Ross is casting his Maybach Music core (Wale, Meek Mill, Pill) as a rappity-rap super group, throwing his own gruff verses onto tracks when necessary. But to be honest, the real achievement here is Ross' relentless Maybach Music-related internet attack. We've already heard most of these songs and seen videos for most as well, so actual excitement about this thing is at close to zero for us. Of course, that doesn't mean some of these songs aren't well worth your time. In fact, the whole record actually succeeds in a low-key way, just a bunch of dudes getting together to out-rap each other. Complex is streaming the album, and up above you can watch the video for "Ima Boss," which we may have posted the MP3 of before, but who even knows at this point.
May 19, 2011