Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer
If confidence could translate into record sales, Rick Ross would have broken Thriller's record on his first mixtape. Rick Ross released his debut album, in 2006, and boldly called himself the boss. His Trilla album featured his breakout single, "The Boss."
Over a short period of time, Rick Ross has risen to become one of the biggest names in rap. In 2011, Rick Ross has been the most-popular rapper, without even releasing any music of his own. His collaborations have been enough to keep him out there.
Rick Ross had a similarly dominating year, last year. His album of the year, Teflon Don, only went gold, but his two singles, "B.M.F." and "Aston Martin Music," were immensely popular. This year, when Ross releases God Forgives, I Don't, he said he will officially take over the game.
On the collaborative side of things, Rick Ross has already replaced Lil Wayne. But, his own solo work has yet to match his popularity, sales-wise. Last year, Rick Ross boldly predicted Teflon Don would break the 10 million mark in sales. This year, Rick Ross is not predicting sales, but he promised his new album would turn him into hip hop's go-to guy.