Montego Bay, St. James – American Rapper and Maybach Music record label creator Rick Ross had been confirmed as one of the headliners for the 23rd staging of Reggae Sumfest, the greatest reggae show on earth.
Rick Ross, whose real name is William Leonard Roberts II, will be joining the likes of Common, Yazz and Jennifer Hudson as well as dancehall veterans Beenie Man and Capleton, as a headline act to grace the Sumfest stage. Ross will perform on Friday July 17th at the Catherine Hall venue, Montego Bay, Jamaica.
The rapper known for a plethora of hits including ‘ Stay scheming’, ‘Hustling’ and ‘Aston Martin Music’ and his many collaborations with artistes like Nicki Minaj, , Kelly Rowland, Lil Wayne, Usher, Jay Z and Drake, is a welcomed addition to the lineup, according to Johnny Gourzong, Executive Director Summerfest Productions, producers of the event.
“Rick Ross has a catalogue of hits that resonate well with many age groups. We are hoping that his high energy performance will add something very special to Reggae Sumfest this year,” Gourzong said.
Ross’s hit single ‘Hustlin’ was his entry into the music scene, which quickly became a street anthem. The popularity of the song powered his 2006 debut album Port of Miami, which opened at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Albums Chart. He followed it up with ‘Trilla’ (2008), his second album, a tribute to his idol Michael Jackson’s album ‘Thriller’. Ross has released four other albums.
The event is set to be held at Catherine Hall Montego Bay on Sunday July 12th to Saturday July 18th in association with sponsors Digicel, Iberostar, Secrets, Pepsi, Jamaica Tourist Board, Red Stripe, Red Bull, and Gleaner.