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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 136 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 >

- 152 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 >

- 164 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 >

- 214 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 >

- 221 days ago
Rick Ross -- Wannabe Rapper Dipped Tootsies in Boss' Pool (PHOTOS)

Rick Ross
Wannabe Rapper Dipping Tootsies In Boss' Pool

Rick Ross' pool is so inviting, even the guy who got busted sneaking onto the estate had to take a quick dip.  J. Luchiano snapped a bunch of pics around Ross' Georgia mansion after allegedly… READ MORE >

- 229 days ago
Rick Ross -- Rapper Shows Up on Doorstep, Gets Busted for Trespassing (MUG SHOT)

Rick Ross
Rapper Pops Up at Mansion Gets Busted for Trespassing

An aspiring rapper is claiming Rick Ross tricked him into getting arrested for trespassing after he tried to leave a mixtape on the rapper's doorstep.  J. Luchiano tells TMZ he got a call… READ MORE >

- 235 days ago
Rick Ross -- Making 'Big Moves' with Adrien Broner

Rick Ross
Making 'Big Moves' with Adrien Broner

Rick Ross says he's not just party pals with boxer Adrien Broner -- the two are getting ready to make some BIG business moves together ... and TMZ Sports has the inside scoop. Ross appeared on… READ MORE >

- 241 days ago
Rick Ross -- I'm Gonna Be Bigger Than Hanukkah (VIDEO)

Rick Ross
I'm Gonna Be Bigger Than Hanukkah

Rick Ross just pulled a John Lennon ... pumping up his new album by likening it to the Festival of Lights. Shalom?  Ross' "Black Market" drops this Friday, just two days before… READ MORE >

- 242 days ago

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