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Freeway Rick Ross: The Untold Autobiography by [Ross, Rick, Scott, Cathy]
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Freeway Rick Ross: The Untold Autobiography 1st , Kindle Edition

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Rick Ross, a high-school dropout who was an All-City tennis star, is one of those rare figures whose experience as a drug kingpin led him to a life of rebuilding the community he once helped destroy. His connections to the Iran-Contra scandal were first revealed in a series of articles published by the San Jose Mercury News. Ross appeared in VH1’s documentary Planet Rock History of Crack and Hip Hop, and he was featured in an episode of Bet’s American Gangster documentary, which focused on his connection to the Contra drug scandal. Recognized as a pawn in the drug game, Ross was a pioneer in the crack cocaine trade in Los Angeles, as well as in other parts of the US, where he harvested millions as an unknowing participant of CIA and US Drug Enforcement Agency operatives who offered him unlimited amounts of cocaine. He teaches an economics class at a Watts high school and regularly speaks to teens across the nation about making better choices in life. While in prison, he taught himself to read and write. His legacy is as an inspirational mentor to people in need rather than the former “Freeway” Ricky Ross as a player in the drug game. He is currently writing a second book, The Freeway Boys. He lives in Long Beach, California, with his wife and children. Cathy Scott is a veteran crime writer, award-winning investigative journalist and Los Angeles Times bestselling author who has written 10 books. Best known for penning The Killing of Tupac Shakur and The Murder of Biggie Smalls, her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, New York Post, San Diego Union-Tribune, George magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, Las Vegas Sun and Reuters. Scott taught journalism at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for five years until she traveled to the Gulf region as an embedded reporter in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and stayed four months, resulting in the book Pawprints of Katrina. She has covered the mob extensively, including murdered Mafia daughter Susan Berman and racketeer "Fat Herbie" Blitzstein. Her latest books are The Millionaire’s Wife and Murder in Beverly Hills. Her recent TV appearances include Investigation Discovery and VH1. Scott, who blogs about forensics and evidence for Psychology Today, is based in Las Vegas and has a second home in the mountains of San Diego County.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1016 KB
  • Print Length: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Freeway Studios; 1st edition (11 Jun. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KYH2N90
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #300,891 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Excellent insight to the man and his life
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From interviews with the man, seems like there could have been more he could have said and it doesn't really say much about the whole CIA contra affair (see Gary Webb), which is probably the most intriguing part of the story. But it is still a good read besides.
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An alternative reality to drugs = Gang Violence = rappers
Freeway An illiterate LA home boy with an entrepreneurial spirit identifies a market notes there's a demand and supplies it in the form of crack - leading to dealing with the CIA and the hypocrisy of the American senate and government in the 80s and 90s - Freeway Rick Ross is a motivational speaker and home boy made good entrapaneur- NOT to be confused with Rick Ross the overweight Rapper with delusions of grandeur and attempting to align his prowess with Freeway - NOT IN THE SAME LEAGUE
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Good book overall but the reason I wouldn't give ot a 5 is the bits that I wanted to know more about (How crack was started, how he went to jail etc) seemed rushed and spent ages on some bits that didnt need too. Overall it was a good read
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I don't condone dealing but I can understand how a man can turn to it to survive. The Iran contra desk just got swept under the carpet at the time by the set up of Monica Lewensky. The Govt should have been on trial!
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