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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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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 >

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 >

- 168 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 >

- 194 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 >

- 209 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 >

- 213 days ago
Rick Ross Accused of Jacking Paintings ... Da Boss Calls BS (PHOTO GALLERY + VIDEO)

Rick Ross
Accused of Jacking Paintings ... Da Boss Calls BS

A German artist is accusing Rick Ross of making off with 2 of his paintings and is threatening legal action, but Rozay's camp vehemently denies there was a heist. Ivan Beslic says it happened over… READ MORE >

- 235 days ago
Sophie Simmons -- I Wrote a Rap Song ... For Rick Ross!!! (Video)

Sophie Simmons
I Wrote a Rap Song ... For Rick Ross!!!

Everyday she's husltin' ... 'cause model/singer/songwriter Sophie Simmons says she's penning hits for huge artists these days -- including Rick Ross! "i just wrote a track for Rick Ross ... which… READ MORE >

- 239 days ago
Rick Ross -- It's a Bird, It's a Plane ... Nope, It's Just Me (VIDEO)

Rick Ross
It's a Bird, It's a Plane ... Nope, It's Just Me

Rick Ross is going all out when it comes to big boss escapades, and parasailing is now officially off the checklist.  Yung Renzel got airborne Monday off a beach in southern France… READ MORE >

- 244 days ago
Rick Ross -- I Dropped $230k for the Boss of G-Wagons (PHOTOS)

Rick Ross
I Dropped $230k For the Boss of G-Wagons

Rick Ross just paid the cost to truly be the boss of luxury SUV owners -- snapping up a rare version of the popular G-Wagon that blows away the rest.  Rick traveled to Fort Lauderdale on… READ MORE >

- 250 days ago
Rick Ross -- It Wasn't Weed ... Sometimes a Cigar is Only a Cigar (PHOTO)

Rick Ross
It Wasn't Weed ... Sometimes a Cigar is Only a Cigar

Rick Ross is no dummy ... he's not gonna smoke a blunt in front of cameras while on house arrest -- so his story goes. TMZ posted video a few days ago of Rick smoking what sure looked like a… READ MORE >

- 262 days ago

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