Rick Ross

Rapper “Every day I’m hustlin’,” were the first words uttered by Rick Ross on the 300-pound Miami rapper’s debut single. After moving from Houston’s Suave House to Miami’s Slip-N-Slide Records, Ross’s 2006 hustler’s anthem landed him in a high-stakes bidding war. He was finally signed by then Def Jam President Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, and his first two albums, Port of Miami and Trilla, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Albums chart. Bouncing back from a YouTube feud with 50 Cent and revelations that he once worked as a prison guard, Ross stepped up his lyrical game on 2009’s Deeper Than Rap. But it was the 2010 album Teflon Don that took him over the top. On tracks like “BMF (Blowin' Money Fast)” featuring Styles P and “Aston Martin Music” featuring Chrisette Michele and Drake, Ross sounds like a true boss. But "boss" isn't just a catchphrase for the rapper: With his Maybach Music Group label, featuring up-and-coming stars like Meek Mill, Wale and Pill, it's becoming a reality. Ross is getting ready to reconquer the charts himself with the upcoming God Forgives, I Don't, led by the singles "I Love My B----es" and "You the Boss," featuring Nicki Minaj. In 2013, Ross lost a multi-million dollar endorsement deal with Reebok after releasing (and, initially, failing to apologize for) a controversial lyric about rape on rapper Rocko’s “U.O.E.N.O.” But Rozay came back with his chart-topping sixth LP,Mastermind, which hit the streets in March 2014.


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Rick Ross Announces New Album, Hood Billionaire

MMG boss kicks off LP with a video, "Elvis Presley BLVD" featuring Project Pat; plans to drop album on Black Friday.

Music Stars React to Michael Brown Shooting, Ferguson Crisis

Artists speaking out as tensions boil over in Missouri town.

Rick Ross Confirms Meek Mill's Album Delay

Philly rapper "doing great" despite being behind bars, says the Maybach Music Group founder, he wants to perfect his sophomore effort, Dreams Worth More Than Money, before its release.

Music Stars and Lawsuits

Kanye West, Diddy, Rick Ross, Kendrick Lamar and more.

Rick Ross Addresses Michael Brown Murder on 'Black & White' Remix

Maybach Music Group boss remakes Mastermind track with Stalley, Gunplay and Killer Mike.
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