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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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Rick Ross -- It's a Bird, It's a Plane ... Nope, It's Just Me (VIDEO)

Rick Ross
It's a Bird, It's a Plane ... Nope, It's Just Me

Rick Ross is going all out when it comes to big boss escapades, and parasailing is now officially off the checklist.  Yung Renzel got airborne Monday off a beach in southern France… READ MORE >

Rick Ross -- I Dropped $230k for the Boss of G-Wagons (PHOTOS)

Rick Ross
I Dropped $230k For the Boss of G-Wagons

Rick Ross just paid the cost to truly be the boss of luxury SUV owners -- snapping up a rare version of the popular G-Wagon that blows away the rest.  Rick traveled to Fort Lauderdale on… READ MORE >

- 8 days ago
Rick Ross -- It Wasn't Weed ... Sometimes a Cigar is Only a Cigar (PHOTO)

Rick Ross
It Wasn't Weed ... Sometimes a Cigar is Only a Cigar

Rick Ross is no dummy ... he's not gonna smoke a blunt in front of cameras while on house arrest -- so his story goes. TMZ posted video a few days ago of Rick smoking what sure looked like a… READ MORE >

- 19 days ago
Rick Ross -- Risky Business at House Party (VIDEO)

Rick Ross
Risky Business at House Party

Rick Ross might have crossed a dangerous line over the weekend ... smoking what appears to be a joint while on out on bail.  You see someone handing Rozay what sure looks like a joint at his… READ MORE >

- 21 days ago
Rick Ross -- Check Out My Atlanta Dive (VIDEO)

Rick Ross
Check Out My Atlanta Dive

Rick Ross isn't gonna make the Olympic diving team, but he took a respectable plunge into his pool Sunday during a massive July 4th party. Rick, who's on house arrest in ATL, made sure the party… READ MORE >

- 24 days ago
Rick Ross – GPS Tagged Rubdown (VIDEO)

Rick Ross
GPS Tagged Rubdown

Rick Ross has always been an industrious guy -- figuring out ways around the word "no" -- so it's no surprise he figured out a way to get a luxurious spa treatment, GPS ankle bracelet and… READ MORE >

- 26 days ago
Rick Ross -- Gang Members Indicted For Video Threats

Rick Ross
Gang Members Indicted for Video Threats

Rick Ross is one step closer to getting a bunch of hardcore gang members off his ass after a sweep in Chicago nailed nearly 50 Gangster Disciples.  TMZ broke the story ... members of the… READ MORE >

- 83 days ago
Rick Ross -- Sorry Mr. President ... Did I Beep?

Rick Ross
Sorry Mr. President Did I Beep?

Rick Ross was like a loud fart in a quiet room when his ankle bracelet went off over the weekend at the White House. Ross was there along with a bunch of other rappers -- Nicki Minaj, Busta… READ MORE >

- 100 days ago
DJ Khaled -- I Wanna Buy The Miami Heat ... Even A Tiny Part (VIDEO)

DJ Khaled
I Wanna Buy The Miami Heat ... Even A Tiny Part

DJ Khaled wants to be the best ... NBA honcho in the world ... 'cause the man with the major key says he'd love to unlock a piece of the Miami Heat ... as a minority owner. READ MORE >

- 102 days ago
Rick Ross -- Down 60 Lbs But Still Gotta Have Them Wings (VIDEO)

Rick Ross
Down 60 Lbs But Still Gotta Have Them Wings

Rick Ross has something in common with Rob Kardashian ... they're both wasting away, but there's one major difference -- Rozay isn't cutting back on his chicken wing intake.  Sources… READ MORE >

- 107 days ago

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