What’s the Fate of Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group?

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    What's the fate of Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group?
    It’s been a tough couple of months for Rick Ross. First he suffered two seizures in October, then his album had to get pushed back because of his unfortunate health scare and just yesterday (November 29) news broke that Maybach, the luxury car brand that Ross named his record label after, announced its demise. Where does that leave Rozay? Will he have to change the name of his Maybach Music Group? If so, <i>XXL</i> has a few suggestions. —<i>Jesse Gissen</i><i> </i><a href="http://twitter.com/jessexxl" target="_blank">@JesseXXL</a>
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    Aston Martin Music
    <object style="height: 390px; width: 620px"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/a35rNEBNiO4?version=3&feature=player_detailpage"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/a35rNEBNiO4?version=3&feature=player_detailpage" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" width="620" height="360"></embed></param></object>Aston Martins are still in production, at least as of press time, and with a hit song that could serve as the label’s theme, this seems like the most logical choice. “In my two seater she’s the one that I would take.”
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    Mafia Music
    <object style="height: 390px; width: 620px"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/FyJ-I88nFdo?version=3&feature=player_detailpage"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/FyJ-I88nFdo?version=3&feature=player_detailpage" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" width="620" height="360"></embed></param></object>The Teflon Don already has a penchant for keeping his silk shirts unbuttoned like a real Goodfella. John Gotti might not be a fan of Ross' race, but then again he’s dead and, if Rozay rechristens the label’s name to Mafia Music Group, he wouldn’t even have to change the logo or the jewelry.
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    Cigar Music
    <object style="height: 390px; width: 620px"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/6ru8aWqoPVM?version=3&feature=player_detailpage"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/6ru8aWqoPVM?version=3&feature=player_detailpage" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" width="620" height="360"></embed></param></object><i>XXL</i> isn’t exactly sure how ‘cigar music’ sounds as a genre, but the 2009 Bink!-produced banger by Rozay sure is dope.
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    Boss Music
    He might not have a track called "Boss Music"…yet…but he is the Bawse. BMG has a familiar ring to it, doesn't it?
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    Beard Gang
    If there is one characteristic that Ross is known for it’s his beautifully manicured beard. He already signed fellow facial haired phenom Stalley, now he just needs Meek Milly, Wale and Pill to grow out their whiskers and everyone’ll be on the same page.

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  • def

    really xxl? no hate, but dumbest article i’ve read in a minute.

    • JugularKill


      1) Rick Ross didn’t announce or mention that he is changing the name.

      2) If a luxury car company shuts down it puts the value of the cars up, so it would make NO SENSE to rename Maybach Music since the name is a quirky metaphor for “luxury”.

      3) If someone told Jay-Z that Rockafella was dead do you think he would rename ROCNation?

      XXL bunch of simple minded nigglets grow some brains.

  • digisnacks

    what?! thats excellent for meek

  • Officer Ricky

    Now that the Maybach brand is no more, XXL ponders what Rick Ross should name his record label…

    Officer Ricky ENT
    C.O ENT


    GRAB YOUR LIFE JACKETS BAWSE THE SHIP IS SINKING, I guess all them bricks is beginning to weigh the ship down. Micky d’S Ross stays losin.

  • Brand-New

    Straight up this dude is the biggest fraud in hip-hop history. He claims to be a drug dealer,but he’s an ex C.O., he jacked the Rick Ross name from a man that was in prison, and then jacks the Maybach name from a car company. I’m sure whatever he calls that label of his it will be something unoriginal and or borrowed, just like him.

    • fresh87

      oh so 50 cent didnt steal that name,how about nore (noreaga),or what about capone from al capone,or what about nas when he goes by nas escobar from pablo escobar,niggas been doing that shit,your argument is weak as fuck

      • ryan

        nas wasnt named after anyone. his real name is nasir

        • YeaIsaidit

          Pablo Escobar was real though and Nas did take on the name Escobar as the man above said. Funny thing is the kids look up to this bullshit and mothafuckas like Ryan bitch ass don’t even know jack about history but want to comment!


        @ fresh, brand new has a valid point, stickin up for Ross is what is lame, yeah rappers steal names but not some ones like- ness. Dude is straight up actin. Whole different story. Ross is a rapper slash actor slash impersonatin lame.

  • http://xxlmag.com marcio

    This Article Weak as FUCK CUT IT OUT XXL

  • fresh87

    WOW so just because a nigga was a C.O. wen he was 18 that he only did for a year makes him a fraud? you niggas sound like bitches with g-unit skirts on,with 50 dick in ya mouth,MMG is winning,them niggas grindin harder than majority of these niggas in the game,and since maybach is going out of business,he can own the rights to that name and make it official,this is a weak as article,and these bitch as niggas that are hating are weak as fuck.

  • Bugatti

    All the haters stay hating but Rozay is still cashing his big checks at the bank. No matter if if he is a fake or not it’s working for him. People need to find something to do to catch up instead of critizing another mans success. This america be what u want and how big u want even if it’s a lie! I applaud him and wish Rozay continued success!

  • Detroit89

    Can I write for XXL? I have no journalism skills. I don’t like researching. Also, I can easily pull many bullshit articles out of my ass.

  • theTRUTH

    He should change the name to G-Unit. What are they doing now anyway?

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    • tfab

      @theTRUTH, lol that’s a good one…hahahahaha!!!

  • John Doe

    Keep it the samee name
    people hate for no reasonn
    he lied about being a c.o but came clean…every rapper in the game has lied bout something. Dont you think if Rick Ross Was really a fraud somebody down miami would expose him??? no one hass…he was a c.o at 19 atleast he had a job….Dumb niggas smh

  • http://n/a jondoe

    me personally, i would keep the name…shid rockefeller been dead 50+ yrs & jay-z named his brand rocka-fella so what

  • Jermane H



    You fools takin up for this lame is what is wrong with rap today. None of this shit Ross does would have got a pass in hip hop years ago. Real talk. Dude done pulled the wool over your sorry ass eyes.
    Im glad this lame shit is on the way out and real lyricists are on the way back, hip hop died thank god its startin to get a pulse again. Manufactured rap is at the end of its cycle get used to it ship jumpers.

  • http://xxlmag.com chi tilla

    @fresh man you sound like a bitch!!! just because he was a CO at 18? just because you a fag now!!! you niggaz kill me man !! the point is he still was one you dumb fuckboy!! its niggas like you that loves this new age bubble gum ass skate boaarding hip hop era!! these ex cop fake gangsta rappers!! i bet you like lilb to because you soung real gay rite now

  • Cavz100

    This is straight up “fuckry”.if Maybach’s car line is gona shut down that means it will be off the market an Ross will still be ok.Maybach music group is a registered entity in music,an if the car company had a problem with that then Ross would have to change it within a blink.So how does them shutting down affect MMG?nuttin u stupid fux at XXL.

  • Jholla

    yall MFS be hating haaaarrrddd on my nigga rozay! it dnt matter what he names his shit MMG is gonna be a sick ass powerhouse Wale, meek, rozay, pill, stalley………yall are fucking crazy to say his ship is gonna sink cause if it does then so do these niggas careers and i GUARENTEE that they aint finna let that happen…..MM MM MM MM maybach music

  • No Name

    Why change it at all? He made Maybach’s popular in hip-hop. The least they can do is let him keep the name.

  • Brand-New

    It’s funny how you make a negative commet people automatically think you’re a 50 cent fan,(not the case). All i’m saying is dude has been called out on everything and he consistently loses those things. Even petty little things like wearing fake sunglasses. And i know my history with the name jock, but Ross’s is an example where the man was publicly against it and even went to court over it. I still think the real Ross would have won if he had more bread for a better legal team.

  • Mr Head

    Just spell it with a k instead of a h! It’s still the name!