The third installment of MMG's Self Made series finds Rick Ross adding Chicago native Rockie Fresh to the mix along with Wale, Meek Mill, Stalley and Omarion and a long list of features. From newcomers to veteran signees, Rozay's crew are ready to kick off MMG season with Self Made Vol. 3.
"I see evolution," Meek told MTV News. "There's more people, new talent and we're definitely growing with music. I think we're all getting better and growing."
Self Made Vol. 3 opens with Meek's late Dreamchasers signee Lil Snupe, who recorded the feature shortly before his death. "He was one of the hottest young guys — I met him in his town [after doing a show]. I was on my way back to the plane and he knocked on the window with a demo, so I signed him, and he was special," Meek explained. "But unfortunately he got caught in the streets and lost his life at an early age."
"I texted Snupe like 'Ross wants you on Self Made, this is your big shot right here. This was about five days before he passed away. And Ross is a real dude, he sticks to his word, so he still wanted Snupe to be part of the project he even though he passed away."
While Meek's singles "Like A Boss" and "Tupac Back" were smash hits from Self Made Vol. 1, recent MMG signee Rockie Fresh will appear on the compilation for the first time.
"I just wanted to be myself on records," Rockie told MTV News. "I just think it's dope. It's my first time being in stores [and it's] with all of these dudes that I've been fans of. I purchased the first two Self Made albums before I even knew I was going to be a part of the next one. So just to see everything come to fruition like that, it's a cool experience."
Ohio native Stalley can boast a solo track on the album with "Coupes/Rouses" while Maybach O is readying visuals for his single "Know You Better" featuring Pusha T and Fabolous. "I like to think that it's a classic Omarion record but it has a certain type of bounce to it," he said of the track, adding, "And I think out of all the other crews, the type of camaraderie that we have and that Ross sets out for us to have is amazing."
Self Made Vol. 3 hits stores on September 17.