Rick Ross Solo Albums, Ranked
Rick Ross recently celebrated the 12th anniversary of his 2006 debut album Port of Miami and is currently prepping its sequel, Port of Miami 2. “12 yrs ago today I released my debut album ‘Port of Miami’... I’m putting final touches on ‘Port of Miami 2’ which will be coming soon!” he wrote in an Instagram post.
Ross’s music career doesn’t start with Port of Miami. The Miami native was formerly known as Tephlon da Don on Erick Sermon’s Def Squad label. He also had a short stint on Tony Draper's Suave House Records before finding a permanent home with Miami’s Slip-n-Slide Records.
Ross's rap career was officially launched once he signed with Def Jam Records and released Port of Miami. The LP's standout track “Hustlin’” became the get-money anthem of the new millennials. Overall, the album was Rozay's welcome mat to the rap game. "I just wanted to feed the streets and let the streets know that there's a certified hustler coming to the table," he told Tidal in 2016. "The album eventually going platinum was a blessing from the grace of god."
For over a decade, Ross has maintain his boss status over the course of nine successful albums, including his 2017 release Rather You Than Me. In addition, Rozay is the CEO of Maybach Music Group, which has released albums from Meek Mill, Wale, Gunplay, Stalley and Omarion.
Now the rap mogul is ready to drop his 10th project, Port of Miami 2.
“I think in this day and age, making it to number 10 and still being current, and my last album being successful, just my fans still running in the streets—that’s dope to me,” Ross told Interview magazine in 2017. “That’s what the game is really all about. You just enjoy this game and keep doing it and keep creating content, that’s what we’re doing.”
In celebration of Port of Miami’s anniversary, The Boombox is ranking Rozay’s albums from best to worst. We excluded his Self Made series and the Triple C’s album because those are compilation projects featuring his MMG artists. This list only contains Rick Ross's solo studio albums. Bawse!