Rick Ross: 2003 and Now (Before The Beard)

Rick Ross wasn’t always known for having hip-hop’s most trademark-able beard. Here’s a throwback of a younger Ricky Ross in a Trina video from back in the day…

[youtube:http://youtube.com/watch?v=tiPjUKTrFhw]

I gotta credit IllSeed (from Allhiphop) for reminding about this video. i completely forgot about this joint.

UPDATE: July 17, 2008

Here are a couple pictures I found from back in the day in 2002 of a studio session at Poe Boy Studios in Hialeah. I walked into a freestyle session with Ricky Ross and Brisco. Rick Ross at the time had plenty of “ghostwriting” under his belt for various artists and singles of that time and was in the midst of getting his original version of Port Of Miami turned in for completion (fresh with tracks by Kanye West and Just Blaze to name a few) but that version never made the light of day. It took four years for the retail version of Port Of Miami (2006) to come out and that was a completely different album from the one in 2002. We also have a picture of Rick and Brisco freestyling on the spot. Click on photos to enlarge…