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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.
Report of DEA investigation But Ross is the first to admit that being in the right place at the right time had almost nothing to do with his amazing success. Other L.A. dealers, he noted, were selling crack long before he started. What he had, and they didn't, was Danilo Blandon, a friend with a seemingly inexhaustible supply of high-grade cocaine and an expert's knowledge of how to MARKET it.
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Ricky Donnell Ross, better known as “Freeway” Rick Ross, a.k.a. “Freeway Ricky”, is one of those rare figures whose experience as a drug kingpin has led him to a life of rebuilding the community in which he once helped destroy.
Freeway Rick Ross is a speaker who is "Life Changing" and "Mind Blowing. Freeway Rick Ross is a realist, humorist, entrepreneur, humanitarian, philanthropist, and mentor.
As part of what is agreed to be one of America’s most controversial government conspiracies ever (THE IRAN - CONTRA AFFAIR), Mr. Freeway Ricky Ross’ story of being used as a pawn and landing a life sentence in prison commands the attention of any audience.
Mr. Ross delivers clear-cut, mind-blowing information. "THE REAL" Rick Ross, Mr. Freeway Ricky Ross, is informing youth about the real world of Drugs & Gangs and how they will destroy the life of the dealer and the devastating impact it has on a community. He spreads the messages of literacy, anti-drug, and anti-violence wherever he goes.
Now, he has applied the passion that helped him build an empire, learn to read and write, and to help get his life-term conviction overturned into helping the youth and mentoring. Ross has been given a second chance to uplift his community by giving back through mentoring and sharing his story on multiple platforms.
His goal is to be an inspiration to all to achieve their greatest successes without following in his footsteps.
"The Real Rick Ross" Dedicated. Focused. Determined….
Author: Freeway Rick Ross and Cathy Scott
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.During the height of his drug dealing, Ross was said to have made 2-3 million dollars a week. In 1996, he was sentenced to life imprisonment after being convicted of trying to purchase more than 100 kilograms of cocaine from a federal agent. Ross became the subject of controversy later that year when a series of articles by journalist Gary Webb in the San Jose Mercury News brought to light a connection between one of Ross’s cocaine sources, Danilo Blandon, and the CIA as part of the Iran-Contra scandal. The decision in his case was brought to a federal court of appeals where his sentence was reduced to 20 years and then reduced further for being a model inmate and he was released in Sept 2009. Now, he has applied the passion that helped him build an empire to helping the youth, Ross has been given a second chance to uplift his community by giving back through mentoring and sharing his story. He plans to inspire many of today’s youths to achieve their greatest successes without following in his footsteps.The legacy he wants to leave behind is to be known as an inspirational mentor to people in need rather than the old “Freeway” Ricky Ross. He plans to make life better for people around him and to continue to love his family
Author Cathy Scott is a tour de force in true crime. She is the bestselling author of The Killing of Tupac Shakur and The Murder of Biggie Smalls and an award-winning journalist.
Rick Batyr is an intuitive sound shaman, Reiki practioner, audio engineer, music producer and drummer from New York. Rick creates intuitive channeled healing music that combines ancient and modern sound healing modalities with a blend of ambient soundscapes, science and organic instruments.
Rick’s writing process is intuitive, through various meditation, Reiki, shamanistic and akashic record techniques he acts as a clear channel (hollow reed) for the healing sounds to be channeled from guides, angels and ascended masters. Allowing the frequencies, vibrations and energy to heal on a energetic, physical and cellular level for the listener.
Currently Rick performs live sound healing, Reiki and meditation groups in various locations in New York. Rick has also recently started a sound healing radio called Prana Sounds. The show is designed help others heal through sound via live guided meditations, sound healing music and discussion.
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