Rick Ross

William Leonard Roberts II, known professionally as Rick Ross, is an American rapper and entrepreneur. He founded the record label Maybach Music Group in 2009 and has released several successful studio albums under this label. Ross was also the first artist signed to Diddy's management company Ciroc Entertainment. With his unique style and lyrical prowess, he has been recognized as one of the hottest MCs in the game by MTV.

Born in Clarksdale, Mississippi and raised in Carol City, Florida, Ross attended Albany State University on a football scholarship after graduating from Miami Carol City Senior High School. Before pursuing his music career full-time, he worked as a correctional officer for 18 months. Under the stage name Teflon Da Don, he made his debut at Suave House Records before changing his name to Rick Ross.

Throughout his career, Ross has collaborated with various artists and toured with fellow rapper Trick Daddy. His music is often compared to that of DJ Drama, Ace Hood, Jeezy, and other talented performers in the industry. Despite sharing a stage name with former drug kingpin "Freeway" Rick Ross, there is no connection between them.


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