Daimler’s luxurious line of Maybach vehicles may be discontinued, but Rick Ross’ “Maybach Music” will live on.
Rozay started his “Maybach Music” series of songs on his 2008 album Trilla, and carried it through his six LPs. But when the Boss dropped Mastermind on Tuesday, some fans were surprised to learn that he didn’t add another installment.
Don’t fret; Ross promised on “RapFix Live” that there will be another chapter in the saga.
“Most definitely, I recorded a ’Maybach Music V’ with the legendary Bobby Womack and I’m going to make sure you get this record,” Ross said, confirming that he has upcoming work with the soul legend. “But the production, the foundation of the beat, was produced by another set of producers and you know that’s my J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League flow.”
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, a Florida-based production trio, is made up of producers Rook, Colione and Barto. Together they made every “Maybach Music” track, lacing each one with unique and lush orchestral elements.
The original “Maybach” track featured Jay Z, and in 2009, “Maybach Music 2” featured Kanye West, Lil Wayne and T-Pain. In 2010, Ross dropped “Maybach Music III” on his Teflon Don album, and two years later, he released the fourth installment of the series on God Forgives, I Don’t.
This time around, Ross was inspired enough to write and record a new “MM” with another producer, but suggests that he will remix the unreleased track with J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League before he releases it.
“I loved the concept, the idea. I got the vocals done, I just couldn’t get the music where I wanted it to be,” he said. “You’ll see that ’Maybach Music V’ though.”
” ’Maybach Music V’ has to be equally game-changing and that’s hard to do,” Rook told MTV News over the phone on Friday (March 7). “We have to ensure that it’s something that’s never been done before in rap. It can’t just be a soulful beat… it has to have elements that’ve never been done before in hip-hop.”
“MMV” wasn’t quite ready yet, but J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League did contribute the album-closing “Thug Cry” to Mastermind. For the track, they sampled Souls of Mischief’s classic “93 ’Til Infinity” song and, of course, added their own flair to the track.
“I get love for making street records and energetic records and trap records, but I also have a certain set of fans that love me just for my J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League music,” Ross said.