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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 -- Judge OK's Travel But Only for Work (VIDEO)

Rick Ross
Judge OK's Travel But Only for Work

Rick Ross can finally get back on his "Boss" grind ... a judge gave him approval to start traveling on biz trips, but there are several restrictions -- including an ankle monitor.  Ross… READ MORE >

Rick Ross' Baby Mama -- I'm Gonna Get You, Clucker!! Demands Cut of Wingstop Cash

Rick Ross' Baby Mama
I'm Gonna Get You, Clucker!! Demands Wingstop Cash

Rick Ross has something in common with Chris Brown – one of his baby mamas wants a fatter child support check ... due to all the cheese he's making from hawking wings. Tia Kemp, NOT the… READ MORE >

- 210 days ago
50 Cent -- Has to Pay $5 Million For Sex Tape Leak

50 Cent
Has To Pay $5 Million For Sex Tape Leak

50 Cent is down $5 million after losing the sex tape lawsuit with Rick Ross' baby mama, and he might owe even more money. The jurors -- 4 women, 2 men --  deliberated for just over an hour… READ MORE >

- 217 days ago
Rick Ross -- Finally Out of Jail ... Ponies Up $2 Million

Rick Ross
Finally Out of Jail ... Ponies Up $2 Mil

Burn those "Free Rick Ross" tees ... he's finally getting out of jail a week after getting arrested for assault and kidnapping -- but he had to come up with a ton o' cash to get sprung. … READ MORE >

- 226 days ago
Rick Ross -- Tired of Jail ... Asks Judge for Bail (PHOTO)

Rick Ross
Tired of Jail Asks for Bail

Rick Ross finally has his day in court ... after sitting in a Georgia jail for 7 days. Ross -- who's visibly tired -- didn't have the option of bailing out ... the judge has treated this as a… READ MORE >

- 226 days ago
Rick Ross -- Jail Is Costing Me A Fortune!! I'm Losing BET Weekend Money

Rick Ross
Jail is Costing Me a Fortune!!! I'm Losing BET Weekend Money

Rick Ross has lost a lot more than his freedom after getting jailed for alleged kidnapping and assault ... we're talking a small fortune. Turns out Ross had a HUGE weekend planned to… READ MORE >

- 232 days ago
Scott Storch -- Rick Ross Is Gonna Lift My Butt Out of Bankruptcy

Scott Storch
Rick Ross Is Gonna Lift My Butt ... Out of Bankruptcy

Hit maker Scott Storch won't be flat ass broke for long ... not if Rick Ross, Chris Brown, and Tyga have anything to say about it -- according to Scott, they're his meal ticket out of… READ MORE >

- 233 days ago
Rick Ross -- Groundskeeper: He Broke My Face ... I'm Eating Through a Straw

Rick Ross
Groundskeeper: He Broke My Face I'm Eating Through a Straw

9:20 AM PT -- Ross was DENIED bail and will remain behind bars until his next court hearing, which is on July 1. Rick Ross took a Glock 9MM pistol and then viciously pistol-whipped one of his… READ MORE >

- 233 days ago
Rick Ross Arrested for Pistol-Whipping, Kidnapping Worker

Rick Ross
Arrested for Pistol-Whipping, Kidnapping

Rapper Rick Ross is behind bars once again after being arrested for the second time this month ... and the situation seems way worse than a simple pot bust.   The U.S. Marshals Service tells… READ MORE >

- 233 days ago
Rick Ross -- Bob Kraft's My Homeboy ... 'Super Cool Dude'

Rick Ross
Bob Kraft's My Homeboy 'Super Cool Dude'

Boss respects Boss ... so says Rick Ross who tells TMZ Sports he's homies with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft ... and says the 74-year-old is a "super cool dude." Ross says he and Kraft… READ MORE >

- 239 days ago

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