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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 -- Quiet Storm on L.A. Strippers (VIDEO)

Rick Ross
Quiet Storm On L.A. Strippers

Rick Ross didn't let the weather rain on his parade at the L.A. strip club where he hosted ... and toasted the ladies with stacks of cash. Rozay showed up late for his gig at Secret Sundayz after… READ MORE >

Rick Ross -- Slashes Price of Florida Mansion ... Hustlin' Getting Desperate

Rick Ross
Slashes Price of Florida Mansion ... Hustlin' Getting Desperate

Rick Ross is trying hard to hawk his Florida home at a $125k discount -- a massive loss for him. Da Boss bought the mansion in 2008 for $1.25 mil and spent $500k on upgrades. He listed the home… READ MORE >

- 22 days ago
Rick Ross -- You The Boss, IRS ... I've Got Your Dough

Rick Ross
You The Boss, IRS ... I've Got Your Dough

Rick Ross is dead serious about coming clean with Uncle Sam -- he hired new accountants and is close to wiping out his tax debt. The rapper tells TMZ the $5.7 million he owes in back taxes is… READ MORE >

- 25 days ago
Rick Ross -- Uncle Sam Comes Knockin' ... Where's That $5.7 Mil In Taxes, Boss?

Rick Ross
Uncle Sam Comes Knockin' Where's That $5.7 Mil In Taxes, Boss?

Uncle Sam has a bone to pick with Rick Ross -- millions of dollars in unpaid taxes, according to new legal docs. The IRS went through 3 years of Ross' taxes, and claims he owes about $5.7 mil of… READ MORE >

- 27 days ago
Rick Ross -- I Squashed the Game vs. Meek Beef! Game Doesn't Get the Memo (VIDEO)

Rick Ross
I Squashed Game vs. Meek Beef! Game Doesn't Get Memo

The Game and Meek Mill's feud is over after one phone call from Rick Ross ... according to Rick, anyway -- but we've learned one side isn't ready for peace just yet.  Rick bragged on video… READ MORE >

- 37 days ago
Meek Mill & Rick Ross -- Gunshots Fired During Music Video Shoot (VIDEO)

Meek Mill & Rick Ross
Gunshots Fired During Music Video Shoot

Gunfire erupted dangerously close to Meek Mill, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz and Gucci Mane while they were on the set of their new music video ... TMZ has learned. The 4 rap heavy hitters were… READ MORE >

- 45 days ago
Rick Ross -- Saddle Up, Boss (VIDEO)

Rick Ross
Saddle Up, Boss

Rick Ross has bragged about having a lot of horses, but looks like he'd never ridden one ... until now. Ross struggled to hoist himself onto a trusty steed over the weekend, with his crew… READ MORE >

- 55 days ago
Travis Scott -- Club Gig Turns into All-Star Rap Show (PHOTO GALLERY & VIDEO)

Travis Scott
Club Gig Turns into All-Star Rap Show

Travis Scott got a whole lotta support from his most famous rap friends during a club appearance ... when Rick Ross and Juicy J grabbed the mic.  Scott was performing at PAPER Magazine and… READ MORE >

- 81 days ago
Rick Ross -- DGK Owes Me Tens of Thousands ... Now Pay Up!

Rick Ross
DGK Owes Me Tens of Thousands ... Now Pay Up!

Rick Ross had a deal with DGK clothing company to rock its gear in public, but he says the checks stopped coming ... so now he's suing to get his scratch. Rick Ross Touring filed the… READ MORE >

- 96 days ago
Rick Ross -- Warning, Drake ... I Will Go Off Leash! (AUDIO)

Rick Ross
Warning, Drake ... I Will Go Off Leash!

Rick Ross fired a warning shot in the air for Drake ... on the heels of the renewed feud with Meek Mill. Rick was on the "Drink Champs" podcast when N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN asked about his homie,… READ MORE >

- 100 days ago

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