Illusive Presents, Frontier Touring, Culture Kings and Complex Mag are thrilled to welcome one of the biggest names in rap to Australia and New Zealand for the very first time. Finally, Grammy nominated rapper and entrepreneur Rick Ross will drop into Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland to deliver tracks spanning across his incredible career this September.
Miami’s very own Rick Ross is undoubtedly one of the most influential figures to come out of the noughties. With the levying stature of a goliath and the regal standing of a king, Rick Ross has lived up to his prophecy of being ‘The Boss’.
Lifted from his debut album Port of Miami, Rick released breakthrough single ‘Hustlin’’ in 2006. The track went from a relentless street anthem to a pop culture catch phrase still used today, and earned Ross a record deal with Def Jam. Port of Miami debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts, as did Trilla, which came less than two years later.
Continuing on his upward trajectory, 2010’s critically acclaimed Teflon Don catapulted Ross to international stardom. Just some of the names on the album include Jay-Z, CeeLo Green, T.I., Erykah Badu, Kanye West, Ne-Yo, Diddy, Gucci Mane and Drake. Celebrated tracks from Teflon Don include ‘Aston Martin Music (feat. Drake and Chrisette Michelle)’ and ‘B.M.F. (Blowin’ Money Fast) (feat. Styles P)’.
Rick Ross remains one of the most coveted feature artists in hip-hop. He’s elevated tracks like DJ Khaled’s ‘We Takin’ Over’ and Kanye West’s ‘Devil In A New Dress’, collaborated with Skrillex on ‘Purple Lamborghini’ from the Suicide Squad soundtrack, and more recently with Miguel on ‘Criminal’ and Pusha T on ‘Hard Piano’ from his critically-acclaimed new album DAYTONA.
Currently, Rick Ross is cooking up his tenth studio album Port of Miami 2, which is set to drop this year. Not much is known about the release, only that the first taste, ‘Florida Boy (feat. T-Pain and Kodak Black)’, and last week’s ‘Green Gucci Suit (feat. Future)’, are out now.
All eyes are on The Boss when he arrives on stage to drop his countless bangers. Don’t sleep on Rick Ross’ debut Australian performances. In just a few short months, one of hip-hop’s greatest arrives on our shores. Secure your tickets ASAP!