“Magic City” adds another famous face to its all-star lineup, by casting hip-hop sensation Rick Ross in season two of the critically acclaimed series. Rick Ross takes on the role of “Butterball,” the proprietor of an illegal Cuban-American gambling house in Miami known as a “bolita.” There are numerous bolitas in the Miami area and not surprisingly, Ben “the Butcher” Diamond (Golden Globe® nominee for Best Supporting Actor, Danny Huston) is getting a cut from the illicit operations.
Ross first burst onto the rap scene in 2006, with his debut album “Port of Miami,” which reached the top of the Billboard Music charts. Ross then founded Maybach Music Group record label, releasing chart-topping albums Deeper Than Rap (2009) Teflon Don (2010) and God Forgives, I Don’t (2012). A huge fan of the series, Rick Ross first visited the “Magic City” set while in Miami last year and met the show’s creator, Mitch Glazer, who created a role for him. –ruthie hawkins
Watch the trailer for season 2 below:
Season two of “Magic City” will air exclusively on STARZ in summer 2013.