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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 39 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 >

- 41 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 >

- 46 days ago
Rick Ross -- I Was Hustled Out of Court

Rick Ross
I Was Hustled Out of Court

Rick Ross should have been hustlin' a better lawyer when he tried to protect his hit song, because a judge just laughed him out of court. Ross famously released the song, "Hustlin'" back in 2006.… READ MORE >

- 49 days ago
Meek Mill -- Rick Ross Is My Ankle Bracelet Bro! (VIDEO)

Meek Mill
Rick Ross Is My Ankle Bracelet Bro

Rick Ross is the perfect person to boost Meek Mill's spirits during his 90 day house arrest sentence ... since Rozay already knows what it's like to be on ankle bracelet lockdown. They… READ MORE >

- 71 days ago
Rick Ross -- You Can't Prosecute Me ... Groundskeeper Had Drugs

Rick Ross
You Can't Prosecute Me ... Groundskeeper Had Drugs

Rick Ross just got indicted in the alleged pistol whipping of his groundskeeper, but TMZ has learned his attorney thinks there's no case here ... because Ross was acting in self-defense. Ross'… READ MORE >

- 88 days ago
Rick Ross to Judge -- I Need Some Island Time, Mon ... Can Ya Hook Me Up?

Rick Ross to Judge
I Need Some Island Time, Mon ... Can Ya Hook Me Up?

Rick Ross is scheduled to perform in the Caribbean in a couple months, but will definitely be a no-show ... unless he can convince a judge he's not a flight risk. Ross' attorney Steven… READ MORE >

- 99 days ago
Rick Ross -- Poppin' Bottles With Diddy & Co. for Album Release Party (VIDEO)

Rick Ross
Poppin' Bottles With Diddy & Co. for Album Release Party

Rick Ross' album release party in Miami attracted some big hip-hop names ... and their big wallets, too. Ross hit up Studio 23 Monday night to celebrate the release of "Black Market" ... with… READ MORE >

- 150 days ago
50 Cent Sues Rick Ross -- You Can't Rap Over My Song!!!

50 Cent Sues Rick Ross
You Can't Rap Over My Song!!!

50 Cent is suing Rick Ross for jacking "In Da Club" and rapping over it to promote his new album. 50 just filed a lawsuit in Connecticut ... in the docs he says his classic banger appears on… READ MORE >

- 156 days ago

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