Rick Ross raps his way to Auckland for the first time this September

Wednesday 18 July 2018

Rick Ross raps his way to Auckland for the first time this September

Grammy-nominated rapper and entrepreneur Rick Ross is making his way to Auckland this September, marking his first New Zealand show ever. Before meeting his Kiwi fans, he'll first be in Australia for gigs in Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

In 2006, Rick Ross broke into the music scene, releasing his debut album 'Port of Miami' along with his breakthrough single 'Hustlin''. The track went from a relentless street anthem to a pop culture catchphrase still used today, and earned Ross a record deal with Def Jam. 'Port of Miami' debuted at the first spot on Billboard charts, as did 'Trilla', which came less than two years after.

His 2010's critically acclaimed album 'Teflon Don' catapulted him to global stardom. Two of his celebrated tracks include 'Aston Martin Music (feat. Drake and Chrisette Michelle)' and 'B.M.F. (Blowin' Money Fast) (feat. Styles P)'. Ross' chart-topping album also features a stellar lineup of collabs which include Jay-Z, CeeLo Green, T.I., Erykah Badu, Kanye West, Ne-Yo, Diddy, Gucci Mane and Drake.

"His studio albums feel like vents that demand the ears and opinions of rap fans." - Pitchfork

"Ross surrounds himself with big-name guests and pours out smart rhymes over sleek, synth-heavy beats." - Rolling Stone

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, 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 singles, 'Florida Boy (feat. T-Pain and Kodak Black)' and 'Green Gucci Suit (feat. Future)' are out now.

Miami's very own Rick Ross is undoubtedly one of the most influential figures to come out of the noughties. With his all-too familiar, well-versed tracks, he has lived up to his prophecy of being "The Boss".

All eyes are sure to be on "The Boss" when he arrives on stage to drop his countless bangers, so don't forget to grab your tickets now!