Rick Ross Live

Rick Ross, born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, and raised in the impoverished suburb of Carol City, Florida, burst onto the rap scene with his iconic track “Hustlin'” in 2006, putting Miami back in the national spotlight. His larger-than-life persona and gritty tales about the world of drug trafficking made him a hip-hop fixture and even an unexpected pop star. With a series of successful albums, including “Port of Miami” and “God Forgives, I Don’t,” all reaching the Top Ten of the Billboard 200, Ross solidified his position in the industry. He founded his own label, Maybach Music, which propelled the careers of artists like Gunplay, Wale, and Meek Mill. Ross became a sought-after collaborator, contributing memorable verses to hits by DJ Khaled, Kanye West, and more. His success continued into the 2010s, with chart-topping albums and hit singles, as well as a Grammy nomination. Ross’ later albums, including “Port of Miami 2,” showcased his personal reflections and collaborations with artists like Drake, Jazmine Sullivan, and 21 Savage. His musical journey continued with further collaborations and releases, keeping his presence strong in the industry.