AHH Stray News: Rick Ross Talks Meek Mill Push Back; Murs And Fashawn Announce Date Of New Album; Cee-Lo Goes From Client To C.C.O.
(AllHipHop News) Twenty-five days prior to the release of his debut album, Dreams and Nightmares, Maybach Music Group's Meek Mill has pushed back the project form it's initial August 28 release to a later date in October, reports HHW.
Meek's MMG boss Rick Ross told Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club, "He coming soon, he coming real soon. He's still putting the final touches on his debut, making sure it's a classic, and that's most definitely what it will be.” The inevitable release of Dreams and Nightmares, will come on the heels of a successful year for Meek Mill whose last project, Dreamchasers 2, was reportedly downloaded over three million times since its release in May. After 10 weeks on Billboards' "Hip-Hop/R&B" chart, Meek's most recent single, "Amen," currently sits at the #10.
Murs and Fashawn are teaming up to release a new collaborative project on Duck Down Records titled This Generation. According to HHDX, the album, which was originally intended to be a double-disc, will be entirely produced by K-Salaam and Beatnick and will be released on September 25. Regarding the decision to let Beatnick and K-Salaam handle all of the production, Fashawn said, "They bring a brand new sound. We couldn’t picture any other producers."
He continued, "They could do an instrumental solo as a third verse and you wouldn’t be mad." The new duo, which will hit the the stage as part of this summer's Rock the Bells Festival, will be dropping a video for the project's first single, "Slash Gordon," very soon.
Cee Lo Green, who has been represented as a client by Primary Wave Music since 2010, has now been named the company's Chief Creative Officer (C.C.O.). Larry Mestel, C.E.O. of Primary Wave Music, told THR, "We’ve formed this incredible personal bond in two years, and Cee Lo is very excited and participatory in our business, so we wanted to do it in a bigger way and give him a piece of the company."
“[Cee Lo] is a master creator, unique visionary, charismatic entertainer, and deceptively brilliant strategist, a true quadruple threat," said Mestel in a statement. In addition to his role as a team leader on NBC's upcoming season of the hit singing show, "The Voice", Cee Lo recently wrapped production on the upcoming feature film, Can A Song Save Your Life?and will next be seen performing a string of dates at Las Vegas' Planet Hollywood beginning on August 28.