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
ReleasedFebruary 14, 2008 (2008-02-14)
GenreHip hop, mafioso rap, R&B
LabelSlip-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"
T-Pain singles chronology
"Shawty Get Loose"
"The Boss"
"She Got It"

"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 number 17 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Music video[]

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.



Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[8] Platinum 1,000,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.


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  8. ^ "American single certifications – Rick Ross – The Boss". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved September 15, 2014.

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