Miami rapper Rick Ross knows a thing or two about music. In 2006, Ross’ “Port of Miami” debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 albums chart and made “Hustlin'” a breakout hit that had music lovers singing, “every day I’m hustling, hustling, hustling.”‘
Fifteen years after he first hit the charts, Ross stands atop a growing empire, a boss, a true entrepreneur with a vast reach and an unstoppable drive.
Friends call him “Rozay” (pronounced rosé). The name came to him when he was just a young dreamer, admiring VIPs and celebrities and their sparkling bottles while partying at Prince’s Glam Slam Club on Washington Avenue in Miami’s South Beach before Rick “The Boss” Ross could afford rosé champagne.
The moniker has served him well. Forget wishing. Today, Ross is a certified VIP. He has released 10 studio albums and long been an ambassador for Luc Belaire’s signature rosé premium sparkling wines and champagnes. Some special edition bottles feature an image of his face. Ross has authored two books: “Hurricanes: A Memoir” in 2020 and “The Perfect Day to Boss Up: A Hustler’s Guide to Building Your Empire” (available Sept. 7). Oh, and he owns more than 25 Wingstop franchises.
Born William Leonard Roberts II in Clarksdale, Miss., Ross, 45, grew up in Carol City, Florida, and says he learned much of his business acumen from his mother.
“When I became a young millionaire for the first time, I went to my mother because she had always been a registered nurse and worked two and three jobs. She always bought real estate. She came from Clarksdale, where the real estate was a lot cheaper. She would just keep buying houses. And I would say, ‘Mom, what do you think about the stock market?’ And she would say, ‘Son, I don’t really rock with the stock market. I don’t know much about it, but I know about real estate . . . So when you buy something, make sure you can touch it.'”
Ross wasn’t thinking about upkeep. He admired the property.
“I looked at every curve and every up and downhill on the lawn. I was looking at the geese as I rolled by. I did that for years until one day, I saw the red for-sale sign on the gate and made a U-turn,” Ross says.
Real estate followers know what happened next. Ross bought the Fayetteville estate for $5.8 million in 2014. He’s since made some changes and purchased another 87 acres adjacent to the main estate in 2019 for $1 million. While the estate, which includes a 350,000-gallon pool and a dining room that seats 100, is home, Ross is not afraid to put the property to work. For example, the estate served as the Zamunda Palace in Eddie Murphy’s 2021 sequel, “Coming 2 America.” Ever the businessman, Ross says he secured more than $2.5 million to let producers use the estate as one of several locations (Tyler Perry Studios was another).
Rapper Khaligraph Jones battles fresh deadbeat dad claims
Khaligraph’s baby mama Cashy, also a rapper, and whose real name is Karimi Muriungi appeared to finger his former bae for not supporting their child.
Cashy suggested in a Facebook post that his baby daddy would use the dawn to dusk curfew imposed by the government as reasons for not providing.
The curfew was lifted by President Uhuru Kenyatta on October 20, 2021.
“I am actually happy the curfew has been lifted because artists can go back to earning from night gigs!” she pointed out.
“In fact, help me pray for an overflow of events so that your fave rapper will have zero reasons to claim he can’t afford child maintenance its been so hard bana,” she added.
In a tweet, Cashy wrote a similar message, saying she wants her child to go to an expensive international school.
Last year, Cashy again accused Khaligraph of failing to support his child.
“Meanwhile, I’m not smart enough to win some battles on my own, and so I learn and I get stronger. The law is uneven, but some aspects of it have to be fair if not immediately, then one day.
She has also accused him of being verbally and physically violent.
90-year-old’s dream comes true after he got an audience with Uhuru.
Miusician Paul Mutonga alias wanganangu performs for President Uhuru Kenyatta during the 2021 Mashujaa Day luncheon.
It was his dream to play for Uhuru Kenyatta which came true on Wednesday when he performed for him at the Mashujaa day luncheon in kirinyaga County . He is famed for the popular kikuyu song known as Ngurumo ya sabasaba.
In 2016, the nonagenarian spoke to reporters conveying that his only dream was to perform before the only Kenyan president he had never entertained – Uhuru, since he already entertained former Presidents Jomo Kenyatta, Daniel Moi and Mwai Kibaki in his heydays.
President Kenyatta was seen singing along as Wanganangu performed with his accordion at the sidelines of the luncheon.He would later present Wanganangu with a title deed as a gift in response to the musician’s grievance.
The 90-year-old claims that he has never received any payment from the Music Copyright Society of Kenya despite having two popular albums and enrolling as a member of the society.In 2016 he told repoters that he was living in poverty and struggling to find gigs where he could play and earn a bit of cash.
Being advanced in years, the elderly Benga musician stated, at the time, that he and his wife were finding it hard to keep up.
Wanganangu also earned himself a Head of State Commendation during the 2021 celebrations
Vera Sidika & Mauzo welcome a bouncing Baby girl named Asia Brown .
socialite Vera sidika and husband Brown mauzo have welcomed a bouncing baby girl into their family named Princess Asia Brown.
The couple mentioned that baby Asia was born at exactly 10:21am on October 20, 2021 at a city Hospital.
“20.10.2021 at 10:21am 🎊A princess was born🎊. Asia Brown @princess_asiabrown
You will always be the miracle that makes our life complete.
Mauzo put up a photo posing beside his wife in a Hospital bed, saying he is happy to welcome a new member into their family.
“Thank you God for this blessing 20:10:2021 10:21AM @princess_asiabrown” wrote Brown Mauzo.
The news of Vera Sidika and Mauzo welcoming a newborn into their family was received well by their social media in-laws.
Many could not help it but gush over the couple with lovely comments.
Ms Sidika’s safe delivery come days after she threw a lavish Baby Shower that has been the talk of town for the past one week.
On Tuesday, Vera also mentioned that she had received her imported organic Baby Diapers for the United States of America.
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