Over the years, Rick Ross has made his way from a Slip-n-Slide Records artist to an empirical kingpin. How did he do it? Well, there's a lot of moves you could attribute to his success, but basically, he did it by putting out good music.

His first two records paved the way for the Maybach Music Group's beginnings. MMG released Deeper Than Rap as its first official album, and Ross has been building an empire ever since, putting on MCs like Meek Mill, Wale, and Stalley to a huge audience.

The South Florida MC has come a long way in his rap career over the past decade, so we decided to take a look back at the first half of his journey. Let's throw it back to Ricky Rozay's earlier cuts.