Kendrick Lamar Joins the MMG "Power Circle"

The Compton MC delivers a standout verse on the new Maybach Music Group single.

Posted: 06/15/2012 01:38 PM EDT
Kendrick Lamar Power Circle MMG

Rick Ross' "Power Circle" is getting stronger. Last night the Teflon Don dropped the first track from the highly anticipated new Maybach Music Group compilation, Self Made Vol. 2, and the sprawling anthem finds the Miami heavyweight surrounded by the usual suspects and one special guest.

Kendrick Lamar, a BET Music Matters artist, turns up with a surprise verse to close out "Power Circle," which clocks in at over eight minutes long. It's Lamar's first collaboration with Ross, though the MMG founder has been known to seek out rising young talent in the past. Self Made Vol. 1 featured a memorable appearance from J. Cole, and of course there's his long-rumored collaboration album with Drake.

Also in the spotlight on "Power Circle" are Maybach Music staples Wale, Meek Mill, Gunplay and fellow BET Music Matters artist Stalley. Self Made Vol. 2 hits stores June 26 with other guests including Nas, French Montana, Wiz Khalifa and T.I. among others. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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