Since [artist id="2000082"]Rick Ross[/artist] put together his new Maybach Music Group roster, the Bawse has been working overtime.
Ross has been scooping up artists for his Warner Bros.-distributed MMG label, recording for the imprint’s first compilation (Self Made, Vol.1 ) and filming music videos at a rapid pace.
In an interview with MTV News, Ross spoke about his work ethic, boasting that he shot a trio of music videos within a 24-hour time span. Two of the clips — “Pandemonium,” featuring Ross’ new recruits Wale and Meek Mill, and “Play Your Part” — will appear on Self Made, Vol.1.
“We actually filmed three videos in one day,” Ross said backstage at the New Orleans stop on Lil Wayne’s I Am Still Music Tour . “We filmed ‘Play Your Part’ and ‘Pandemonium.’ We actually filmed all the way until 7 a.m., until it was time to go shoot [DJ] Khaled’s ‘Welcome to My Hood’ [video] .”
For Rick, the inspiration behind “Pandemonium,” which is this week’s MTV Jam of the Week, was simple: “We started in the back, now we the MCs in the front, and that was the way that we all felt. You know, Meek Mill just being released from jail, his whole situation, his father being slain, just his whole story just [smelled] like triumph. Wale’s story and us all sitting in the room and us all believing in our abilities.”
“Play Your Part” features Chester French frontman D.A. Wallach singing on the hook. “I sent him the track, and he put an incredible chorus on there and it was swagged out,” Ross said. “And when he came to the video, it was just the energy he brought. It was super cool.”
Self Made, Vol.1 hits stores May 24.
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