Rick Ross began the climb to world-wide super stardom with 2006’s Port Of Miami, his #1 Pop/#1 R&B/#1 Rap major label debut album. The street anthem Hustlin became the first mastertone ever certified platinum by the RIAA for sales of 1 million copies before the associated album had even been released. Port Of Miami’s second single, Push It, whose movie soundtrack excerpts (circa 1990) from Giorgio Moroder’s Scarface (Push It To The Limit) evoked the gritty soul of a city that Ross embodies.
2008’s Trilla, whose second single release, The Boss, featuring T-Pain, rose to #2 on the Billboard Hot Rap chart, #5 R&B, and Top 20 on the Hot 100 further solidified Ross’s dominance in the game. The next single, Here I Am featuring Nelly and Avery Storm, also hit inside the Top 10 on the Rap and R&B charts.
A year later, the bawse delivered again with 2009’s Deeper Than Rap, which was named the #4 top-selling hardcore hip-hop album of 2009 by Interference.com, in the company of releases by Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Lil’ Wayne. Deeper Than Rap got a big jump out the gate with its first single, Magnificent featuring John Legend, produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Top 5 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Tracks chart and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
Continuing to reign supreme, Ross’s 4th album, 2010’s Teflon Don debuted at #2 on the Billboard Charts. It spawned a slew of hits including the #1 single Aston Martin Music featuring Drake and Chrisette Michele as well as Top 10 singles BMF (Blowing Money Fast) and Super High featuring Ne-Yo.
After launching Maybach Music Group and signing artists like Meek Mill and Wale, the hottest MC in the game released the album God Forgives, I Don’t. Rick Ross continues to supply the streets with heat.