Rick Ross, 1998
opium gardens (miami, fl) PHOTO BY j lash You’ve probably heard that real hustlers move behind the scenes. Before his huge single “Hustlin” became the anthem of 2006, Rick Ross was doing just that. Entering the rap game under Suave House and then Slip-N-Slide, Ross used to be the unknown guy at all the video shoots rubbing shoulders with all the stars. Perhaps he preferred it that way back then, since he’s covering up his face in the photo. But, just like he said in a freestyle years ago, “Ever since Khaled been shouting my name, hoes at the flea market don’t look at me the same.” Now known one of the most recognizable figures in Hip Hop, Rick has no problem showing his face. Judging from his behavior as of late, he doesn’t mind showing off his body either.
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