Freeway Rick Ross

Author: Rick Ross,Cathy Scott

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781499651539

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 298

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A notorious drug kingpin reigning over Los Angeles, California and operating across numerous other states, Rick was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1996. But following the discovery his drug source was linked to the CIA and he had been used as a pawn in the Iran-Contra scandal, he received a reduced sentence.

The 21 KEYS Of Success

Author: Kolie Crutcher,Rick Ross

Publisher: Kolie Crutcher

ISBN: 0981464351

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 7052

Award-winning, internationally-published and best-selling author Kolie Crutcher, provides never-before granted access to the unfiltered success principles of America's most infamous cocaine kingpin--Freeway Ricky Ross. In Ridin' With Rick: The 21 Keys of Success, Crutcher (also an electrical engineer) masterfully breaks down the 21 success principles he personally witnessed the former kingpin use, as they rode around L.A. to conduct business with Hollywood's elite executives, sports figures and celebrities. After Ross' release from federal prison, Crutcher spent six months ridin' with, studying and documenting the practices of the ex-drug lord--who often made $2-3 million daily from the sale of crack cocaine in the 1980s. The 21 Keys uniquely reveals how the same principles that made millions of dollars in illegal cocaine money can be used to make millions of dollars legally in Hollywood and legitimate business! By way of chapters (keys) such as "Don't Front What You Can't Lose", "Make Your Name Carry Weight" and "Cocaine Love", Crutcher takes you along for the ride with Freeway Rick--as no one else can. So whether you are a street hustler on the corner, or a "legit" businessperson in the corner office, the 21 Keys work universally for all striving to overcome life's adversities and live the life you want. After Ridin' With Rick, you will understand how to turn failure into fame, poverty into plenty, and setbacks into success!

The Rap Year Book

Author: Shea Serrano

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613128193

Category: Music

Page: 583

View: 8282

A New York Times–bestselling, in-depth exploration of the most pivotal moments in rap music from 1979 to 2014. Here’s what The Rap Year Book does: It takes readers from 1979, widely regarded as the moment rap became recognized as part of the cultural and musical landscape, and comes right up to the present, with Shea Serrano hilariously discussing, debating, and deconstructing the most important rap song year by year. Serrano also examines the most important moments that surround the history and culture of rap music—from artists’ backgrounds to issues of race, the rise of hip-hop, and the struggles among its major players—both personal and professional. Covering East Coast and West Coast, famous rapper feuds, chart toppers, and show stoppers, The Rap Year Book is an in-depth look at the most influential genre of music to come out of the last generation. Picked by Billboard as One of the 100 Greatest Music Books of All-Time Pitchfork Book Club’s first selection

Godfather of Crack

Author: Seth Ferranti

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781939521118

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

View: 1607

Freeway Ricky Ross is the West Coast's pre-eminent street legend. From the dawn of the crack era he was the man to see in South Central, Los Angeles to buy multiple kilos of cocaine at our rate prices. From the ghettos of the City of Angels, his drug empire spread state to state, across the nation, due to his affiliation with the Crips and Bloods, who became roving drug dealers, leaving death and destruction in their wake. Freeway Rick is the man credited with supplying the cocaine that fuelled their surge and migration out of LA, enabling them to infect our country with crack, gangbanging and drive-by shooting. For this reason, Freeway Rick Ross is known as the Godfather of Crack and has been blamed by the U.S. government for the crack epidemic. This book is the most concise account of Freeway Rick's story to date. It also goes into how he won his appeal and gained his release from prison and his ongoing battle with the rapper Rick Ross over the use of his name.

The Hustler's Handbook

Author: Cory Austin

Publisher: Imperial Media

ISBN: 3963610417

Category: Music

Page: 175

View: 9457

Even with the finest degree and the best laid out business plans, there are some things in the music industry that you can only learn from experience or those who have been there and done that. But when you're a newbie music entrepreneur or an independent musician, you do not have time for costly mistakes. From "Decoding the Corporate Game" Author and Music Media Specialist, Cory Austin, comes The Hustler's Handbook - a collection of music industry interviews with Hip Hop, R&B and Pop artists containing priceless business tips such as: how to transition into an informed, driven business owner, how to stay independent and establish your music business and tools on leadership.


Author: John Baselmans


ISBN: 1326843257

Category: Education

Page: 392

View: 7773

When we think of drugs, we immediately think of the old guard drugs like cocaine, heroin and hemp. Other than that, there are for some time synthetic drugs (XTC) made in many forms, colors and effects. We talk in this book about the ordinary old-fashioned drugs in the form of cocaine. WeOre going to expose what is behind and who are the true drug dealers. The old-fashioned drug is still the trade with which the super rich enrich themselves. Also, it is the elite who use a lot of this stuff. You can make it clear that most of the top in the business world, but also the politics and those who move into higher layers, are the permanent users of the cocaine stuff. Often in the most pure form and often used daily like a breakfast and dinner. But first I like to elaborate some things; what is cocaine and who are the driving forces behind these drugs according to world organizations of detecting drugs. Let's talk about drugs."

Can't Stop Won't Stop

Author: Jeff Chang

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144646010X

Category: Music

Page: 560

View: 774

Hip-hop is now a global multi-billion pound industry. It has spawned superstars all across the world. There have been tie-in clothing lines, TV stations, film companies, cosmetics lines. It even has its own sports, its own art style, its own dialect. It is an all-encompassing lifestyle. But where did hip-hop culture begin? Who created it? How did hip-hop become such a phenomenon? Jeff Chang, an American journalist, has written the most comprehensive book on hip-hop to date. He introduces the major players who came up with the ideas that form the basic elements of the culture. He describes how it all began with social upheavals in Jamaica, the Bronx, the Black Belt of Long Island and South Central LA. He not only provides a history of the music, but a fascinating insight into the social background of young black America. Stretching from the early 70s through to the present day, this is the definitive history of hip-hop. It will be essential reading for all DJs, B-Boys, MCs and anyone with an interest in American history.


Author: Alexander Cockburn,Jeffrey St. Clair

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1784782610

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

View: 5254

The explosive truth behind the CIA and its dirtiest secrets. On March 16, 1998, the CIA’s Inspector General, Fred Hitz, finally let the cat out of the bag in an aside at a Congressional Hearing. Hitz told the US Reps that the CIA had maintained relationships with companies and individuals the Agency knew to be involved in the drug business. Even more astonishingly, Hitz revealed that back in 1982 the CIA had requested and received from Reagan’s Justice Department clearance not to report any knowledge it might have of drug-dealing by CIA assets. With these two admissions, Hitz definitively sank decades of CIA denials, many of them under oath to Congress. Hitz’s admissions also made fools of some of the most prominent names in US journalism, and vindicated investigators and critics of the Agency, ranging from Al McCoy to Senator John Kerry. The involvement of the CIA with drug traffickers is a story that has slouched into the limelight every decade or so since the creation of the Agency. Most recently, in 1996, the San Jose Mercury News published a sensational series on the topic, "Dark Alliance", and then helped destroy its own reporter, Gary Webb. In Whiteout, Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair finally put the whole story together from the earliest days, when the CIA’s institutional ancestors, the OSS and the Office of Naval Intelligence, cut a deal with America’s premier gangster and drug trafficker, Lucky Luciano.