The Maybach Music Group continues to roll on.
With the ink still drying from his collaborative distribution deal with Warner Music Group, CEO Rick Ross announced the signing of one of the top talents of the south to his steadily growing roster.
Atlanta rapper Pill now joins a talented roster featuring Washington D.C. area wordsmith Wale, Philadelphia rhyme wrecker Meek Mills, Miami trio Triple C’ and West Coast product Roccett.
Pill has been one of the South’s most respected rappers and his mixture of gruff street raps and grim tales of hustling in “the trap” endeared him to a whole host of fans. Releasing two celebrated mixtapes in 2009, 4180: The Prescription and 4075: The Refill, the dreadlocked rapper born Tyrone Rivers burst onto to the scene with his street hit “Trap Goin’ Ham.” A quieter 2010 saw the new Maybach Music signee releasing just one project – a DJ Drama hosted Gangsta Grillz mixtape titled 1140: The Overdose.
The busy Ricky Rozay expressed some enthusiasm regarding the new deal with Warner Music. “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,” said Ross. “Together we’re going to make hit records for years to come.”
Rawse’s penchant for chart topping hit songs bodes well for the imprint and with the aggressive business savvy of Lyor Cohen spearheading the larger operation Ross should see early returns on this latest chapter of his three-year old label.
Pill had been at work on a tentative album The Medicine, keeping with title themes of his mixtapes. No release date has been set.