Hurricanes - Rick Ross & Neil Martinez-Belkin


By Rick Ross & Neil Martinez-Belkin

  • Release Date: 2019-09-03
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 5
From 243 Ratings



“A gripping journey.”—People

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.


  • Great Read!

    By Pytnet
    This book is a great read! Page turner!
  • Rozay at his finest!

    By Gaylon Hughes Jr.
    One of the best to ever do it, thank you for this bible. I appreciate you and everything you’ve done for my life. One of my biggest idols!
  • Great book

    By Psandro24
    Everything I needed to know about the biggest boss!
  • Fire

    By boma24
    Great read
  • Worth the read!

    By Bee9190
    I’m from Carol City so it was a must I read this book!! Thank you Ross for keeping Miami on the map!! ♥️
  • From a Day One Fan.

    By Mogul.Status_
    Inserts *grunt....sweat!
  • 🙄

    By Mama Lyse
    He seriously refers to whites in this book as “crackers” 🤦🏼‍♀️ I have no desire to finish the book now and wish I could get my $12 back. Classless Rick Ross.
  • Great Read 🙌🏼

    By Blanca Cinco
    Amazing story start to finish!
  • Hurricanes

    By distructable
    Hurricanes hurricanes are dangerousThey could be rough so you could find somewhere safe for the hurricane won’t kill you Sometimes hurricanes can find you hurricanes can happen in Mexico Hurricane can happen in New York Hurricanes can happen in Texas So you need to be safe in hurricanes👌✌🏻!