The highly anticipated memoir from hip-hop icon Rick Ross chronicles his coming of age amid Miami’s crack epidemic, his star-studded controversies and his unstoppable rise to fame.
Rick Ross is an indomitable presence in the music industry, but few people know his full story. Now, for the first time, Ross offers a vivid, dramatic and unexpectedly candid account of his early childhood, his tumultuous adolescence and his dramatic ascendancy in the world of hip-hop.
Born William Leonard Roberts II, Ross grew up “across the bridge,” in a Miami at odds with the glitzy beaches, nightclubs and yachts of South Beach. In the aftermath of the 1980 race riots and the Mariel boatlift, Ross came of age at the height of the city’s crack epidemic, when home invasions and execution-style killings were commonplace. Still, in the midst of the chaos and danger that surrounded him, Ross flourished, first as a standout high school football player and then as a dope boy in Carol City’s notorious Matchbox housing projects. All the while he honed his musical talent, overcoming setback after setback until a song called “Hustlin’” changed his life forever.
From the making of “Hustlin’” to his first major label deal with Def Jam, to the controversy surrounding his past as a correctional officer and the numerous health scares, arrests and feuds he had to transcend along the way, Hurricanes is a revealing portrait of one of the biggest stars in the rap game, and an intimate look at the birth of an artist.
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Hurricanes - Rick Ross
I had no idea what to expect when I first purchase this book. It’s a raw and uncut story of Rick Ross’s upbringing, rise to stardom, and continued success. A must read!!! 5/5 stars!
Rozay Always Speaks With Passion...This Book Is No Different...Very Good Book!!! I Appreciate Rick Ross Telling His Story
Ross: Rapping to Riting
As a musician Ross is a great story teller so the crossover seems natural. As some of the names are familiar there must be truth to his story. Just hope Ross got clearance from those names he mentioned. It’s a very well written and worthy read. Two thumbs up!