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Rick Ross
Port of Miami

RickRoss.jpgCocaine cowboys. Police corruption. Shoot-outs on speedboats. Miami-Dade County’s dirty little secrets have always made sensational entertainment and front-page news. But M.I.A.’s notorious crime stories have been curiously absent in Southern street rap’s recent resurgence. While the city’s free-spirited bass music laid the groundwork for hip-hop below the Mason-Dixon Line in the ’80s and Will Smith’s 1997 pop-rap depicted a happy-go-lucky vacation destination, Carol City rapper Rick Ross steamrolled over these preconceptions about Miami with his monstrous trap anthem “Hustlin’.” The street smash catapulted him from a 6-year stint on Slip-N-Slide’s B team to Def Jam’s starting lineup, making 305 the busiest area code in rap along the way. Bustling with boatloads of husky gangsta music, Ross’ debut, Port of Miami, officially lifts the veil off his city.

Drenched in sleazy keyboards and warped vocal samples, the album is haunted by the ghosts of Jan Hammer’s Miami Vice score, providing the kind of overly dramatic bursts that Double R’s repetitive flow can easily bounce off of. Take the Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem–produced “Push It,” where a diced-up selection of Scarface’s overblown montage music allows Ross to express the thrill of having all eyes on him (“Now I run the streets, they all mine/Twelve years overdue, call it due time… Whoever thought that fat girl would grow into Oprah/Or that boy Rick Ross would be molding the culture”).

To help anchor his sound, Ross relies heavily on a team of Florida-based beatsmiths. On “Blow,” Rick successfully boxes out Cool & Dre’s bloated digital tubas and chest-thumping drums, but it’s “Boss,” a clever synthesis of Journey’s 1980 arena rock anthem “Any Way You Want It,” which displays his strongest sonic synergy with the production duo. Elsewhere, DJ Khaled offers up the paranoid chords for the Lil Wayne and Brisco collaboration “I’m a G.” Even the Runners show their versatility with the blunt “Hit U From the Back,” where Ross promises to “fuck you, flip you like you’re crack, girrrl” over a lushly chopped-up vintage sample.

With so many of POM’s songs seamlessly combining catchy melodies with plus-size beats, the appearance of the generic Mario Winans–produced “Get Away,” an obvious “I Need a Girl (Part 1)” clone, marks the album’s only major sour note. The outdated R&B-flavored cut is so blatantly pandering to female pop radio listeners, that even Ross feels the need to start off with a disclaimer: “It’s that LA Reid flow right here!”

Lyrically, Ross’ take-it-or-leave-it style, which relies too heavily on his balls-out simplicity, can be considered lazy. But more often than not, Rick manages to fill out his verses with quick wit and vivid snapshots. On the steely DJ Toomp–produced “White House” and the J Rock–assisted “Pots and Pans,” Ross details the motivations behind his entry into the drug game with exceptional detail. His conscience doesn’t fully crack until the repentant “Prayer,” though. Fighting back the tears, he explains, “I swear to God I done some things in the past/If I could please, Lord, I’d help ya bring ’em back/I feel pain, mayne, ’cause I can’t speak on it/That’s why I got so many songs, I can’t sleep, homie!”

While the runaway success of “Hustlin’” could have positioned Ross for one-hit-wonder status, he confidently sidesteps this fate by delivering the goods on Port of Miami. With a cohesive sound the city can call its own, the bearded rapper gets the release he needs by exposing the dark side of the Sunshine State. His name is Rick Ross, but Miami will remember him by a new name: BOSS!—BRENDAN FREDERICK

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    An XL for this mess?

  • TheRealest

    welcome 2 the state of hip hop

  • Fuck-A-Popa-Doc

    fuck no!!!! this deserves an L at best and thats me tryin to be friendly. The cd got like 5 aight tracks on it. garbage!!!!

  • Mr.Me

    Wow. I like this album an all but a XL? Thats almost a classic album (from Rick Ross???) Who’s doin these reviews? Rick Ross album is better than Bones album? Fuck outta here.

  • TATE

    wasn’t that good to me 4 or 5 tracks.

  • I Am A Hater

    THIS CD WAS……..TRASH!!

  • e

    Just an average cd not an Xl

  • http://UG-RS.com Tyler

    “4 or 5 joints does not a classic make” ya’ dig. . . Could have been alot better. It ain’t wack but it and hot as fuck either so I wouldn’t waste the loot just shoot 4 the download and I am comin’ at cha’ from South Beach so peep the real street heat at: http://www.myspace.com/marcusorealiusmusic
    http://www.myspace.com/marcmaysrockandrollthug

  • N-Z

    what…the…fuck…I’ma go cop me a Source…XXL fell off, got DAMN.

  • http://xxl.com ban

    You nedd to learn how to rate cd’s stop giving bad artist like rick ross good ratings and give lloyd banks album a xl or xxl and give rick ross album m or l

  • realnessalways

    man i cant believe they gave him a XL he is so wack. Hustlin was a okay song but he wasnt spitting notthing. ju8st becuz jayz is cosigning him doesnt means hes good hestrash!

  • realnessalways

    xxl yall need to put truth in yall reviews man i dont think i want to buyyall magazine anymore ill just read it at the store.

  • xXEmanXx

    WHAT THE FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!! O-M-G HIP HOP REALLY IS DEAD RICO ROSS~~~~>”I STRENGTHEN UP ALL OF MY CHICKENS,JOSE CANSOCA IS MAD BCUZ HE FINISHED”…..(-_-)…W0W FUCKING GARBAGE FUCC OUTTA HEAR XXL U GIVE A “M” TO BONE THUGS AND A XL TO THESE FAGGOTS U EVEN GAVE CUBE A L TOO AND HIS CD IS WAY BETTER THEN THIS FUCKING GARBAGE U FUCKING PISS ME OFF FAGGOTS

  • Prince of the South

    I’m going to get the cd, hopefully it’s as good as everyone says. I heard it was a step down from Jeezy’s record and XXL gave him an XL so that must mean it’s good. Hustlin was a crazy single. The haters need to fall back off of Rick Ross he’s doing it big for his city like Jay and Nas did when they first dropped. Let’s see what else Miami has to offer besides Rick Ross. If he goes plat then he might put them on the map and open the doors for other Miami rappers. I just hope Shaq doesn’t feel the urge to join the movement Rick Ross trying to start and put out an album b/c he sucks.

  • blackman

    Something is very wrong with rap when rick ross gets a better review than Method man,banks,Outkast,Ice cube.

  • http://XXL SOUFSIDEGATOR

    RICKY ROSS, DAT FOOL BUMP’N HIS WHOLE ALBUM BUMP’N 2 ME….. YALL SOUND LIKE SUM EASTCOAST HATERS WIT DA SOUF ALL IN YO MOUF…… DAMN……!!!! CAN WE GET MONEY……??? HA….. ITS FUNNY 2 ME….. HAH…… I SEE ROSS GO’N BOUT 2 OR 3 TIMES PLAT….. YA DIG…..???

  • LuvHipHop

    Its so funny to hear cats whining over rating…stop complaining and buy the cd its good material out there so what that Rick Ross got a XL while Banks got and L..Shut up and by the cd….XXL mag doesn’t speak for everyone a bunch of cry babies…Beside that if it was orginality and creativity Outkast should got a classic and Im not bitching about that its just rating NY are cry babies no one is showing you guys attention!….Its all just music!

  • realnessalways

    it aint rap its xxl and their dumb ratings i think the whole staff should collaborate and decide the review rating not just one person

  • realnessalways

    XXL yall need to step up YOUR RAP GAME

  • the shit

    Are ya’ll niggas serious about this review his album fuckin suck. I’ve could of spent my $10 on something else better like a dime bag a dro. This album was overhyped; Def Jam should be ashamed of promoting this garbage. It desreve an M at most

  • New York Nigga

    iz it just me or are u niggaz ratin da trash good and all da real hip hop shit bad. U gave outkast a L u gave METH a L u gave LLOYD a L u gave CL SMOOTH an L but now i see Rick Ross wit a XL i see Field Mobb wit an XL and KILLER MIKE LOL WAT DALL HELL IZ WIT U NIGGAZ MAN i cant believe this man u niggaz are fallin off man da source iz callin man

  • Fishscale

    PRINCE OF THE SOUTH are you fuckin shittin me…youre comparin rick ross to jay and nas…get the fuck outta here with that shit

  • Chris

    Whoever reviewed this album is f&cking retarded because Rick Ross is pure garbage lol. XXL rates Rick Ross XL and Banks just an L? F%cks wrong with these d!ck ridin hos?

  • yoshi

    kanye got a xl so dis shit gotta be some lik a m

  • http://myspace.com/rebeldr myspace.com/rebeldr

    fuck rick ross i prey to god T.I claps at him and destroys his dumb ass career like he did to flip!! on the real!!!

  • tical164

    OUTKAST GETS AN L? METHOD MAN GETS AN L? LLOYD BANKS GETS AN L? RICK ROSS GETS AN XL? IS THIS MAGAZINE SERIOUS? IMA ASK THIS QUESTION AGAIN, IS XXL SERIOUS??U GOTTA BE KIDDING ME.IMA QUOTE MY MAN METHOD ON THIS ONE: “half these critics ain’t got half this skill” BELIEVE THAT!

  • Mean Jay Green

    Damn the hate is thick up in here.
    I guess I’ll be the first to pretty much agree with this review.

    I’m assuming that most of the people commenting are the same ones that always have some slick shyt to say about the South…meanwhile we laughing all the way to the bank.

  • HollyHood Izzle

    I from the A(I gotta let yall know its a lot of NY niggaz on these sites hatin on the SOUTH) so I fuck wit weezy, tip, snowman, but rick ross is a L, it has about 5 or 6 good songs 1 or 2 aight songs and the 9 or 10 trash. The production ain’t that good his word play is horrible, is flow is the same on every song and is content is repeitive, its somethin 2 get u buy til jeezy drop n october.

  • http://xxl.com ban

    ricks ross suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucks his album is a load of shit come on xxl can’t you give a right rating for a cd. Switch rick ross and lloyd banks album score or else I’m not going to buy your magazine anymore and i’m sure a lot of people agree cock sucking xxl.

  • http://xxl.com ban

    ricks ross suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucks his album is a load of shit come on xxl can’t you give a right rating for a cd. Switch rick ross and lloyd banks album score or else I’m not going to buy your magazine anymore and i’m sure a lot of people agree pussy xxl.

  • Pribs

    The Fuck is this shit gettin a near classic rating. Just accept it u wouldnt even think about Rick Ross if he didnt have Hustlin on this album. It has maybe 4 good tracks thats it. Its the same pop BS with now new subject matter

  • Yun

    i dont understand the hate, hot lyrics isnt the only thing that makes a good album, the reviewer is tryna get the point across that Rick Ross did a great job bringin a gangsta vibe to Miami, sumthin that nobody has done before makin Ross’ album original, the songs on this cd are genuinly good songs, spittin “hot 16′s” aint the only way to make a good song so what if doesnt have crazy wordplay this cd still makes you bounce and the production is good

  • ace

    FUCK XXL u gave a rick ross album and XL but a method man album and daz album an L

  • H-man

    Thanks 4 a fly CD Rick Ross…It waz a priviledge and an honor 2 see U succeed….Go cop Port of Miami…we B talkin hustlin muzik, straight up, all fuckin day baby

  • acenbeta

    this album is fucking garbage. i didnt even waste a blank cd to burn the mother fucker. i downloaded listened then deleted. xxl yall turnin gay man. a fuckin XL! and you gave banks an L! i mean damn nigga whos in charge? YN you gotta fire some niggas man…

  • hustla

    yoshi u sould shut da fuck up when u don’T know what u r talking about kanye got an XXL

  • Mad Blakkman

    Y’all muthafuckas have got to be shittin’ me!!! Outkast an “L” and Rick Ross a gotdamned “XL”! I used that trash, fuck-ass Rick Ross CD as a coaster to sit my Hennessy on, cuz. Hip Hop is officially dead to me as far as XXL mag goes. All you assholes are good for now are the eye candy pages which I skeet on every month. Shit what’s next, a flat ass white girl in eye candy? Man, fuck y’all.

  • Mad Blakkman

    Oh yeah, by the way, I’m from the South, so don’t throw that bullshit “They just hatin’ on the South” shit my way. I know trill ass shit when I hear it, and that shit is universally garbage. North, south, east, west, fuck it Mars to Pluto garbage!!!

  • Teenz

    Man dis cd was fukin PIFF it cudda did wit out “im bad” “boss” & “hit you from the back” if dose traks cudda been replaced da cd wudda been classic hands down

  • Jermaine

    RICK ROSS BLOWS

  • Dashon

    I wouldnt give his album the best rating but it gets more than an m. What more do you want from a souther rapper than rider music and great instrumentals. Rap is much more than great punchlines and creating hot lyrical sixteens. It’s about swagger. Rick Ross has that. To say that Lloyd Banks album is better than his is some bullshit. I think that most of these comments on this blog are just biast. Listen to the cd and judge on not only lyrical content and instrumentals. Judge on deliverance. His aproach is noteworthy and you need to give him a little respect especially when i know you got hustlin in your cd player.

  • lmao

    fuck that…im from and live in the south and i know damn well that rick ross is garbage. if ice cube scored lower than this clown then XXL can die.

  • cpthedon

    uh oh.

    something told me to not even review this one.

    i did purchase this cd. i am terribly disapointed with the cd. rick ross is unquestionably an a-b-c elementary rapper. i am not saying that everyone can be rakim but the kid after over 12 years in the game is a “rookie”. with a song like “hustlin” i thought he would be “ok” at least.

    there is noooooo way that this is an “xxl”. especially, when other “Great” albums like “stillmatic” got the same rating.

  • http://myspace.com/getthebloodmoney Will

    THIS ALBUM DESERVES THE XL RATING AS WELL AS 4 MICS FROM THE SOURCE…AND THE REASON THAT PIONEERS ARENT GETTING AS GOOD RATINGS IS BECAUSE THEIR MUSIC SIMPLY ISNT WHAT IT USED TO BE…GET OVER IT THIS IS THE NEXT GENERATION OF HIP-HOP…IM FROM THE EAST COAST AND I MYSELF AM SAYING QUIT HATIN ON THE SOUTH!!

  • http://myspace.com/getthebloodmoney Will

    OH YEAH AND U STUPID ASS FUCKERS HATIN ON XXL, MAKE UP UR MIND!! FIRST IT WAS “XXL IS ON G-UNIT’S DICK…XXL HATIN ON THE SOUTH…BLAH BLAH BLAH…” AND NOW ITS THE OTHER WAY AROUND?? STUPID ASS PPL GET A LIFE AND TRY LEAVIN THE INTERNET 4 ONE DAY.

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  • Jerz!

    B Frederick: You just destroyed any credibility XXL had as a rating system. The production on this shit is crazy, I’m sure it would be better than an M if this dude could actually rap. But hey, maybe its as good as King and Fishscale who knows? : /

  • DANGER

    TO TELL THE TRUTH IM FROM NY AND I GOTTA SAY ROSS ALBM WAS DEFINETLY WORTH THE XL. THE BEATS ARE CRAZY AND THE SONGS ARE CATCHY AS HELL I THINK THE REVIEW IS PRETTY ON POINT

  • Jaydon

    Yo! This album is wack. Banks pisses on this fat dude but he only get an L. Please how much is Gay – Z paying u YN.

    Im not hating but this down South shit need to be stopped. But Hip Hop is dead anyway. Every old artist coming back with some Boring ass rhymes and the new cats are only talking about guns, hoes and money. BORING. Wheres the originality remeber illmatic, infamous, reasonable doubt, murda muzik, tribe, even Ja dropped a hot 1st album.
    Where were u the day Hip hop died?

  • Kareem

    This album is aight, but NOTHING CAN COMPARE TO TRAES RESTLESS im tellin you Nothing He is the TRUEST rapper this hip hop world have… His lyrics is mostly about his past hard times,
    He is the FUTURE of this business All of you fake ass wannabes dont know shit about Trae The Truth If you dont feel Trae, then your having problems with Rappers talking True, and rappers with big Lyrical abillity

  • input

    Man what the hell are people listening too the beat? This guy’s flow and word play is sooooo weak. I listen to this album first thing I noticed was beats but when he starting flowing I was like blahhhhhh. Stop riding the south’s dick! If it’s hot it’s hot but this isn’t.

  • Mr. 1

    his second single sucks and so does his album but how does he end up number 1 on the charts this rap game is going down the toilet

  • SHIZWHIZZLE

    This deserves a MF small rating due to the shitty grammer used.

    This arse hole of a reviewer even highlights this lyric taking like it’s good.

    Quote:
    Fighting back the tears, he explains, “I swear to God I DONE some things in the past”
    Unquote.

    It should be “I swear to God I DID some things in the past”

    Rick ross is a faggot. He needs to go back to school.

    Muthafuckin chump.

  • Fuck-A-Popa-Doc

    I love all music. Let’s get that out the way. I’m from the DC/MD/Va area and I like the south shit and I like some NY shit. I fucks wit niggas like Nas, Hova, Jada, DMX to niggas like Jeezy, TIP, Youngbuck, UGK, 8ball & MJG, and Three Six. But this album sucks!!!! Sorry 305 Miami…I mean I fucks wit u’ll niggas b/c u’ll show niggas love when niggas visit but the album is weak. I can honestly listen to about half of the album and the other I can’t even stomach it. Out of the half I can listen to only about 4-5 tracks are worth nething. I don’t know if XXL just hops on dick b/c he’s wit Jay-Z but whoever the nigga that reviewed this wack ass album needs to “go kill yourself.” (I don’t mean that literally) I mean how are you goin to give Cube’s album an L and this an XL. You’ll gave “Trap Musik,” “Get Rich Or Die Tryin” (the 1st review not re-review), “College Dropout” XL’s and you are really goin to tell me that this shit compares??? FUCK NO!!!! I use this album to break down my bud wit…seriously!!!

  • JP

    this site sucks. how can they give this trash xl and give banks L? banks is way better then rick ross. This site needs better reviews to review albums.

  • Antagonist

    Wow an XL? This album is straight ass. This fat ass Isaac Hayes looking nigga has a wack flow with corny beats to match. Port Of Miami has like 3 or 4 good tracks out of 19.

    I’d give it an S or an M the most.

  • http://bxconnect bxconnect

    are you fucking serious xl?you got a nigga thinking your getting paid for these reviews.the nigga album is monkey shit.about 5 r&b songs shitty lyrics.sad very sad.

  • http://xxl asshoe

    dis albulm is trash so is all off eastcoast shit and westcoast shit yall niggaz stop haten on da souf just cuz we on top of dis rap shit what yall nigga know bout rollen slabs on 84s sippen on lean and swangen and baggen whit grillz in our mouth bumpen dat screw yall niggas aint ready dirty souf holden dis muthafucker down and dats wut it do

  • http://TAGWORLD.COM/LIKFAMM DOLLA

    THIS ALBUM IS AIGHT!!!!!
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    I WOULDIVE GAVE IT A L MAYBE LESS…..
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  • IL Duce

    i didn’t think his album was trash…it’s and whoever said that his production sucked is an idiot becuase he got some pretty decent beats. but that push it beat is hott. i think it was jonathan rothem that produced that…man that was big step up from some of them shitty g-unit beats he got. but anyways hands down i liked rick ross’s album. now as far as the rating goes i think that he deserves it. i mean yes he don’t change his flow and he’s might repetitive but so is the dipset. now i anit hating on the set…but if then get away with it why cant ross??? ross cd is a XL, dont let your hate for the south cloud your judgement, he get’s real deep in his album, a lot of relate to musik, juss becuase his flow is different dont mean the point anit the same. hands down rick ross deserves his rating. but i will say this though…i thought DMX’s album was way better then ross’s so if ross got an XL then DMX should be double!!!

  • HATER HURTER!

    Man, half of you probably aint even listened 2 the entire album! This nigga came wit subject matter, a little party music @ some street shit! Pretty damn good 4 a niggas debut album! But i forgot this site caters 2 the east coast bloggers! I can name 100 down south lyrical giants @ yall would call me everything under the sun. Just beleive it aint where u from its where u at!!!!!! Peace!

  • fuckthemhaters!!!!

    U OVER BANK$ DONT PLAY UR SELF IS BAD 4UR HEALTH.FUCK D BANK$ REVIEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG-UNIT.

  • http://yahoo lil boo

    wat it do ross just lettin u no yo whole sound tracks gangsta!!!!!!!

  • http://aol Cash Flow

    Ayo Ross is one of the best out right now ain’t Nobody messin wit him

  • cizzle

    that rick ross album is alright but i don’t thinks it’s an xl a couple of tracks you have to fast forward on there it should have got an l but then again if yayo album got an xl i can see why this got that rating

  • tha messy

    Man fuck all ya’ll hatin ass niggas, rick ross is the truth to any real nigga out here in the hoods of america. You niggas on here talking bout Lloyd Banks, fuck them punch line g-unit faggots, them niggas was never the voice of the streets!! I expected a XXL personally. Rick Ross is the truth.

  • GILLZ

    AMAZING XL FOR RICK ROSS
    TALKIN BOUT THE SAME ISH EVERY OTHER RAPPER IS “DRUGS” NO ORIGINALITY OR NOTHING
    BUT HE GETS A XL
    WOW HIPHOP IS IN THE TRASH BECAUSE OF ISH LIKE THIS

  • XRAY3000

    ^WOW!! Are you serious..the cd was mediocre…its everything I xpected from him…Obie Trice’s album was far superior.

  • HotChaldeanHo

    OMG!!! I love this CD. Its a good ass CD man and XXL did a good thing for givin it a XL! That shit is sooooo sweet! I fuckin ordered it online and I love it! Every song on this CD is different and the rhymes are just insane! Betta go out and buy that shit!

  • Paper Chaser/ahki90@yahoo

    this is a fuckin disgrace.this cd is trash.this nigga cot 4 maybe 5 good songs. dont buy it

  • Paper Chaser/ahki90@yahoo

    P.S. THIS ANIT NO SOUTH DISS THANG THIS SHIT IS GARBAGE P.S.S LOOK OUT B-MORE ‘S FINEST, BOSSMAN COMING SOON

  • TYRONECAPONE

    AN XL FOR THIS TRASH!??? BANKS IS THE ONE THAT SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN AN XL. THIS REVIWER MUST BE AN SLIP N SLIDE EMPLOYEE! ALL HE TALKS ABOUT IS TRAPPING!! THIS IS WHY HIP HOP IS TRASH! THE DARK SKINNED SUGE KNIGHT IS TRASH! HE SHOULD TAKE HIMSELF RIGHT BACK TO THE PORT OF MIAMI AND NEVER RECORD AGAIN.

  • TYRONECAPONE

    THIS IS WHY NAS AND OTHERS HAVE SAID HIP HOP IS DEAD! HE RAPS LIKE HE’S SMOKED TOO MANY CIGARRES!

  • God’s Son

    that is bullshit you guys better give nas a better rating than Rick Ross that no talent mothfucka shouldn’t even be even able to sell one album let alone debut number one no one will even rember who rick ross is in 2 years anyway

  • God’s Son

    this album will be one of the wackest albums to go platnium

  • BIGNAT

    I DON’T KNOW ABOUT THE XL BUT THE CD IS NOT TRASH HE GOT SOME JOINTS ON THERE I REALLT DIDN’T EXPECT HE WOULD HAVE.

  • http://www.yahoo.com Shamir

    yo this CD is hot. it should of been a XXL.4GET ALL YALL NIGGAS WHO SAY his cd aint shit. the whol cd is bumping

  • Prince Of The South

    Jeezy hot, but Port Of Miami killed Jeezy jumpoff cd. Damn Jeezy better watch it or Rick Ross is going to get him, the only problem is that this cd doesn’t have a crossover hit like the record Jeezy did with Akon, though Hustlin is nice. If you don’t have this then you need to go get this out the store because it’s good enough to buy.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com DJ1219

    Why so much hate on tha south? This is one of tha best albums of tha year but when one dominates 4 so long it does get kind of boring [ha ha ha].

  • memphis all day

    ya muthafuckas get to into that real hip hop shit yal is wack as hell if ya folks up north wana listen to rappers who all they do is rhyme good dats ya but dnt start dissin south rappers dat tell it how it is how the streets is jus cos u cant relate 2 what he sayin

  • XXXXXXXXXXXXL

    People seem to think that Rick Ross shouldn’t get an XL just because THEY don’t like southern rap. I think it’s deservent, of at least an L. It’s groundbreaking, it’s the first Miami album really out there, and that’s big. And when you compare him to other sucky southern rappers (yung joc) He’s not that bad.

    And about Banks, honestly people wanna like him because Hunger for More was hot.. But seriously compare the three singles (My House, Hands Up, and Cake) all mediocre IMO, to last years (On Fire, So Fly, Warrior) And you can see he’s loosing it.

  • 11KAP

    SOME OF YOU SOUTH CATS NEED TO LOOK AT A MAP AND REALIZE GEORGIA AND FLORIDA IS ALSO ON THE EAST COAST, SO STOP BEEFING. WE KNOW A GOOD ALBUM WHEN WE HERE IT. RICK ROSS DID NOT HAVE 19 BANGERS ON HERE, THEREFORE NO XL. PERIOD.

  • 11KAP

    YOUR EARS HEAR GOOD MUSIC A MILE AWAY, AND I KNOW YOU AREN’T GONNA WANNA HEAR EVERY SINGLE SONG ON THIS ALBUM BACK TO BACK, SO WHAT’S THE XL FOR? PUBLIC RELATIONS?

  • http://yahoo.com Infamous

    4 0r 5 banger what? i can name 10 off top…. “what u talkin is irrelevant, this shitll leave a hole in a elephant boom”… yall krazy if dis aint hot man respect da south kuz we respect da north man point blank

  • God’s Son

    Rick Ross=wack period if any of you south dudes think he is better than Nas than you are fin reatrded

  • http://www.myspace.com/blackintelligentz1 CLO

    The whole album is tight

    Black Intelligentz,an Entertaiment company out of VA, is hitting the industry with full blast…. The Movement Mixtape series is sick with different flavor…Producer Chris Kringle laces a few tracks on the cd.. Him and Chris Owens are on the grind putting out the mixtape.. look for it.. e-mail them at blackintelligentz@yahoo.com to be part of the movement… and check them out on http://www.myspace.com/blackintelligentz1

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    Its Black Intell, can’t you tell!!!!

  • bmort

    niggas hating on ricky ross cause he from the south but wanna act like lloyd banks is da shit. you gotta have more than lyrics these days. downsouth is killin it because they got crazy punchlines and people can understand what they saying. wait until clipse and luda come out. outkast is killing it with that new idlewild soundtrack. hip hop is not dead but new york rap is its as simple as that. we keeping it grimey with ti, rick ross, jeezy, three six, project pat, buck but we still making our party music too d4l, franchise boys(even though people wanna blame these cats for everything the ladies love they music so i aint got a problem with it). before u blame them remember diddy started shiny suits, nas tried to become commercial with songs with ginuwine, 50 and ja rule make too many r&b hits and krs one even was doing sprite back in the day. so dont blame d4l and franchise for the downfall of NY hiphop blame these cats for the downfall of NY hiphop casue they dropped the torch and we have picked it up and aint dropping it.

  • lawrence

    WTF??? yall gave Port Of Miami a XL rating,but onokayplayer.com they gave it a one and a half out of five …come on now somebodies lyin

  • bud

    this album is great fuck ny vry babies mad cause the south took over get off nas n jay z dicks every single ny rapper is sorry n make me go to sleep dam i hate soft ass newyork niggas no wonder when they come to the south they get killed n shit these niggas talk so gay n go to south websites n all they do is hate n hate n hate dam just cause ya havent been hot n fell off like 5 years ago ya dont have to come n hate hear we dont like none of ya leave this website all ya do is cry n say this niggas ass yo son u bugging b ya talk like bitch ass niggas dam leave the south alone ya r done

  • 11kap

    Why you southerners gotta be so pigheaded just because you’re in the spotlight for a few months? everybody knows what they want to hear, and this ain’t it, son. WORD. Give me a break talking about some damn torch. That light is going out real soon because you’re playing youself with the wack tunes.

  • KassyKRAK215

    xxl sucks on reviews…end of story!

  • babyboy

    nIGGAS STOP HATIN MAN, I M FROM NY TELLIN U MAN, I AM FEELING RICK ROSS ALL DA WAY, HES 1 OF DA BEST RIGHT NOW, CHECK DA SONG, CROSS THAT LINE FT AKON, I HEARD MOST OF HIS ALBUM, AND I DEFNITLY LACKS CRIATIVITY, AS HE ONLYS TALKS ABOUT SELLIN COCAINE AND SHIT, IN IN DAT SONG, GET AWAY, DEDICATED 2 WOMEN HE TALKED ABOUT COCAINE NOW WHAT DA FUCK IS DAT?????, HE SURE A GOOD MC BUT, I DONT KNOW JUST HAVE 2 WAIT

  • SUPERMAN

    the south is wack. if hip hop aint all about lyrics then im coppin that paris hilton album. ny aint fall off. we just let u get a turn. now its our turn again. lloyd banks, papoose, jae millz, saigon stand the fuck up. and guess what, aint none of these niggas snappin their fingaz.

  • bud

    superman all the niggas u named r horrible boring rappers except banks sorry to break it to u

  • http://myspace.com fuck_ross_bitch_ass

    how can you say rick is better than banks,method,outkast,and cube.wtf fuck xxl.

  • mark-1

    ima be 100% honest… (thank god we live in america)… ok, da album did have good production, BUT lyrically he’s trash… all he talked about on da whole album was smuggling CRACK and his wannabe thug lifestyle like anybody gives a damn about the drug distribution in miami… c’mon now didn’t snowman do dat a year ago!(yeeeeeeeeeaaah) i think cool and dre, scott storch and da runners waisting their talent on dis faggot trick ross! r u serious, for starters he doesn’t even have a marketable look dis nigga look like somebody grandpa dat work at da liquor store on 89th. street!!! fat bastard…
    his album is strait garbage!
    da only reason he had a buzz is cus his first single was kinda catchy
    he shoulda gotta M instead of an XL!

  • bud

    mark-1 ur a hater hope u die of cancer better yet stop hating no 1 cares about low lifes like u kill urself u nasty fuck rick ross carol city cartel run trains on marks mom

  • Johnny Storm

    I’m from the south and I personally thought the album was garbage. I tried to listen to the cd repeatedly just to give him a chance, but it was one painful listen after another. Nigga needs to go back to his supposed “drug cartel” cause the rap shit ain’t gonna last. At best this album deserved a M, ain’t no way that shit is better than Banks’s album

  • Real Talk

    Rick ross album is some trash accept for about 4 or 5 tracks and 2 trecks is the same song “hustlin”

  • bud

    why would u bring banks up? n u can realate to ross cause u dont know shit about drugs gun play or nothing go listen to good boy banks

  • bud

    i hate ya new york niggas so much ya think ya have an opion but ur opion dont count cause we dont like ya n sense the south took over it means we can give 3 shits about what ya dumb ny soft boyz think

  • Lady T

    AY YO bud learn how to spell b4 you start dissin on NY…u dont know shit about Bank$.. he will definitely blast Rick Ross’ fat ass out the water any day…trappin my ass..more like trippin home boy!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lady T

    AY YO bud learn how to spell b4 you start dissin on NY…u dont know shit about Bank$.. he will definitely blast Rick Ross’ fat ass out the water any day…trappin my ass..more like trippin home boy!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/samsonii SamsoN jR.

    Rick ross cannot rhyme nor does he have a flow…. his album his some good beats on it…. but thats it… XXL yall fuccin up!… and how did some of yall on here get on the internet.. when yall cant even spell!
    This is why people question the state of Hip-hop… bcuz creativity is pushed aside for the same cliche music… Elliot Wilson u need to put these so called writers in check.

  • runner

    u ny niggas r so gay shut up ya out the rap game fuck ya

  • Battle Zone

    fuck this gay ass rapper rick ross he aint even a rapper he is a preschool rapper how u gonna be lookin 50 years old and be rappin this cd should be rated a b for bullshit

  • Battle Zone

    oh yeah fuck this muthaphucka named will take ur lips off XXLs dick

  • XXL?

    Everyone at XXL can suck my dick you fuckin mainstream cock suckers.

  • dipset

    XXL this is my last time supporting ur ass time for me to go back to the source LIKE THE GOOD OLD DAYS. sick of that fuckin eminem G-UNIT bullshit.

  • RICKROSS?

    RICK ROSS!? WTF!!!! this guy is junk i went and copped this album thinking it would be an XL album but what happened i wasted my money cuz of your fuckin DUMB RATING YOU FUCKIN Bastards. …

  • http://myspace.com fuck_ross_bitch_ass

    a yo bud fuck u

  • A.T.S.

    Hey Runner, keep my city’s name out ya mouth. Especially since you probably like this garbage ass Rick Ross shit……….

  • Anonymous

    truthfully i’m a lil disappointed in the album(Port of Miami) but still give credit when it’s do. For a rapper comin out of miami yo boy aint bad. Im a miami native myself (born and raised) and this album proves that we’ve come along way from base music. Ross introduces an aspect of “tha bottom” that’s rarely seen. some of u mf’s here miami and think south beach, pretty women and clubs…naw homie there’s more to it than that. but that’s beside the point. I thought the album should’ve been better especailly with this bein his debut. Hopefully Smitty does a better job.

    and for you nigga’s hatin on the south cut that shit out. east had their chance wit it so did the west…why can’t we get a peice? truthfully the state of hip-hop/rap is dead, but don’t blame the south. we rappin bout some of the same shit today that was being told before when the east and west was runnin the game…drugs, money, and hoes basically. it was just a matter of time before it got played out thats all. however i can say that the only difference is that the eastcoast had a lot more conscious and mindful rappers and that was all relevent to time. the majority of listeners now don’t want to hear that, and its sad. but we live in a time where mf’s just want to have fun and get paid. so cut that ignorant shit out its ridiculous. it’s 2006…niggas losing there live in the war and people are being forced to move cause of a hurricane and we fussin about east, west and south… black folks wake the fuck up… this shit is funny. you niggas sound like females arguin ova dumb shit…its like ya’ll ready to kill a mf’s over a rating. Listen while ya’ll gettin mad and hatin on dude he somewhere on an island wit a blunt in one hand and bad broad in the other.

    get paid and enjoy life or do whateva it is that makes you happy.

    stay up & b-e-z

  • dominican boy

    no niggas from ny r good there all trash i dont know how ya like jayz he garbage

  • Raul str8 out of WestTX

    Its been ,damm near along tyme dat i bought a cd.To be Honest i heard a couple of tracks on da computer,to download to C if its worth buying…and let me tell yall The Whole CD is a MuthaPhu****,Classic,On Aug 8..best believe i went out and bought it!!Its Sept 3 and da Port of Miami is still in my CD Deck…Its a bout tyme somebody made an album dat we can relate to.MAD PROPS TO RICK ROSS keep it comming!

  • A.T.S.

    First off, Jay Z ain’t garbage and does not rep the true heart and soul of NY hip hop. Dominican, shut the fuck up, I think pit bull got another joint comin out. Go cop that wit ya bitch made faggot ass

  • jaytrill_2012

    THIS RICK ROSS ALBUM SHOULD OF BEEN RATED M INSTEAD OF XL. THIS ALBUM WAS NOTHIN BUT HYPE. I THOUGHT JAY-Z HAD A BETTER EYE FOR TALENT, ESPECAILLY FOR WHO HE BROUGHT IN THE GAME (YOUNG JEEZY)LAST YEAR. RICK ROSS CAN’T RAP, HE IS A JOKE COMPAIRED TO JEEZY. ALTHOUGH I THINK THE PRODUCTION AND BEATS ON THE CD ARE GREAT. THIS CD IS GOOD IF YOU HAVE A NICE SOUND SYSTEM WITH STRONG WHIP GAME.

  • http://www.WordofSouth.com L.B.
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  • http://www.gunitworld.com RICK RO$$

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  • kevin

    This CD is trash i couldnt even beat my meat to this stuff man make betta material urrg

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  • kevin

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  • Money

    I dont no what the fuck everyone is talking about. I think the album was rated correctly. Rick Ross made a great album and I think its a classic. Alot of people talk dat shit but cant fuck wit dat man. I listen to all kinds of music and i dont know what the hell everyone is talking about. Maybe becuase you dont understand the music or cant relate to it. You should say that you can relate to it insteady of saying its garbage. I can relate to all the things that he say becuase i understand his struggle. Rick Ross is da boss right now and yall should bow down. Dis is cumin from money and im an up and comin artist myself.

  • 11kap

    The south is on the come up…….no problem, mon. Rick Ross reminds me of a slowed down r&b version of Philadelphia Freeway. Holla Back, yungin!

  • anonymous

    i take everything i said back a few days ago…the album is alot better than i thought and all the hatin you all are doin needs to quit. Ross put it down…
    305 MI Yayo!

  • http://myspace.com/deadlyair DownRiteDerelict

    L – sound is too repetitive throughout the tracks

  • 11kap

    Ross talks about a lot of hardcore shit, but the music caters to the pop culture. This weren’t true hip hop beats in most of his songs, but he still represented with most of them. I wasn’t really feeling songs #6,7 and 8, but I could bare with the rest of them.

  • latinpistol

    i was only feelin ross on the hustlin remix wit jay and jeezy but he only spit one verse. push it was kinda hot. but thats it. this shit aint no xxl

  • http://xxlmag.com cev305

    fuck all u haters my nigga ross getting his shine on and ya’ll an’t this da 305 my nigga we got this shit on lock down here!

  • xdl

    i didnt know kamala from the wwe put out a rap record

  • ClevlendSTANDUP

    XL! WTF im not gonna ever buy a album from your ridiculous ratings XXL im disapointed jus cuz you stopped suck g-units dick doesnt mean you can go jump some1 elses COCK!

  • Behemoth

    Ricky Ross tha boss, If ya think banks is ill ya got sum seriouz issues, haha! fuckin wack ass fake niggaz tryin 2b hard. Banks aint shit, I’m sorry but The only G-Unit nigga that’s poppin IS Buck and he needs to get the hell out of G-Unit before 50 ruins him. niggaz Raw, he belongs in the hood spittin hood anthems not commercial hip hop bullshit like 50 cent crap. Eminem he can be crazy for a white boy, but only when he’s on the serious side, his goofy side needs to go. he’s got crazy talent. and he can pull off the hood shit cuz his style is raw.

  • http://X_X IronMan

    XXL must have a southern reviewer im not gonna even lie and im from miami but no way in hell dose Rick Ross tops any of Bone’s albums

    i rate his album a L, XL hell naw, XXL Fuck naw he aint reachin it like that but his mixtape shit is better anyway so fuck it.

  • Cuban Link

    id rahter listen to yung joc than rick ross because at least yung joc can rap to beats and some of his shit is a lil catchy(although both are whack as fuck)

    just cuz rick ross raps about dope doesnt mean he is dope.This honestly is one of the worst albums Ive heard all year.Sum1 said this was the dirty south version of Illmatic.Thats the saddest statement in hip hop history

  • wu banga

    Port of Miami is a Fucking Classic!
    We needed this shit! Quit bullshittin and push that xxL out yall ass!

  • CJ

    YAOO RICK ROSS IS DA BOSSS sick beatsss yeyee ( u dunt wanna be da one i blaasstt brooo(8)) so fuck all u haterrrss ROSSS IS DA BOSS peaccccccee

  • http://www.yourmothergotadick.com YungGizzle

    Tha CD allright tough , but not what i expected

    After Hustlin’ i was like tha album gots to be hot… XL sounds okayy….

  • bud

    cuban link u suck dick go get on ur wack ass new york shit like busta rhymes n all those dorks that think ny shit is cool when its really wack fuck east coast bastards there out the game 4 good i hate ny rap is boring n trash it puts me to sleep illmatic was terrible 2 rick ross cd a classic u dirt fuck

  • ChicagoBoy

    This is crazy!!! The entire album is nothin but the same new age “dope-boy” rhetoric that was ushered in my Mr. “im not a rapper, im a hustler” himself, Young jeezy. Now don’t get me wrong, with the production and clever Dr. Suess lyrical style, Jeezy album hit the streets wit a bang, paving the way for other bullshit non-rappers to enter the game with their own version or what not being a rapper is…i.e, Yung Joc, and of course Rick Ross. Port of Miami does exactly this but unlike Jeezy, he wasn’t the first to do it. So by the time you hear Port of Miami, you expect the same inpact, but because of the lack of actual lyrical talent, it falls short. well short of an XL rating. Sorry folks, dope beats but thats where it stops.

  • FoTrey

    My Honest opinion…The Boi Ric Ross…Cd is well thought out and put together…I can listen from track 1 to 19…Alot of CDs that came out this year was garbage…and made me mad…but i got my moneys worth…Do your thang Ric Ross. Da rap game needed that CD…to show the world that the souf is more than just snap music…im from the south and im tired of that shit…
    FoTrey
    Da Underground Prince…
    http://www.myspace.com/fo2datrey

  • Andrew Rogers

    Yo listen yep ok alright all you wankstas that think you know you dont that album is hott fire, every song is nasty bra. you niggas is full of shit. Holla, you want some come get some.

  • http://myspace.com/statesquadknaledge nawlege

    all yall hatin as ny niggaz are stupid. rick ross album was NOT BAD, my nigga. i mean yalls sayin only 4 or 5 tracks wuz good? WTF?!? i aint ganna lie, there was about 3 songs i skipped ova cuz it sounded a litte wack, but dat leaves about 16 bangers! u lyin if u say only 5 songs is good. i could name 7 easy
    1.push it
    2.cross dat line
    3.boss
    4.prayer
    5.hustlin remix
    6.ya heard me
    7.4 da low
    8.pots and pans
    10.where my money
    look at dat shit. i know yall niggaz is hatin cuz jay z has an eye 4 talent. i admit that rick ross is not a lyrical master like banks, lil wayne or jeezy(i think jeezy and wayne is better than banks bcuz banks bores me now), but da nigga got charisma and dilivery. o and by da way, yall niggaz wuz hatin on lil wayne too, but remember suck or not wit cam’ron. lil wayne made the song! he kilt cam’ron on dat shit! “i get head in the strangest places/two at the same time call it chagin faces” GET IT?! TWO AT DA SAME TIME, CALL IT CHANGIN FACES! but thats all besides da point. ross put it down 4 miami and dats why he went 3xplatium. but i know not all ny niggaz is haters. my cousin 4rm brooklyn and live in queens, and he told da rick ross album wuz “fire son”. so just cuz yall coast aint on top, dont try 2 put down another side cuz u dont like it. 305 respect 718 cuz dats where it all started, but dont take respect 4 weakness. any nigga 4rm anywhere dats been down here and in da hood will tell u dat if u disrespect us, da otha side of miami shows. da side u DONNOT WANNA SEE. we all need 2 eat and hip hop is NOT dead. so stop da hate and start showin love like we did wit yall when yall wuz doin yall thang.
    p.s
    STATE SQUAD UP NIGGA. LOOK OUT 4 US ’07. WE DID BIG ON MEMORIAL WEEKEND ’06 AND WE DOIN IT BIG AGAIN IN ’07. ITS OUR YEAR WE FINNA BLOW BIG CUZ!!!!!

  • http://myspace.com/statesquadknaledge nawlege

    my bad…correction
    1.push it
    2.cross dat line
    3.boss
    4.prayer
    5.hustlin remix
    6.ya heard me
    7.4 da low
    8.pots and pans
    9.where my money
    10.hit u 4rm da back

  • doug

    rick ross sucks…i mean whats wrong with you people, youre suppose to be a hip hop magazine, but you rate wack shit high and the good stuff low…i mean ross? he is almost as bad as Yung Joc, his album was more like a Small, and than you want to go and rate Method Man’s album an L? Meth had some hot lyrics and stayed true to his sound and then you rated Little Brothers Separate but Equal mixtape an M? Recognize real hip hop with lyrics that talk about somethin real, not hoes money cars clothes….i guess you guys are the difference between black people white people and niggers….oh yeah and if you rate lupes album anything below an XXL yall are fuckin terrible and i hope your company goes bankrupt.

    Real Rap-LB, Justus League, Kanye, Pharrell, Cassidy, Wayne, Lupe, Wu-Tang, 2Pac, Biggy, Old School, Busta, Skyzoo, Dipset, Jay-Z, Skyzoo, Outkast, Saigon, Dead Prez, Talib, Mos Def & Roots

  • Rick’s toss

    I downloaded this shit off review and fuck me someone owes me cos this shit is shit! XL! Fuck nah! I think XXL should rate itself, prehaps it might be generous enough to give itself a S. Hip Hops bible, i don’t think so!

  • http://xsquadclothing.com palm beach FL

    WOW!!!! LOOK AT ALL YOU HATERS OUT THERE YOU ALL CAN SUCK OFF CUZ.
    ALL YOU NIGGERS AND HOES COULD NOT HAVE DONE A BETTER JOB!!! SHUT UP BITCH ASS NIGGA.. AND BUY THE ALBUMS
    IN HTE STORES.

  • Gin Rummy

    I used to like Rick Ross…’til I heard this album. This shit is some done before said before shit. Its wack. Honestly, he gives the south a bad rep with his weak flow.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Chi-Town Representor

    RICK ROSS SUCK ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • doug

    put skyzoo n little brother on his ass and he wont be able to walk no more fat ass shit quit rappin ross your ruinin rap music…if you love it so much do whats best for it and quit

  • bud

    doug u have a gay ass name n ur a dirty ass hater i hope u die u gay ass hater

  • Jepdyze

    Gabage all da way,rick ross does not deserve no xl he deseve a m nothin mo, i kno da south iz on da scene right now but damn wut da hell….u kno wut i want every one on dis site to read dis-xxl suckin to much dic on wak rappers these days ima star buyin da source again

  • G-UniteyeGotchaBack

    I know that it’s a sad day for hip hop when, I find myself bumpin’ this guys music(b/c of da beats or chorus)when I know deep down that this nigga raps like a straight beginner.

  • 11kap

    Why y’all take it personal because someone does not like a certain rapper?

  • Gettn’ Money In 06

    Keep Hatin ON Ross. Half u niggaz don’t even have the album. You guyz wanted Rick Ross to flop so hard, but u niggaz can’t stand that he ain’t no one hit wonder. Go cop thiz nigga shyt he tight. Fuck dem Lamez. Keep Doin It big Ross. U got yourself some new fanz and a slew of new haterz. Holla!!!

  • SCOOBYDOO’S CATCHER

    WHAT THE HELL ARE THESE PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT I GUESS THAT ITS TRUE WHAT THEY SAY PEOPLE DONT LISTEN TO MUSIC THE JUST FAST FORWARD THROUGHT IT. THE MAN RICK ROSS IS FUCK CRAZY HOT AND YOU WOULDENT KNOW UNLESS U BEEN THOROUGH THE SHIT THAT HES TALKING ABOUT AND YESS HE GOT AN XL FOR HIS SHIT ITS PLAIN HOT SHIT MAN BUMP THAT SHIT IN THA CLUB AND WATCH ALL THE DOPE BOYZ DO THEY THANG HOLLA

  • O.G.

    im from the mia and i STILL cant stand this bitch ass rapper
    nigga is too slow and dumb

  • O.G.

    this nigga is ignorant as fuck all he talks about is coke
    everything about him is wack- his lyrics, his flow, his beats r overrated, and his 1 aight song was hustlin which is like a year old

  • jose

    SEE LUDACRIS PAGE….

    once again i burn this shit …. fuck def jam…. THIS shit has good production…… so i guess kanye west will sample this later on … then i buy it..

    ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhh lyrics to uhhhhhhh lyrics…..
    ur 38 and still rappering im 21 and still wrting.LOL

  • http://www.xxl.com Pricey

    rick ross is shit hot!

  • http://www.xxl.com DJ

    Port of Miami deserves 2 b rated better than the usual ice cube an method man shit, Rick Ross is the BOSS

  • http://www.xxl.com DJ

    O.G U TALK SHIT MAN U DONT KNOW SHIT BOUT RAP IF U DISSIN RICK ROSS

  • http://www.xxl.com DJ

    ROSS!!!!!!!!!

  • http://Myspace.com/blackmusicfamilies Ace Roddy

    Dont hate on the anticipated boss of the year lyrics aint that good but he is from the hood

  • Real Talk From Da South

    Rick Ross iz a surprise hit bitches.Real Talk muthafuckaz…Da South Don’t Fuck Wit New York because y’all hate on the South quicker than taliban blowin demselves up. You catz try to put us in one categorey…non lyricists with nice beatz. The South Does so many different types of music that it is impossible to label us in just one group. We do Crunk/Screw/Snap/Gangster/Pop/and just plain on Real Ass Music. Not too many of you New Yorker respect anybody who has something goin that is better or even slightly better YOU. And y’all wonder why the South is SO united itz because we are like one big HOOD. In the South we do plenty much everything the same. Crunk shyt came from Memphis and Atlanta. Screw Music came from Houston. We Rep Our States 4 sho, but we will Rep The South faster than anything. The South does our thing and don’t care if you hate or not. We just gettin started…

  • http://www.rapmedia-az.com Enos Opie

    MAN THIS IS NOT JUST A XL THIS IS XXXL

  • RidahTaTe

    For all da fools that said this did not deserve a XL…must be some chingy,nelly pop garbage fans. Cuz dis shit go HARD…so dont “cross dat line”

  • Havoc

    What tha hell??? Rick ross got an XL? They were right. Hiphop is dead. i think ama go and get my michael jackson cds and start banging to them. Hiphop is currently making me sick

  • A-BOOGIE

    all yall hattin ass nigga’s need to stop! rick ross is a certified street nigga. that album is one of the best albums this year. he deserve an XL, XXL did the right thing. and for you fag ass niggas, the streets is giving that dude his respect. yall must like that bubble gum bullcrap. ROSS keep doing ya street thang and get money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • A-BOOGIE

    if u ain’t from the streets then u don’t need 2 listen 2 dis album, go buy that bubble gum shit u fag ass niggas!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Zel of E.Z Money

    u some hatin ass niggas this should be rated xxl!!!!this cd is a certified banger/classic!

  • http://RickRossisgarbage... Legacy

    RICK ROSS IS GARBAGE. WHO THE HELL IS LYRICAL IN THE SOUTH?? HIP-HOP IS GOING TO HELL IN A HANDBASKET. PAPOOSE AND INFANET WILL SAVE HIP-HOP HOPEFULLY.

  • prettyboythugx@yahoo.com

    maaann am from the miyayo i aint even gonna lie am an artist myself polo you feel me and at first i didnt feel rick ross album but that shit hot do u know you gotta be a nigga that love street music or someone that understand music that shit better then the king album straight up he may not be a lyricist but he get his point across and thats what counts he got at least 13 good song he aint no jeezy he may not make the doup boy go crazy but he’ll have u pushing it u dig. see hip hop is not dead its just that some people are stuck in the past and wont accept nothing new acting like ur parents thats real shit. that nigga got his own style something ya dont understand sometimes u gotta flow with ur style and not try to be too lyrical. thats what wwe southern niggaz bring to the table maybe under the table u dig. maybe its not a lyrical classic but when u think about whast makes a classic riding to a whole bunch of hot ass songs thats why it took people so long to realize 2 pac was the greatest cuz we wont everyone to be in the same lane am an artist myself and my shit never wack u feel me but give that man his props

  • Wardypop

    R u niggas 4 real on this site!!!!??? Yall niggas bump garbo ass 50 cent and Bone but hate on Ross. U niggas trippin. His beats r the beats NY niggas and other places r running to producers sayin “I want a beat like that”. Trust me I been around da Runners and heard a couple big rappers wanted the same sound.Hip hop is no longer bout the art; that ended when Todd Smith (ll cool J) and Rakim were 1st to sign million dollar deals. So stop cryin u internet thugs and just accept what has happen in music. I can’t stand to hear grown ass niggas cry like bitches because somebody else getting money. Shit without hip hop Down South still gone make money!

  • Shawty Say Flatlinah 4 life

    a im from miami but im not using that as an excuse man RICK ROSS Is Tha SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! any body who thank other wise tell em to take it up wit us Carol City niggas Shit yall niggas say ross wack everything he rap about he done did it bank aint did shit if it was up to me i would have 50 and buck in G unit and thats it so fuck all yall who say ross aint do tha damn thang on his cd cuz that shit was hard
    -CAROL CITY Chief Pride Boobie boy street gang CCC’s

  • dominicanboy

    fuck newyork i heard some dork on here say papose gon bring hip hop back how if he is sorry as fuck like all ny niggas

  • 11kap

    I don’t give a shit where a nigga from. If I like his music, I’ll play it. If I don’t, I won’t play it. period. WTF do I care where your dumb ass came from? Man, fuck that regional beef bullshit. WTF do you have to do with the artist anyway, ignorant ass nigga?

  • Da Tefflon Don

    Dis nigga iz wakk n cant spyt 4 shyt.

  • beantown

    This is a hot album. I tend to like NY rap best, but you people are ignorant if you make your decision about a rapper based on where he is from. Rick Ross has skills and honestly this album is better than Method Man’s, Banks’, and Ice Cube’s albums.

  • ROD

    fuck newyork i heard some dork on here say papose gon bring hip hop back how if he is sorry as fuck like all ny niggas

    damn nigga dont ever come to harlem u bitch ass nigga, itll be some blood nigga rapin ya ass, this nigga is funny, he say fuck ny got damn man that sound personal

  • ROD

    His beats r the beats NY niggas and other places r running to producers sayin “I want a beat like that”.

    i said this to somebody 1 day
    south=producers
    north=mcs

  • bud

    rod ny is soft the puertoricans run the blacks thats how soft it is

  • cpthedon

    ross is a former booty rapper. do your research on this dude. my sister has a slip n slide cd from like 97′ or something now this dude is imitating the real Rick “Freeway” Ross who was a real drug kingpin.

    as cassidy said best “rappers get deals and be turning into mobsters.”

    not hating entirely on this dude but c’mon, you guys got see through this dude. Hustling was a great song but his limited skill will be exposed soon.

  • DRAMATIC

    RICK ROSS IS A FUCKIN BAHWSSSS!

    noreaga the real noreaga owe me a hundred favors — ahhh rick rocc is to SICC.

  • tha kid

    Ya’ll crazy to say Ross is garbage he is one of the FEW real one’s in the game. All ya’ll ridin the tip of TI dick. He rep atlanta he was in a movie ATL but he live in Marietta. He fake as a $7 bill. Real Talk. It shows how week he is because he scared to go back at Ross after Ross fried his fake ass. Cuz he can’t he’s too weak to take a shot at Ross and he knows it. Ross is on ROC that’s all you need to say. Go buy Port Of Miami you will understand how fuckin’ sweet this man is.

  • Rules

    Double WOW 2 your design!

  • ADBO-T

    Rick Ross’ Album doesn’t deserve an XL, it deserves a fuckin XXL! It’s da hottest shit out, Ross got tight lyrics an’ hot beats and a perfect style, so y’all people betta shut ya mouths and eat a dick if y’all don’t like that shit! Ross is one of da best rappers alive, and his shit is cool mayne and real, Rick Ross ma nigga youre da shit!

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  • Chevyboy

    Ricky Ross…is bumpin! well, half at least. Really though, he’ll get better (if hes worth what he says he is). He’s about an L for me. White House is ill.