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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.

LATEST STORIES
  
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 >

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 >

- 72 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 >

- 84 days ago
Rick Ross' Chin Tattoo -- He's Pretty Much Destined to Go Broke...

Rick Ross
Pretty Much Destined to Go Broke Thanks to New Chin Tat

The only thing rich about Rick Ross' new chin tattoo is the irony.Ross just posted the ink pic on Instagram -- but clearly, the Boss isn't familiar with the #1 rule of the universe ... tattooing… READ MORE >

- 99 days ago
Justin Bieber -- Dear Mama ... I Wanna Be a Rapper!!!

Justin Bieber
Dear Mama ... I Wanna Be a Rapper!!!

Justin Bieber's never-ending quest for street cred continued last night when he jumped up on stage with Rick Ross to serve as his hypeboy ... then grabbed the mic to rap over some 2Pac. Holla if… READ MORE >

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CeeLo -- NYC Jeweler Outraged ... We Don't Sell Fake Garbage

CeeLo
NYC Jeweler Outraged ... We Don't Sell Fake Garbage

CeeLo was NOT scammed into buying a fake designer watch for $34,000 -- despite a "watch expert" calling it a hideous counterfeit -- so says the jewelry company that crafted the piece ... and now… READ MORE >

- 107 days ago
Rick Ross Sued By Photog -- I Hate To Be Negative, But You Jacked My Pics

Rick Ross
Sued By Photog I Hate To Be Negative, But You Jacked My Pics

Rick Ross hates it when people steal other artists' work -- just ask LMFAO -- but now Rick's being sued for allegedly jacking the snaps of a famous hip hop photog.Armen Djerrahian claims in a new… READ MORE >

- 119 days ago
Redfoo -- I'll Settle Up with Rick Ross ... Or Beat His Ass in Court

Redfoo
I'll Settle with Rick Ross Or Beat His Ass in Court!

Redfoo is giving Rick Ross two options -- either sit down with him and settle their lawsuit or prepare for legal defeat.As TMZ first reported, LMFAO has fired back at Ross -- who is suing the… READ MORE >

- 120 days ago
LMFAO -- Rick Ross Is a FAKE Thug!

LMFAO
Rick Ross Is a FAKE Thug!

LMFAO just made a really interesting legal argument ... slamming Rick Ross, and it could get them killed -- kidding ... maybe.The group -- which Ross is suing for lifting his lyrics -- is taking a… READ MORE >

- 120 days ago
Justin Bieber & Friends -- The Day the Sizzurp Died ... Main Ingredient Gets Yanked

Justin Bieber
The Day the Sizzurp Died Main Ingredient Yanked

Party's over for Justin Bieber, Soulja Boy and a bunch of hip hop stars who love sizzurp -- aka lean, aka codeine cough syrup -- because their brand of choice is getting pulled from… READ MORE >

- 133 days ago

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