Rick Ross may no longer be the shining newcomer, but he definitely has a lot more to offer. In his heyday, he was the name on the lips of every rap fan around the world.
Ross has been in the game a long time – since 2000. The founder of the Maybach Music Group has published numerous projects and received enough awards to make any aspiring presenter jealous, disappoint him or encourage him to succeed.
Bio, Wiki, Age
Ross, whose real name is William Leonard Roberts II, is a boy from Mississipi. He was born in Clarksdale on January 28, 1976. However, his family moved to Carol City, Florida, where he grew up. Ross’ high school education was at Miami Carol City Senior High School. At that time he was athletic and played football for his school. This earned him a soccer scholarship to Albany State University, a historically black university.
His post-graduation days began when he worked in the capacity of a correctional officer. This position lasted from December 1995 until his retirement in June 1997.
Music was the next step for William, and it began under Suave House Records. At that time his stage name was Tefla Da Don, and he lent his skills in Eric Sermon’s Def Squad Presents Erick Onasis song “Ain’t Shhh to Discuss”.
In the mid-2000s, he changed his pseudonym and was inspired by the name of former drug baron “Freeway” Rick Ross. He has no connection to the drug lord.
He soon moved on and signed with Slip-n-Slide, a daughter label of Def Jam Records since 2006, where he continued his career with features and tours, especially with his label mate Trick Daddy
He then released his debut album under Slip-n-Slide. It was entitled Port of Miami and debuted on the Billboard 200 at number 1, selling 187,000 units in the first week. His second single Push It was the title song for the gangster movie Scarface. In the same year, he also made two features on DJ Khaled’s debut album Listennn…the album. Port of Miami was also awarded gold by the RIAA on November 8, 2006.
In March 2008, his second studio album Trilla was released, which also debuted at the top of the Billboard 200. The album features stars such as R.Kelly and T-Pain, Nelly, and Trey Songz. The first two single features earned him a place at number 21 and 17 of the U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 singles and the Hot 100 respectively.
In a year when he also signed a management contract with P.Diddy’s Ciroc Entertainment, he would release his next album entitled Deeper Than Rap. In the single “Valley of Death,” he dealt with questions about his time as a prison officer.
Since 2010 he has released numerous projects and worked with top acts like JayZ, Meek Mill, and Jeezy. Between 2012 and 2017 he received numerous Grammy nominations. His 2013 God Forgives, I Don’t album was nominated for Best Rap Album, while his single Purple Lamborghini was nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Media.
He has also been featured on television shows including Jimmy Kimmel Live, Chelsea Lately, and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.
Rick Ross’ Fiance, Wife, Girlfriend, Baby Mama
The dating history of Rick Ross must be made into a book in order to articulate it fully. The rapper has had more than 20 relationships – real ones and rumor counting – in his dating life. This rap sheet, worthy of this story, has produced three children who, although surprising, still deserve a medal and a sacred place on the “Council of Baby Mama Rapists”.
His first child, a daughter named Toie Roberts, came out of his relationship with Lastonia Leviston on March 22, 1999. They lasted two years between 2000 and 2002.
His second is a boy, he named him William Roberts III, after himself. He had the child with Tia Kemp in 2005 and they were together from 2003 to 2015, which is the longest relationship Ross has ever had. His third child and second daughter came with model and fitness guru Briana Camille. She was born in September 2017 at Berkeley Hermes. However, the relationship between her parents lasted up to three months and ended in January 2017.
The rapper’s dating history includes several other names such as Paige Imani, Lira Galore, India Westbrook and Keyshia Dior, Khloe Kardashian, and most recently Liz Hagelthorn, who is a Twitter executive.
Since Rick Ross has been working hard to reduce his weight, he has started to look like his true size. On October 11, 2014, he suffered two seizures on the same day. According to reports, he should have reduced his weight from 350 pounds to a respectable 75 pounds in 2016. Now at 6 feet (1.83 m), he looks taller than ever before.