Rick Ross may no longer be the shiny newcomer but he certainly still has a lot to offer. In his heyday, his name was the name of every rap fan around the world.
Ross has been in the game for a long time – since the year 2000. The founder of the Maybach Music Group has released numerous projects and garnered enough awards to make any budding entertainer feel jealous, deflated or motivated.
Biography, Wiki, Age
Ross whose real name is William Leonard RobertsII is a boy from Mississippi. He was born in Clarksdale on January 28, 1976. However, his family would move to Carol City, Florida where he was raised. Ross’ high school education was taken at Miami Carol City High School. He was athletic at the time and played football for his school. This earned him a football scholarship to Albany State University, a historically black university.
His post-education days began with the position of corrections officer. This position lasted from December 1995 until his departure in June 1997.
Music was the next step for William and it started under Suave House Records. At the time, his stage name was Tefla Da Don and he lent his talent to Eric Sermon’s game. Def Squad presents Erick Onasis song, “ Ain’chhhh to chat”.
Then, in the mid-2000s, he would change his pseudonym, taking inspiration from the name of a former drug lord “Freeway” Rick Ross. He has no connection to the drug kingpin.
He soon joined and signed to Slip-n-Slide, a Def Jam Records label since 2006. He continued his career with feature films and touring, including with label mate, Trick Daddy.
He then released his first album under Slip-n-Slide. It was titled Port of Miami and debuted at the #1 spot on the Billboard 200. It sold 187,000 units in its first week. It is the second single Push was the theme song for the gangster film Scarface. The same year, he also directed two feature films on DJ Khaled’s debut album Listennn…the Album. Port of Miami was also certified Gold by the RIAA on November 8, 2006.
March 2008 saw the release of her second studio album, Trilla, also debuting at number one on the Billboard 200. The album features names such as R.Kelly and T-Pain, Nelly and Trey Songz. The first two singles earned her the 21 and 17 spots in the United States. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles and the Hot 100 respectively.
In a year that also sees him sign a management deal with P.Diddy’s Ciroc Entertainment, he will be releasing his next album titled Deeper Than Rap. In the single Death Valley, he addressed questions about his time as a correctional officer.
He has released numerous projects since 2010 while working with top artists like JayZ, Meek Mill and Jeezy. He received numerous Grammy nominations between 2012 and 2017. His 2013 God Forgives I Don’t album was nominated for Best Rap Album, while his single Lamborghini Pourpre was nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Media.
He has also been on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Chelsea recently and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon among others.
Rick Ross, Fiance, Wife, Girlfriend, Baby Mom
Rick Ross’ dating history will need to be made into a book to be fully articulated. The rapper has had over 20 relationships (real and supposed) in his love life. This history-worthy rap sheet produced three children who, while amazing, still deserve a medal and a hallowed spot on the “council of baby mama rappers.”
His first child, a daughter named Toie Roberts, came from his relationship with Lastonia Leviston on March 22, 1999. They dated for two years between 2000 and 2002.
His second is a boy, he named him William RobertsIII, after himself. He had the child with Tia Kemp in 2005. They were together from 2003 to 2015, which is Ross’ longest relationship. Her third child and second daughter came with model and fitness guru Briana Camille. She was born Berkeley Hermes in September 2017. The relationship between her parents, however, had lasted three months and ended in January 2017.
The rapper’s dating history includes a few other names like Paige Imani, Lira Galore, India Westbrook and Keyshia Dior, Khloe Kardashian, and most recently, senior Twitter executive Liz Hagelthorn.
Ever since Rick Ross worked hard to cut his weight, he started looking like his real size. He had two seizures on the same day on October 11, 2014. He reportedly saw his weight drop from 350lbs to 75lbs in 2016. He now looks taller than ever at 6ft (1.83m) .