Review: 15 Thoughts On MMG’s ‘Self Made Vol. 3′ LP

Like Jewish holidays, compilation albums from Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group have become a yearly thing. And with that, the crew is already back with the third installment of their Self Made series. But perhaps there is more riding on this project than in years past, because Ross is still feeling the after-effects of the fallout from his “U.O.E.N.O.” rape lyric controversy, Lil Snupe, a member of Meek Mill’s Dreamchasers label, was shot and killed in June, and the collective’s newest member, Rockie Fresh, hasn’t really caught on with listeners yet. In general, you get the sense that MMG, while certainly still dominant, has cooled off a bit. Will Self Made Vol. 3 get them back on track? —Paul Cantor