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"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."--Dust jacket.
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Baker County Library 782.421649092 .R825h 2019 (Text) 37814003256527 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 06/21/2021 Available -
Pendleton Public Library 921 R733 (Text) 37801000652592 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 11/14/2019 Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781335999283
  • ISBN: 1335999280
  • Physical Description: 286 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Hanover Square Press, [2019]

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"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."--Dust jacket.
Subject: Ross, Rick, 1976-
Rap musicians > United States > Biography.
African Americans > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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