#17. Rick Ross Signs Distribution Deal With Warner Bros.

Date: February 19

Inking a deal with Warner Music Group was one of the biggest boss' biggest moves and allowed him to start building the Maybach Music Group in a major way in 2011. With the signings of Wale, Meek Mill, Pill, Stalley, and Teedra Moses, Rick Ross has built one of the hottest teams in the game. Hits like “Tupac Back,” “600 Benz,” and “I’m A Boss” off the Maybach Music Group's Self Made Vol. 1 album, have had the streets buzzing, and nearly weekly visuals have helped keep them hot on the Internet. With Ross’ God Forgives, I Don’t on the way and debut releases from the new signees, MMG won’t be going away any time soon.