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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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Ed Sheeran --  Rise of the Ginger Gangsta!

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Rise of the Ginger Gangsta!

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- 171 days ago
Rick Ross -- My Album Hits #1 ... EVERYBODY GETS A WATCH!!!

Rick Ross
My Album Hits #1 ... EVERYBODY GETS A WATCH!

Rick Ross has got to be the best boss ever ... because when his album hit number one on the charts ... he bought each of his closest boys a sick, insanely expensive watch to celebrate.According to… READ MORE >

- 192 days ago
Kanye West -- Suprise and Awesome Appearance on 'Arsenio'

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Surprise and Awesome Appearance on 'Arsenio'

Kanye West is a fan of Arsenio Hall ... so much so that we're told he was watching Wednesday night when Prince appeared and loved it so much he made a surprise appearance Thursday night.Kanye… READ MORE >

- 209 days ago
Rick Ross -- Chicken Is Making Me Crazy Cheese

Rick Ross
Chicken Is Making Me Crazy Cheese

Rick Ross isn't just the boss in hip hop -- he's stacking up tons of cash in the chicken biz too ... and it sounds like he's planning a wing takeover.Rick talked fowl with Arsenio Hall last night… READ MORE >

- 210 days ago
Boxer Adrien Broner -- RAPPING W/ RICK ROSS ... Spits About Strip Clubs, Guns, Booze

Boxer Adrien Broner
RAPPING W/ RICK ROSS Spits About Strip Clubs, Guns, Booze

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- 210 days ago
Rick Ross -- No Retaliation For 50 Cent Diss -- He Doesn't Deserve A Response

Rick Ross
No Retaliation For 50 Cent Diss He Doesn't Deserve A Response

50 Cent may have been hoping to start a blood feud when he publicly insinuated Rick Ross and Diddy were gay lovers ... but sources close to Ross tell us there will be NO reprisals.Sources tell us… READ MORE >

- 212 days ago
50 Cent Retreats -- After Suggesting Diddy & Rick Ross Are Gay Lovers

50 Cent
Retreats After Suggesting Diddy & Rick Ross Are Gay Lovers

50 Cent raised the stakes in his beef with 3 rap heavyweights -- publicly insinuating Diddy, Rick Ross and former record exec Steve Stoute are gay together ... but he backed down minutes later.The… READ MORE >

- 213 days ago
Rick Ross' Record Label -- Behind Lamar Odom Rap Song

Rick Ross'
Record Label Behind Lamar Odom Rap Song

Lamar Odom is getting the rap treatment ... thanks to a rapper on Rick Ross' record label who just dropped a new song inspired by L.O. ... and it's littered with some serious crack undertones. The… READ MORE >

- 218 days ago
Rick Ross & Young Jeezy -- We're Done Hatin' On Each Other -- Thanks, T.I.

Rick Ross & Young Jeezy
We're Done Hatin' On Each Other Thanks, T.I.

Rapper T.I. is the Henry Kissinger of hip hop ... because he's done what seemed like the impossible ... brokering a peace treaty between Rick Ross and Young Jeezy ... TMZ has learned.You'll recall… READ MORE >

- 237 days ago

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