2011 was a massive year for Rick Ross's Maybach Music Group, but 2012 is looking even more monstrous, and the crew's resident R&B singer Masspike Miles is looking to join the action. The Boston-based crooner, along with his veteran labelmate Teedra Moses, is expanding Ross's empire into R&B and buzzing off of "Flatline," his recent collabo with Wiz Khalifa, which has been invading radio waves. In an exclusive sit-down with BET.com, Masspike talked about his relationship with Wiz and his new mixtape, Skyy Miles.
Miles says that he and Wiz have been friends for years, through the Internet and other, um, extracurricular activities. "Me and Wiz are just fellow stoners, man," Miles told BET. "We're like flower children. That's what attracted us to each other. We been kicking it and conversing through AIM, when AIM was the s--t, MySpace and different things of that nature. We never did no music together; we never talked about music. It was always, 'What kind of weed you got?' Or, 'You smoke Backwoods?'"
However, when Miles's freaky-deaky hit "Flatline" began bubbling late last year, he knew he needed a high-powered guest and hit up his long-time smoking buddy — overlooking his fellow MMG soliders Wale, Meek Mill and even the Bawse himself. "I thought about Meek Mill, I thought about Wale, I thought about Rozay," Miles says of the guest verse on the hit song, which was featured on his latest mixtape, Say Hello to Forever. "I was just like, man, I really would like Wiz Khalifa on it because it's something different that he's not used to doing. I just wanted to [combine his] style of music to my style of music and kind of make it a marriage, so to speak. Our music's so separate, but I wanted to kind of bring it together and mesh it into something real good. When I released it, it happened to be one of my biggest on YouTube that I ever put out. It was getting major love from his core fanbase, my core fanbase."
But Miles hints that "Flatline" is just the beginning of what could be long, productive creative partnership between the two. A video for "Flatline" is set to drop any day now, but there could be more music in the pipeline. "I'm going to keep it real with you: We got a lot of records," Miles said. "There's a lot of things going on that I really can't talk about, but he got a lot of records with me; I have a lot of records with him. We just grinding."
One of these new Wiz Khalifa collabos could make it to Miles's upcoming mixtape, Skyy Miles. The tape recently produced the bluntly titled single "F----n'" (take notes, Brian McKnight), and Miles says it will feature many more rap-n-B mash-ups along the lines of "Flatline." "[There's] going to be a lot of great features on there, a lot of unexpected features, a lot of great music," Miles says. "I got a new joint with Torch and Curren$y thats crazy, I got another video coming out called 'Love Come Down,' that's coming out, another joint with Fred Da Godson. You know me — I'm grinding man. When it comes to videos and viral campaigning, you know I'm number one with that."
Masspike Miles's Skyy Miles is slated for a free digital release in June.
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