With 2012 coming to close you would think that the music industry would be shutting down shop to prepare for 2013. Aside from the last couple holiday releases anyway. However, there appears to be a few more final moves to be made for Rick Ross and his high profiled label Maybach Music Group. Having a big year in 2012 with the release of albums from Wale and Meek Mill and acquiring singer Omarion and Chi-town rookie Rockie Fresh. Rozay makes one final move that will shock a lot of fans with the transfer of his MMG imprint from original home of Warner Bros. to its new home of Atlantic Records.
“It’s the biggest move of the year,” Ross commented about moving to Atlantic Records while in Miami on 99 Jamz. The Bawse and MMG won’t be moving to far however due to both Warner Bros and Atlantic are already under the same umbrella with parent company Warner Music. Although a great deal for MMG which has promised future releases from MMG artists Wale, Meek Mill, Omarion, Stalley, and Rockie Fresh. Atlantic already has a great stable of artists being home to international superstars B.O.B., T.I., Bruno Mars, and Wiz Khalifa. “Atlantic and Warner have a beautiful relationship, so it’s nothing funny. It’s all beautiful. It’s getting bigger and bigger,” said Rozay.
Interesting decision for Rozay to move to Atlantic when they just recently elected Ross ongoing nemesis Young Jeezy Senior VP of A&R earlier this year. It would have appeared to be a conflict of interest for Ross’s MMG wouldn’t you think? The Bawse has always been a man about business so we will have to see how this pans out for him with all bullshit aside. Rozay is already in the works of his next project which he plans to announce the title of on New Year’s Day. The next project will follow up his gold status latest God Forgives, I Don’t under Def Jam. No title but he has commented on the new album to be release in the 2013 summer.