Show & Prove:
Rick Ross

80rickross.jpgWhenever a rapper adopts his tag from a real-life hustler like 50 Cent or Bumpy Johnson, he’s making one hell of a statement. Although he’s already armed with a heavy street rep, Miami native Rick Ross looked toward L.A.’s crack kingpin Freeway Rick to make a name for himself.

“When [I heard his story], it just grabbed me,” says Ross, of his namesake. “It was rumored that he introduced crack to the Crips.” In actuality, the imprisoned Freeway Rick is credited with introducing the deadly drug to the entire city of Los Angeles. Much like the crack epidemic, Ross has taken the hood by storm with his infectious chopped and screwed–tinged single “Hustlin’.” “Shit’s fucked up out here, people are hungry,” says the 28-year-old before getting quasi-political. “Everybody hustlin’. Bush is out here stealin’ oil. Bush [is] hustlin’!”

Sidestepping the inevitable fate that awaits most d-boys, Ross jumped into the rap game in 2000 by laying his grizzly vocals over various instrumentals. “That’s how I got hot in the streets,” he says. “Take a nigga’s beat like it’s mine.” The G-Unit–pioneered strategy earned the Carol City representative a deal with Slip-N-Slide Records in 2002, which led to appearances on Trick Daddy’s Thug Holiday, as well as both Trina’s Diamond Princess and Glamorest Life.

Rick Ross’ street stock continues to rise. At the top of 2006, Miami’s resident heavy hitter DJ Khaled put Ross alongside Lil Wayne, Paul Wall, Fat Joe and Pitbull on “Holla at Me Baby,” the first single from the DJ’s debut album, Listennn… The Album. With “Hustlin’” and “Holla at Me Baby” topping rap-radio countdowns nationwide, the head honchos at Def Jam were practically forced to make a deal with Slip-N-Slide in order to get a piece of Ross. As if signing a deal with Jay-Z wasn’t enough, Rick is in negotiations with Diddy to be the newest member of Boyz N Da Hood.

With Ross’ debut album, Port of Miami, scheduled for a summer drop, the trapper-turned-rapper is fully aware of his market value. “You have to take advantage of this shit,” explains Rick. “I ain’t got no fuckin’ time to be playin’.” Spoken like a true kingpin.

  • Mattric

    That Hustlin’ joint is an ANTHEM!! That shit is BIG…
    Holla at me Baby is h-o-t HOT!!!

    “Everyday I’m Hustlin’”

  • http://u-mad.net Rich-Yung-Society

    That hustlin track is sick
    JR Writers version is crack too that Every day im Bubbling. Who did that beat man?

  • Rome

    That beat is crazy. the beat alone would make it a hit no matter who’s on it

  • Lee-Diddy

    Big up to Rick Ross…The Hustlin beat is pure HEAT…Yo I also heard that My chevy ridin high. That shit is HEAT too. Rick Ross is rated Next fo shizzle!!!

  • http://WWW.SONICBIDS.COM/PRODIGALSON PRODIGAL SON

    HOLY-WOOD RECORDS IN THE BLDG…PLEASE QUIT KILLING OUR SOCIETY OF PEOPLE WITH KILLER LYRICS.. WHY MUST EVERY RAPPER TALK ABOUT HOES, GUNS, MONEY AND SELLING DOPE? IT MAY SOUND FLY, BUT ITS GETTING INTO THE EARS OF OUR YOUTH WHO DON’T KNOW ANY BETTER AND THINK THATS THE WAY TO LIVE LIFE..THEN WHEN THEY END UP IN PRISON, OR DEAD..WHO’S TALKING THEN… NO-ONE…I’VE BEEN IN THE STREETS B..AND IT ISN’T GLAMEROUS

    HOLLA @ CHA BOY.. PRODIGAL SON…GET AT ME.. http://WWW.SONICBIDS.COM/PRODIGALSON JESUS CHRIST SERVANT………

  • http://xxlmag.com E-man South c

    Now thats what i call seriousness, that nigga Rick ross,z jazzing me you can make a role model one day rick you know.

  • http://xxl Puerto-Black

    28 years of age?!?! That’s a go-damn bold face lie that nigga like 42. And the beat ius fire he is wack

  • maxamill

    im happy 2 c the homey finally get his chance to shine go head and do’em like them boo bee boys and kill’em with it dog

  • phillyboy

    man rick ross is WACK!! thats all

  • Carolinadarkboi

    Her we go again another rapper from the south about to get his shine on. Fa Show, Yo Rick Do Your Thing Dog.But watch out for the H.O.S.(Haters Of The South)I smell the fear. Every Day Im Hustlin

  • Samy Arabic MAN!!!!!!!!!!!

    YO MAN THIS IS SAMY ARABIC MAN,YES MAN,BIG BOUMBBBBBAAAAAA,”EVERYDAY I’M HUSTLING”,BIG FOOD,BIG BOUMBA BY ESS UP MAN

    YO WA SUP MAN

    SALAM

  • PHAT KAT 4 LIFE !MD

    HEY WUZ UP THIS YA GIRL STR8 OUT OF MD, DC… I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT HUSTLIN JOINT IS HOT!!! YEAH AND YOU’RE RIGHT EVERYBODY IS HUSTLIN BUSH IS HUSTLIN GAS… AND WE ARE PAYING FOR THAT SHYT.. KEEP DOING WHAT YOU ARE DOING I’M A FEMALE AND I FEEL THIS TRACK.. I HAVE TO HUSTLE EVERYDAY I GET UP AND GO TO WORK TO PROVIDE FOR MY FAMILY. DO YOU FOR THE 2006”’

  • BALEEVIT

    I have heard Rick Ross’ mixtapes and I feel like he could have came harder on that hustlin trak. But all in all, the trak was hot!!!

  • rellmo84

    The song is tr8 but it seems like i the only one who realizes he bit the shit out of lil wayne wit that shit.

  • watkins

    FEELIN THA HUSTLIN JOINT

  • Peezo Da Sarg

    another summer anthem cant get no better big up to da rude boy rick ross
    ~WATCH OUT FOR SILVA MOB WE COMMING~

    p.s beats for sale holla at me
    `

  • TexasBoi254

    DA SONG IIGHT BUT WHEN ITS SKREWED UP ITS THOWD FORREAL HUSTLIN’S BEAT AND CHORUS IS WHA MAKE DA SONG HE CANT RAP AS WELL AS YALL THINKIN THO BUT IM FEELIN THA SONG BASICALLY YA HEARD WATCH OUT THA SOUTH COMMIN FO THA THRONE N WE AINT SHARIN

  • Rhythm Nation

    The hustlin joint iz crack despite what Rick ross is talkin’ bout on the track. The beat iz so sick i’m guessing it was produced by the same cat who did the money on ma mind joint and that was i’ll. so hats off to da boy ross he next and i’m in the race so if anybody searchin’ fa a million dollar baby Rhythm Nation iz ya one stop shop. EASY

  • CYP DOGG

    RICK ROSS IZ THA SHIT RIGHT WE NEED NEW SHIT IN THA GAME CAN’T WAIT TIL THA ALBUM DROP

  • D.J Explozion

    This fool is the shit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

  • Santana from Tampa

    On the real is guy has been out for awhile and his shit has always been good. And alot of ya’ll probably don’t know bout his DISS in T.I. download it i’ts called Beautiful Moment. His hooks are straight fire and he raps ok so i give tha boi an 8

  • syed

    yo peeps im an aspisrin rapper, ima a post sum lyrics so holla bk want ur response
    post them here on email me herbaholic4eva@hotmail.co.uk
    Cop da coup wid da roof gone n switch plates, was born 2 get cake, call it fate, I no ur type u pre ejaculate ur too eager mate 6 2 da hed will make u levitate, ur bate g written ova u like a gucchi handbag one word ma bois will push ur head back. Im 4rm da manor, where u can get gunned down 4 less den a benna, cudve been a docter, ended up a shotter, I thought quick money easy life, all 4 a coupla pairs of air max 95, kicked da books 2 move packs, cooked da crack in ma mums flat, saran wrap. Mum cudnt stand that kicked me out told me don’t come back, cant say I wasn’t upset, week later she got shot I was a suspect, found da nigga who done it, shots 2 da hed gave him a closed casket, with ma mum gone had 2 provide 4 ma lil brother, didn’t want him 2 get up 2 no bother, told him education is da key 2 da future, felt like a hypocrite, he asked me y I quit, school, saw me smash a nigga hed against the wall, das when he realised is bro was a criminal.

  • WE BLAST OFF!

    WHO IS HE SAMPLING IN THE SONG “Hustlin”? Is it Lil Wayne or Mike Jones?

  • http://yahoo lord

    on king neil that nigga serious

  • http://yahoo lord

    on king neil that man serious

  • http://www.NykeNyke.com Nyke

    Love the track.. that’s why I jacked it!

    GET MONEY!

    http://www.NykeNyke.com

    -Nyke

  • Sheldon L. Clarke

    Big ups to my nigga chill will get at cha boy.

    butter
    aka
    slc
    FB27

  • 20′S ON MY ECLIPSE IN TEXAS

    the track was pro. by cool and dre and rick ross has always gone hard. “listen” is on of the better track. do dat. 1
    “Mitsubishi Ridin High!”

  • Homegrown

    Its been a long time coming, most of these cats East/West/south; whereever they’re from have been getting a lot of they image and culture from M.I.A. Its about time Miami niggas get there shine. Pitbull, rickross,dre and yes Zoeface is back, so there is no stopping M.I.A.

  • bigcedd

    puerto -black momma suck dick

  • Deandre Da Worst

    Da Hottest joint out right now is dat Rick Ross. Dat Shit is Fire. If Rick want a nigga to buy his album he gotta release another hard hittin song to really catch everybody attention, but so far he got mine!

    Deandre Da Worst 3rd Ward,Houston,Tx

  • Lo-D

    the track was produced by the runners….who also did money on my mind by lil wayne, born n raised on the khaled cd, whrr tha cash at by currency……the screwed hooks are their trademark man….the runners are on the come up

  • 305BOI

    Yall haters need to back up the kid Rick Ross is fire son reppin dat 305

  • ROB G

    THAT HUSTLIN JOINT IS FIRE

  • Carol City Mami

    Its about fuckin time someone stepped up and repped CC (Carol City) yo if this nigga blows up or never drops another single again, I can’ hate, He’s the home grown and put the REAL M.i.-Ayo on the map. Fuck the South beach tourist bullshit. He put the real Miami out and for that he gets my respect, all day EVERYDAY!

  • http://pypimps.com Elliott

    yo my dog rick ross is doin b fuck what you heard hustlin is the cut of the year big up to ya ross

  • Detroit

    Whats the rack with this cat and T.I. im downloadin’ music and I come across a track where Rcik Ross is gettin’ at TIP hard like he ain’t from bankhead and shit like he fake.

  • http://hi5 Geo, –nassau bahamas

    Ricky Ross, You run it nigga. this comin from ya boy ( GEO ) FROM THE BAHAMAS, NASSAU. U MITE NOT REMEMBER ME BUT THIS BLACKS AND CRAZY BOY FROM
    NASAU, I REMEMBER U DAWG — DO YOUR TING NIGGA >CAROL CITY , 69TH , LIL HAITI. BIG-UP !

  • TIs_Motivation

    I heard that Rick Ross diss song ” Beautiful Moment” against T.I.

    Rick Ross is a old fat rapper who thinks that is good enough to go against T.I. but he will never to better than T.I. and the hottest song he will ever have is Hustlin and his fat ass can’t even do that right

  • Rich

    Born n Raised is that anthem!!!

  • 11KAP

    Y’ALL SWEATIN RICK ROSS BIG TIME. LET THE MAN BREATHE. I’M NOT FEELING HIM. WHERE IS TRICK DADDY WHEN YOU NEED HIM? NOW TRICK IS A REAL MIAMI BOY. GO AHEAD AND THINK RICK IS THE NEW SAVIOR FOR THE SOUTH, BUT GIVE ME A FREAKIN’ BREAK, OK? EVERYBODY DOWN SOUTH ALL ON EACH OTHER’S JOCK N ISH. Y’ALL BUGGIN. DO YOU THINK RICK ROSS GIVES 2 EFFS ABOUT YOUR COUNTRY BUTT?

  • http://www.blackplanet.com cannabus 0

    mane my nigga rick and young jeesy killin the rap game right now, yo for real for real t.i anit shyt fuck dat nigga, talkin bout he da king of the south and shyt my nigga luda cut his lil faggot ass up on that stomp joint and flip beat his ass/ hold up don’t get ya eye swoll up/ if my lyrical cearel too cold then put ya bowl up/ try to attack bis/ you get ya face stomped flater then a compact disk witblack tims bitch/ located at da bottom of da map/ got dat clip from my hinny fif at da bottom of da strap/ you a homosexual/ the thought of a women layin nest to you probley threatins you/ you see grapeg and think of testicals/ you think of sick fantasys of vegtibles like bannas and cucombers havin sex wit you/ and you let gerbals crawl in yo rectom to i could got to jail for this shit but i anit doin a bid yo tip get off my dic and wipe the nut off you chine and come holla at dis kid

  • http://www.blackplanet.com cannabus 0

    nuff said nigga holla t me dawg anytime harlem gonna runa train on you bitch so you can talk all da b easy and trap muziq shyt all you want you and i both know you pussy and just cause you can flow don’t meen shyt you still a nut catchin bitch when you step out da booth/ yo jeesy stay on ya grind trap boy and ross keep hustlin b” and game yo p-unit anit got shyt on you i was feelin 50 till he came out wit da massacre shoulda been called da marshmello

  • http://www.blackplanet.com cannabus 0

    o.u.t

  • Backtogullyuglymoneyfromdadeeyallcantseemewitbifocalsimbi-coastalyalljustbi-polar

    It dont matter rick ross goin settle that and go on tour wit tip and yall haters goin be on his dick

    MIAMI whatup
    CAROL CITY whatup
    DADE COUNTY whatup

    but I’m on my detroit shit

    so fuck all tha haters

    Inspiration:Thug Motivation 102 comin soon look out

    More Importantly Overdose comin from da homie Big Herk

  • http://xxlmag.com SUPER313

    hell yeah i got a cousins in carol city and opalocka but it’s still detroit in this bitch

  • http://xxlmag.com SUPER313

    wait until big herk set the industry
    on fire
    7 mile detroit to the fullest

  • http://sofiane404.skyblog.com sofiane from france

    i dont speak english but i want say something ….prodigalson is a best rapper from united states ….!!! in france prodigalson is so good …he represent usa ‘s rap !!!!!

  • http://I Da Bottom Bitch

    Da Rick Ross…Got dat King Pin Swag. Yeah do da shyt Ross

  • The Rick Hata

    Yo I dont know where yall from but Rick Ross is just killing hip-Hop even more he cant rap. Listen want good dirty south Hip-Hop listen to this:

    Z-Ro
    Trae
    Bun B
    Pimp C
    Magno
    Short Dawg
    HAWK
    Fat Pat
    Lil’ Keke
    Scarface

    Out here Houston is the only place which is not putting out pop songs like (T.I. – What You Know)

    The Mexicana “Houston’s Finest”

    60% Hispanic
    20% Aferican American
    15% Caucasian
    5% Nativa Americans
    0.04% Asian

  • houston chick

    ^^ oh shut up

  • H-Man

    Yo, Miami iz bangin. Shout out to S. Beach. West Palm Beach. Dade county. Ima come off like Scarface. Grabbed me 50 keys and now Im back. How U do dat? I call it dope boy majic. Yo, I dont think anyone iz gonna help me so I had to do it myself, me, and I. Its true, Im crazy. Dem 50 keys R gonna open alot of doors. O my, look at me… dis majic gonna make me as rich as can be. One thang at a time…I showed…next time Ill prove. Trow da deuce up.

  • ScrOOgie Don1

    Yo to take a Name like Rick Ross after a man name Free Way Rick for a person who was credited with introducing the deadly drug to the entire city of Los Angeles. Much like the crack epidemic. STOP!! That’s Hard. All do respect for the lives lost in the epidemic but that’s Hard.

    ScrOOgie Don1
    SUBURBS
    Socity*Urburn*Brothers*United*Roughly Because $Dollars$

  • THE BX BOMBER

    YO RICK ROSS SHOULD QUIT RAPPIN, HIS SUCK AT IT.HE SHOULD TRY SUMO WRESTLIN INSTEAD.

  • Dre Money

    Fuck Rick Ross!!! That T.I. diss was garbage as fuck.

  • http://www.myspace.com/dahouseofsoul Mack (House Of Soul)

    Yo I’m from Miami ya’ll niggas need to roll with the south or just get rolled over.We repped everybody else when it was their time now just rep the south cause its our industry now. Ricky Ross kepp pimpin playa see ya in CC these niggas don’t know what that means though.

  • DadeCounty

    Carol City borned and raised..32nd ave neyyyga…Whip it Hard RICK

  • http://xxlmag.com wigga_hata

    this was one of the biggest wigga and spigga shit i’ve ever seen. fuck those uncle tom niggas in the video they just as fake as the wannabe blacks in this fucken music video.why is it that our fucken culture got to get raided by every other race?!the main reason is that uncle toms like in that music video let these wannabes get away with that shit. why? my brothers we need to be more stronger in protecting our culture from theese fools.if there wouldn’t be weak ass uncle toms we wouldn’t have wiggas,spiggas,and chiggas. don’t be weak my brothers make a stand don’t let these fools raid your culture.BLACK POWER MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS PROTECT YOUR CULTURE STOP THIS SHIT!RAP IS BECOMING A JOKE NOW BUT, MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS YOU CAN STOP IT FROM BECOMING A JOKE BY LETING THESE WANNABE BLACK BITCHES KNOW THEY CAN’T FUCK WITH YOUR CULTURE!PEACE TO MY BLACK PEOPLE THAT WILL MAKE A STAND AND STOP THIS SHIT!

  • PJeezy

    MARTIN LUTHER KING IZ ON DA NET EVERYBODY…WE GOT A CELEBRITY IN DA HOUSE…

  • T BABY

    IN MY EYEZ U MY FAT MAC BELEIVE THAT MUCH LOVE TO U,U BLESSED DO IT BIG; BEAUITFUL

  • onyenmeri

    hes cd is dope baby

  • http://www.myspace.com/islandgrrl Islandgrrrl

    I just got on to Rick Ross , I came across a his song with the lyrics “take it off,Take it off !! he sounds like Barry White in a part of it .. I DONT KNOW THE NAME of it ….Help me out guys !! Love this song !!!

    http://www.myspace.com/islandgrrrl

  • Trap Sumthin

    Check Out How The MIA and the rest of the south rolls on http://kingofthestreet.com

  • westcoast nigga

    ay muthafuckin rick ross you need to stop wit da bullshit i think yo shit whack i mean a real nigga hustla like me would of had a harder beat for my rhymes cuz. so i haf to say fuck yo joint cuz dat shyt whack u fuck up dat song was wack and on behalf of da real niggas in da west i speak fo dem when i say fuck you nigga cheya!

  • westcoast nigga

    fuck u homegrown u need to shut da hell up bitch u dont know what u talkin bout basterd u need to lick some bitches koochie!

  • westcoast nigga

    oh yeah homegrown and by the way bitch the west didnt get they style from da muthafuckin miami city we did our own shyt lil stupid bitch! WESTSIDE!

  • big dogg

    yo rick ross is da shiznit

  • Got Lean?

    Them haterz can’t keep you down. Your cd iz better than half of these bumz out here. Much Respect to you my nigga

  • East Side Negga

    Yo Ross tha shit u put down wit T.I. was of da hock dawg!!!!! i respect u man…. get doin those tight beats wit yo homies! MIAMI FO LIFE BIATCH!!!

  • East Side Negga

    Oh & by da way, im from MIAMI my self & for that u tight cauz u bizin be representin those noggaz from MIAMI!!
    (like lil john says) YEEEAAA!!!!…
    EAST SIDE FO LIFE!!

  • http://www.pitbullmusic.com 305 Monster

    Yeah, that’s right. Miami taking it to the top! Ross coming up, Trick Daddy, and of course the only Latin American rapper representing MIAMI…Mr. 305 Pitbull!! Keep reppin’ our city!
    ****305 til “WE” die****

  • northside

    i bought this port of miami, omg thres some sweet joints on tht. but 4 th love of god man rap bout somethin else cept drugs. i got 19 tracks bout coke.

  • Ross is god

    rick ross is the greatest rapper in the world i mean no one is better than him, hes so hott, and he is god.

  • WESTCOAST_NIGGA

    fuck that fat fuck rick fagget ass ross he a straight up busta and all the southern music suck like a muthafucka fuck yall southern bitches go put a big fat greasy dick in yall rappers mouth cuz they sound like shit bullshit sukka ass bitches!

  • http://tbaby tbaby

    this is a good song

  • floridas finest

    u talkin shit but wen da last time da west had a hit?…………….my point exactly. yall fuck niggaz aint ready 4 wut dade, broward, and palm beach bout 2 put out! aint nuttin but real niggaz in these streets! fuk wit ya boy! 954 till i mutha fuckin die!

  • Los Angeles

    Nice! We truly liked this work .

  • xenical

    quite enjoyed your work .

  • Chopp

    being from miami and knowin bout ross(fat mike) before he blew up i already knew dat nigga was finna make it. but this nigga aint all dat real.. he just good. but how u finna rap about coke but u used to be a correctional officer??? just a question??

  • Chopp

    but other than that rick does ride wen u sittin in da chevy vibing.. bet dat up! aye carol city 32nd ct all day mayne!

  • Idaho

    check this out!

  • Still Bangin In Little Rock in 07

    Ross Gets His Respect!

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  • LA90008

    Literally makes no sense that Rozay can’t admit as he did in 06 in this article that he stole Freeway Rick’s name and image. Pay respect…