Freeway Ricky Ross

Freeway Ricky Ross Details Autobiographical Book With Journalist Cathy Scott


(AllHipHop News) Former drug Kingpin “Freeway” Ricky Ross has announced details about an upcoming autobiography, with acclaimed investigative journalist Cathy Scott.

The book focuses on the story of Freeway Ricky Ross, who was one of Los Angeles’s biggest drug traffickers in the late 1980s and early 1990s, running a coast-to-coast $600 million drug operation.

“It will be directly from my mouth as you read it,” Freeway Rick Ross told AllHipHop.com. “It will be the story no one knows, my rise and fall, the connections, exclusives on my involvement in the entertainment industry at my height and how the cocaine trade as we know it blossomed.”

Freeway Rick’s drug empire, which was connected to the infamous Iran/Contra scandal, was dismantled by the government when he was sentenced to life in prison in 1996.

The life sentenced was overturned on a legal technicality and Ross eventually spent 20 years in prison for his drug-related crimes.

Cathy Scott, who wrote books on the murders of Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur, will help Freeway Rick tell his story.

“It will cover the early 1970’s through the 90’s likely. Much of it is from me scribing while in prison, but Cathy and I will flesh it out together. I expect it to be a big seller.”

Freeway Rick, who will be featured in an investigative piece on the cocaine trade in the October issue of Esquire, said his autobiography will drop in 2014.


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  • Casor_G

    My man trying hard to get some money…

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  • BibatheDiva

    I think this will be an interesting story. The crack epidemic, sale and use, were so central to the earlier days of hip-hop.

    • steveakers

      It will be very powerful agreed!!!

  • Montezuma1

    Rick is an asshole. To be such a “boss” all his moves are amateurish. This fool had a movie deal waiting before he got out of prison but fukked that up with his ego. Then he embarked on a bullshyt lawsuit that further alienated him. From hosting parties like Amber Rose to being on Alex Jones’ nutty program to dikk riding celebs like 50, Mayweather and Nick Cannon there’s nothing bossy about this dude.

    Since I know you’re reading this every hour know this: YOU ARE A LEGEND IN YOUR OWN MIND. You had the people fooled but you’re a master of getting in your own way. Get out of groupie mode ni99a. You’re making ni99as from your era look bad. Put this entertainment shyt on the back burner and get your grown man swag on. If you stop looking and acting so needy and desperate for attention you might just snag a come up. This shyt is like booking heauxs. The harder you chase the less likely you score. Pimping 101 ni99a. Thank me later.

    • Casor_G

      MY point exactly!!, Although I summed it up with 1 line, the message is the same. This dude went from top 10 to not mentioned at all. Crying about his name and his place in the game. Dog make a movie and sit down somewhere.

  • Don Wayne 90008

    Montezuma is a Hater!!! Good Stuff Rick, Ill be buying the Book.

    • Montezuma1

      Rick is that you? You supposedly TOLD on dirty cops to get out your first jam. Who’d you tell on to get 14yrs for conspiracy? Rule #1 Don’t get high on your own supply. Clearly you’re on drugs because you’re out here making a fool of yourself with all these lies. 600 Million?!!! What? Pesos? Nobody cares ni99a. I’m giving it to you raw. Cathy Scott is irrelevant. You’re irrelevant. Ni99a open a business in LA and sit down. Let the game come to you. Stop being so damn thirsty. You’re like a walking punch line.

  • J.Erick

    This story been told 15 times tho.. Jus sayn.. Good luck tho

    • Don Wayne 90008

      Then you know his life, man his story aint been told. You dont know ish about how he spent 600 Mill, or made it. Outtatowners You aint never know the game be a fan and shut up…

      • J.Erick

        get off his sack mane its my opinion..

      • J.Erick

        Oh Wait. you just made this account, with 2 comments on Ricky Ross? I get it, You are Ricky Ross! Wats up my ni99a? U good?
        Let me say this,

        1.The rapper is a fukk ni99a for not breaking u off after he stole ur whole identity.

        2. Good luck on the book. Story been told already, but wateva

        3. You did some harmful shyt wit all that dope sold. Hella families torn apart by the hands of a Black man. I’m glad that u all about helping the community that u helped destroy. Everyone deserves a second chance, and I’m glad u getting urs, but deep in the back my mind, I look at u with that side eye. Do ya thing tho.

      • J.Erick

        U dont kno wat i Kno pimp… I was able to start my life from money made in the “game”

  • Don Wayne 90008

    Im actually an old cellie. Lompoc Federal Correctional Complex (FCC)

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  • steveakers

    Good Job Rick Im getting 4 copies for the family. I bet your story will be a phenomenal one like Haley’s Malcolm X.

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    The Ross Family already knows that I am REALLY EXCITED to read this (soon to be released) Memoir! Rick and Cathy co-writing this together is a perfect combination. And, (of course!) My Mom is ecstatic! She loves that photo of Rick in the gray suit too!

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