William Leonard Roberts II (born January 28, 1976), better known by his stage name Rick Ross,is an American rapper. He derived
his stagename from the drug trafficker "Freeway" RickyRoss, to whom he has no connection (Ross even sued the rapper for $10
million for usinghisname; see Legal Issues). Ross founded the record label Maybach Music Group, on which hereleased his studio
albums Deeper Than Rap andTeflon Don.