Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019 7:00 PM
173 14th Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
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"Hurricanes," the highly-anticipated memoir from platinum-selling hip-hop icon and founder of Maybach Music Group Rick Ross, chronicles his coming of age amid Miami's crack epidemic, his star-studded controversies, and his unstoppable rise to fame. Ross will discuss the book with NPR Music's hip-hop staff writer, Rodney Carmichael, on September 10, 2019, at SCADshow. Following the discussion, Ross with sign copies of "Hurricanes."
About the Book
Rick Ross is an indomitable presence in the music industry, but few people know the full story behind his rise to fame. Now, for the first time, Ross offers a vivid, dramatic and unexpectedly candid account of his early childhood, his tumultuous adolescence, and his dramatic ascendency in the world of hip-hop.
Born William Leonard Roberts II in 1976, Ross grew up "across the bridge," in a Miami at odds with the city's glitzy beaches, clubs and yachts. The Coral City projects where Ross came of age stood at the epicenter of the city's crack epidemic. Surrounded by poverty and gang violence, Ross defied the odds, finishing high school and receiving a football scholarship. To survive he inhabited multiple, often contradicting worlds, working as a correctional officer by day while dealing drugs at night. All the while, he honed his musical talent until a chance encounter changed his life forever.
From his early collaborations with DJ Khaled to his first deal with Def Jam to his breakout hit "Hustlin'" and the numerous health scares, arrests and feuds he had to transcend along to 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.
About the Author
Rick Ross is an American rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur and founder of the Maybach Music Group. All ten of his albums have landed in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200, including five No. 1 debuts. He has received four Grammy Award nominations, and his single "Hustlin'" was the first song ever to reach certified platinum status before its associated album was released. He has worked closely with Jay-Z, Kanye West, Diddy, Drake, Lil Wayne and DJ Khaled, among many others. He lives in Miami. "Hurricanes" is his first book.
Neil Martinez-Belkin is the New York Times bestselling co-author of "The Autobiography of Gucci Mane" and the former music editor of XXL Magazine. He has written extensively about contemporary hip-hop for VICE, Apple Music, Beats By Dre, Complex, Mass Appeal, and others. He lives in Boston.