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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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Birdman PISSED at Rick Ross for 'Using' Wayne Feud to Push His Sales (AUDIO)

Birdman
Pissed at Rick Ross ... He's Using Me to Sell Records

Rick Ross made a new enemy when he took aim at Birdman ... dissing him hard over his legal war with Lil Wayne and a bunch of other stuff.  Sources close to Birdman tell TMZ ...… READ MORE >

Rick Ross Says He Puked His Guts Out Partying With Gronk (VIDEO)

Rick Ross
I Puked My Guts Out Drinking With GRONK

Here's Rick Ross proving that partying with Gronk is almost as dangerous as playing in the NFL ... saying he PUKED HIS GUTS OUT trying to keep up with the Patriots star at a post-Super Bowl turn… READ MORE >

- 194 days ago
Rick Ross Says Kanye Faked His 'Meltdown' (VIDEO)

Rick Ross
Kanye Played Y'All With Mental 'Breakdown'

Kanye West is a great actor who fooled everyone into thinking he was melting down, at least according to Rick Ross, who's giving 'Ye props for pulling off a stunt -- but trust us, it's no… READ MORE >

- 253 days ago
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 >

- 273 days ago
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 >

- 282 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 >

- 286 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 >

- 287 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 >

- 298 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 >

- 306 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 >

- 316 days ago
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