Still”Hustlin'” & Ready To “Blow”: Rick Ross Is The Boss

STILL”HUSTLIN'” & READY TO “BLOW”: RICK ROSS IS THE BOSS

DEBUT ALBUM PORT OF MIAMI SET TO DROP AUGUST 8TH ON DEF JAM NEW SINGLE “BLOW” TEARING UP AIRWAVES & CLUBS NATIONWIDE

MIAMI, FL

August, 13, 2006

“Port Of Miami is a vibrant portrait of
getting by
and living high in the cocaine-rich ‘M-I-Yayo.’ Amid
grimy, slow-rolling beats, Ross comes on like a
southern 50 Cent, mixing up mesmerizing, laid-back
flows, gangsta threats and melodic choruses while
rhyming with cinematic detail
about moving coke by the case…” – Rolling
Stone

“Ross works a hoarse, no frills style, describing
both the violence and the spoils of the Miami drug
world with a gruff, teddy bear charisma.” –
Blender

“Much like the crack epidemic, Ross has taken the
hood by storm…his street stock continues to
rise.” – XXL

“Part of the genius of the song that transformed
Rick Ross from an underground MC to the most
sought-after new rapper in hip-hop, is that,
although ‘Hustlin’ has a bull of a beat that might
have trampled a lesser personality, Ross managed to
harness it, overshadow it, turn it into an instant
star-making platform for his outsized coke-slinger
charisma.” – The Fader

“’Hustlin’ is undoubtedly the best song of the
year…Come September, Rick Rizzle the rich nizzle
will be everywhere.” – VICE

“Who the f#ck you think you f#ckin’ with, I’m the
f#ckin’ BOSS!” The opening shot from Rick
Ross’ ubiquitous street anthem “Hustlin’”
says it all. From ruling the underground rap scene
in Miami, to generating an all-out bidding war
between the most powerful labels in the game, to
becoming the most buzz-worthy artist in all of
hip-hop, Ross has lived and defined his now infamous
calling card: “Everyday I’m Hustlin’.”

A haunting ode to Miami’s dark underworld,
“Hustlin’,” and the star-studded remix featuring
Jay-Z and Young Jeezy, has grown from
mixtapes and clubs in Ross’ beloved Dade County to a
nationwide smash, with a ringtone well on its way to
platinum. Now, Ross follows with the Cool &
Dre-produced banger “Blow.” Already exploding
in the clubs and in the streets, “Blow” picks up
where “Hustlin’” left off, celebrating the spoils of
the fast life with it’s chant-along chorus “Mo’
cars, mo’ clothes, mo’ money means mo’ dough to
blow!” The second single from Ross’
highly-anticipated Slip N Slide/Def Jam debut
Port Of Miami – set for an August 8th
release – “Blow” impacts at radio on July 24,
with a Benny Boom-directed video to follow shortly.

Sporting production from the likes of Cool & Dre,
fellow Miami native DJ Khaled, Jazze Pha,
Akon and the team that brought you “Hustlin’,”
The Runners, Port Of Miami is the sound of a
moment, defining a place and time. With tracks like
the opener “Push It,” which borrows its soundscape
from the Scarface theme “Push It To The Limit,” and
“Cross That Line” featuring Akon, Port of
Miami brings the listener on a ride through the
mean streets of Ross’ native Carol City, a Miami
worlds away from the sun-drenched glamour of South
Beach. Along for the ride are artists like Lil’
Wayne on “I’m A G,” Mario Winans on the
ladies choice “Get Away,” Lyfe Jennings on
“It’s My Time,” Ross’ hometown group the
Carol City Cartel on “It Aint A
Problem,” and of course Def Jam labelmates
Jay-Z and Young Jeezy on the “Hustlin’ (Remix).”

Aside from the heat generated by the oncoming
Port Of Miami, Ross has been putting in work,
slinging crack verses on Dre’s “Chevy Ridin’ High,
DJ Khaled’s “Holler At Me,” and a slew of other
street bangers. The results have catapulted Ross
into the most talked-about and sought-after artist
in the country. On August 8, the 6’2”, 300-pound
bearded giant known to the rap world as Rick Ross
may just become the biggest.

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