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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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Justin Bieber -- Dear Mama ... I Wanna Be a Rapper!!!

Justin Bieber
Dear Mama ... I Wanna Be a Rapper!!!

Justin Bieber's never-ending quest for street cred continued last night when he jumped up on stage with Rick Ross to serve as his hypeboy ... then grabbed the mic to rap over some 2Pac. Holla if… READ MORE >

CeeLo -- NYC Jeweler Outraged ... We Don't Sell Fake Garbage

CeeLo
NYC Jeweler Outraged ... We Don't Sell Fake Garbage

CeeLo was NOT scammed into buying a fake designer watch for $34,000 -- despite a "watch expert" calling it a hideous counterfeit -- so says the jewelry company that crafted the piece ... and now… READ MORE >

- 218 days ago
Rick Ross Sued By Photog -- I Hate To Be Negative, But You Jacked My Pics

Rick Ross
Sued By Photog I Hate To Be Negative, But You Jacked My Pics

Rick Ross hates it when people steal other artists' work -- just ask LMFAO -- but now Rick's being sued for allegedly jacking the snaps of a famous hip hop photog.Armen Djerrahian claims in a new… READ MORE >

- 230 days ago
Redfoo -- I'll Settle Up with Rick Ross ... Or Beat His Ass in Court

Redfoo
I'll Settle with Rick Ross Or Beat His Ass in Court!

Redfoo is giving Rick Ross two options -- either sit down with him and settle their lawsuit or prepare for legal defeat.As TMZ first reported, LMFAO has fired back at Ross -- who is suing the… READ MORE >

- 230 days ago
LMFAO -- Rick Ross Is a FAKE Thug!

LMFAO
Rick Ross Is a FAKE Thug!

LMFAO just made a really interesting legal argument ... slamming Rick Ross, and it could get them killed -- kidding ... maybe.The group -- which Ross is suing for lifting his lyrics -- is taking a… READ MORE >

- 231 days ago
Justin Bieber & Friends -- The Day the Sizzurp Died ... Main Ingredient Gets Yanked

Justin Bieber
The Day the Sizzurp Died Main Ingredient Yanked

Party's over for Justin Bieber, Soulja Boy and a bunch of hip hop stars who love sizzurp -- aka lean, aka codeine cough syrup -- because their brand of choice is getting pulled from… READ MORE >

- 243 days ago
Ed Sheeran --  Rise of the Ginger Gangsta!

Ed Sheeran
Rise of the Ginger Gangsta!

Ed Sheeran says he's gonna team up with Rick Ross for a collabo that will finally earn gingers the street cred they've been fighting to get for centuries.Way to go, Ed ... you're the Jackie… READ MORE >

- 252 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 >

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

Kanye West
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 >

- 290 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 >

- 291 days ago

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