Port of Miami (album)

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Port of Miami
Studio album by Rick Ross
Released August 8, 2006
Recorded 2005-2006
Genre Southern hip hop, hip hop, R&B
Length 77:49
Label Slip-n-Slide, Def Jam, Poe Boy
Producer Cool & Dre, Jazze Pha, DJ Khaled, J. Venom, DJ Toomp, Mario Winans, The Runners, J. R. Rotem, Akon
Rick Ross chronology
Port of Miami
(2006)
Trilla
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly (B)[2]
The Situation 3.5/5 stars[3]
HipHopDX 3.5/5 stars[4]
RapReviews 7/10 stars[5]
Pitchfork Media (5.4/10)[6]
Stylus C−[7]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[8]
USA Today 3/4 stars[9]
XXL Magazine 4/5 stars[10]
DJBooth.net 4/5 stars[11]

Port of Miami is the debut studio album by Miami rapper Rick Ross. Originally titled Career Criminal[12], 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 Records, Def 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.[13] In 2010, Rhapsody called it one of the best "coke rap" albums of all time.[14]

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 Scarface. Port of Miami was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America on November 8, 2006 with over 500,000 copies.[15] According to Soundscan, the album has sold 857,000 copies to date.[16]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"     0:24
2. "Push It"   J. R. Rotem 3:28
3. "Blow" (featuring Dre) Cool & Dre 4:10
4. "Hustlin'"   The Runners 4:14
5. "Cross That Line" (featuring Akon) Akon, Giorgio Tuinfort, C. Fournier 4:33
6. "I'm Bad"   Kenny "K. Luck" Luckett 3:53
7. "Boss" (featuring Dre) Cool & Dre 4:40
8. "For da Low"   Jazze Pha 4:21
9. "Where My Money (I Need That)"   The Runners 4:31
10. "Get Away" (featuring Mario Winans & Ashanti) Mario Winans, Miykal Snoddy 4:06
11. "Hit U From the Back" (featuring Rodney) The Runners 5:05
12. "White House"   DJ Toomp 4:01
13. "Pots and Pans" (featuring JRock) JRock 4:35
14. "It's My Time" (featuring Lyfe Jennings) The Runners 4:15
15. "Street Life" (featuring Lloyd) Big Reese, Jasper Cameron 4:07
16. "Hustlin'" (Remix) (featuring Jay-Z & Young Jeezy) The Runners 4:44
17. "It Ain't a Problem" (featuring Triple C's) J. Venom 3:47
18. "I'm a G" (featuring Lil' Wayne & Brisco) DJ Khaled 4:15
19. "Prayer"   JRock 4:08
Total length:
77:49
Sample credits
  • "Push It" Contains a sample of "Scarface (Push It to the Limit)" by Paul Engemann
  • "I'm Bad" Contains a sample of "Theme From S.W.A.T." by Rhythm Heritage
  • "Get Away" Contains a sample of "Sometimes I Rhyme Slow" by Nice & Smooth
  • "Hit U From the Back" Contains a sample of "Savoir Faire" by Chic
  • "Street Life" Contains a sample of "Afterimage" by Rush

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position[17]
US Billboard 200 1
US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 1

References[edit]

Preceded by
Now 22 by Various Artists
Billboard 200 number-one album
August 20, 2006 - August 26, 2006
Succeeded by
Back to Basics by Christina Aguilera