Rick Ross returns to ‘Teflon Don’ for ‘Tiny Desk’ set

He also performs with a live band for the second time in 20 years.

Rick Ross is the latest artist to make an appearance on the home edition of NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series.

Although Ross now lives in Atlanta, the rapper headed back to Miami, the city where he was raised and rose to stardom, for his performance. The hip hop heavyweight also performed with a live band for only the second time in his 20-year career, according to NPR.

Ross kicked off his six-song set from a golden throne with “Super High,” a cut from his 2010 album Teflon Don. He was backed up by DJ Sam Sneak, bassist Thaddaeus Tribbett, keyboardist Monty Reynolds, drummer Rashid Williams and vocalists Elijah Blake and Troy Tyler.


He then segued into several more tracks from the record: “BMF (Blowin’ Money Fast),” “Aston Martin Music” and “I’m Not a Star.” The rapper also performed his verse from his 2013 collaboration with Jay-Z, “F*ckwithmeyouknowigotit.”

The rapper also spoke about his musical inspiration in between songs. “So many inspired ‘The Boss,’” he said. “I could look at any brother on the street and get some inspiration from them, regardless of how many followers you got on social media, regardless of what you’re riding in. I could learn something from you. I ain’t scared to. Let’s make sure we keep building.”

Last year, Ross released his latest album, Port of Miami 2. The star-studded full-length featured contributions from Wale, Drake, Swizz Beatz and the late Nipsey Hussle, to name a few.


Watch his Tiny Desk performance below:

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