Rick Ross




William Leonard Roberts II (born 28 January 1976), known professionally by his stage name Rick Ross, is an American rapper and entrepreneur. In 2009, Ross founded the record label Maybach Music Group, on which he released his studio albums Deeper Than Rap (2009), Teflon Don (2010), God Forgives, I Don’t (2012), Mastermind, Hood Billionaire (2014) and Black Market (2015). 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. Ross was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, and raised in Carol City, Florida. After graduating from Miami Carol City Senior High School, he attended the historically black college Albany State University on a football scholarship.

Roberts worked as a correctional officer for 18 months from December 1995, until his resignation in June 1997. In his early years at Suave House Records, Roberts initially made his debut under the pseudonym Teflon Da Don. He made his recording debut on the song “Ain’t Shhh to Discuss” on Erick Sermon’s lone album for DreamWorks, Def Squad Presents Erick Onasis. In the mid-2000s, he changed his name to Rick Ross. He derived his stage name from the former drug kingpin “Freeway” Rick Ross, to whom he has no connection.

Rick’s debut album, Port of Miami, was released in 2006, which features the singles, “Hustlin'” and “Push It”. Ross’s second album, Trilla was released in 2008, which spawned the singles, “The Boss” which features T-Pain and “Here I Am” which features Nelly and Avery Storm. His third studio album, Deeper Than Rap was released on  21 April 2009. Deeper Than Rap which included the singles, “Magnificent”, which features John Legend and “Maybach Music 2”, which features Kanye West, Lil Wayne and T-Pain.

On July 20, 2010, Ross released his fourth studio album, Teflon Don, which includes the hit single, “Aston Martin Music”, which features Drake and Chrisette Michele. Ross has also appeared in many other artist’s singles and tracks, including “All I Do Is Win” by DJ Khaled also featuring Ludacris, Snoop Dogg and T-Pain, and “I’m On One” also by Khaled featuring Drake and Lil Wayne. The latter peaked at number 10 on the Hot 100, becoming Ross’ most successful song to date, and was also nominated at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards.



Discography

Artist: Rick Ross
Title: Silk Road (Explicit)
Album: Black Market
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Title: Can’t Say No
Album: Black Market
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Title: Hood Billionaire
Album: Hood Billionaire
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Title: Thug Cry
Album: Mastermind
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Artist: Rick Ross
Title: In Vein (The Weeknd)
Album: Mastermind
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Title: Amsterdam
Album: God Forgives, I Don’t (Explicit)
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Artist: Rick Ross
Title: Ten Jesus Pieces
Album: God Forgives, I Don’t (Explicit)
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Artist: Rick Ross
Title: Aston Martin Music
Album: Teflon Don
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Artist: Rick Ross
Title: Rich Off Cocaine
Album: Deeper Than Rap
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Title: The Boss (T-Pain)
Album: Trilla
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Artist: Rick Ross
Title: Hustlin’
Album: Port of Miami
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Artist: Rick Ross
Title: 737 (Explicit)
Album: Rise to Power (CD)
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Artist: Rick Ross
Title: Know You Better
Album: MMG Presents Self Made, Vol. 3 (Explicit)
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Artist: Rick Ross
Title: All Birds
Album: MMG Presents Self Made, Vol. 2 (Explicit)
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Artist: Rick Ross
Title: Tupac Back
Album: MMG Presents Self Made, Vol. 1 (Explicit)
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Artist: Triple C’s
Title: Go (Rick Ross)
Album: Custom Cars & Cycles (Explicit)
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Albums
Studio albums

“Black Market” (2015 Sales: US: 75,000), “Hood Billionaire” (2014 Sales: US: 190,000), “Mastermind” (2014 Sales: US: 397,000), God Forgives, “I Don’t” (2012 Certifications RIAA: Gold, Sales: US: 565,000), “Teflon Don” (2010 Certifications RIAA: Gold Sales: US: 724,000), “Deeper Than Rap” (2015 Sales: US: 434,000), “Trilla” (RIAA: Gold Sales: US: 645,059), “Port of Miami” (RIAA: Platinum Sales: US: 750,000).

Compilation albums
“Rise to Power” (2007).

Collaborative albums
“Self Made 4” (with Maybach Music Group) (TBA Label: Maybach Music Group, Atlantic), “Self Made Vol. 3” (with Maybach Music Group) (2013 Sales: US: 74,000), “Self Made Vol. 2” (with Maybach Music Group) (2012 Sales: US: 133,000), “Self Made Vol. 1” (with Maybach Music Group), (2011 Sales: US: 230,000), Custom Cars & Cycles (with Triple C’s). (2009 Sales: US: 12,100).

Soundtrack albums
M.I. Yayo: The Movie (2008).

Mixtapes
Renzel Remixes (2015), Black Dollar (2015), The H: The Lost Album Vol. 1 (with Birdman) (2013), The Black Bar Mitzvah (2012), Rich Forever (2012), Ashes to Ashes (2010),The Albert Anastasia EP (2010).

Rick Ross has eighty-five singles (including sixty-five as a featured artist), one soundtrack, and forty music videos.



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