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BlazinRy Radio host Ryan Holmes welcomes the quintessential American Gangster, former drug kingpin Freeway Ricky Ross. Freeway Rick has been the subject of such recent films as Kill the Messenger and Freeway: A Crack in the System, as well as an upcoming Nick Cassavettes-directed biopic starring Nick Cannon as the drug lord. Enjoy this encore episode as Freeway Rick tells Ryan in a brutally honest interview the reason he put himself at the center of America's crack cocaine epidemic, the first moment he experienced regret over his involvement in the deterioration of inner-city communities across the country, his (unbeknownst-to-him) involvement in the Iran-Contra Affair during the Reagan Administration, and exactly why he thinks Gary Webb, the journalist who exposed the CIA, is dead today. Ultimately, Ross' story is one of selfish actions with dire consequences, an alternate pursuit of the American Dream, envy, incarceration, corruption, forgiveness, and redemption. Take a listen to this podcast. It's a journey you'll never forget.
Freeway Ricky Ross was a 1980s drug kingpin who became a multi-millionaire urban legend in Los Angeles. So much so that a rapper took his name and parlayed that into a career as a music star.The real Rick Ross spent 20 years in prison for his crimes... but now that he's a free man, he's got big plans for the future! Join us as The Real Freeway Ricky Ross talks with Mr. Fun from .THE NEGUS.
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JOIN US FOR ANOTHER EPIC BROADCAST TONITE AS WE WILL BE JOINED BY FREEWAY RICKY ROSS TO DISCUSS THE CIA'S INVOLVEMENT IN THE CRACK COCAINE TRADE AND ITS BASTARD CHILD, "CRACK RAP."
DOES THE "GOVERNMENT" HAVE A VESTED INTEREST IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY?
SHOULD THE CIA BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE DESTABILIZATION OF THE HOMELAND IT SUPPOSEDLY SERVES TO PROTECT FROM OUTSIDE THREATS?
TUNE IN @9PM EST AND/OR LISTEN LIVE@3476372135 "CLASS IS IN SESSION"
Ricky Donnell Ross, better known as “Freeway” Rick Ross, is one of those rare figures whose experience as a drug kingpin has lead him to a life of rebuilding the community in which he once helped destroy. According to the Oakland Tribune” In the course of his rise, prosecutors estimate that Ross exported several tons of cocaine nationally, and made more than $600 million in the process. Counting inflation its 1.6 billion dollars comparing 1986 to 2010. Now, he has applied the passion that helped himild an empire to helping the youth, Ross has been given a second chance to uplift his comRicky Donnell Ross, better known as “Freeway” Rick Ross, is one of those rare figures whose experience as a drug kingpin has lead him to a life of rebuilding the community in which he once helped destroy. According to the Oakland Tribune” In the course of his rise, prosecutors estimate that Ross exported several tons of cocaine nationally, and made more than $600 million in the process. Counting inflation its 1.6 billion dollars comparing 1986 to 2010. Now, he has applied the passion that helped him munity by giving back through mentoring and sharing his story. He plans to
Freeway Ricky Ross was a 1980s drug kingpin who became a multi-millionaire urban legend in Los Angeles. So much so that a rapper took his name and parlayed that into a career as a music star.The real Rick Ross spent 20 years in prison for his crimes... but now that he's a free man, he's got big plans for the future! Join us as The Real Freeway Ricky Ross talks with Mr. Fun from .Monkeys Are Really People. Monday January 21, 2013 at 9:30 (Pacific Standard Time) Call in Number:Call-in (646) 478-0064 www.MonkeysAreReallyPeople.com
Tonight on NMEMINDZ Radio... The real Freeway Ricky Ross, joins Professor Griff and ZaZa Ali to discuss the CIA infiltrating the Black community with Crack Cocaine. We'll also discuss his new book... "Freeway Rick Ross, the Untold Biography" ... And a lot more. The call in # is 347-633-9644. 8pm EST / 5pm PST. Peace.
Join hosts The Bad Seed & Nadine Michel as they welcome former drug lord Freeway Ricky Ross to the show. Infamous for flooding L.A. with crack, supplied by the CIA to fund the war in Nicaragua in the late 80's , Ross stops by to talk about this, as well as addressing the rapper Rick Ross who stole hisname and persona.
Former drug trafficker turned author of Untold Autobiography Rick
Ross alleged that hip-hop is a government weapon.
“I believe that what they’ve done is that they’ve taken hip-hop and made it glorious to be a drug dealer,” explained Ross. “You know when I sold drugs, I hid. I didn’t want anybody to know I sold drugs, but now, they’ve got these guys who’ve never sold drugs.” Ross then brought up how the rapper Rick Ross, who worked as a corrections officer and stole the former drug dealer’s identity.
“The message that it tells our kids is that if you go out, sell drugs, then you can become a great rock star… and never go to prison,” noted Ross. “That’s a false message to be giving people who feel hopeless.”
When asked if he was angry at rapper Rick Ross for stealing his identity, the real Rick Ross says he’s “angry at the whole culture.” Ross says he’s not really upset at the rapper because he doesn’t believe the rapper understands that he’s a pawn in a much larger game.
Ross noted that it’s harder for him to get into schools and teach kids an anti-drug message than it is for a rapper to reach kids.
Freeway Ricky Ross."Crack In The System" which premierd on AlJAEERA, . Yes he will be my guest March 23, 2015 at 6:30PM PST on Let's talk Real talk with Tough cookie. Also I will have a very special co-host Tamika Harper? aka GeorgiaMe to talk to Freeway Ricky Ross for the Atlanta GA. and East coast listeners.
Dj Khasper Bhinks goes 1 on 1 with the real "Freeway Ricky Ross" in a stripped down, no holds barred Live interview V.I.P!
Please join me on “The Dedan Tolbert Show” Monday April 12th as I interview former drug kingpin, “Freeway” Ricky Ross.
“Freeway” Ricky Ross, the drug king pin who was at the center of a CIA cocaine-dealing scandal, oversaw a Los Angeles based multi-state drug operation in the early 1980’s, which earned upwards of $2 million dollars per day at its height.
In 1996, he was sentenced to life in prison, after he attempted to purchase over 100 kilos of cocaine from an undercover federal agent.
Ross’ sentence was later reduced through appeals and after a series of explosive articles by the late Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Gary Webb.
Webb wrote a series titled “Dark Alliance” for the San Jose Mercury News, which exposed the C.I.A.’s role in importing cocaine into black communities to fund Sandinistas in El Salvador, as part of the Iran-Contra scandal.
Ross is currently working on a book and film and is seeking deals for both projects.
Ross will officially enter the music business, via a new record label with industry veteran Wendy Day.
In addition to those projects, Ross is filming a reality show that will track his release from his prison in Texarkana, Texas to a halfway house in California.
Along the way, Ross will talk with incarcerated youth in detention centers.
Ross’ colorful, yet tragic life has been the subject of numerous rappers’ rhymes throughout the years, from Brooklyn rapper Mos Def, to Los Angeles rapper The Game.
For more information visit Ross’ new site, www.FreewayEnterprsie.com.
Listen to The Dedan Tolbert Show 5 nights a week by calling 646-200-0366 or logging onto my social network, Dedansplace.net
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