The eagerly awaited autobiography of 'Freeway' Rick Ross has just been released. 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.
I’m now perceived as an author, a title I like very much and certainly it’s much better than being labelled a gangster that’s for sure... I can channel this fresh, positive energy into things which are a million miles removed from those that defined my life before. Writing has also given me a newfound purpose, a sense of direction, and an enthusiastic aptitude to move forward in a different light whilst simultaneously putting the past firmly behind me.
I wasn't from a writing background. In fact, I didn't write a word really until I wrote my first book in 2003/4. I was in the security industry for many years, starting off as a bouncer on the doors of pubs and clubs across the UK, then I went into nightclub management. After a few years doing this, I went on a close protection (bodyguard) course, and ended up...