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Publisher Description

*NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*

“A gripping journey.”—People

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.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2019
September 3
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Hanover Square Press
SELLER
Harlequin Digital Sales Corporation
SIZE
32.2
MB

Customer Reviews

The b**ss ,

Riveting

Arguably one of the top ten rappers of our time and now he has shown us the person behind the music and the lyrics. Could not put down.

imhersalways ,

Had no idea...

this is a good read...had no idea it would be so captivating 👍🏽

C@mpbell ,

Good read

Good and interesting read. I think it has some timeline issues in the beginning chapters but everything else was great.