Maybach Music Group 'Self Made, Vol. 2' Track-by-Track Breakdown
Thirteen months after the first Maybach Music Group compilation, Self Made, Vol. 1, Rick Ross and his team of labelmates and affiliates -- Gunplay, Stalley, Wale, Meek Mill, French Montana and Omarion -- return with Vol. 2. Ricky Rozay's first go at the group album wasn't a disappointment, it just lacked hits. Frankly, the Bawse and his posse don't nail it on Self Made, Vol. 2, but it's a step in the right direction thanks to several guest features from the likes of Nas, T.I., Wiz Khalifa, Kendrick Lamar and Roscoe Dash, among others.
Lyrics, not beats take the front seat on this 14-track effort. Maybe Ross isn't trying to feed the listener a club banger or an overproduced hit. Therefore Vol. 2 becomes more an album for the rap fan to dissect than move to in the club. However, the lyrics get redundant about packing coke or how many ways Mr. "Square-Root-of-a-Kilo-Is-Me" can tell you he has more money than you. The album's saving grace is the conscious raps by MMG's own Stalley and Wale.
Check out The BoomBox track-by-track breakdown of the album below. While we're not going to award this album five stars, we will say Ross and his crew leave much to be desired for a Vol. 3.
1. "Power Circle," Gunplay, Stalley, Wale & Meek Mill feat. Rick Ross & Kendrick Lamar
Rick Ross starts the nine-minute album opener by toking in honor of the late King of Pop. "If Michael Jackson came alive right now, he'd ask you to smoke one for him." Why? We can only presume its because the release date of the album comes almost three years ago to the day of MJ's untimely death. Following Rozay's