Rick Ross

  1. Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, Maybach Music Being Sued for 'Teflon Don' Name

    August 29, 2011 5:32 PM EDT Rick Ross is getting sued, yet again, for trademark infringement, except this time it's for his album title name not his own. Rapper Teflon Don, born Donald Askey Jr., filed a lawsuit today (Aug. 30) against Ross, also naming DJ Khaled, Def J ...

  2. Rick Ross' Maybach Music Partners with Warner Bros., Signs Pill

    February 22, 2011 8:28 PM EST Maybach Music Group, the hip-hop imprint founded by Rick Ross, has announced a partnership with Warner Bros. Records. Maybach also announced its latest signee, Atlanta rapper Pill. "This deal with Warner Bros. Records has been a long time in ...

  3. Kanye West and Jay-Z's 'H.A.M.' Single Debuts On Facebook

    January 11, 2011 12:00 AM EST H.A.M.," the first offering from Kanye West and Jay-Z's forthcoming collaborative album "Watch the Throne," premiered online just after midnight on Tuesday morning (Jan. 11), debuting on a dedicated Facebook page for the single ...

  4. Jay-Z Leads BET Hip-Hop Awards Nominations

    September 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z, Drake, Rick Ross and Nicki Minaj lead the nominations for the fifth annual BET Hip-Hop Awards, which airs on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 8pm. Jay-Z has 10 nods and breaks the BET Hip-Hop Awards record for highest number of nominations in the five y ...

  5. Eminem Still No. 1, Rick Ross Bows at No. 2 on Billboard 200

    July 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem makes it five weeks in a row at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as "Recovery" sells another 187,000 (down just 4%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. Rick Ross' "Teflon Don" arrives in the runner-up spot with 176,000. Ross ...

  6. Eminem's 'Recovery' Reaches Fifth Week At No. 1, Rick Ross Comes In Second

    July 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem makes it five weeks in a row at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as "Recovery" sells another 187,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . Rick Ross' "Teflon Don" drives in at No. 2 with 176,000—the rapper's fourth s ...

  7. B.o.B Bounds In At No. 1 On The Billboard 200

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -year-old rapper B.o.B arrives atop the Billboard 200 with his debut set, "The Adventures of Bobby Ray," selling 84,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . It marks the first time a solo male artist has earne ...

  8. Diddy Reportedly New Manager Of Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross

    April 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Diddy may be busy trying to get his oft-delayed Dirty Money project "Last Train To Paris" off the ground, but that hasn't stopped the ambitious mogul from making other prominent career moves. A source close to the entrepreneur/rappe ...

  9. 50 Cent Brings Together N.Y. Rap Elite, Taking 'Thisis50' Fest To L.A. and Atlanta

    October 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Cent held his first annual "ThisIs50" Fest at New York's Governor's Island last weekend, and considering his career has been tarnished with a number of hip hop feuds, the Queens rapper managed to bring together some of New Y ...

  10. Eminem, Fabolous and Others To Celebrate Def Jam 25 At VH1 Hip Hop Honors

    September 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Eminem was never a part of Def Jam Records, but the rapper is going to join the likes of Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, Fabolous, Ludacris, Method Man and many others to celebrate the legendary label during this year's 6th annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors. ...

  11. J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League Delivers 'Trouble'

    June 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Following another successful collaboration with Rick Ross on the Miami rapper's latest album, "Deeper Than Rap," production trio the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League is working on several new projects. Headlng the League's to-do list is a ...

  12. Rick Ross Backs 1800 Tequila

    June 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The tequila brand 1800 and its parent company Proximo Spirits, Inc. have partnered with rapper Rick Ross. The artist and his crew, the Triple C's, will promote 1800 Tequila's Select Silver, which it publicizes as the first and only 100 p ...

  13. BET Announces BET Awards Nominees

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT BET announced yesterday (May 12) the host, nominees, performers and honorees for the 2009 BET awards during the taping of the network’s music video countdown show “106 & Park.” Hosted by actor/singer Jamie Foxx, the event will be held in Los A ...

  14. Slip-N-Slide CEO Not Surprised Ross Tops Chart

    April 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After speculations on whether or not Rick Ross would outsell fellow rapper Asher Roth this week, or whether or not his beef with 50 Cent would affect his sales overall, Rick Ross tops the Billboard 200 this week with "Deeper Than Rap" (S ...

  15. Rick Ross Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200 For Third Time

    April 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rick Ross easily debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "Deeper Than Rap" (Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam), shifting 158,000 in its first week. It's the third topper for the artist. His last set, 2008's "Trilla," bowed at No ...

  16. Rick Ross Nets Third No. 1 Album

    April 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rick Ross' "Deeper Than Rap" bows atop the Billboard 200 with 158,000, giving the rapper his third chart-topper . . . Two more new sets arrive in the top 10 this week: Depeche Mode's "Sounds of the Universe" enters at ...

  17. Rick Ross On Pace For Third Straight Billboard 200 No. 1

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rick Ross is on his way to his third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Deeper Than Rap" looks like it will debut atop the list next week. Industry prognosticators project the Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam album will sell over 150,000 copies in ...

  18. Kelly Clarkson Conquers Billboard 200 With Second No. 1 Album

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Kelly Clarkson bows atop the Billboard 200 with her second No. 1 album, "All I Ever Wanted," shifting 255,000. It's her fourth album overall, but her first chart-topper since her "Thankful" debut in 2003 . . . Other big ar ...

  19. Billboard Q&A: Slip-N-Slide CEO Ted Lucas

    December 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST After introducing Miami MCs like Trick Daddy and Trina in the 1990's, Slip-N-Slide CEO and founder Ted Lucas has coasted through this decade with new rappers, Plies and Rick Ross. And this December, Lucas isn't just celebrating the holid ...

  20. Ross Lines Up New Film, Converse Commercial

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Rick Ross has new film and Converse partnership on the way this year. The MC composed the music for NBA player Dwayne Wade's last series of Converse commercials and now the pair is planning another collaboration. "We had the conve ...

  21. Ross Zooms By 'NOW,' Snoop To Debut At No. 1

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Miami rapper Rick Ross scores his second straight chart-topper on The Billboard 200 as "Trilla" (Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam) debuts at No. 1. The set sold 198,000 units in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, an improvement over ...

  22. Rick Ross Is Boss At No. 1

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Rick Ross heads up The Billboard 200 this week with "Trilla," while new arrivals from Snoop Dogg, Miley Cyrus and Fat Joe join him in the top 20 ... Two more "Now" albums bow -- "Now 27" and "Now That' ...

  23. Qwote Debut Lined Up For Jive Release

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Singer-songwriter Qwote has signed a deal with Jive Records through a joint venture with entrepreneur Ted Lucas' Slip-N-Slide Records (Trick Daddy, Plies, Rick Ross). The release will also carry the banner of Qwote’s own production company, F ...

  24. Ross: Clearance Issues Caused Album Delay

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rick Ross has spoken exclusively to Billboard.biz about the reason for the delay of his sophomore album, "Trilla." The set was originally expected Dec. 18 via Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam, but is now due Feb. 19. "We had a few clearance iss ...

  25. Fat Joe To Unleash 'Elephant' In 2008

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fat Joe is shooting to release his eighth album, "The Elephant in the Room" in early 2008. Rounding up his tried and true producers -- Scott Storch, Cool and Dr. Dre, DJ Khaled, Danjahandz and The Runners -- Joe also secured features fro ...

  26. T.I. Leads BET Hip Hop Awards Nods

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rapper T.I. is leading the pack of nominees for the 2007 BET Hip Hop Awards. With nine nods under his belt, the ATL rapper is up for possible honors in the best collabo, best live performance, lyricist of the year, MVP, track of the year, CD of th ...

  27. Indie Label Asserts 'Power' On Rick Ross Album

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Miami rapper Rick Ross is releasing his sophomore album, “Rise to Power,” but it’s not via his current label homes, Def Jam and Slip-N-Slide. Instead, the album of refreshed early material is dropping on Sept. 18 via Texas independent Suave House ...

  28. Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, T-Pain Set For Ozone Awards

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The second annual Ozone Awards airs tonight and features Lil Wayne, Baby, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, T-Pain, DJ Khaled, Plies, Trick Daddy and Soulja boy, among others The event, presented by southern hip-hop rag Ozone Magazine, was recorded August 1 ...

  29. Top Five Says Hello to UGK, Plies and Jonas Brothers

    August 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rap duo UGK (Pimp C and Bun B) storm the top of The Billboard 200 as the act scores its first No. 1 album. The "Underground Kingz" sold 160,000 last week -- the best sales week ever for either the group or its individual members ... New ...

  30. Sony/ATV, Rick Ross Ink Deal

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT His debut album currently sits at No. 7 on Billboard 200. Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with hip-hop songwriter/artist Rick Ross. Ross landed in the hip-hop scene earlier this year with the hit "H ...

  31. Rick Ross' 'Hustle' Pays Off With No. 1 Debut

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sells 187,000 copies in the United States. Bolstered by the hit single "Hustlin'," Miami rapper Rick Ross' debut album "Port of Miami" bows at the top of The Billboard 200. The Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam effort sold 187,000 ...

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