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Rick Ross

William Leonard Roberts II (born January 28, 1976), better known by his stage name Rick Ross (often stylized as RICK RO$$), is an American rapper. Ross founded the record label Maybach Music Group, on which he released his studio albums Deeper Than Rap (2009) and Teflon Don (2010). Ross was also the first artist signed to Diddy's management company Ciroc Entertainment. In early 2012, MTV named Ross as the Hottest MC In The Game. William Leonard Roberts II was born in Coahoma County, Mississippi. and raised in Carol City, Florida, near Miami. After graduating from Carol City Senior High School, he later attended the historically black college Albany State University on a football scholarship. He derived his stage name from the drug trafficker "Freeway" Ricky Ross, to whom he has no connection. After being signed to Suave House Records, former label for rap duo 8Ball & MJG, he eventually signed a deal with Slip-n-Slide Records, which has been under the Def Jam umbrella since 2006. While signed to Slip-n-Slide, Ross toured with fellow rapper Trick Daddy and made guest performances on other Slip-n-Slide albums.

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Matt Barnes -- I'm With the Boss ... Parties with Rick Ross

Matt Barnes
I'm With the Boss Parties with Rick Ross

Matt Barnes rebounded from a crappy night on the court by hanging with Rick Ross and a bunch of other hip hop stars at a huge Hollywood after party.Barnes was in the VIP at Supper Club for Rick's… READ MORE >

Rick Ross -- Mine's Bigger Than Wiz Khalifa's

Rick Ross
Mine's Bigger Than Wiz Khalifa's

Rick Ross pulled out his bone inside a room full of people and shamed all the other dudes standing nearby -- including Wiz Khalifa -- and it wasn't even close.Ross performed Saturday night at… READ MORE >

- 6 days ago
Rick Ross -- Jalen Rose's $100k Bet Was a Joke

Rick Ross
Jalen Rose's $100k Bet Was a Joke

Rick Ross says ex-NBA star Jalen Rose was full of crap when he said he'd take the rapper up on a $100,000 basketball bet -- claiming Jalen was "just bluffing." Ross put up the money up back… READ MORE >

- 31 days ago
Rick Ross -- I Might Riot Too If I Were in Ferguson ... 'Cause Darren Wilson Is a LIAR!

Rick Ross
I Might Riot Too If I Were in Ferguson 'Cause Darren Wilson Is Lying

Rick Ross isn't buying Ferguson cop Darren Wilson's version of what went down the night Michael Brown was killed -- and vented his rage, anger, and frustration on TMZ Live Wednesday.Rick told… READ MORE >

- 31 days ago
Ex-NBA Star Jalen Rose -- CALLS OUT RICK ROSS ... I'll Take Your $100,000 Bet!!

Ex-NBA Star Jalen Rose
Hey, Rick Ross I'll Take Your $100k Bet!

Jalen Rose has a message for Rick Ross -- I'll be your huckleberry. The former NBA star was listening when Ross went on the radio this week and said he'll bet anyone $100,000 that the Miami… READ MORE >

- 43 days ago
Diddy -- RICK ROSS SHOULD BUY THE DOLPHINS ... Lemme Know If I Can Help!

Diddy
RICK ROSS SHOULD BUY THE DOLPHINS 'Lemme Know If I Can Help!'

Diddy is no dummy ... so when he told us last night that he thinks it's a "great idea" for Rick Ross to buy a piece of the Miami Dolphins, The Boss should probably do it. Earlier this week,… READ MORE >

- 78 days ago
Kanye, Diddy, Rick Ross -- Kings Of Rap Ripped Me Off ... Claims Artist

Kanye, Diddy, Rick Ross
Kings Of Rap Ripped Me Off ... Claims Artist

Atlanta rapper 9gotti's got himself some brass ones -- firing off a legal threat to 3 powerful rap icons -- Kanye West, Diddy and Rick Ross -- warning them to quit jacking… READ MORE >

- 110 days ago
Rick Ross -- ARRESTED IN NORTH CAROLINA ... You Got Weed Problems!

Rick Ross
ARRESTED IN NORTH CAROLINA ... You Got Weed Problems!

Rick Ross was arrested in North Carolina last night ... all because cops say he BLEW OFF a court date stemming from a weed arrest in town last year. The Boss was taken into custody by the… READ MORE >

- 182 days ago
Rick Ross -- I Was NEVER Confronted By Angry Mob in Detroit

Rick Ross
I Was NEVER Confronted By Angry Mob In Detroit

Rick Ross claims stories about him being denied access to a Detroit concert by scores of Ross haters and being in fear of his life are straight up lies ... and that comes from the man… READ MORE >

- 187 days ago
Rick Ross & DJ Khaled -- WE DA BEST Heat Fans ... 'Cause We Stay Til the End!

Rick Ross And DJ Khaled
WE DA BEST Heat Fans Cause We Stay Til the End!

Rick Ross and DJ Khaled proved THEY DA BEST Miami Heat fans -- 'Cause while the rest of the Miami faithful were bailing on LeBron and co. Tuesday night ... the two Florida hip hop giants stayed… READ MORE >

- 199 days ago

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