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Rick Ross

Rick Ross


Famous as :


Birth Name :

William Leonard Roberts II

Birth Date :

January 28, 1976

Birth Place :

Carol City, Florida, USA

Claim to fame :

Debut album "Port of Miami" (2006)


Once only an artist frequently featured in songs, Rick Ross stepped up into the spotlight as the lead man. The Haitian rapper was born William Roberts on January 28, 1977 and raised in the impoverished area of Carol City, Florida. He grew up in thick influence of rap culture where artists like Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur swept the nation with their hits. During the '90s, Roberts formed a rapping group called Carol City Cartel that later on led him to being signed to a small label Suave House Records that was also the home of 8Ball & MJG.

It was, however, beyond his expectation that Slip-n-Slide Records also took notice of his talent and signed him immediately. With the new recording house, Roberts who was by then known as Rick Ross, became acquainted to Hip-Hop heavyweights like Trick Daddy and Trina. He was frequently made a featured guest either in an artist's album or mixtapes. Ross also received a promotion when he was frequently brought along in Trick Daddy's concerts.

Latest News

Rick Ross Released on Bond After Agreeing to Put Up His $5M Mansion

July 02, 2015 09:13:28 GMT

was finally released from jail a week after being arrested on assault and kidnapping charges. A Fayette County judge approved of his release on $2 million bond on Wednesday, July 1 after he made a difficult deal with the judge.

Rick Ross and His Bodyguard Arrested for Kidnapping and Assaulting Man

June 25, 2015 18:09:45 GMT

was thrown in slammer for the second time this month. After getting busted for marijuana possession and traffic violation on June 10, he was arrested once again on Wednesday, June 24, this time along with his bodyguard Nadrian James.

Rick Ross Arrested in Georgia for Marijuana Possession

June 10, 2015 21:56:41 GMT

was arrested by police in Fayette County, Georgia on Wednesday, June 10. The hip-hop star whose real name is William Leonard Roberts II was reportedly stopped by an officer while driving his Bentley on Ga. 279 due to a window tint violation.

Rick Ross and Wiz Khalifa Smoke Huge Blunts Together

December 22, 2014 09:09:25 GMT

and smoked huge marijuana blunts inside the Supper Club in Hollywood on Saturday night, December 20. The pair were celebrating the release of Rick's seventh studio album "".

Rick Ross Releases 'Trap Luv' Music Video Ft. Yo Gotti

November 14, 2014 08:24:24 GMT

teamed up with for "Trap Luv", a new cut from his upcoming album "". The track hit the web on Thursday, November 13 along with its accompanying music video.

Rick Ross Premieres 'Keep Doin' That (Rich B**ch)' Music Video Ft. R. Kelly

October 27, 2014 08:55:44 GMT

has premiered the official music video for his new single "Keep Doin' That (Rich B**ch)". Shot in a mansion in Atlanta, the clip finds the rapper and his collaborator partying with a number of girls including model Jessica White.

Rick Ross Teams Up With R. Kelly for New Single 'Keep Doin' That (Rich B**ch)'

October 03, 2014 04:16:32 GMT

returned with a new track on Thursday, October 2. Premiered on Hot 97, the song titled "Keep Doin' That (Rich B**ch)" finds the Maybach Music Group leader reuniting with his 2007 single "Speedin' " collaborator .

The Game Hires Rick Ross, 2 Chainz and More for Michael Brown Tribute Song 'Don't Shoot'

August 28, 2014 06:33:10 GMT

has enlisted a number of hip-hop's famous faces for a new track called "Don't Shoot". The star-studded cut came in the wake of a recent shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teen, by a cop in Ferguson, Missouri.

Rick Ross, 2 Chainz to Celebrate Def Jam's 30th Anniversary With Concert in Brooklyn

August 15, 2014 09:21:06 GMT

Def Jam Recordings is celebrating their 30th birthday with a concert featuring performances from their past and present artists. and will be among those who take the stage at the event slated to take place at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, on October 16.

Chris Brown Premieres 'New Flame' Music Video Ft. Usher and Rick Ross

August 15, 2014 02:10:32 GMT

has debuted the official music video for "New Flame", his collaboration with and . Hitting the web on Thursday, August 14, the clip involves plenty of dancing in addition to bikini-clad girls.

Jeezy Taps Jay-Z, Rick Ross, T.I. and More for New Album 'Seen It All'

August 13, 2014 08:13:34 GMT

Jeezy a.k.a. has enlisted a few big names in hip-hop for his new album, "". The rapper, who recently teamed up with for the LP's title track, reveals he has more collaborations with and among others as he unwraps the official tracklist.

Pharrell, Rick Ross Tapped to Perform at Odd Future's Carnival

August 08, 2014 04:41:10 GMT

will be joined by some friends when they bring back their Camp Flag Gnaw Carnival later this year. The rap collective's leader is headlining the annual event alongside .

Wiz Khalifa Drops Official Remix of 'We Dem Boyz' Ft. Rick Ross, SchoolBoy Q and Nas

July 04, 2014 08:31:54 GMT

The official remix of 's "We Dem Boyz" has arrived online. The rapper is joined by , and for the new version of the track set to appear in his forthcoming album, "".

Rick Ross Arrested in North Carolina After Failing to Appear in Court

June 29, 2014 12:44:19 GMT

was taken into police custody late Friday night, June 27 in North Carolina. The 38-year-old rapper was arrested after he finished his set at the SuperJam concert which took place at the Greensboro Coliseum.

Chris Brown Shares Snippet of 'New Flame' Ft. Usher and Rick Ross

June 27, 2014 05:43:50 GMT

took to Instagram on Thursday, June 26 to share a snippet of his new track called "New Flame". According to what looks like the cover art, the song will feature guest vocals from R&B star and rapper .

Rick Ross Denies Being Confronted by Angry Mob in Detroit

June 24, 2014 02:54:23 GMT

laughs off reports saying that he's "in fear of his life" after hundreds of haters outside a Detroit venue prevented him from performing at Hot 107.5's Summer Jamz concert. The Maybach Music Group boss told TMZ that he was indeed denied entrance to the gig, saying the gate to the entrance of the facility was locked.

Rick Ross 'Scared for His Life' After Getting Blocked From Performing in Detroit

June 23, 2014 09:02:42 GMT

Fans were left disappointed after they learned that wouldn't appear at a Detroit show over the weekend. According to new reports, the Maybach Music Group boss was forced to call off the gig after more than 100 people outside of HOT 107.5's Summer Jamz concert at the city's Chene Park Amphitheater blocked him and his entourage from entering the venue.

Jennifer Lopez Drops 'Worry No More' Video Sneak-Peek Ft. Rick Ross

June 13, 2014 08:44:27 GMT

has let fans take a peek into the video of her collaboration with , "Worry No More". Shared on her Vevo page on Thursday, June 12, the one-minute clip opens with the 44-year-old diva emerging from the thick white smoke.

Meek Mill Debuts 'Off the Corner' Music Video Ft. Rick Ross

April 26, 2014 06:07:28 GMT

has teamed up with for his new track titled "Off the Corner". Shortly after the audio arrived on Friday, April 25, the two rappers made the accompanying music video available online.

Ed Sheeran Hints at Collaboration With Rick Ross

April 15, 2014 09:05:14 GMT

has said that he may collaborate with rapper in the future. The "Lego House" hitmaker, who made headlines after being spotted hanging out with the Maybach Music Group boss last year, made the revelation when he recently caught up with a TMZ photographer.

French Montana Drops 'Paranoid (Remix)' Video Ft. Diddy, Rick Ross, Lil Durk and Jadakiss

April 14, 2014 09:01:54 GMT

has teamed up with , , Lil Durk and for the remix of his track "Paranoid". Over the weekend, the five rappers reunited to release the official visuals for the new version.

Rick Ross Premieres 'Rich Is Gangsta' Music Video

April 04, 2014 09:03:42 GMT

takes fans to Europe in the official music video for his track called "Rich Is Gangsta". Arriving on Thursday, April 3, the visuals was shot during the rapper's recent album promo trip to Paris, France.

Puff Daddy Debuts Star-Studded 'Big Homie' Video Ft. Rick Ross and French Montana

March 31, 2014 09:12:15 GMT

Puff Daddy a.k.a. has debuted the visuals for his collaboration with and , "Big Homie". Directed by Itchy House Films, the clip features the rap mogul hitting the streets of New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Miami.

Rick Ross Unleashes 'The Devil Is a Lie' Music Video

March 21, 2014 08:51:39 GMT

has debuted the music video for his track called "The Devil Is a Lie". The two-and-a-half minute visuals opens with the Maybach Music Group boss getting out of a Rolls Royce and spitting his bars in front of a bonfire.

Rick Ross' 'Mastermind' Blocks Pharrell's 'G I R L' From Billboard 200's No. 1

March 13, 2014 02:06:25 GMT

' "" has made its way out atop Billboard 200. The Maybach Music Group boss scores his fifth No. 1 album on the chart after the record, which was delayed several times before finally being released in early March, sells 179,000 copies.

Kanye West and Big Sean Perform 'Sanctified' With Rick Ross on 'Arsenio'

March 07, 2014 08:46:44 GMT

and made surprise appearances during the Thursday, March 6 episode of "The Arsenio Hall Show". The two rappers joined pal to perform "Sanctified", a track off the Maybach Music Group boss' newest album "".

Chris Brown Finds 'New Flame' in New Track Featuring Rick Ross

March 06, 2014 07:49:22 GMT

After several run-ins with the law, has finally returned to music. The singer has teamed up with for a new track called "New Flame". Arriving online on Wednesday, March 5, the track is a mid-tempo R&B jam with a catchy and poppy chorus.

50 Cent Suggested P. Diddy and Rick Ross Are Gays in Instagram Pic

March 05, 2014 00:41:27 GMT

took the risk of launching a big time war with 3 rap heavyweights when he suggested that they are gay couples. The "Get Rich or Die Tryin' " rapper posted photos of , former record executive Steve Stoute and in the position that he thought backed up the story.

Rick Ross Releases 'Oyster Perpetual' Video

February 27, 2014 08:44:46 GMT

A few days before releasing his highly-anticipated album "", debuts a music video for his freestyle, "Oyster Perpetual". The four-minute visuals opens with the preview of his "Nobody" music video.

Rick Ross Teases 'Nobody' Video Ft. French Montana and P. Diddy

February 26, 2014 07:10:19 GMT

is readying a music video for his collaboration with and , "Nobody". The boss of Maybach Music Group has just dropped a cinematic trailer for the upcoming clip.

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