Wale explains why Rick Ross will allow him to release the kind of singles that Allido/Interscope wouldn't, as the Boss gives his new artist a gift for the wrist.
In the wake of confirming signing Wale as the latest artist signed to Maybach Music Group, Rick Ross continued the fanfare through Super Bowl XLV weekend in Dallas, Texas. Appearing with Wale, Rick Ross made a Sean John appearance and participated in the festivities.
Captured on video by Maybach Films, Ross and Wale met with "TV" Johnny Dang, longtime jewelry-maker and Grillz partner with Paul Wall. In addition to a new Maybach medallion, Ross gave Wale a black diamond Cartier watch, which according to TV Johnny, is worth $44,000.
While Ross would not reveal in a brief on-camera conversation where Maybach Music is signing its newest distribution deal, Wale did speak about the creative freedoms being associated with the boutique label will allow him. "Being at a 'major label' - 'cause there's no such thing as a major label...and saying I want to put out [songs with substance], instead of having somebody say, 'Nah, black people ain't gonna believe that. That's not what they want from you,' I can be like, 'Rozay, my heart is in this record right now.' [He will respond with] 'Let's do it.'"