Rick Ross – Port of Miami

Port of Miami is the debut studio album by Miami rapper Rick Ross. Originally titled Career Criminal the album was renamed, in reference to Miami being a major arrival destination for cocaine shipments to America. The album was released August 8, 2006 on Slip-n-Slide RecordsDef Jam Recordings and Poe Boy Entertainment. The album was engineered by Miami based songwriting and production team The Monsters & The Strangerz. The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, with 187,000 copies sold in the first week of sales. In 2010, Rhapsodycalled it one of the best “coke rap” albums of all time. The album’s first single, “Hustlin’ “, has received an exorbitant amount of airplay. The remix version features Jay-Z and Young Jeezy. The album’s second single, “Push It“, produced by J. R. Rotem. This track samples the song “Push It to the Limit” from the movie ScarfacePort of Miami was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America on November 8, 2006 with over 500,000 copies.  According to Soundscan, the album has sold 857,000 copies to date.

Rick Ross – Port of Miami

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