Rick Ross may have 50 Cent and his forthcoming album, Deeper Than Rap, on his mind, but the rapper recently took time out to provide a boost for his group, Carol City Cartel (Triple Cs).
Sources told AllHipHop.com that Ross has secured a distribution deal for the collective through Def Jam Records.
The new deal provided an opportunity for the Miami rapper to introduce the newest Triple Cs member, Youngn Breed.
The Maybach Music Group artists alliance with the group as well as the distribution deal comes as a major milestone for everyone involved.
On my first trip ever to New York I showcased for LA Reid and celebrated our deal with Jay Z, Timbaland and Nas it dont get better than that, Breed said.
Prior to the deal, Triple Cs was known for their association with Ross, who recently spent time in New York collaborating with R&B crooner Ryan Leslie for the song Diamonds and Maybachs and working out details for the video to the Nas-featured tune Usual Suspects.
The group, which also includes rappers Gunplay and Torch, has appeared on Ross debut album Port of Miami as well as the rap stars 2008 sophomore opus Trilla.
The Def Jam deal comes as Ross gears up for the release of Deeper Than Rap.
Maybach Music Group, Def Jam, XO Management and Serious Promotions will celebrate the albums release on April 20.
Invited guests for the event include Jay-Z, Nas and Timbaland.
Deeper Than Rap is Ross follow-up to Trilla.
The release, which spawned the hit singles The Boss featuring T-Pain and Here I Am featuring Nelly and Avery Storm, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart upon its first week of release.
Ross, who is currently engaged in a war of words with rap rival 50 Cent, is currently enjoying the success of his latest hit, the John Legend-assisted Magnificent.
The tune is the first single from Deeper than Rap, which is slated to hit stores April 21.