(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.
“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.