FORMER DRUG KINGPIN ‘FREEWAY’ RICKY ROSS TO BE RELEASED FROM PRISON

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Texarkana, TX…On Monday, May 4th, Freeway Ricky Ross will finally be released from prison after serving 20 years for being a “drug kingpin.”  The real Ricky Ross 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.

Former Drug Kingpin, Ricky Ross, Returns To Society A Better Man

freewayrickross-225Texarkana, TX…On Monday, May 4th, Freeway Ricky Ross will finally be released from prison after serving 20 years for being a “drug kingpin.”  The real Ricky Ross 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.   After L.A.P.D. set up a sting operation to bring him down (The Freeway Taskforce), Ricky finally turned himself in, weeks after a rogue police officer attempted to set him up and murder him in an alley.  Ricky was sentenced to prison and released in 1996.  After 6 months, his former cocaine distributor, who was working for the CIA (unbeknownst to Ricky), asked Ricky for a favor—it turned out to be a set up, and in 1996, Ricky Ross was sentenced to life in prison for orchestrating the purchase of 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.  That series turned into the best-selling book, “Dark Alliance,” that blew the lid off of the alleged CIA complicity in the importation of cocaine into the US, creating the exceptionally profitable, and damaging, crack cocaine epidemic spread through many inner city neighborhoods.  Congressional Hearings, in the late-90s, found the book’s facts to be true.

As Ricky Ross’ story reads like a page-turning novel or a blockbuster film, it has inspired rappers to name themselves after him, and even retell his stories as their own exploits, gaining international success.  Although a pawn in a bigger scheme, Ricky realized that the damage done to inner city neighborhoods was unacceptable.  He has devoted himself to making a difference in his community by teaching financial literacy to urban youth and teaching legal ways to financially empower themselves.  When Ricky first went to prison, he was illiterate—the educational system in South Central L.A. had failed him, even though he went on to become a multi-millionaire savvy at numerous legitimate businesses, and a tennis pro.  Reading a book a week during his lengthy incarceration has since made Ricky wise beyond his years.

Ricky oversaw an empire that reached numerous states and that is rumored to have brought in millions of dollars a day at its height.  His plan is to return to society and accomplish that again, but this time through legal means.  Upon Ricky Ross’ release, he is focusing on:

•   a book and a film (currently seeking deals for both),
•   a new record label in conjunction with industry legend Wendy Day,
•   a Foundation to help innercity youth at risk,
•   a reality TV show,
•   his social networking site, www.FreewayEnterprise.com that he built while incarcerated

A film crew is following Ricky’s release from prison and his trek across the country to a halfway house in California where he will interact with, and impact youth in juvenile detention centers along the way.   Already the topic of one of the most successful episodes of BET’s American Gangster series (1st Season), the real Ricky Ross is a cultural icon and hero in communities across the US.  Now he is able to make positive moves with that status.

Ricky can be reached through his social networking site www.FreewayEnterprise.com.

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  1. Lucho GC says:

    The CIA funded the Contras, not the Sandinistas.

  2. OK, so when is Ricky going to be a rapper? Or is he going to be the next Suge Knight? I can see it now!!!!

  3. this is some real shit right here..and the fact that hes about to put a label together. its a rap for a lot of cats…cats like him linking with paris and wise intelligent…time to get some gods in the house

  4. laydeelabyrinth says:

    His story is inspiring.

  5. Interesting…

  6. Christopher Carter says:

    Just wanted to add, the Contras (who were being funded by the CIA) were actually fighting the Sandanistas, and this took place in Nicaragua, not El Salvador (which is a different story). An interesting article, but important to clarify these points.

  7. Truck Turner says:

    “this is some real shit right here..and the fact that hes about to put a label together. its a rap for a lot of cats…cats like him linking with paris and wise intelligent…time to get some gods in the house”

    Let me make sure I understand this. He gets out of prison is now a conscious rapper? LMAO!!

  8. jimmy c fulton says:

    i know ricky ross very well i did time with him and i will put my life in front of his too save him.he taught me a lots about life.i have never seen the man get upset.that is his weapon,he will think it out instead of letting it get next too him.this man wil give you the shirt off his back.he got me on the right track,i don’t even think about commiting crimes any more,because he showed me another way.i wish that i had met hima long time ago and i would never return to prison,iseen this brother do what the prison could not do,he had they brothers reading books,that the other races wasn’t reading and this had to make the prison officials wonder .what is this guy doing,he taught the brothers about the game of tennis,and i never seen him get upset on the basketball court,which is a rare in prison.he will make a difference in america.

  9. this guy was just a great G’

  10. i just love u man u got what it take to rock the whole world i just love you u my man

  11. YOU WAS IN ST.LOUIS AN U DIDNT HIT ME UP .I WAS STUCK IN THE HALFWAY HOUSE .I LEFT A MESSAGE AN MY NUMBER WITH YOUR MOM CALL ASAP. JR

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  13. Carvette says:

    Only think I will say at this stage is keep your head up and stay on your toes;many people do not like to see a strong black man sharing knowledge ,so stay on your toes

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  15. djhandlenfriends says:

    yeah, IF he hasn’t already taken the oath. if he HAS? realism in the form of educating the ppl on ANYTHING OTHER than the “agenda”, will be non-existent.

  16. he need to get free way and rick ross for stealing his name if he is a real gangster….hhahahahahahah

  17. ricky talk to your boy ill front u a couple pounds to get back on ur feet !

  18. De greatest man among all

  19. This guys story is inspirational? Wtf is wrong with you guys. Why don’t you get some inspiration from Obama not a f..ing drug dealer. even if he got the coke from the CIA he was pushing it on the streets. F…ing kidding me. A rap label? Shit i know a bunch of people with so called rap labels are they sucessful? No. Like MIke Epps said all that shit he got outta being in prison he could’ve got on the streets. He read 1 book a week. Mofo can’t you do that outside of prison?

  20. Nwagwu George Chinonso says:

    The gr8test man among all, all i knw is that his’s a good man & his a good raper in the world, i like him

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