Still hustlin’ and ready to blow, Def Jam recording artist Rick Ross is prepping the launch of his new Maybach Music label on April 21st with DEEPER THAN RAP.
The Miami rapper’s third album – with guest shots by Kanye West and Lil’ Wayne, Nas, Mary J. Blige, and John Legend – follows-up Port Of Miami (his 2006 debut) and Trilla (2008), both of which entered the Soundscan chart at #1 with nearly 200,000 first week sales each, both certified RIAA gold.[youtube rET0KA2TnQs nolink]
In advance of the DEEPER THAN RAP album release, the first single “Magnificent” featuring John Legend – described by NY Hip Hop Music Examiner as “the calm before the storm” – impacted this week at Urban radio formats. It has already picked up 600+ spins and nearly 6 million audience. “Magnificent” was produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, who won 2007’s Best R&B Album Grammy for Mary J. Blige’s The Breakthrough (named Billboard’s 2007 R&B/Hip-Hop Album Of the Year). J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League helmed four songs on Trilla, and three more tracks on DEEPER THAN RAP: “Rich Off Cocaine,” “Yacht Club,” and “Maybach Music Part 2” featuring Kanye West and Lil’ Wayne.