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The Real Rick Ross Isn't A Rapper

By Joe Randazzo
On April 5, 2013


Freeway Ricky Ross' life is way more interesting than Scarface. From the mid-80's until his arrest in 1996, he moved his product from Oakland to the East Coast. If you did a Google search of Rick Ross though, you won't get the story of a reformed drug dealer who unknowingly was a part of government corruption. Instead you'll find an ignorant overweight rapper who stole everything about him right down to the way he grows his beard.


The real Ricky Ross had hopes of being a professional tennis player. When his dream of leaving the neighborhood didn't pan out, Freeway Ricky turned to the streets. Part time jobs didn't pay enough and getting in to college wasn't an option because he couldn't read. Instead he turned to something more lucrative:  the crack game. He went from a small time street dealer to the real life Wilson Fisk. At his height, the Kingpin of crack, Freeway Ricky Ross made three million dollars a day.


It all came to an end in 1996 when he was caught in a DEA sting operation. Ross and his connect, Danilo Blandon, were caught attempting to buy 100 kg of cocaine. With a lifetime of prison ahead of him, Freeway Rick taught himself how to read. This turned out to be his get-out-of-jail-free card. Investigative journalist Gary Webb wrote a series of articles in the San Jose Sunwhich linked the CIA to the crack epidemic in the United States. He compiled these articles in the book Dark Alliance. After reading Dark Alliance, Ross found out that his drug connect, Danilo Blandon, was an operative for the CIA.

Freeway Ricky Ross was arrested for selling drugs by the same organization that brought them in to the country.


This scandal was known as the "Iran-Contra affair." It was during a time when our humble country wanted to liberate the world of communism. In 1986 it came out that our government sold arms to Iran in return for seven hostages. The money made from the weapons sold went to anti-communist rebels in Nicaragua called the Contras. Gary Webb's book, whose claims were backed by documents released by the Freedom of Information Act, showed the CIA knowingly allowed Contras to bring cocaine in to the country to fund their war against the communist Sandinista government.

Congresswoman Maxine Waters, wrote the forward to Webb's Dark Alliance."The time I spent investigating the allegations of Dark Allianceseries led me to the undeniable conclusion that the CIA, DEA, DIA, and FBI, knew about drug trafficking in South Central Los Angeles," Waters says. "They were either part of the trafficking or turned a blind eye to it, in an effort to fund the Contra war." In the foreword, Waters spoke about questioning Contra leaders, Adolfo Calero and Eden Pastora, in a senate investigative hearing. Under oath Calero admitted he had a relationship with the CIA.


Freeway Rick brought the evidence from Gary Webb's book to an appeals court and was released from prison in 2009. The world he was released in to in the 2000's was different than the one he left in 1996. In this world there are iPods, iPads, WiFi, flesh lights, and even a guy pretending to be he.


The rapper Rick Ross aka William Roberts would like you to believe he was a big time drug dealer at one point. He's done a good job of tricking people in to thinking that too. Hip-Hop artists are known for sampling but Roberts takes it to another level. In 2010 Freeway Ricky sued the rapper for likeness. During the hearings, the fake Rick Ross denied that he took the name "Rick Ross" from the reformed drug dealer. reported the Roberts' cartoon testimony. According to Roberts, he said he received the nickname "Rick Ross" from his high school teammates. He thought they were saying "Rick Ross" but what they were really saying was "big boss." He coincidentally started calling himself "Rick Ross" around the same time Freeway Rick was all over the news for his drug arrest.


 Just like his beard, Rick Ross' hit song "Every day I Hustle,"is a Freeway Ricky Ross original too. He said it in a 1996 interview and the quote was featured in CSPAN, Time Magazine, "Dark Alliance," congressional hearings, newspapers, and every media outlet that covered his arrest.


50 Cent is one of Freeway Ricky's supporters against the fake Rick Ross. 50 did an investigation of his own for his website It turns out William Roberts was a correctional officer before he was a gangster rapper. 50 put all of Roberts' school transcripts, his acceptance letter in to the Miami corrections program, and even pictures of Roberts' CO graduation on his site. William Roberts lied about his identity and even lied about being a gangster rapper. Being a corrections officer makes you quite the opposite of a gangster. In response to 50's postings, Roberts' called him "gay." The man with another man's tattoo on his knuckles is ironically putting someone else's sexuality in to question.


I have such little trust in our government it wouldn't surprise me if the rapper Rick Ross was actually a plant in a political conspiracy which does two things. The first would be to water down rap. The world of hip-hop is one that follows trends. When rappers start talking about popping molly's, everyone pops molly's. Rick Ross' lyrics are so ignorant; naturally his popularity would inspire aspiring rappers to be just as ignorant.


Rap used to have a message that rebelled against the establishment.  When someone as ignorant as William Roberts becomes as popular as he is, then naturally his emulated ignorance waters down its rebellious nature. Why call out the LAPD when you can just sit in the club with a bottle full of bub?

Another reason I wouldn't be surprised if Rick Ross is just some government plant is because his existence dilutes the world's number one search engine, Google. The real Ricky Ross knows some important information which makes our government look terrible. If you can't hide information because of the internet, then the next best thing is to confuse people by using a man who speaks the language of ignorance and has a stomach that's only rivaled by the earth's circumference.


I imagine a room filled with CEOs who really run this country came up with this conspiracy and thought it would be funny to ruin rap by using someone who used to be a part of the law.  If this is the case then Drake, Lil Wayne, Two Chains, and Nicki Minaj, must be top CIA officials in something called operation YOLO. Of course this is probably crazy talk. Why would the government go to great lengths to cover its tracks?

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