Self Made Vol. 2

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Self Made Vol. 2
Studio album by Maybach Music Group
Released June 26, 2012 (2012-06-26)
Recorded 2011–12
Genre Hip hop, gangsta rap
Length 60:17 (deluxe edition)
Label Maybach Music Group, Warner Bros., Def Jam
Producer Young Shun, Beat Billionaire, Boi-1da, Cardiak, Don Cannon, The Maven Boys, The Beat Bully, Ayo The Producer, The UpperClassmen, KyeBeatz
Maybach Music Group chronology
Self Made Vol. 1
Self Made Vol. 2
Self Made Vol. 3
Singles from Self Made, Vol. 2
  1. "Bag of Money"
    Released: April 3, 2012
  2. "Let's Talk"
    Released: June 5, 2012[1]

Self Made Vol. 2 is the second collaborative album by Maybach Music Group, released on June 26, 2012.


Like the previous album, Self Made Vol. 2 features contributions from members signed to the MMG label including Rick Ross, Wale, Meek Mill, Stalley and Omarion along with Gunplay of Triple C's. Wale confirmed this album in late 2011. Early in 2012, when Rich Forever by Rick Ross was released, he announced another project called MMG Uncut. Guest on the album are Kendrick Lamar, Nas, French Montana, Nipsey Hussle, Wiz Khalifa, Roscoe Dash, T-Pain, Ace Hood, Bun B & T.I.. Producers of the album are Boi-1da, Don Cannon, Cardiak, Lee Major, The Beat Bully, & many more.


The first official single "Bag Of Money", featuring Ross & T-Pain, was released on April 3, 2012,[2] and was sent to urban radio on June 10, 2012.[3] It peaked at #69 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Music videos[edit]

As of November 20, 9 videos have been released from the Self Made Vol. 2 album - "Bag of Money" (directed by Colin Tilley),[4] "Black Magic" (directed by Parris),[5] "Let's Talk" (directed by Spiff TV),[6] "Power Circle" (directed by Dre Films),[7] "Actin Up" (directed by Mr. Boomtown), "Fountain Of Youth" (directed by Dre Films), "Bury Me a G" (directed by Dre Films), "All Birds" (directed by Spiff TV)[8] and "M.I.A." (directed by Topshelf Jr) Despite being featured on "Power Circle", Kendrick Lamar does not appear in the video rapping his verse.

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 98,000 copies. As of August 2013, the album has sold 277,000 copies in the United States.[9]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[10]
Entertainment Weekly A–[11]
Pitchfork Media 6.2/10[12]
Spin 6/10[13]
XXL 4/5 stars (XL)[14]

Self Made Vol. 2 received generally positive reviews from music critics; it holds an aggregate score of 70 out of 100 at Metacritic.[15] Carl Chery of XXL commended the performers' chemistry and stated, "There’s a clear hierarchy in song quality throughout the album, but no skip-worthy cuts."[14] Allmusic editor David Jeffries called the album "an interesting mix of in-house and all-star, and another reason to take Ross the ring-leader seriously."[10] However, Brandon Soderberg of Spin called them a "pseudo-supergroup of convenience" who "snarls, stunts, and simps luxuriously", and quipped, "needs more Gunplay."[13]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Power Circle" (Rick Ross, Gunplay, Stalley, Wale and Meek Mill featuring Kendrick Lamar) Lee Major 8:36
2. "Black Magic" (Meek Mill and Rick Ross) Young Shun, Southside 2:54
3. "This Thing of Ours" (Rick Ross, Omarion and Wale featuring Nas) Don Cannon 4:09
4. "All Birds" (Rick Ross featuring French Montana) Beat Billionaire 2:49
5. "Actin' Up" (Meek Mill & Wale featuring French Montana) Rico Love, Earl & E (co.) 3:58
6. "Fountain of Youth" (Stalley and Rick Ross featuring Nipsey Hussle) Cardiak 3:58
7. "I Be Puttin' On" (Wale featuring French Montana, Wiz Khalifa & Roscoe Dash) Boi-1da, The Maven Boys (co.) 5:16
8. "The Zenith" (Wale, Omarion, Stalley and Rick Ross) Harry Fraud 4:30
9. "M.I.A." (Omarion and Wale) The Beat Bully 3:57
10. "Bag of Money" (Rick Ross, Wale and Meek Mill featuring T-Pain) Beat Billionaire 4:06
11. "Let's Talk" (Omarion and Rick Ross featuring The Notorious B.I.G.) Ayo the Producer 3:59
12. "Black on Black" (Gunplay featuring Ace Hood & Bun B) Beat Billionaire 4:51
13. "Fluorescent Ink" (Wale, Stalley and Rick Ross) Cardiak, Trevor Chin (co.) 3:21
14. "Bury Me a G" (Rick Ross featuring T.I.) Beat Billionaire 3:21
Sample credits


Chart (2012) Peak
US Billboard 200[16] 4
US Billboard Rap Albums[16] 1

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format(s) Label Edition(s)
United States June 26, 2012 CD, digital download Maybach Music Group, Warner Bros., Def Jam Standard, deluxe


  1. ^ "R&R: Going For Adds: Urban (Week Of: June 5, 2012)". Radio & Records. Retrieved October 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ Wale – Bag Of Money (feat. Rick Ross, Meek Mill & T-Pain) – (Single) [iTunes Plus AAC M4A] | Flow Tunes iTunes Plus AAC M4A zippy M4V Single, Album 2012Flow Tunes iTunes P...
  3. ^ Wale confirms MMG: Selfmade Vol. 2
  4. ^ Wale ft. Rick Ross, Meek Mill, and T Pain - "Bag Of Money" (Official Music Video) on YouTube
  5. ^ Meek Mill feat. Rick Ross - Black Magic (Official Video) on YouTube
  6. ^ Omarion feat. Rick Ross - Let's Talk (Official Video) on YouTube
  7. ^ Video on YouTube
  8. ^ Video: Rick Ross & French Montana - All Birds
  9. ^
  10. ^ a b Jeffries, David. "Maybach Music Group Presents Self Made, Vol. 2: The Untouchable Empire - Various Artists". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-07-22. 
  11. ^ Rahman, Ray (June 29, 2012). "Self Made Vol. 2 Review". Entertainment Weekly (Time Inc.) (1213). Retrieved 2012-07-22. 
  12. ^ Cohen, Ian (July 2, 2012). "Various: MMG Presents: Self Made 2". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2012-07-22. 
  13. ^ a b Soderberg, Brandon (July 2, 2012). "Maybach Music Group, 'Self Made Vol. 2' (MMG-Warner Bros.)". Spin (New York: Spin Media). Retrieved 2012-07-22. 
  14. ^ a b Chery, Carl (June 26, 2012). "Maybach Music Group, Self Made 2". XXL (Harris Publications). Retrieved 2012-07-22. 
  15. ^ "Maybach Music Group Presents Self Made, Vol. 2 Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2012-07-22. 
  16. ^ a b "Allmusic: Maybach Music Group Presents Self Made, Vol. 2:". Billboard. Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-03-31.