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Meet RICK ROSS discussing his book "Hurricanes" presented by Books & Books

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Miami Dade College - Wolfson Campus: Chapman Conference Center

300 Northeast 2nd Avenue

bldg. 3, 2nd floor

Miami, FL 33132

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The highly anticipated memoir from hip-hop icon Rick Ross chronicles his coming of age...

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The highly-anticipated memoir from hip-hop icon Rick Ross chronicles his coming of age amid Miami's crack epidemic, his star-studded controversies, and his unstoppable rise to fame. Making an exclusive appearance in the city that shaped him, Rick Ross will be in conversation with a soon-to-be-announced moderator. The event is held in partnership with the Miami Book Fair and The New Tropic.

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.

Tickets include (1) one entry and (1) one copy of the book, which will be handed out at check in, along with a signing line ticket. Ross will be signing books only, no memorabilia. He will not be personalizing books nor posing for photos.

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Miami Dade College - Wolfson Campus: Chapman Conference Center

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Miami, FL 33132

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