Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Album Review: "Self Made, Vol. 1"

By Hardcore Critic
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer

Rick Ross sought to prove he could take over the rap game and he did just that. Following his 2010 onslaught, Ross sought to prove he could become a top hip hop executive. Expanding his Maybach Music label by over 100%, Rick Ross proved just that.

The results of his labor were all laid out on the Maybach Music compilation album, Self Made, Vol. 1. Because these artists were only assembled a few months ago, the chemistry is lacking a bit. But, the distinct styles of each artist is what helps make the album.

While the album is introducing the new artists, meaning Rick Ross should take a backseat, Ross almost sounded as if he "phoned in" his verses. Because the leader of the crew came off a bit uninterested, the album lacked the synch any album should have. Overall, Self Made, Vol. 1 is an interesting album and very entertaining.

Fans of Rick Ross should definitely check the album out.

Hip Hop Vibe's Rating: 5/10


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