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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Nicknamed after a notorious drug dealer, William "Rick Ross" Roberts claims to have dealt drugs himself, prior to becoming an MC and gaining the interest of Def Jam president Jay-Z. Rather than merely lure Ross away from his initial label Slip-N-Slide with a lucrative contract, Jay-Z linked up with the entire label and netted a distribution deal. "Hustlin'," a leviathan, trunk-rattling single released a few months prior to Port of Miami -- Rick Ross' official debut album, following a series of mixtapes -- informed everyone within earshot about Ross' modus operandi. He's Miami's answer to Atlanta's Young Jeezy, Def Jam's breakout artist of 2005. He has a slow, husky drawl, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Nicknamed after a notorious drug dealer, William "Rick Ross" Roberts claims to have dealt drugs himself, prior to becoming an MC and gaining the interest of Def Jam president Jay-Z. Rather than merely lure Ross away from his initial label Slip-N-Slide with a lucrative contract, Jay-Z linked up with the entire label and netted a distribution deal. "Hustlin'," a leviathan, trunk-rattling single released a few months prior to Port of Miami -- Rick Ross' official debut album, following a series of mixtapes -- informed everyone within earshot about Ross' modus operandi. He's Miami's answer to Atlanta's Young Jeezy, Def Jam's breakout artist of 2005. He has a slow, husky drawl, almost always sounding like he should either clear his throat or drink some water, and raps almost exclusively about peddling coke and the lifestyle that comes with the trade. He's relatively less agile than Jeezy and doesn't sound nearly as experienced as a rhymer, but his imposing presence and uniquely enunciated pronouncements are alluring, even when his lyrics are random and amount to little more than space-filling, lumpishly projected nonsense -- like, say, "Ever seen a fat boy in a big body?/Know you wanna sit bah me, all you do is think bot it/Lease apartments to get kicked ot it/Next day buy a condo to get a kick ot it." On occasion, he shows promise as a lyricist with flashes of Jeezy or even T.I. when it comes to relating the ups and downs of the life. His pen redeems "Cross That Line," which features another autopiloted Akon appearance, just like Young Jeezy's similarly anthemic "Soul Survivor": "Lil' brother knowing life illegal/No toys, just playin' with pipes and needles." Jay-Z enlists a handful of A-list producers, including Jazze Pha, DJ Toomp, and Cool & Dre, as well as the Runners, who handle nearly a third of the tracks, "Hustlin'" included.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/8/2006
  • Label: Def Jam
  • UPC: 602498562475
  • Catalog Number: 000698402
  • Sales rank: 19,924

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (0:23)
  2. 2 Push It (3:28)
  3. 3 Blow (4:10)
  4. 4 Hustlin' (4:14)
  5. 5 Cross That Line (4:33)
  6. 6 I'm Bad (3:53)
  7. 7 Boss (4:40)
  8. 8 For da Low (4:20)
  9. 9 Where My Money (I Need That) (4:31)
  10. 10 Get Away (4:06)
  11. 11 Hit U from the Back - Rodney (5:05)
  12. 12 White House (4:01)
  13. 13 Pots & Pans - J Rock (4:35)
  14. 14 It's My Time (4:15)
  15. 15 Street Life (4:07)
  16. 16 Hustlin' (4:44)
  17. 17 It Ain't a Problem - Carol City Cartel (3:47)
  18. 18 I'm a G - Brisco (4:15)
  19. 19 Prayer (4:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rick Ross Primary Artist, Rap
Mario Winans Vocals
Jay-Z Rap
Kim Fox Vocals
Lil Wayne Rap
Akon Vocals
Young Jeezy Rap
Lloyd Rap
Fernando Watson Vocals
Technical Credits
Phalon Alexander Producer
Mario Winans Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Kenny Luck Producer
Dré Producer
Jazze Pha Audio Production
Chris Athens Mastering
Alli Truch Art Direction
Shannon "Slam" Lawrence Vocal Producer
Just Blaze Audio Production
W.D. Roberts Composer
Tatsuya Sato Engineer
Cool Producer
B.H. Edwards Composer
Dawud West Art Direction, Logo
Akon Audio Production
Cool & Dre Audio Production
J.R. Rotem Producer
E Class Executive Producer
Tai Linzie Photo Coordination
Rick Ross Executive Producer
Ben Diehl Engineer
Verky Arcos Photo Coordination
Jean "J Rock" Borges Producer
Ted "Touché" Luca Executive Producer
Elvin "Big Chuck" Prince Engineer
Derrick Selby Engineer
Nicholas Solis Engineer
Dantly "Prowla" Wyatt Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This Album Is Fresh!!

    Rick Ross Did Fresh on this album he keep it trill so people don't not hate on this man go this album the album is gangsta!!!

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