Florida native Rick Ross is coming home.
On February 1st, Rick Ross dropped his newest single “Florida Boy” from his upcoming album Port of Miami 2: Born to Kill. The song is an ode to his Florida upbringing. Even though the Miami area has an interesting dichotomy as the video opens with rapper saying,
Where we play football and sell dope.
The city of Miami itself is known for its football program at the University of Miami, but the state as a whole is known for its successful football programs. South Beach is also an easily accessible port, which makes smuggling drugs in relatively easy. He has in fact embraced Florida life in one voiceover.
The video also focuses on other aspects of Floridian lifestyle. The video opens with girls in short shorts and crop tops with their hair blowing in the breeze as they race down the palm tree lined highway in a convertible. There are shots of the beach, riders showing off on their motorcycles and Ross wearing a University of Miami Hurricanes hat and jacket at the corner store.
Throughout the video, we see vignettes of a major party thrown by Rozay featuring other talents to emerge from the Florida scene according to Billboard. He chose Florida natives T-Pain of Tallahassee and Kodak Black of Pompano Beach to feature on the song, staying true to the title of the song. There’s also an obvious cameo from DJ Khaled, Flo-Rida, DJ Sam Sneak, Billy Blue and up and comer Kiddo Marv among others.
“Florida Boy” is Rick Ross’s love song to where he came from and where he still calls home. It’s an ode to Florida and all of the culture that comes from its various cities. The state is ripe with both talent and neon signs and Ross wants the world to know.