*As previously reported, Omarion Grandberry, the R&B singer/actor/dancer and former member of the teen group B2K, was announced as the latest signee to Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group imprint on Warner Bros.
And finally, after his solo career had stalled, the 27-year-old is back with new music – and a new nickname: “Maybach O.”
“The changes that I needed to make?” Omarion told Billboard.com. “I made them.”
As Omarion preps his first batch of material for Maybach Music Group, his debut single, “Let’s Talk,” received a video on Wednesday (scroll down to watch), a new mixtape is on the way, and he says that he probably has at least two tracks on the forthcoming posse album “Self Made Vol. 2.”
And more changes are to come.
“I’m writing more. I’m dancing different. And I really want to entertain the people,” says Omarion. “I think that people didn’t foresee this move for me — that people were like, ‘Oh, what’s up with Omarion?’ Omarion fell off this, Omarion did that. What’s gonna be his next move? This is my next move.”
When it hit stores on June 26, “Self Made Vol. 2” will give hip-hop fans the first taste of a Maybach Music Group with a veteran vocal presence handling the hooks. And while a new solo LP could take a while for Omarion to finalize, the singer says that his next project will be an emotional one. “I’m singing from my gut, I’m singing from my heart, and it’s just gonna be passionate music,” he promises. “I feel like I’m bringing back what I’ve done, but in a bigger and better way.”