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You the Boss Ross Minaj
Rick Ross
Features Nicki Minaj
Released October 7, 2011
Format Digital download
Length 4:40
Writer Onika Maraj
William Roberts
Kevin Erondu
Producer K.E. on the Track
Single information
Single release October 7, 2011
Video release
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"You the Boss" is a song by American rapper Rick Ross. It was originally released as the first single from his upcoming fifth studio album, God Forgives, I Don't on October 7, 2011, along with "I Love My Bitches".[1] It was released to U.S. Rhythmic Top 40 radio on October 18, 2011[2] and Urban radio on November 1, 2011.[3]. Even though the song charted well, it was later confirmed that "Touch'N You" was the new first single from the album. It features Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj and was produced by Kevin “K.E. On The Track” Erondu.

The song is certified Gold in the US.

Background Edit

While on the set of filming the music video for Birdman's "Y.U. Mad", Nicki Minaj revealed to MTV that "You the Boss" was originally written and recorded in 2009 for Lil Wayne, but he passed on it. "It was just lingering, and then she gave it to Rick Ross," Minaj said while in character as her alter ego, the Female Weezy. Ross too had initially passed on the record while recording Teflon Don, his fourth studio album.