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The Miami-based gangsta rapper gained fame with his husky voice and lyrics that spotlighted the grimier side of Miami life. He has become one of rap’s most popular figures in recent years.

Ross, whose real name is William Leonard Roberts II, has a new album titled “God Forgives, I Don’t,” due out in December.

The hefty rapper’s hits include “Aston Martin Music,” “B.M.F. (Blowing Money Fast)” and “Hustlin’.”

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Associated Press writers Kate Brumback in Atlanta, Kristin Hall in Nashville, Adrian Sainz in Memphis and AP Music Writer Nekesa Mumbi Moody contributed to this story.

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