Born William Leonard Roberts II on January 28, 1976, in Clarksdale, Mississippi, Rick Ross is a popular rapper, songwriter, record executive, and former college football player. He went by the stage names of Rozay, The Boss, Renzel, and Teflon Don throughout his career.
Ross attended Albany State University, but did not obtain a degree. Instead, he went on to pursue a career in music. His music career began in 2000 when he signed a contract with Suave House Records. However, he achieved mainstream success in 2006 when he signed with Def Jam Records and released his debut album “Port of Miami.”
Ross has released numerous hit albums, including “Trilla,” “Deeper Than Rap,” “God Forgives, I Don’t,” and “Rather You Than Me.” He has collaborated with many popular artists such as Drake, Lil Wayne, and DJ Khaled.
In addition to his music career, Ross has also had a brief football career. He played quarterback and offensive lineman for his high school team and later played for Albany State University. He was known for his impressive size and strength on the field, which earned him the nickname “Boss.”
Ross has four children and has won several awards throughout his career, including BET Awards, BET Hip Hop Awards, and MTV Video Music Awards. He is also known for his philanthropic work and has supported various charities and causes over the years.
Overall, Ross is a talented musician and successful businessman who has made a significant impact on the hip-hop industry. His music continues to inspire and entertain fans worldwide.