The Maybach Music Group press conference through me off. A new era for hip-hop? Will every label draft pick and album released date follow suit? Who knows. Honestly, I was hoping that with all of the big names involved Diddy was on hand to tell everyone he would let Mase out of his contract and Mason “Murder Mase” Betha would become Maybach Mase. I mean after that “Slight Work (Remix)” and YMCMB signing everyone from the 90s, it would have made sense, right? Instead, we got Maybach O.

Yes, Omari Grandberry, formerly of B2K fame, will now appear on songs next to Ross’ grunt and that model’s voice. So, it’s only right that we take a look at some of our favorite releases from the artist pre-XXL interviews, back when Right On! and Word Up! were putting out collector’s editions with photos inside.

Uh Huh

This is where it all started. They picked up where Immature (by that time IMx) left off, and there were sold out arenas featuring a bunch of girls screaming. Oh, the days.

Bump Bump Bump

Now we won’t go into detail about Diddy’s commentary during the press conference, but we will note that Diddy and Omarion are connected. We’ll also add that Jay-Z did a remix/freestyle over this track. See, there’s a bit more hip-hop to Mr. Grandberry than you remember, huh?


It was sexy. It’s still sexy. Maybe Maybach O on one of those Wale relationship tracks is actually a good idea…

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