Rick Ross

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Urban & Rap
Descriptive "tags": hip-hop rap dirty south southern rap hip hop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s

Biography

William Roberts, 21 January 1977, Carol City, Florida, USA. This imposing US rapper takes his stage name from a notorious Florida drug dealer and is not averse to boasting about his own time hustling on the streets. He left hustling behind to try his hand as an MC, working under the name of Teflon Don and grinding his way through the late 90s as an emerging figure on the Miami underground scene. After adopting his more familiar name, Ross released a number of popular mixtapes, including We Are The South and The Future Of The South, in partnership with DJ Kroink and DJ 2Nen. His gruff rapping style attracted attention from a number of well-established rap and R&B stars, leading to session work for the likes of Snoop Dogg and R. Kelly.

In the early 00s Ross linked up with the Slip-N-Slide label where, after a couple of years struggling to score a hit, he exploded onto the national radar with ‘Hustlin’’, a celebratory street...

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