The Boss (Rick Ross song)

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"The Boss"
The Boss (Rick Ross song).jpg
Single by Rick Ross featuring T-Pain
from the album Trilla
Released February 14, 2008 (2008-02-14)
Format CD single, Digital download
Recorded 2007
Genre Hip hop, Mafioso rap, R&B
Length 3:45
Label Slip-n-Slide, Def Jam, Poe Boy
Songwriter(s) F. Najm, W. Roberts, J. Rotem
Producer(s) J. R. Rotem
Rick Ross singles chronology
"The Boss"
"Here I Am"

"The Boss"
"Here I Am"
T-Pain singles chronology
"Shawty Get Loose"
(2008) Shawty Get Loose2008
"The Boss"
(2008) The Boss2008
"She Got It"
(2008) She Got It2008

"The Boss" is the second single from Rick Ross's second studio album Trilla. It samples the song "Paul Revere" by Beastie Boys. It is produced by J. R. Rotem. Matt Kemp from the Los Angeles Dodgers and Brian McCann from the Houston Astros use this song as their at-bat / intro music. The song is also Ross's highest charting single to date, peaking at seventeen on the Billboard Hot 100

Music video[edit]

The video was directed by Diane Martel, and shows a shirtless Rick Ross in bed with two girls. He is then seen yelling at someone who owes him money on the phone and tells him to meet him at midnight. At midnight, the man who owes him money shows up and tells him that he does not have it. Rick Ross calls a girl (portrayed by Felicia "Snoop" Pearson) who steals his necklace and Rick Ross steals his girlfriend. Fat Joe, along with and Anwan Glover from HBO's television series The Wire, make appearances in the video. The music video premiered on Rap City on February 21, 2008.


There is an unofficial remix to the song known as the Mick Boogie Remix, it features Lil' Wayne (verse from Trina's "Don't Trip"), Red Cafe & Fabolous (verses from the freestyle of the song named "F*** Em All" with DJ Drama), Rick Ross' 1st verse, & T-Pain's chorus. It is commonly mistaken as the official remix. D12 recorded a remix for their Return of the Dozen mixtape called "I'm a G". Hussein Fatal recorded a remix. Nicki Minaj did a remix on her mixtape Sucka Free. Freestyles were also recorded by Ludacris (Big Ass House) Dolla, KiD CuDi, Wiz Khalifa, & Meek Millz.

Chart Performance[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[1] 17
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[2] 5
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[3] 2


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[4] Platinum 1,000,000^

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


  1. ^ "Rick Ross Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 14, 2008.
  2. ^ "Rick Ross Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 14, 2008.
  3. ^ "Rick Ross Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 14, 2008.
  4. ^ "American single certifications – Rick Ross – The Boss". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved September 15, 2014.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH