Sunday, September 22, 2013

Maybach Music Group - Self Made Vol. 3 (Album Review)

Release Date :  September 17, 2013
Label : Maybach Music Group, Atlantic Records

MMG is back with the third installment of their Self Made series. The MMG roster is still mostly the same, the only thing that changed is that they brung Chicago newcomer Rockie Fresh into the fold. The compilation starts off with Lil Snupe Intro, where he Snupe raps about being happy to make it out of the hood. Lil Snupe was murdered back in June of this year, his style reminds me of  Lil Boosie, which I'm pretty sure is one of his influences. Speaking of Boosie, hes featured on Lay It Down with Ross and Young Breed. Meek is in full boast mode on the Cardo produced summer banger Levels.

Black Grammys is one of the best tracks to me. Tone P's beat has like a Motown R & B sample in it, Wale, Rockie Fresh, Meek Mill & J. Cole all delivered. The Stalley solo Coupes & Roses, is the laid back riding music that he makes, and its the only song he is featured on. After seeing MMG's interview with the Breakfast Club, you can tell hes not happy in the current situation hes in. But thats another story. Jake One & Swish co-produce The Great Americans, which features Rick Ross, Gunplay, Rockie Fresh & Fabolous. Believe it or not, but its Gunplay who steals the show.

Omarion has two songs, the Fabolous and Pusha T featured Know You Better and Say Don't Go. Remember when he first signed to MMG and people were saying he washed up and shit like that? The R&B joints were alright. Bout That Life, which features Meek Mill, French Montana, K Kutta, Torch & Iceberg has a Rick Flair promo in it. I used to watch wrestling when I was younger, and Flair definitely had that arrogance that rappers have. So the promo fit in with the song well. 

Stack on My Belt is the same formula that Ross always uses. The Plug has Meek Mill, Omelly & Young Breed spitting drug tales about Papi, but its been done a million times already. What Ya Used To is nothing special. And Kilo bored me. Overall Self Made 3 has its ups and downs, just don't look for something that you know they wouldn't normally do. Self made 3 won't make your top 5 albums of the year list, but it will satisfy those who need music for the gym or to blast in the whip. Its a enjoyable compilation, well for the moment because I can't see this being in rotation in a few months from now.


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