Rick Ross, a dynamic rapper who would go on to top the US Billboard Top 200 albums chart, was born in the Hip-hop industry in 2006. He is most known for his smash song “Hustlin’,” which surely won him the hearts of music fans.
Rick Ross went on to release more than nine studio albums over the next decade, including Deeper Than Rap (2009), Teflon Don (2010), God Forgives, I Don’t (2012), Mastermind, Hood Billionaire (both in 2014), Black Market (2015), Rather You Than Me (2017), and Port of Miami 2 (2019).
In today’s world, a rapper is more than just a musician. He is also a real estate expert, entrepreneur, and investor. He has started several businesses.
He elevated his musical career by establishing the Maybach Music Group in 2009. “Rozay,” as his pals call him, is also a Wingstop franchise owner. By 2019, he’d opened 28 Wingstop locations. Rick Ross is a cannabis investor as well. During the pandemic, he collaborated with Cookies, an international cannabis brand, to release three carefully picked marijuana strains.
The rapper is also a property investor. HowAfrica reported in March that the Port of Miami rapper rented out his house to be used as Zamunda’s mansion in the sequel to the successful comedy film, Coming 2 America. The record executive revealed that renting out the property to movie makers earned him $2.7 million.
Today, the rapper’s economic empire will be researched at Georgia State University’s College of Law. For the autumn 2023 academic year, he will be the topic of the school’s “Legal Life Of…” course.
Fox5 reports that the course will give students an insight into Rick Ross’ career and business empire so that they can apply those lessons to the real world. The course will also teach students legal concepts like drafting contracts, representing clients, and more.
According to the director of the college’s Entertainment, Sports & Media Law Initiative and creator of the course, Professor Mo Ivory, the move is to celebrate Ross.
“As a lover of rap music, hip-hop culture and in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop, I could not think of a better time to study the career of a visionary like Rick Ross,” Ivory said.
“When I began my research on Ross, I realized early on that my students would learn about a businessman who turned his love of music into an empire that includes massive real estate holdings, food and beverage franchises, investments in the car and bike industry, literary works and corporate equity ownership.”