Rick Ross was arrested in North Carolina on Friday (27th June) on an outstanding warrant resulting from his failure to appear in court over a 2013 drug charge.
It's been one of those weeks for Rick Ross. He was reportedly blocked from performing in Detroit last Saturday (21st June) and was detained by police on Friday (27th June) in North Carolina, according to reports.
Rick Ross was arrested on Friday (27th June).
The 38-year-old rapper, AKA William Leonard Roberts II, was taken into custody late on Friday night, according to reports in TMZ. He was allegedly arrested last year for possession of marijuana but failed to turn up at court. Ross was apprehended by authorities after his performance at the SuperJam 2014 at the Greensboro Coliseum.
Continue reading: Rick Ross Arrested In North Carolina On Outstanding Drug Charge Warrant
Rick Ross reported had to cancel his appearance at a Detroit concert on Saturday after a rival rapper allegedly organised an angry mob to prevent him from entering the amphitheatre.
Rick Ross AKA William Leonard Roberts II was allegedly forced to cancel his concert in Detroit over the weekend because his security feared for his safety.
Rick Ross has responded to the claims made by a detroit DJ.
The rapper was set to headline the Hot 107.5 Summer Jamz concert at Chene Park on Saturday (21st June) but was prevented from appearing when an angry mob gathered outside the backstage area, according to numerous reports.
The 38 year-old rapper was allegedly "in fear of his life" 100 people blocked him from entering HOT 107.5's Summer Jamz concert in Detroit on Saturday night.
Rick Ross ran into some trouble when trying to enter HOT 107.5's Summer Jamz concert in Detroit on Saturday night (June 21st).
The rap star, who was expected to headline the show, was reportedly blocked by 100 people when approaching the entrance of the city's Chene Park Amphitheater.
Ross's issues with Detroit stem from a track by local rapper Trick Trick, aka Christian Mathis, called 'No Fly Zone.'
Continue reading: Rick Ross Blocked From Performing By Detroit Gang Led By Local Rapper
Rick Ross's sixth studio set out performs Pharrell's 'G I R L', despite his high-profile performance at the 86th Academy-Awards.
Rick Ross is not only the leader in the hip-hop world, but in all of music.
The 38 year-old surpassed Pharrell's 'G I R L' to take the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart, with his sixth studio album 'Mastermind'.
This marks Ross achieving his 5th No.1 album in the US.
Continue reading: Rick Ross Earns No.1 Album With 'Mastermind' On Billboard 200
Rick Ross has announced plans to flight a Los Angeles girl to his Florida home every month in order to roll his weed for three-day periods.
Rap heavyweight Rick Ross, has apparently reached the very peak of extravagance, by hiring a Los Angeles marijuana dispensary assistant to fly from California to Florida every month - just to roll his joints for him. The infamous hip hop star has revealed that during a trip to California he discovered the assistant's talent for rolling joints, and now he's ready to make her the richest weed-roller in the US.
In an interview with 'Rolling Stone', Ross spoke about his assistant and revealed his plans by saying that: "She's got pretty, green eyes. I'm gonna fly her in once a month for a three-day period to roll all of my weed, 'cause I ain't smoking with n**gas no more. I need a chick rolling my s**t."
The rapper made a clarification after worries about his lyrics.
Rick Ross has felt compelled to clarify a line from one of his songs that addresses the fatal shooting of black teenager Trayvon Martin that occurred last year. On the 11th track of his latest album Mastermind, 'Black & White,' Ross raps, "Trayvon Martin, I'm never missing my target," which some have perceived to mean that he is comparing his success to George Zimmerman gunning down the Floridian teen.
Rick Ross Has Clarified Lyrics Concerning Trayvon Martin, Who Was Shot Dead Last Year.
After the lyrics sparked controversy, Ross, 38, issued a statement to Vibe. "It's so important that today, on the two-year anniversary of the death of Trayvon Martin, we never forget that tragedy," he said. "I'm never going to let the world forget that name. In my song Black and White off Mastermind I say, 'Trayvon Martin, I'm never missing my target.' There I'm reminding people that if you're a black person or a person of any colour for that matter in this country, you have to be accurate, whatever moves you make, stay accurate. Even when you're walking down the street, playing music from your car, you have to stay on point.
The rapper apologizes profusely for his words in a recent freestyle
Most rappers would give anything to work with Drake right now, but for J Cole, the sacrifice was bigger than he first thought. Having blindly agreed to rap on 'Jodeci Freestyle,' his freestyle ended up offending some, but he’s since expressed contrition for his mistake and would like very much to just move on, according to MTV.
J. Cole in London
"In a recent verse on the song 'Jodeci Freestyle,' I said something highly offensive to people with Autism. Last week, when I first saw a comment from someone outraged about the lyric, I realized right away that what I said was wrong," Cole wrote in an apology letter to advocacy organization Autism Speaks. He posted the note on his Dreamvillian site on Sunday.
Continue reading: J. Cole Says Sorry For Autism Lyric On Drake Track
After holding his album back for almost a year, the rapper will finally release Excuse My French over the summer
It's good to have friends in high places, and for French Montana this was the case when it came to securing the guest spots on his upcoming debut album Excuse My French, with the rapper revealing that all but one person was willing to feature on the album for nothing. Rapper Max B, who is currently serving a prison sentence, was the only one who deemed his services to be worth paying for, with the long list of other famous rap names showing up as a favour to the Bronx rapper.
French, who has Moroccan ancestry, was speaking on MTV's RapFix Live when he gave wind of the generosity of his album features, saying that only one of the twenty three guest vocals sent him a bill for their services. His long-time friend Max B, who is currently serving a 75-year sentence in prison, was the only one to ask to be paid for his appearance on the opening track on the album, with French telling RapFix, "The only person I paid was Max B. That's about it."
The Morocco/Bronx rapper will release his debut album, Excuse My French, this summer, following numerous delays
Rapper French Montana managed to get every guest spot on his new album, bar one, completely free; with the Morocco/Bronx hip hop star revealing in a recent interview that only Max B sent him a bill for his services. He told RapFix that despite amassing the help for so many people, all were willing to help him out free of charge. Although the rapper might be kicking himself soon, if it turns out they all forgot and his proclamation reminds them to send him a bill.
On Wednesday (May 22), the rapper told RapFix Live that his friend and current prison inmate Max B was the only person who wanted to be paid for an appearance on the debut album, Excuse My French, although whether the B gets to spend the money (he's currently serving a 75 year sentence) is another matter. French said, "The only person I paid was Max B. That's about it."
French Montana's new album will be out this summer
Continue reading: French Montana Manages To Snag Most Of His Guest-Spots On Album For Free
Big news in the land of hip-hop today, as Pusha T drops his mixtape, Wrath of Caine. And no, we don’t think he’s talking about Michael. Wrath of Caine is a seriously star-studded affair, boasting production from Kanye West, Renegades, The Neptunes, Jake-One and B!nk. He’s also drafted a guest appearance from hip-hop heavyweight (and recent lucky survivor of a drive-by shooting) Rick Ross.
Ross wasn’t the only one to drop by the studio though, Pusha also got French Montana, Troy Ave, Andrea Martin, Kevin Gates and Wale to pop in and lend their skills. The mixtape’s now online for stream and download, after Pusha T teased fans with a tracklist as well as two new songs and details on the collaboration with Wale (‘Only You Can Tell It’).
This is a follow up to 2011’s Fear Of God mixtape and Pusha will be releasing his debut studio album My Name Is My Name in March this year. Wrath of Caine is a neat interim release, a chance for Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music buddy to get everyone ready for the major release, which is due out as a joint promotion between G.O.O.D. Music and Def Jam Recordings.
Whilst everyone else was breathing a sigh of relief that rapper Rick Ross had managed to escape a drive-by shooting attempt on Monday morning (January 28, 2013) 50 Cent reckoned he’d spotted something that we’d all missed – the whole thing was a set-up, a hoax. Oh.
That’s right, after taking a cursory look at some blurry Instagram photos of the crime scene, which showed Ross’ Rolls Royce smashed up and riddled with bullet holes, Fiddy – presumably aping TV detective Hercule Poirot right down to the squint - concurred that the whole thing was fake. “Hahaha fat boy hit the building? Lol it looks staged to me,” tweeted the rapper. “No hole's in da car. Hahaha that boy was spooked” he continued, adding “I ride like OBAMA level 6 bulit proof bomb proof, you already know. [sic]” We’re not sure quite what that last bit means.
Of course, as the Daily Mail points out, the last person Ross would be expecting any sympathy from would be 50 Cent. The pair have been locked in a dispute ever since Ross mouthed off about his contemporary in the song ‘Mafia Music’ back in 2009. No comments as yet as to whether officials have asked for Fiddy to bring his quick-sharp eye and devilish perception to the investigation, though they are treating the incident seriously. Ross’ girlfriend Shateria L. Moragne-le was also in the car but emerged unscathed from the incident.
Miami rapper Rick Ross was the target of a drive-by shooting Florida on Monday (January 28, 2013), narrowly escaping the attack but not before crashing his car into a nearby apartment block. Detectives are on the hunt for the perpetrator though in the meantime, Ross has been advised to bulk up on security. Though it's entirely possible it was a random attack, there's also the belief that somebody out there wants the rapper dead.
"I think the next step for Ross to take is security. Lots and lots of security," he said. "There is no shame in having security depending on your level of celebrity. Certain artists just can't do things that regular people can do," said Brian B. Dot Miller of RapRadar.com. Hip-hop music has been marred by violence in the past - leading to the deaths of Tupac Shakur and Notorious BIG - and it almost became all too real again on Monday. "I think this is a sad day for hip-hop because a lot of times we all partake in the entertainment of it, without realizing that hip-hop was always built on the foundation of realness and keeping it real," said Kim Osorio, editor in chief of The Source magazine.
Fort Lauderdale police have confirmed that Ross was driving his silver Rolls Royce when the shooting occurred at 5am near the intersection of Southwest 15th Avenue and East Las Olas Boulevard.
Continue reading: Rick Ross Advised To Take "Lots And Lots Of Security" After Shooting
Well, this is the soundtrack to a western, but it's also the soundtrack to the bloody new vision of Quentin Tarantino so while it hints at it, it's not exactly the most classical collection of dusty old desert songs you could imagine. It's a soundtrack that packs just as many punches as his movie and brands those wincingly visceral scenes into your mind as if it was an 'r' on Jamie Foxx's face.
From Ennio Morricone to Rick Ross it's a thrilling OST that somehow manages to modernise the western without completely ruining it in the process, I mean perhaps Rick Ross out of context is a little jarring, but John Legend's 'Who Did That to You?' is the smarmy second gun in Foxx's hand after you think he's all out of bullets. It's drawling guitar line wails with a lone gunman swagger as Legend's R&B vocals cry out with an over the top pulp. This more than any other song on the soundtrack encapsulates your thoughts of not what a Tarantino western is, but what it should be.
It's difficult to pick out tracks here that are better than the rest, they're all good, but this isn't a record in the usual sense, it's a soundtrack, obviously, and therefore it's about the feeling it brings with it and Tarantino's choices of tracks like 'Freedom' ring with the authenticity of classic slavery hymnals. It's a record that feels as sadistic and redemptive as the tale is on screen and it's a testament to these musicians that you don't need to see the film to understand the tale. It's spliced with some of the finest cuts of dialogue and death from the movie which add an extra layer of texture to this inspired collection and mean that you get to hear Christoph Waltz say, 'five thousand dollar n***a, that's practically my middle name' as much as you bloody well please.
A mixed week for US albums releases; old classics given an airing, a major movie soundtrack launched and hip-hop arTIsts new and old having a stab at chart success. Currently, the top of the US album chart is dominated by Taylor Swift, who’s back at the top with Red, Wiz Khalifa, riding high at number two with O.N.F.C. and Rod Stewart’s festive compilation album, Merry Christmas, Baby.
Eric Clapton’s Slowhand gets a 35th anniversary reissue, having been remastered from the original “1/4 tape. There are four album session outtakes, entitled ‘Looking at the Rain,’ ‘Alberta,’ ‘Greyhound Bus,’ and ‘Stars, Strays and Ashtrays.’ A second disc contains a live performance at London’s Hammersmith Odeon, from April 27, 1977.
One for the completists, then – and more a case of Clapton’s record label rubbing their hands in glee at a cash in, than any real significant moment in his career. The re-release of Slowhand has hardly set the music press alight and we probably don’t need to fetch any fire blankets for the albums chart, either.
Rapper Rick Ross has called off the rest of his tour of America amidst fears for his own personal safety after a warning video linked to a local gang was posted online.
As first reported in The Charlotte Observer, Ross canceled his shows in Charlotte and Greensboro, North Carolina, this weekend (Dec 8-9) after receiving death threats from the Gangster Disciples gang, seemingly because the rapper had 'dishonoured' gang leader Larry Hoover in his track 'B.M.F. (Blowin' Money Fast)' and scorned their gang symbol by facsimiling the design on his Black Bar Mitzvah mixtape.
Although it was thought that Ross would continue his Maybach Music Tour of the States, which also featured Wale and Meek Mill, he has decided to pack the whole thing in and return home for the meantime. The tour was supposed to last until December 16th, with Nashville, Tennessee the next scheduled drop off.
Continue reading: I Will Get Back: Rick Ross Cancels The Rest Of His US Tour
Rick Ross has cancelled two concerts in Greensboro and Charlotte on Friday and Saturday after receiving death threats from a gang named the Gangster Disciples. Meek Mill, Wale and Machine Gun Kelly were also set to perform at the high profile concerts, though a show set for Sunday evening (December 9, 2012) in Nashville remains on schedule.
Local news outlet WCNC say the cancellation relates to threats from the Gangster Disciples gang, who have a beef with Ross. They put out a YouTube video warning the rapper to stay out of Charlotte, with Live Nation complying and offering refunds for the show. Paul Scott, a minister from Durham who is also a hip hop journalist, said, "I think fans should be concerned. I think the parents should be concerned because you never know. Hip hop does not represent the real street. The commercial Hip Hop that Rick Ross promotes represents Wall Street and Wall Street cares nothing about the loss of human life if they can make a dollar." Dean Cole, a friend of Ross and also the Assistant Programming Director for Power 98 Radio, said he didn't believe that fans would have had anything to worry about and that one day Ross and the Disciples would work out their problems. Charlotte-Mecklenburgh Police released a statement on Wednesday (before the cancellation) saying officers would remain vigilant to ensure to utmost safety.
Rick Ross released his latest album God Forgives, I Don't in July 2013, to mostly positive reviews from critics.
Continue reading: Rick Ross Cancels Dates Over Death Threats From Gangster Disciples
It's going to be a tough fight to knock Taylor Swift from the top of this week's chart and looking at this week's major contenders, it seems unlikely that any of them have the commercial punch to do it. As major labels hold some of their big releases back for the Christmas rush, others will be kept back until 2013, so they don't get swamped by a barrage of festive compilations and greatest hits releases.
Neil Young releases his 35th studio album this week. Psychedelic Pill was written and recorded in collaboration with his sometime band, Crazy Horse, marking their first album of original material since Greendale in 2003. As with many of Young's latter-day releases, the quality is less than consistent, though most reviews have erred in favour of the experienced rocker and Metacritic have given it a highly respectable collated score of 82.
Black Country Communion - the super-group featuring Joe Bonamassa, Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham and Derek Sherinian release their third album, Afterglow, this week. There have been rumours bounding around that Black Country Communion were on the verge of splitting but, with an album to promote and, that doesn't seem likely just yet. The album's been well received in the world of rock, metal and blues publications; the lure of Bonamassa may well be enough to create some mainstream appeal for Afterglow, as well.
Meek Mill’s picked a tough week to come out with his new LP Dreams And Nightmares, given the huge acclaim that’s being given over to his contemporary Kendrick Lamar for his album good kid, mAAd city, and the Rick Ross approved artist doesn’t look like he’s going to swing much attention over either, given the curt responses he gave to Spin over questions about his new album.
The 25 year-old seemed almost to be wrapped in a vow of silence when questioned about the themes of his album, "I don't know," he replied to a question about how he approaches his album to how he approached his past mixtapes, adding "Both of them are easy." He then commented "It's more personal on my album” though refused to give an example of it on the LP. Hmm.
He has been more vocal however about the leak of Dreams And Nightmares, telling MTV’s RapFix, "I ain't tripping. If people wanna buy your album, they're gonna buy your album whether it's gonna leak or not.” Saying that fans would’ve already made their mind up, he commented "If you were going buy the original, you were always gonna buy the original," and furthering "If you were gonna bootleg it, you were gonna bootleg it — period." It’ll be interesting see who has decided to what, and with the rampant march of Lamar stepping up several notches, he’s really going to need to hope that his fans will be doing the former, if he’s to make much of an impact on the charts.
Rick Ross Monday 20th April 2009 Album release party for Rick Ross' 'Deeper Than Rap' at club Mansion Miami Beach, Florida
Rick Ross Wednesday 28th January 2009 celebrates his birthday with his 'Big Boss' all white party, held on The Princess Lady Yacht Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Rick Ross Wednesday 5th November 2008 Rick Ross officially launches of his social networking site Deeperthanrap.com, new clothing line 'Luxury tax' and his new record label, Maybach Music Group Florida, Miami
Date of birth
28th January, 1976