SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

Warner Bros. Records

February 22, 2011 14:10 ET

Warner Bros. Records Announces Partnership With Superstar Rapper Rick Ross's Maybach Music Group

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - February 22, 2011) - Warner Bros. Records is pleased to announce that it has entered into a partnership with Maybach Music Group, the label imprint founded by best-selling hip-hop artist and entrepreneur Rick Ross. Artists currently signed to Maybach Music Group include the rappers Wale, Triple-C, and Meek Mill, who will become part of Warner Bros. Records roster.

"We are thrilled to be in business with Rick Ross," says Warner Bros. Records Co-President and CEO Todd Moscowitz. "We were drawn to his hustle. Ross is an entrepreneur who built his company from the ground up. He's a music magnate, a lightning rod, and an empire builder. Our partnership with him is about building a brand that endures. We back his vision all the way and are ready to give him the resources he needs to pursue that vision."

"This deal with Warner Bros. Records has been a long time in the making and I'm confident we've found the best home for Maybach Music," Ross says. "Together we're going to make hit records for years to come."

Ross rose from ruling Miami's underground rap scene before coming out of the shadows to release the three biggest scores of his career: 2006's Port of Miami, 2008's Trilla, and 2009's Deeper than Rap, which each debuted on the SoundScan chart at No. 1. Ross is known for his hit singles "Hustlin'," "Aston Martin Music" featuring Drake (which went to No. 1 at urban radio), "The Boss," and "BMF." He is currently recording God Forgives, I Don't, the follow-up to his fourth studio album, 2010's gold-certified Teflon Don. Ross is also preparing to hit the road with Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, and Travis Barker for the I Am Music II Tour, which kicks off March 18th in Buffalo, NY.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Richie Abbott
    Warner Bros. Records Publicity
    (818) 953-3408