Rick Ross: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

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NPR Music's Tiny Desk series will celebrate Black History Month by featuring four weeks of Tiny Desk (home) concerts and playlists by Black artists spanning different genres and generations each week. The lineup includes both emerging and established artists who will be performing a Tiny Desk concert for the first time. This celebration highlights the beautiful cornucopia of Black music and our special way of presenting it. We hope you enjoy.
Abby O'Neill | February 16, 2021
Rick Ross’ Tiny Desk takes place in the gallery space of Miami artist Rich B Caliente, The Boss’ longtime collaborator and friend. Even though the MIA street dignitary is now living in Atlanta, Ross insisted that his Tiny Desk (home) concert get captured in the city where his roots are anchored and where he rose to rap stardom.
This Tiny Desk marks just the second time Ross has performed with a live band. On "Super High," from his Teflon Don album, drummer Rashid Williams and bassist Thaddaeus Tribbett lay down the foundation for Ross’ smooth cadence and signature nonchalance. Background singer and Ne-Yo protege Troy Tyler projects the lead vocal lines originally sung by his mentor.
Next, vocalist Elijah Blake steps up on Ross' smash hit "B.M.F. (Blowin’ Money Fast) and “Aston Martin Music.” On the latter, Monty Reynolds drops in with the sparse, yet catchy key melody that made it the contagious hit single it was in 2010.
At one point, Ross pauses between songs to speak on his inspirations. "So many inspired the Boss,” he says. “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."
"Super High"
"B.M.F. (Blowin' Money Fast)"
"Aston Martin Music"
"I'm Not A Star"
"Tears of Joy"
DJ Sam Sneak: DJ, vocals
Thaddaeus Tribbett: bass
Monty Reynolds: keys
Elijah Blake: vocals
Troy Tyler: vocals
Rashid Williams: drums
Video: Bob Metelus, Antwan Reid, Webber Charles, William Graydon, Andres Ramirez, Laz Mendez, Edward Burke, Jorge Torres, Ron Gesualdo, Rich B Caliente
Audio: Joe Liederman, Glenn Wexo, ITLLC
General Manager: Yvette Dávila for Maybach Music Group
Producer: Abby O'Neill
Video Producer: Morgan Noelle Smith
Audio Mastering: Josh Rogosin
Art Director: CJ Riculan
Associate Producer: Bobby Carter
Tiny Production Team: Bob Boilen, Kara Frame, Maia Stern
Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey
Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann


  1. 로니콜먼
    27 minuten geleden

    Break the pink head

  2. IshmaelProductions
    37 minuten geleden

    I’m so glad Ross always performs Tears of Joy. Song is beautiful.

  3. Mercy
    Uur geleden

    Coming to America 2 was filmed in his house.😲

  4. Paris Jenkins
    Paris Jenkins
    2 uur geleden

    16:31 is a real question 😂😂😂

  5. Salazar Slytherin
    Salazar Slytherin
    5 uur geleden

    I'm just better to say fxxk this colorist!

  6. Arron Shields
    Arron Shields
    6 uur geleden

    Pink hair sound like ice jj fish 😂😭

  7. Crawford Hadnot
    Crawford Hadnot
    7 uur geleden

    Rick was looking like never again 😂😂

  8. Miguel s Enriquez
    Miguel s Enriquez
    7 uur geleden


  9. Cassandra Johnson
    Cassandra Johnson
    9 uur geleden

    Awesome ness

  10. Michael Byrd
    Michael Byrd
    10 uur geleden

    Awesome 🔥🎤

  11. Melodie Malone
    Melodie Malone
    11 uur geleden

    Pink hair’s dance moves are giving me Mary J

  12. Will Dobson
    Will Dobson
    11 uur geleden

    Bassist is absolutely grooving

  13. ImpKing72
    12 uur geleden

    Those back up singers are gold 😂😂 pay em well

  14. ImpKing72
    12 uur geleden

    Funky silk BMF i didn't know I needed that 😂😂

  15. ImpKing72
    12 uur geleden


  16. Warren Finch
    Warren Finch
    13 uur geleden

    Maino ft. The Product G&B

  17. Warren Finch
    Warren Finch
    13 uur geleden

    Dj Teddy O ft. The Product G&B

  18. Ilay Beeldsnijder
    Ilay Beeldsnijder
    13 uur geleden

    Mom can I have background singers? Mom: no we have background singers at home Background singers at home:

  19. Ronald Mosby
    Ronald Mosby
    15 uur geleden

    I speak for all of the world when I ask “what did we do to deserve this Ross?” 😂😂

  20. Junkee Carmichael
    Junkee Carmichael
    19 uur geleden

    Sir, the patrons are complaining....

  21. Junkee Carmichael
    Junkee Carmichael
    19 uur geleden

    So it seems like people weren't really feeling the background singers

  22. Anthony Ramsay
    Anthony Ramsay
    19 uur geleden

    Getting it!

  23. TheoryGroove
    20 uur geleden

    I would like to see a Vocal Coach deconstruct this performance. Big cousin can probably stay but pinky.... I'm not sure what's happening.

  24. blacklily624
    21 uur geleden

    Yoooo these comments. Lol. The first song was lit.

  25. Brythreesixty
    21 uur geleden

    I can sing better than those back up singers

  26. Sean Moore
    Sean Moore
    Dag geleden

    Y'all boostin. This whole thing was a vibe. Ross wanted everyone to show out and do they thing, so that's exactly what happened. These guys weren't backup singers, they were extended parts of the performance. Notice Rick Ross never looked at them crazy, he was just vibin out with them.

  27. Steve Oliver
    Steve Oliver
    Dag geleden

    Mannn, dude with the pink hair needs to put his mic back on the stand. Keep in line there, big shot!

  28. Jaden Al
    Jaden Al
    Dag geleden

    12:50 😹😹

  29. Rep Yo Side Sports Podcast
    Rep Yo Side Sports Podcast
    Dag geleden

    This was already dysfunctional with two back ground singers but wat happened at 17:15

  30. Rcco Beats
    Rcco Beats
    Dag geleden

    Dj Sam Sneak!!!!

  31. M D
    M D
    Dag geleden

    Those background singers could of had that single seat in the backgound. 😒

  32. abdelmalik lgamawi
    abdelmalik lgamawi
    Dag geleden

    black culture rules

  33. Jonathan Vinnett
    Jonathan Vinnett
    Dag geleden

    Heard them background vocals and ran straight to the comments. I was not disappointed.

    Dag geleden

    Nah that Aston Martin rendition was horrendous

  35. TheADAiction
    Dag geleden

    2:41 4:55 😆🤣😂😹

  36. TheADAiction
    Dag geleden

    I Laughed. The ENTIRE. 20 Mins. 😆🤣😂😹😆

  37. drones r us
    drones r us
    Dag geleden

    This must of been that room when he was showing diddy his place was being made

  38. Joshua D
    Joshua D
    Dag geleden

    man aston martin music is an all time great and I cannot get over how AWFUL this guy did with it

  39. QueenTei Reigns
    QueenTei Reigns
    Dag geleden

    Them dudes sound like sheep....baahhaahhh

  40. Paris Frantz
    Paris Frantz
    Dag geleden

    This was the hardest tiny desk

  41. Paris Frantz
    Paris Frantz
    Dag geleden

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀 HARD 🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂

  42. DeanootzPlayz
    Dag geleden

    Pink hair killed it and made this performance

  43. Bald Guy From Diary Of A Mad Black Woman
    Bald Guy From Diary Of A Mad Black Woman
    Dag geleden

    Bruh no the tf they didn’t 😂😂😂😂😂

  44. HOODBOSS808
    Dag geleden

    Who shrunk Tyson Beckford with the pink hair?

  45. Terrance Singleton
    Terrance Singleton
    Dag geleden

    Me: Can we get backup singers? Mom: We have backup singers at the house

    1. Samuel Marshall
      Samuel Marshall
      17 uur geleden


    Dag geleden

    you shouldve left them background singers at da crib smh

  47. The Leon Style
    The Leon Style
    Dag geleden

    Background vocalist with the pink hair was doing TEW MUCCHHHHH.

  48. 869 unknown
    869 unknown
    Dag geleden

    the light skin back up singer was dressed weird

  49. Tomeka Johnson-Thomas
    Tomeka Johnson-Thomas
    Dag geleden

    Rozay and Gucci have the same dentist.😳 Regardless, I love him!

  50. Ss Ss
    Ss Ss
    Dag geleden

    Seloko pancaaass, tirei o like só pra colocar de novo

  51. Brendon Gova
    Brendon Gova
    Dag geleden

    rick ross would have killed it alone ....

  52. Victor Berry
    Victor Berry
    Dag geleden

    I blame Ross for this debacle 🤣🤣🤣

  53. James Smith
    James Smith
    Dag geleden

    Looking at this, anything possible 🤷🏾‍♂️

  54. Topaz Modeste
    Topaz Modeste
    Dag geleden

    18:26 had me dead fr🤣🤣💀💀

  55. Rubeinstein
    Dag geleden

    "I coulda been on a T-Shirt, that say RIP." God is God 💯💯💯💯

  56. Rubeinstein
    Dag geleden

    Rozay. Uhhh🔥🔥🔥🔥💯💯💯

  57. tomasia antonio
    tomasia antonio
    Dag geleden

    Pai grande 🤎🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾

  58. Zachariah Witcher
    Zachariah Witcher
    Dag geleden

    Yes you do might got tattoo tears of joy....what you dont have...prolly a job anymore pink hair sir.

  59. Panda ZaeZae
    Panda ZaeZae
    Dag geleden

    Only time I’ll ever vote for the right!!!

  60. SGUV Galliano
    SGUV Galliano
    Dag geleden

    Nah dru hill shoulda sat this one out

  61. Soloist94
    Dag geleden

    he thinks he biggie the chair joint lol

  62. Paul Bunyan
    Paul Bunyan
    Dag geleden

    🤣🤣 Bruuuh!!! Pink hair was passing the high notes over to big boy during Aston Martin music...to f@!&'n hilarious!!🤣💀Gotta be Sisco's cousin!!🤣 I'm not a Star 🔥

  63. Moneybag Lil
    Moneybag Lil
    Dag geleden

    10:02 - 12:12 The Best Part 💨

  64. alsdaman8211
    Dag geleden

    Those singers are a mess. The Maybach Music songs would have worked better with that set.

  65. Milimo Muleya
    Milimo Muleya
    Dag geleden

    Pink hair's voice kept getting lost in those thigh-high boots he decided to wear.

  66. hsacker jstone
    hsacker jstone
    2 dagen geleden

    These guys on the chorus did a good aston martin truck

  67. AB
    2 dagen geleden

    Who told him it was okay to come from behind the mic stand? Just saying...

  68. This girl BEKY
    This girl BEKY
    2 dagen geleden

    y'all the band were cracking up they knew they was on but knew the two backups and hype man dj was way off. 😅

  69. a.bryant
    2 dagen geleden

    Sisqo was going brazy in the background!

  70. Mista slayer
    Mista slayer
    2 dagen geleden

    ain't gonna lie them back up singer made it litty to watch 🔥🔥👌

  71. Wesley H
    Wesley H
    2 dagen geleden

    If pink needed a career this did not help his case

  72. Da' Real Ganxsta Nip
    Da' Real Ganxsta Nip
    2 dagen geleden

    Man I luv Ross dats my Dude! Everybody in Ross’s Camp is eating.I can appreciate real G’s like this not to mention the cold blooded music he makes ijs........ Peace God

  73. Mo Fraser
    Mo Fraser
    2 dagen geleden

    Y’all gotta stop😂😂😂🤣🤣these comments

    2 dagen geleden

    The back up singers just messed up the whole vibe and ROSS was killin it. I just can't watch the whole thing lol.

  75. Edward Kwaku Hansen Junior
    Edward Kwaku Hansen Junior
    2 dagen geleden


  76. Brandon White
    Brandon White
    2 dagen geleden

    yooooo these backup singers kidnapped the real ones

  77. Ann Purcell
    Ann Purcell
    2 dagen geleden


  78. DPW
    2 dagen geleden

    Rozay! 🔥

  79. Chrysler and Dodge Mopar Lover
    Chrysler and Dodge Mopar Lover
    2 dagen geleden

    Ross and the band was🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥, the background signers...they sang!

  80. shosaleen
    2 dagen geleden

    Man there's no way in the world Rick Ross and the singers haven't came across these comments which makes it much more funny 😆

  81. Redline Legendz
    Redline Legendz
    2 dagen geleden

    Ross featuring Ren and Ten, the hip hop Dalmatians today 🤣💀🤣... Background its all love tho, needed that laugh. Keep shining

  82. Alcides Ambriz
    Alcides Ambriz
    2 dagen geleden

    Tears of joy- that ceelo chorus was out of this world dammmm. 👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿

  83. Bijan Tehran
    Bijan Tehran
    2 dagen geleden

    How Rick Ross managed to keep a straight face with those background vocals of bmf and Paris Morton Music is beyond me

  84. Tez Love
    Tez Love
    3 dagen geleden

    Ross should have asked H.E.R to do this with him instead of what he had, I'm sure she would have said Yes to The Boss

  85. Kervins Bruno
    Kervins Bruno
    3 dagen geleden

    You can tell rick ross was only messing with the musicians 10:49

  86. Dave Benson Phillips
    Dave Benson Phillips
    3 dagen geleden

    I bet Rick Ross had this BTEC Frank Ocean put down 🤣

  87. Brianna King
    Brianna King
    3 dagen geleden

    It's the last 15 seconds for me 😭😭😭

  88. Annitra
    3 dagen geleden

    Y'all are killing me with the comments 😭😂🤣🤣

  89. Lord Sterling
    Lord Sterling
    3 dagen geleden

    The comments are pure COMEDY!

  90. Trade God
    Trade God
    3 dagen geleden

    🔥🔥🔥 I found this by mistake, dope he put a performance together 💪💪

  91. Andre Dai
    Andre Dai
    3 dagen geleden


  92. CANDYSOULonline
    3 dagen geleden

    Pink dude keeps getting too close to Rick...wow the vocals....oh my....

  93. Farm House Films
    Farm House Films
    3 dagen geleden

    Am I the only person who feels like the background singers done a good job ?

    1. Joi
      Dag geleden

      They were fine. They were living their best life and enjoying the vibe.

  94. luswish
    3 dagen geleden

    Ironically for Pink Hair, their best song was “I’m not a star”

  95. Melissa Hillman
    Melissa Hillman
    3 dagen geleden

    Lucky Daye doing background vocals would have been an epic choice on this

  96. ewesley1
    3 dagen geleden

    I hear you bass player! I hear you boy! 🔥🔥🔥

  97. Festus Akinsulire
    Festus Akinsulire
    3 dagen geleden

    Was reading the comments wondering why everyone doesn’t like the singers... now I’m listening I completely understand they’ve got more energy than talent 😂😂

  98. M.
    3 dagen geleden

    Y'all murdered these bg singers. I wasn't ready at all.

  99. YoDaddy Know
    YoDaddy Know
    3 dagen geleden

    Ross wit the icy buffs!# i c u boi boi!! DETROITSWAG!!!

  100. YoDaddy Know
    YoDaddy Know
    3 dagen geleden

    Pink hair: How did I do? Everybody: 😕