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Author: Rick Ross Narrator: Guy Lockard Publisher: Harlequin Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2019 ISBN: 9781488207242
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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.

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.

From the making of “Hustlin’” to his first major label deal with Def Jam, to the controversy surrounding his past as a correctional officer and the numerous health scares, arrests, and feuds he had to transcend along the 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.

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  • “Hurricanes takes readers on a gripping journey.”

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  • “Hip-hop fans will flock to Ross’ frankly told and compelling life story.”

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  • New York Times bestseller

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Calvin Demetrius | 11/20/2019

    " Hurricanes by Rick Ross is a testament to the positive outcomes of having a dream and consistently chasing them. A truly inspiring tale of a very successful rapper and all of the hardships he had to undergo in order to achieve them. Reading this book will dare you to not only dream bigger, but to sing along as the narrator recites his lyrics. A must read for any hip hop fan! "

About the Author

Guy Lockhard is a voice talent and Earphones Award–winning narrator.

About the Narrator

Guy Lockhard is a voice talent and Earphones Award–winning narrator.