William Leonard Roberts II, better known by his stage name Rick Ross, is an American rapper and entrepreneur. Roberts was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi and raised in Carol City, Miami, Florida. After graduating from Miami Carol City Senior High School, he attended the historically black college, Albany State University on a football scholarship
In 2009, Ross founded the record label Maybach Music Group, on which he released his studio albums “Deeper Than Rap” (2009), “Teflon Don” (2010), “God Forgives, I Don’t” (2012), “Mastermind”, “Hood Billionaire” (2014) and “Black Market” (2015). Ross was also the first artist signed to Diddy’s management company Ciroc Entertainment. In early 2012, MTV named Ross as the Hottest MC in hip hop.