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Rick Ross - Yep Another HBCU Alumnus

Rick Ross - Yep Another HBCU Alumnus
Posted By: Reggie Culpepper on September 01, 2010

William Leonard Roberts II was born in Coahoma County, Mississippi, and raised in Carol City, Florida. After graduating from Miami Carol City Senior High School, he later attended the historically black college Albany State University on a football scholarship. He derived his stage name from the former drug kingpin "Freeway" Rick Ross, to whom he has no connection.



Ross worked as a correctional officer for 18 months between December 1995 until his resignation in June 1997.

After being signed to Suave House Records, former label for rap duo 8Ball & MJG, he eventually signed a deal with Slip-n-Slide Records, which has been under the Def Jam umbrella since 2006. While signed to Slip-n-Slide, Ross toured with fellow rapper Trick Daddy and made guest performances on other Slip-n-Slide albums.

Bet alot of folks didn't know that!
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Hey Rick Ross just wanted to say that I love your music, and that you are a fighter
Thursday, January 27th 2011 at 4:09PM
Afrieya James
Spelman College class of 1999
perfect example of why one should go 2 school for an education and not 4 a career... a passion will always be a leading force 2 success!
Monday, January 31st 2011 at 6:49AM
Torrance Strong
President at T. Strong Transportation
So what year did he graduate ?
Monday, February 7th 2011 at 6:00PM
Reggie Culpepper
Director at HBCUConnect
Not sure ... but I know it is stated he went to Albany State.
Wednesday, February 9th 2011 at 6:46PM
Will Moss
CEO at HBCU CONNECT
Yea that was a shock to learn he went to an HBCU... Just like David Banner.
Wednesday, November 16th 2011 at 4:26PM
andrea payne
cocktail server at Cinebistro and the Lanes
see you at the top.
Monday, November 21st 2011 at 5:09PM
robert baker
security corodinatot/esc at nwa airlines
A lot of famous people are still a shame to let the world know that they were born here inmississippi. Do not be same flocks, because if you are a black american we are still treated unequal a lot of times. Missippi still produce the greatest people.
Monday, March 31st 2014 at 3:34PM
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