Named after "Freeway" Ricky Ross, a notorious Los Angeles-based drug-dealer, Miami's Rick Ross is another Southern hustler-turned-rapper in the tradition of Scarface, T.I. and Young Jeezy. Hailing from Miami's gritty Carol City section, Ross has been rapping for 12 years and has appeared on Trick Daddy's .Thug Holiday as well as both Trina's Diamond Princess and Glamorest Life. His own monster hit, fittingly titled "Hustlin'", earned Ross a million-dollar deal with Def Jam. His debut album, Port Of Miami is scheduled for release later in 2006.