Rick Ross and his backup musicians delivered a hip-hop performance ranging from groovy to hard on Tuesday’s “Tiny Desk (Home) Concert” for NPR Music. Ross performed in a large room — complete with a gold throne.
Rick Ross is the latest artist to appear on NPR’s Tiny Desk (Home) Concert series, which is currently celebrating Black History Month.
True to his Boss nickname, he performed a lavish 20-minute set while perched atop a gold-plated throne. According to NPR, the concert marks the Miami rapper’s only
second time performing with a live band.
During the set, which took place in a gallery space owned by Miami artist Rich B Caliente, the Maybach Music Group label head ran through some of his biggest hits, including “B.M.F. (Blowing Money Fast)” and “Aston Martin Music”, as well as fan favorites like “I’m Not a Star” and “Tears of Joy”.
Ross most recent album was 2019’s Port of Miami 2 , the sequel to his breakout 2006 debut. In 2020, he made guest appearances on projects by Freddie Gibbs, Teyana Taylor, Busta Rhymes and 2 Chainz.
He also faced off against the latter rapper during a Verzuz battle in August of last year and in late November, Ross announced his upcoming album, Richer Than I’ve Ever Been, which is expected to drop sometime soon. Ahead of its release, Ross has dropped singles like“Entanglements” with August Alsina and “Pinned to the Cross” featuring Finn Matthews.
Fellow rapper 2 Chainz performed a “Tiny Desk (Home) Concert” on Wednesday, swapping out the gold and white throne for an extra-tall sofa chair. The Grammy-winning rapper treated himself to some pampering, including a foot massage at the top of his performance.
2 Chainz performed five songs, including, “Southside Hov”, “Good Drank” and “Grey Area”. Both Ross and Chainz performed as part of NPR Music’s “Tiny Desk” series celebration of Black History Month, featuring four weeks of concerts and playlists by Black artists spanning different genres.