South Florida hip-hop fans have been patiently waiting for the official rundown of Rick Ross’ upcoming show in honor of the ten-year anniversary of his debut album Port of Miami. After the Maybach Music Group CEO made the announcement earlier this month, both fans and media alike have been clamoring for the who, what, when, and where of it all.
There's some good news and some bad news. Let's start with the good: The concert is definitely happening. Now, whether Ross will get to fulfill his dream of performing on top of a shipping container "filled with cocaaaaine " remains to be seen, but a Rick Ross concert at the actual Port of Miami is going down.
Some bad news: It doesn't look like you'll get to go. The show is not open to the public, and you can't simply go online and buy a ticket.
But that doesn't mean you can't watch it live.
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Rick Ross teamed up with Tidal X to broadcast the show live this Monday, August 29, at 8:30 p.m. The concert, which may or may not have a few major surprises, will be available to watch from a computer for Tidal members and nonmembers alike via tidal.com/us/rickross. While some are content with throwing a watch party and experiencing the concert from afar, other loyal fans of the MMG boss are desperately searching for a way to see it in person.
Two of Miami’s biggest radio stations, 99 JAMZ (WEDR-FM, 99.1) and 1035 the Beat (WMIB-FM, 103.5), are currently awarding tickets to eager fans that call in to win. If you’re a master at conquering busy phone lines and are lucky enough to be a winning caller, then you’ll be able to experience the highly anticipated concert.
It also wouldn't be a bad idea to follow Tidal and some MMG team members, like Rick Ross (@Richforever), on social media for last-minute giveaways. Maybach Music Group's Lifestyle Marketing Coordinator Lex Pierre-Louis took to Instagram yesterday to announce he was giving away passes in Wynwood.
If all else fails, your last resort may be to rent a kayak or try and listen from Bayfront Park, though those two options are significantly more work than just watching along on Tidal.