Here I Am (Rick Ross song)

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"Here I Am"
Here I Am Rick Ross.jpg
Single by Rick Ross featuring Nelly and Avery Storm
from the album Trilla
Released March 25, 2008
Format CD single, Digital download
Genre Hip hop, R&B
Length 3:29
Label Slip-n-Slide, Def Jam, Poe Boy
Writer(s) W. Roberts
Producer(s) Drumma Boy
Rick Ross singles chronology
"The Boss"
"Here I Am"
"Cash Flow"
Nelly singles chronology
"Party People"
"Here I Am"
"Body on Me"
Avery Storm singles chronology
"Here I Am"

"Here I Am" is the third single from Rick Ross's second album Trilla. It features Nelly and Avery Storm. This song, produced by Drumma Boy, contains an interpolation of Stevie Wonder's "Lately." Video appearances made are DJ Khaled, Birdman, Pitbull, Dre, Felicia Pearson, Ace Hood and others. After the song ends, the video cuts to Ross's other song, "Maybach Music". The single debuted at 99 on the Billboard Hot 100,[1] and has peaked at #41. The original third single was going to be "Luxury Tax", but it was changed to "Here I Am". The song was ranked as #50 by Vibe in 'The Best Songs Of '08'[2]

There is a version without Ross that features Avery Storm as the lead artist and features Pitbull.

The official remix features new Maybach Music Group artist Magazeen.

Music video[edit]

The video starts out in a drive way with Rick Ross and a woman (played by video model Kia Samuel) in a car, parked at her house. He is talking to the woman and the woman's mother comes out of the house and yells for her to come back inside, because she does not like her daughter dating Rick Ross since he is a thug. The camera later flashfowards and shows them successful and at a mansion. Inside, men are with their girlfriends. Nelly and Avery Storm also make cameos rapping their verses. The video proceeds and it shows multiple parts of the house, which all show Rick Ross with the woman walking, laughing, and talking. It also shows flashbacks of when they were poor and the struggles of their relationship. After the song ends, the video cuts to Ross' other song, "Maybach Music."

DJ Khaled, Ace Hood, Pitbull, Brisco, Gunplay, and Larry Hughes make cameo appearances.

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 41
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[4] 9
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[5] 5
US Pop 100 (Billboard) 86


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[6] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ - Artist Chart History - Rick Ross
  2. ^ "News". VIBE. Archived from the original on 2011-02-04. Retrieved 2011-02-23. 
  3. ^ "Rick Ross – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Rick Ross. Retrieved September 14, 2014.
  4. ^ "Rick Ross – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Rick Ross. Retrieved September 14, 2014.
  5. ^ "Rick Ross – Chart history" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for Rick Ross. Retrieved September 14, 2014.
  6. ^ "American single certifications – Rick Ross – Here I Am". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved December 8, 2015.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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