I don’t think anyone on the east coast was more excited to watch Rick Ross live on Tidal celebrating 10 years of success in the rap game than me. Since his “Hustlin” single broke, Ross has made a more than impressionable impact on Hip Hop culture.
Here is a list of some of his stats
– 8 albums in 10 years
–5 Number 1 albums.
– Over 7.5 Million records sold.
– CEO Founder of Maybach Music. Over 2 million sold as a label.
It only made sense for Rozay to celebrate the 10th year of his debut, Port of Miami, with a special exclusive concert that premiered on Tidal last night. Unfortunately, my Galaxy Note 3 is a little dated so, Monday night I couldn’t live stream it all the way. Once I got home, I made sure to stream the concert. For the most part, the show was good. There were a few minor issues that I did not expect. The energy was really low for the top half of the show. I think it was due to the set list. Ross performed every song from Port Of Miami except “Boss”. Though Port Of Miami is a fan favorite, most of the audience responded to popular songs, “Where My Money”, “Push It”, “Blow” and, of course, “Hustlin”. Another issue I had was that Ross used a teleprompter to read the lyrics while performing. You can tell while watching that Rozay depended on the prompter while performing the Port Of Miami cuts. But that was about it.
After performing most of the album, Rozay brought out a host of guests ,some who played a role in Port Of Miami ,or were instrumental in his career.
One of the best performances was Wale & Meek Mill. They performed separate but respectfully brought the house down, Wale performed No Hands and his current Single My PYT. Meek came out to MMG classic Imma Boss ,performed Off the Corner, and finished with the Dreams & Nightmares Intro. One of my favorite guest appearances were Trina and Trick Daddy. It was good to see Rozay and T Double put their differences to the side and move on as men. Seeing Ross, Trina , and Trick on stage was a big moment for Miami culture.
All in all, it was great to see Ross at the top of his game 10 years later. People may not understand that since 2014, his least lucrative venture was music. Of course, he’s not the only one but, you have to research the story.
I know the Rick Ross story.