Yesterday (May 25) on another exciting edition of the hottest rap talk show on the globe “RapFix Live,” our own Sway had the good fellas from the Maybach Music Group open up about the powerful union of artists under the tutelage of Miami star Rick Ross. Gracing the couch alongside his new boss Ricky Rozay, the cool and confident Washington, D.C. area rhyme slinger Wale explained to Sway about how his evolution as an artist has been sparked after joining forces with MMG.
“You gotta be a product of what you’re around,” said Wale in his distinctive D.C. area accent. “Not to say my subject matter gonna change and I think a lot of people get that confused because I’m with Ross and some of things he discusses in his records and Meek and some of the things he talks about and Pill and they be like ‘whoa trying to change’ and I haven’t changed at all.”
Wale went on to add, “It’s just the energy. You gotta understand, I went from being with like a socialite guy, that’s London “celebreton.” I went from being around him in the studio to being around like good vibes, good grass, good everything. The type of vibe that made me feel like block party, or just hanging with my friends. Not to say Ronson ain’t my friend but the music comes out more…we in conversation and we just start rapping about what’s going on around [us]. A lot of times in the studio with Mark, I had to take myself somewhere else. If you on a tour bus and it’s Lily Allen and Mark Ronson, you can’t close your eyes and take yourself back to the club in D.C.”
Wale and his MMG comrades are currently enjoying a lot of publicity due to this week’s release of the compilation album MMG Presents: Self Made Vol 1. The LP features MMG soldiers Pill, Meek Mill and of course CEO Rick Ross. Jadakiss, J.Cole and Curren$y are also featured on the release along with other special guests.
What do you think of Wale’s new direction with MMG? Tweet to us at @MTVRapFix or leave us a comment below.