It’s been 10-years since Rick Ross released ‘Port of Miami’, one of if not his greatest project. The album featured the singles “Hustlin” and “Push It” which landed the number 1 spot on the charts. Ross sat down with RollingStone to talk to them about what he feels will be the “biggest concert of his life”, the ‘Port of Miami’ 10th anniversary show.
You have a 10th anniversary concert coming up.
Me, 10 years in the game, I never would have imagined it. … I said this year, I wanted to celebrate the 10-year anniversary, and not just with my city, not just with a concert with my city. But I wanted to do something that the world would see and appreciate. … So this Tidal X event, it’s going to be live-streamed globally all around the world. The surprises, you gotta watch. Who coming, you wanna watch.
Are you going to be revisiting mostly songs from that album?
It’s most definitely based around Port of Miami with a few exceptions, and like I said, I wanted to do it as big as possible. They shutting down Port of Miami and setting the fucking containers in the way where I could stand on them and the world can see me. Did we pull it off? Of course we did. I’ll be performing at the Port of Miami.
When did you know “Hustlin'” was going to be this enormous hit?
As soon as I heard the track. As soon as I heard the track, whatever it did to my body, I said, “Boys, I never felt this way about nothing before this point. This different and I’mma approach this different. I’m going to write this different.” What I did was, I simplified my flow going into the second rhyme. I repeated the first line two times. So it’s more about filling in the energy and the vibe.
The concert will be released thru Tidal to both subscribers and non subscribers. Ross also added that the concert will happen no matter what and that his trial date had not been set yet. Despite knowing that his trial could conflict with the concert, Ross is very confident it will still happen.