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Rick Ross And Maybach Music Group Are As Real As It Gets

Is Rick Ross fake? It doesn't matter. His music, his money and his growing empire are all as real as it gets. Words: Ben Detrick Images: Travis Shinn “WE NEED TO GET IN THERE BEFORE THEY GET TO US.” RED, RICK ROSS’S SECURITY CHIEF, A MAN WITH THE SHOULDERS OF A LINEBACKER, SPEAKS AS IF THE RAPPER’S tour bus were being swarmed by fl esh-starved zombies. It’s 3 a.m. on a Saturday night, and the enormous vehicle has pulled up behind Club Adrianna’s, a nightclub outside of Chicago. This kind of place can be perilous for visiting rappers, a fact underscored by ...

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