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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 Sued -- Wasn't the Boss at Super Bowl XLIX ... Give us Back Our $55k!

Rick Ross
Wasn't the Boss at Super Bowl XLIX ... Give Us Back Our $55k!

Rick Ross' gig at a Super Bowl party turned into a disaster because he's no social media guru ... in fact he sucks at Instagram and Twitter ... according to the company that paid him to headline.… READ MORE >

Rick Ross -- Judge OK's Travel But Only for Work (VIDEO)

Rick Ross
Judge OK's Travel But Only for Work

Rick Ross can finally get back on his "Boss" grind ... a judge gave him approval to start traveling on biz trips, but there are several restrictions -- including… READ MORE >

- 16 days ago
Rick Ross' Baby Mama -- I'm Gonna Get You, Clucker!! Demands Cut of Wingstop Cash

Rick Ross' Baby Mama
I'm Gonna Get You, Clucker!! Demands Wingstop Cash

Rick Ross has something in common with Chris Brown – one of his baby mamas wants a fatter child support check ... due to all the cheese he's making from hawking wings. Tia Kemp, NOT the… READ MORE >

- 43 days ago
50 Cent -- Has to Pay $5 Million For Sex Tape Leak

50 Cent
Has To Pay $5 Million For Sex Tape Leak

50 Cent is down $5 million after losing the sex tape lawsuit with Rick Ross' baby mama, and he might owe even more money. The jurors -- 4 women, 2 men --  deliberated for just over an hour… READ MORE >

- 50 days ago
Rick Ross -- Finally Out of Jail ... Ponies Up $2 Million

Rick Ross
Finally Out of Jail ... Ponies Up $2 Mil

Burn those "Free Rick Ross" tees ... he's finally getting out of jail a week after getting arrested for assault and kidnapping -- but he had to come up with a ton o'… READ MORE >

- 59 days ago
Rick Ross -- Tired of Jail ... Asks Judge for Bail (PHOTO)

Rick Ross
Tired of Jail Asks for Bail

Rick Ross finally has his day in court ... after sitting in a Georgia jail for 7 days. Ross -- who's visibly tired -- didn't have the option of bailing out ... the judge has treated this as a… READ MORE >

- 59 days ago
Rick Ross -- Jail Is Costing Me A Fortune!! I'm Losing BET Weekend Money

Rick Ross
Jail is Costing Me a Fortune!!! I'm Losing BET Weekend Money

Rick Ross has lost a lot more than his freedom after getting jailed for alleged kidnapping and assault ... we're talking a small fortune. Turns out Ross had a HUGE weekend planned to… READ MORE >

- 65 days ago
Scott Storch -- Rick Ross Is Gonna Lift My Butt Out of Bankruptcy

Scott Storch
Rick Ross Is Gonna Lift My Butt ... Out of Bankruptcy

Hit maker Scott Storch won't be flat ass broke for long ... not if Rick Ross, Chris Brown, and Tyga have anything to say about it -- according to Scott, they're his meal ticket out of… READ MORE >

- 66 days ago
Rick Ross -- Groundskeeper: He Broke My Face ... I'm Eating Through a Straw

Rick Ross
Groundskeeper: He Broke My Face I'm Eating Through a Straw

9:20 AM PT -- Ross was DENIED bail and will remain behind bars until his next court hearing, which is on July 1. Rick Ross took a Glock 9MM pistol and then viciously pistol-whipped one of his… READ MORE >

- 66 days ago
Rick Ross Arrested for Pistol-Whipping, Kidnapping Worker

Rick Ross
Arrested for Pistol-Whipping, Kidnapping

Rapper Rick Ross is behind bars once again after being arrested for the second time this month ... and the situation seems way worse than a simple pot bust.   The U.S. Marshals Service tells… READ MORE >

- 66 days ago

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