American rapper and record executive Rick Ross has announced Friday, December 10 as the release date for his upcoming eleventh studio album.
The rapper first announced the album during an interview with Hot 97 in August 2020. Rick Ross said the album title was inspired by a conversation he had with a “very, very wise old person.” “I’m spiritually wealthy and I’m richer than I’ve ever been,” he added.
On September 7, 2021, Ross’ book The Perfect Day to Boss Up debuted at #5 on the New York Times’ weekly bestsellers list.
Born January 28, 1976, the Clarksdale, Mississippi-born William Roberts grew up in Carol City, Florida, an impoverished northern suburb of Miami.
Influenced by artists like Luther Campbell and the Notorious B.I.G., Roberts began rapping in the mid-’90s and formed a local group, the Carol City Cartel.
Taking his performing name from Los Angeles drug kingpin “Freeway” Rick Ross, Roberts had a brief stint on Houston’s Suave House Records, former label of 8Ball & MJG, before he ended up on Miami-based Slip-N-Slide Records, the label home of Trick Daddy and Trina.
During the early to mid-2000s, Rick Ross the rapper became popular and well-known locally through touring with Trick Daddy and appearing as a guest on a few Slip-N-Slide releases.
Once “Hustlin’,” Ross’ Runners-produced debut as a lead artist, caught the ears of music executives, a bidding war ensued that included offers from Bad Boy CEO Sean “Diddy” Combs and the Inc (formerly Murder Inc.) president Irv Gotti.