• Black Music Month Album Appreciation: 15 Years of ‘Port of Miami' With Rick Ross

    4 days ago - By Billboard

    Before becoming the biggest rap boss on the southeast coast, Rick Ross was a young, hungry ghostwriter desperately seeking a breakthrough. Though he was a precocious writer for many notable acts, Rozay had loftier ambitions and wanted to transition into a mega-star. In August 2006, he accomplished his mission when he released his debut platinum album Port of Miami.
    Early on, the Def Jam signee wowed listeners with his captivating anecdotes, steely wordplay, and commanding presence on the mic. He had the gravitas of every street hustler imaginable, and used that to his advantage when he...
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