Meek Mill Officially Signs to Rick Rosss Maybach Music Group, Speaks on Deal and New Mixtapes [Video]

Rozay is busy building an empire over here! Fresh on the heels of signing DC artist Wale to his MMG imprint, the boss announced via Ustream and Twitter just moments ago (Feb. 8th) that Philly emcee Meek Mill is the newest member on the label. Congrats!!!


The Philly native officially joined Rick Rosss team and is prepping two new releases for March…

“Im feelin good—feelin great, man,” Meek told XXLMag.com shortly after letting the ink dry on the papers. “Thats why Twitters a good thing. You let people know whats going on live and direct.”

After announcing the signing of Wale to the label earlier this week, Ross took to Twitter to announce his newest signee, Philly native Meek Mill. “EVERYONE WELCOME @MEEKMILL TO THE EMPIRE!!! #MMG,” Rozay wrote on the microblogging site late Tuesday afternoon. Meek then expressed his excitement on his own Twitter account, posting, “had 2 take my talents 2 south beach!!! mamamamammaybach!!,” playing off of LeBron James decision over the summer, when the basketball star announced hed be leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers and “taking my talents to South Beach,” to play for the Miami Heat.

There had been rumors for the last couple months that both Meek and Wale would sign on with the Teflon Don before it finally became official this week. Meek, however, knew that it was about to go down. “Personally, I knew probably about a month ago,” he explained. “But I got a team [and] we had to all come to an agreement and find out how we was gonna do this and how we was gonna make this happen. We sat down, everybody got behind my decision, and we ready to roll.”

The three traded verses on “Play Your Part,” off of Ross December mixtape Ashes to Ashes, as well as “Pandemonium,” a leak from January. In addition, Meek featured Ross on his December leak, “Im A Boss.” The young spitter, who was a Show & Prove profile in the July/August 2010 issue of XXL, said that videos for all three of the songs have already been shot.

Now officially with a new team, the 23-year-old is ready to drop plenty of new music, saying hes prepping two mixtapes for March—one over original production, and one over beats other rappers have already used. “I think the original one is gonna be called Dream Chasing,” he said, “and the mixtape on everyone elses instrumentals is gonna be Flamerz 4. Im supposed to be doing that with DJ Ill Will and DJ Drama, so we gonna try to make a movie out of that, too.”

“Its a bidding war out here,” Meek said regarding the widespread interest that major labels have taken in Maybach Music Group. “This about to be the newest team. Im Blake Griffin. Im just slammin on people. Just think of Blake Griffin on a fast break.” — XXL

MEEK MILL SIGNS WITH RICK ROSS LABEL MAYBACH MUSIC GROUP from DRE FILMS / MAYBACH FILMS on Vimeo.