Self Made Vol. 1 is a compilation album by Maybach Music Group. The album features Maybach’s new roster additions, Wale, Meek Mill, Teedra Moses, Pill and Stalley along with Torch and Gunplay of Triple C’s. Outside of the label, the album features guest appearances from Curren$y, Jadakiss, Jeremih, J. Cole, CyHi the Prynce and French Montana.
“Play Your Part” was previously released on Rick Ross’ 2010 mixtape, Ashes To Ashes, while “Pandemonium” was also previously released along with a music video.The album was planned to be released on May 24, 2011, but got pushed up one day to May 23, 2011. The album sold 58,900 copies in its first week, debuting at number 5 on the US Billboard 200 and number 1 on the Top Rap Albums and Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums charts. As of November 25, 2011, the album has sold 183,000 copies in the United States.
n an early March interview with Rap Radar, Rick Ross was asked if there were any plans of releasing a Maybach Music compilation album to introduce his new label-mates. Ross responded to the question stating:
“I think we will bypass the compilation aspect but we’re gonna be releasing mixtapes. I was on the phone with DJ Drama last night discussing the possibility of a Maybach music, Gangsta Grillz. Like what we could do to make it different, you know. We had a good conversation.”
Rick Ross soon announced that he and Maybach Music Group will be releasing their first compilation album, Self Made, and will be distributed through his new deal with Warner Bros. Production of the album is handled by Cardiak, Just Blaze, Lex Luger, Lee Major, and many more. On April 18 the official track listing was revealed.