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Birth Name:
William Roberts


Years Active:
'00s, '10s

Rick Ross


Tattooed with pictures of AK-47s, Miami's 6', 300-pound rap figure known as Rick Ross embraced his city's reputation for drug trafficking on his debut single, "Hustlin'," in 2006. While Atlanta and Houston artists were establishing their cities as Southern strongholds, Ross aimed at putting Miami back in rap's national spotlight. Ross, real name William Roberts, grew up in Carol City, Florida, an impoverished northern suburb of Miami. Influenced by artists like Luther Campbell and the Notorious B.I.G., Roberts formed local rap group the Carol City Cartel and began rapping in the mid-'90s. (He took his rap name from Los Angeles drug kingpin "Freeway" Rick Ross, who ran one of the largest crack cocaine distribution networks in the country during the '80s and early '90s.) Ross had a brief stint on Suave House Records, former label of Eightball & MJG, before he ended up on Miami-based Slip 'N' Slide Records, the label home of Trick Daddy and Trina. During the early to mid-2000s, he became popular and well-known locally through touring with Trick Daddy and appearing as a guest on a few Slip 'N' Slide releases, but didn't release any solo material until 2006. . Once "Hustlin'" caught the ear of a few executives within the national industry, a bidding war ensued that included offers from Bad Boy CEO Sean "Diddy" Combs and The Inc. (formerly Murder Inc) president Irv Gotti. Nonetheless, Def Jam president and veteran rapper Jay-Z signed Ross to a multi-million-dollar deal. The Miami anthem "Hustlin'" went on to receive gold status from RIAA in May 2006 and sold over a million ringtone units before the physical release of his debut album, Port of Miami. Released in August 2006, Ross' debut was Slip 'N' Slide's first project under the Def Jam partnership, and it went to number one on the Billboard album chart. His follow-up, Trilla, was released the following year, prefaced with the Cool & Dre-produced title track. Early 2009 saw the release of Deeper Than Rap, an album greeted with numerous positive reviews in the hip-hop press. In early 2010 he released the Teflon Don album featuring the hit single "B.M.F. (Blowin' Money Fast)." The star-studded God Forgives, I Don't followed in 2012, with guest shots from Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige. At the start of 2013, he announced details of his sixth studio album. He enlisted the help of Scott Storch and DJ Khaled as executive producers and released the pre-album single "No Games" featuring Future. The album, titled Mastermind, landed in March of 2014 with the simultaneous release of the single "War Ready" featuring Young Jeezy. Just six months later, Ross announced that he would be releasing his seventh studio album, Hood Billionaire, toward the end of 2014. The album arrived in November that year and was preceded by the singles "Elvis Presley Blvd." and "Keep Doin' That (Rich Bitch)."

Top Albums

1. Hood Billion..
Hood Billionaire (Deluxe), Rick Ross
2. Hood Billion..
Mastermind (Deluxe Version), Rick Ross
3. Mastermind (..
God Forgives, I Don't (Deluxe Edition), Rick Ross
4. God Forgives..
Teflon Don, Rick Ross
5. Teflon Don
Deeper Than Rap (Deluxe Version), Rick Ross
6. Deeper Than ..
Trilla (Bonus Track Version), Rick Ross
7. Trilla (Bonu..
Port of Miami, Rick Ross
8. Port of Miam..
God Forgives, I Don't, Rick Ross
9. God Forgives..
Teflon Don (Exclusive Edition), Rick Ross
10. Teflon Don (..
Mastermind, Rick Ross
11. Mastermind
Mastermind (Deluxe Version), Rick Ross
12. Mastermind (..
Port of Miami, Rick Ross
13. Port of Miam..
God Forgives, I Don't (Deluxe Edition), Rick Ross
14. God Forgives..
What Da Lick Read, Rick Ross
15. What Da Lick..
Trilla (Bonus Track Version), Rick Ross
16. Trilla (Bonu..
Deeper Than Rap (Bonus Track Version), Rick Ross
17. Deeper Than ..
Southern Slang 16, Rick Ross
18. Southern Sla..
Been Hustlin', Rick Ross
19. Been Hustlin..
God Forgives, I Don't, Rick Ross
20. God Forgives..

Top Songs

Movin' Bass (feat. JAY Z)Hood Billionaire (Deluxe)4:23$1.29
If They Knew (feat. K. Michelle)Hood Billionaire (Deluxe)4:34$1.29
Elvis Presley Blvd. (feat. Project P..Hood Billionaire (Deluxe)6:02$1.29
Nickel Rock (feat. Boosie Badazz)Hood Billionaire (Deluxe)4:47$1.29
Keep Doin' That (Rich Bitch) [fe..Hood Billionaire (Deluxe)4:13$1.29
Neighborhood Drug DealerHood Billionaire (Deluxe)3:53$1.29
Hood BillionaireHood Billionaire (Deluxe)3:57$1.29
Trap Luv (feat. Yo Gotti)Hood Billionaire (Deluxe)4:10$1.29
Family TiesHood Billionaire (Deluxe)3:42$1.29
Quintessential (feat. Snoop Dogg)Hood Billionaire (Deluxe)3:13$1.29
Coke Like the 80'sHood Billionaire (Deluxe)4:48$1.29
BurnHood Billionaire (Deluxe)5:15$1.29
Phone TapHood Billionaire (Deluxe)4:38$1.29
Brimstone (feat. Big K.R.I.T.)Hood Billionaire (Deluxe)5:56$1.29
Heavyweight (feat. Slab)Hood Billionaire (Deluxe)4:06$1.29
Aston Martin Music (feat. Drake &..Teflon Don4:30$1.29
Devil Is a Lie (feat. JAY Z)Mastermind (Deluxe Version)5:10$1.29
100 Black CoffinsDjango Unchained (Original ..3:43$1.29
Sanctified (feat. Kanye West & B..Mastermind (Deluxe Version)4:49$1.29
Monster (feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nic..My Beautiful Dark Twisted F..6:18$1.29
Stay Schemin (feat. Drake & Fren..Stay Schemin' (feat. Dr..4:27$1.29
Diced Pineapples (feat. Wale, Drake)God Forgives, I Don't (..4:36$1.29
Movin' Bass (feat. JAY Z)Hood Billionaire (Deluxe)4:23$1.29
Thug Cry (feat. Lil Wayne)Mastermind (Deluxe Version)4:25$1.29
B.M.F. (Blowin' Money Fast) [fea..Teflon Don4:10$1.29

Top Music Videos

Aston Martin Music, Rick Ross, Drake & Chrisette Michele
1. Aston Martin ...
We Takin Over (Extended Version), DJ Khaled featuring Akon, T.I., Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Baby & Lil Wayne
2. We Takin Over...
Hello Good Morning (Remix), Diddy - Dirty Money, Rick Ross & Nicki Minaj
3. Hello Good Mo...
100 Million (feat. Young Jeezy, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne), Birdman
4. 100 Million (...
Hustlin' (Edited Version), Rick Ross
5. Hustlin' (Edi...
All I Do Is Win (feat. T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross) [Director's Cut] [Director's Cut], DJ Khaled
6. All I Do Is W...
The Boss, Rick Ross & T-Pain
7. The Boss
All I Do Is Win (Remix) [feat. T-Pain, Diddy, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes, Fabolous, Jadakiss, Fat Joe & Swizz Beatz) [Remix], DJ Khaled
8. All I Do Is W...
Pop That (feat. Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne), French Montana
9. Pop That (fea...
Hustle Hard (Remix) [feat. Rick Ross & Lil Wayne], Ace Hood
10. Hustle Hard (...
Here I Am (feat. Nelly & Avery Storm), Rick Ross
11. Here I Am (fe...
I'm On One (Edited Version), DJ Khaled
12. I'm On One (E...
John (feat. Rick Ross), Lil Wayne
13. John (feat. R...
Hello Good Morning, Diddy - Dirty Money, T.I. & Rick Ross
14. Hello Good Mo...
Welcome to My Hood, DJ Khaled
15. Welcome to My...
Cash Flow, Ace Hood, Rick Ross & T-Pain
16. Cash Flow
Speedin', Rick Ross & R. Kelly
17. Speedin'
B.M.F., Rick Ross & Styles P
18. B.M.F.
New Flame (feat. Usher & Rick Ross), Chris Brown
19. New Flame (fe...
The Way You Love Me, Keri Hilson & Rick Ross
20. The Way You L...


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