SFPL’s Artist Spotlight: Rick Ross Co-Signs ATL’s Artist Akbar V, Debuts New Visual “3 $ No. Tax”

“See what hustling gets you? Her hustle got her here. It’s called ambition!” – @RichForever

In December 2016, Rick Ross expressed these exact words to Atlanta’s emerging lyricist Akbar V after showing up at his northside mansion along with a bag of Checkers as a humble offering in exchange for spitting a tantalizing verse for the boss himself.


“Sometimes in this world ambition is worth more than money” the Cleveland Ave. emcee rhymes in her new street single “3$ No Tax.” The MMG-produced track was given to her by Maybach Music Group’s camp earlier in the year and came full circle after her unique encounter. Directed by famed visual creator Cricket, the video was shot on Cleveland Ave. in the heart of South Atlanta’s roughest neighborhood where the native is from and currently still resides.

After the first failed attempt to link with the boss at his residence, her #Akbartian fans took to social media to assure her next shot hit the target. Only moments went by before the boss responded in her IG comments, which is also the cover art for the single, and the rest is history.


After Ross said she was the hottest in these Atlanta streets, her ambition took flight and now she’s soaring to the next level.

See Akbar V’s passion explode as she meets the boss, freestyles for him in the full visual above.

Catch her new visual to her forthcoming single “Pray For My City” this Friday right here on SFPL.


Rick Ross Launches ‘Rich Hair Care’ Line

Music mogul and expanding entrepreneur Rick Ross has announced another new and exciting business partnership. His most recent business venture and perhaps the most unforeseen one is a close partnership with luxury hair care line RICH Hair Care. Rick Ross, also known as “The Boss,” has coined the “Rich” term as the title of one of his most successful mixtapes Rich Forever, his Instagram handle (@richforever) and will now use the word association to help further develop the RICH Hair Care brand. The news comes shortly after Ross announced his debut studio album under Epic Records, titled Rather You Than Me and his investment in the burger industry with Checkers/Rally’s restaurants. For more information, visit
Recently, Ross held an intimate event titled “Beauty & Belaire” in Atlanta, Georgia to officially make the special announcement. The event was presented by Maybach Music Group and took place at Ross’ massive 235-acre home. The night was hosted by Tahira Joyco-founder of The Cut Life with cocktails courtesy of none other than Ross’ signature champagne, Belaire Rosé.  The room was filled with Atlanta’s top beauty influencers, press, and bloggers. 
“We are extremely excited to partner up with such an icon as Rick Ross. He’s a master of blurring the lines between commercial and entertainment worlds, not to mention his ability to generate a brand halo,” said, Indrek Lohmus, CEO of RICH Hair Care

“This is an amazing new venture for me, and one that I am most excited about. Beauty and Hair care are both huge markets,” says Rick Ross. “I appreciate and understand quality products, especially when those products are used to enhance your overall personal health and appearance. Being a supporter of men’s grooming and healthy facial hair in specific, I was more than pleasantly surprised with RICH Hair Care products and had personally used them before this partnership. I’ve always been asked about my beard, hair care and what I use to take care of myself. It was something that I always overlooked until I sat down and really thought about the benefits and the message that could be created by partnering with the great guys at RICH Hair Care. I am excited to build a global network around this new RICH Hair Care venture, continue the entrepreneurial conversations and offer additional exposure to an incredible brand.” 
Ross has previously invested in Belaire champagne, Wingstop, Checkers/Rally’s, and now RICH Hair Care.  Please see more photos of the intimate cocktail event “Beauty & Belaire” below:

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Maybach Music’s Gunplay Joins Afficial on “Whip It” [New Music]

New Jersey bred Haitian MC Afficial takes things up another notch with his new single “Whip It,” featuring Maybach Music Group’s Gunplay.

Twitter: @AfficialNJ @GUNPLAYMMG



Loyalty Is Of The Upmost Importance To Rick Ross on “No U-Turns” [New Music]

Rick Ross won’t stand for disloyalty on his latest offering “No U-Turns.”

We find Ross reflecting on the importance of loyalty and brotherhood as he raps,

“It ain’t no U-turns on the block / You switch sides, you better stay there.”

“No U-Turns” could be an indication that Rozay is hard at work in the studio crafting a follow-up to last year’s Black Market album, and Black Dollar and Renzel Remixes mixtapes. Ross is reportedly currently working on Self Made 4 along with the rest of his Maybach Music Group crew.

Rick Ross at the 10-year anniversary concert for 'Port of Miami' Credit: Ian Witlen/Miami New Times
Rick Ross at the 10-year anniversary concert for ‘Port of Miami’
Credit: Ian Witlen/Miami New Times

Earlier this month the Boss celebrated the10-year anniversary of his debut project Port of Miami with a TIDAL-streamed concert at the Port of Miami of course.

Listen to “No U-Turns” below.

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SFPL Music: Tracy T feat. Meek Mill – “Topless”


Tracy T teams up with his Maybach Music Group cohort Meek Mill in honor of his forthcoming project and presents his new single “Topless.” Tracy’s new project serves as a follow-up to his 50 Shades of Green mixtape released back in August.

Check it out below, as the fellas prefer everything…Topless:


The RapFest Series 2: Gunplay, Chris Webby & Nyck Caution [Fly Visual]


After launching their premiere episode of The RapFest Ciphers last week on MTV Jams, there has been quite the buzz surrounding this new hip-hop platform, as fans and critics have been giving rave reviews!

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Rick Ross – “Supreme” [Fly Visual]

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Rick Ross takes a break from being the bawse and enjoys the beautiful sights his home Miami has to offer in the Eif Rivera directed visual for “Supreme” ,the Keith Sweat assisted track off his latest album Mastermind.


Teedra Moses – ‘All I Ever Wanted’ [SFPL Tunes]


The coined R&B lioness and Rick RossMaybach Music Group signee Teedra Moses has returned with her new, bigger than life single “All I Ever Wanted,” which released today via Soundcloud. The single is the first to be released off of her “Cognac & Conversation” EP, executive produced by the mastermind himself Rick Ross and the legendary Raphael Saadiq.


Omarion – “Know You Better” Ft. Fabolous And Pusha T

Omarion teams up with rappers Fabolous and Pusha T for a hot track entitled “Know You Better” from Maybach Music Group‘s highly anticipated new album, MMG Presents: Self Made, Vol 3. in stores and online 9/17 . Check it out below…


Wale ft. Wiz Khalifa & 2 Chainz – ‘Rotation’ [New Music]

Wale teams up with Wiz Khalifa and 2 Chainz on a new joint entitled “Rotation”, produced by Travi$ Scott and will appear on Wale’s upcoming album The Gifted, due out June 25th. Peep the track below…