Rick Ross
Rick Ross

Birth name

William Leonard Roberts II


28 January 1976 (age 43)
Coahoma County, Mississippi, United States


Carol City, Florida, United States


Hip hop



Years active



Maybach Music Group, Def Jam

Associated acts

Birdman, Diddy, DJ Khaled, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Meek Mill, T-Pain, Trick Daddy, Triple C's

William Leonard Roberts II (born 28 January 1976), better known by his stage name Rick Ross, is an American rapper. Before becoming a rapper, he worked as a correctional officer for eighteen months. His stage name is taken from the name of former drug kingpin "Freeway" Rick Ross, to whom he has no connection.

In 2009, he founded the record label Maybach Music Group, on which he released his studio albums Deeper Than Rap in 2009, Teflon Don in 2010, God Forgives, I Don't in 2012, and Mastermind in 2014. Ross was also the first artist signed to Diddy's management company Ciroc Entertainment. He was named by MTV in early 2012 as the Hottest MC in the Game.


Main articles: Rick Ross discography

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