#TBT: Rick Ross – Here I Am (ft. Avery Storm & Nelly) [Video]

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PRODUCER: Drumma Boy
ALBUM: Trilla | iTunes
YEAR: 2008

“Sight seeing.. We might be in.. The Codra port or that new white BM..”

With the first Florida Verzuz battle getting closer by the hour, we at CitrusRap would like to revive of the hits that helped bring one of Florida’s most prominent and long lasting artist to his throne.

Back in 2008, before the Wing Stop, Checker’s & Rally’s franchises. Before the mogul fueds. Ultimately, before MMGRick Ross was still a prominent Florida figure, being that he was signed to Slip-N-Slide Records and Def Jam, after doing a stint on Suave House Records.

After the critically acclaimed success of his debut album, Port Of Miami, accompanied with his debut single, “Hustlin”, selling over a million records. Trilla was Rick Ross’ first real taste test in major notoriety, proving that the sophomore slump doesn’t exist to the greats. Reminiscent of Mahomes shrugging off the Madden curse and winning MVP. The album went on to be an instant hit. Selling nearly 200,000 copies in it’s first week and debuting at number one on Billboard 200. Kicking off a major streak of hits, selling over a combined 3 million units and signing multiple multi-million dollar ventures. Rozay aka Renzel, is the true definition of a BOSS.

With the direction of Gil Green, Rick Ross showed a luxurious version of Miami with “Here I Am”. A gold, summer smash record and Florida classic, featuring Avery Storm and Nelly. Distributing only quality work ever since, it is all that we expect from the legend. Excellence is his reputation. So continue to cherish these new singles from the boss, before his Verzuz battle against 2 Chainz. Live tonight via Verzuz TV!