Miami MC/professional wrestler look-alike Rick Ross and his Maybach Music Group have been making some big moves recently, and we've got the video premiere of "Pandemonium," the latest single from the group's upcoming Self Made Volume 1 compilation.
Maybe it's longer than your average hip-hop video, but Ross, Washington D.C.'s Wale and Philadelphia's Meek Mill need time to both establish their lyrical dominance and hang out by their rented car and girl. The video, directed by Spiff TV, sees the rappers show off stacks of loot and, more important, may mark the first time anyone's seen Ross not wearing sunglasses. But we gotta give it to Wale, who successfully name-drops actor John Lithgow and football player Eric Crouch in the same sentence.
While Rick Ross understandably dominates the red-and-black themed video -- it's his label after all -- "Pandemonium" serves as a fitting reminder that Maybach is hardly just one famously bearded rapper.
Rick Ross isn't wasting any time pushing out projects from his stable of rappers. Wale and Meek Mill were only signed earlier this year, and the Teflon Don is already looking to release another solo album, a Meek Mill solo album and an album by hip-hop group Triple C's later this year. Self Made Volume 1, Maybach Music Group's first compilation, will be released on May 24.