RICK ROSS EXPOSED BY MIAMI HERALD - Who is Rick Ross? Shoot-’em-up raises new questi ((HEATER))

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 02-01-2013, 07:45 PM         #1
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RICK ROSS EXPOSED BY MIAMI HERALD - Who is Rick Ross? Shoot-’em-up raises new questi ((HEATER))
 

 
WHO IS RICK ROSS?
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 Who is Rick Ross? Shoot-’em-up raises new questions - Florida - MiamiHerald.com
If the Rapper Rick Ross initially grew up in a rough neighborhood, he didn’t stay. In 1992, when Ross was 16, county records show that his mother, Tommie Roberts, purchased a 2,300 square foot home in Rolling Oaks Estates, an upscale cul-de-sac community in Miami Gardens.

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Ross, whose real name is William Leonard Roberts II, came from a middle-class family with educated parents, earned average grades in high school and was a standout football lineman his senior year. He won a football scholarship, became a prison guard, then suddenly, completely changed gears.

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In 1995, at the age of 19, he graduated from the training academy and was hired as an officer at the South Florida Reception Center, a prison facility. When he resigned two years later, he was earning $25,000 a year.
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Morgan said Ross had bigger dreams. He and Morgan had long envied the prestige and cash that the drug dealers were earning on the streets of Carol City, so they began to drift on the other side of the law. Ross changed his appearance, covering himself in tattoos, growing a scruffy beard and flaunting a new streetwise, dangerous persona.


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By 2006, Ross at the age of 30, was on the verge of rap mega-stardom. His first two albums debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart. His second single, Push It, was an homage to the movie Scarface. His first album went gold.

Last year, Ross seemed to make it to the pinnacle of his fame as both a rapper and the founder of Maybach Music Group, despite the furor over his past. He made the cover of Rolling Stone, unabashedly shirtless, pants hanging low, wearing his signature dark shades. The headline: “Gangster of Love.’’

Ross has been nominated for a Grammy Award this year for best rap album, for his fifth studio album, God Forgives, I Don’t.

He is not the only rapper to embellish his image for financial gain. Street cred is part of the theatre of rap, an element woven into the fabric of the genre’s culture. In fact, rap is often fiction layered with characters. Rappers taking on personas — the kingpin, the baller, the epic lover are as old as the music genre itself, no different in some ways than movie roles played by actors, said author and scholar Todd Boyd, a University of Southern California professor who specializes in the study of race and popular culture.

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132 comments for "RICK ROSS EXPOSED BY MIAMI HERALD - Who is Rick Ross? Shoot-’em-up raises new questi ((HEATER))"

 5 years ago '12        #2
cubes 4 heat pts
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 5 years ago '13        #3
HipHopFactz 454 heat pts454
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he didnt eat sardines for dinner thats for sure
 5 years ago '08        #4
bkid 137 heat pts137
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n*ggas exposed his whole life in that sh*t

"Frazier said Ross’ nickname in high school was “Big Bill,’’ and he was far from the thug or gangster that he writes about."


 5 years ago '11        #5
Retro 83 heat pts83
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*Pockets, will read later...
 5 years ago '13        #6
HipHopFactz 454 heat pts454
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Thats a big a.ss crib, i thought dude was born poor or some sh*t
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44wade 296 heat pts296
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same ol story.

nothing new.

He became a CO at 19, quit by 21, and then started grinding. (in rap)
 5 years ago '12        #8
Boo The Fool 12 heat pts12
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:hillwhoa: fresco won

how will ross stans defend him now?
 5 years ago '06        #9
Poloboy69 
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that white bmw was for his mom! n*ggaz been knew that
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Trilluminati GA 433 heat pts433
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 02-01-2013, 07:58 PM         #11
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 5 years ago '13        #12
HipHopFactz 454 heat pts454
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 44wade said:
same ol story.

nothing new.

He became a CO at 19, quit by 21, and then started grinding. (in rap)
Nothing new?

Dude lived in a mansion as a kid, this is news to me

looks like he came from a very wealthy family,
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44wade 296 heat pts296
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 HipHopFactz said:
Nothing new?

Dude lived in a mansion as a kid, this is news to me

looks like he came from a very wealthy family,
that area dont look like that man. 199th st is cleaned up now , but back then, it did not look like that.
 5 years ago '05        #16
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 02-01-2013, 08:05 PM         #17
Johnson4u222  OP
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Damn Ross...you giving the real Rick Ross a bad name
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HipHopFactz 454 heat pts454
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 44wade said:
that area dont look like that man. 199th st is cleaned up now , but back then, it did not look like that.
:buncmonson:
 02-01-2013, 08:06 PM         #19
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 44wade said:
that area dont look like that man. 199th st is cleaned up now , but back then, it did not look like that.
change your username to 44excuses
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AJtheGreat 26 heat pts26
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This is gonna get good :hillwhoa:
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