Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Shooting for the Stars

I have been hearing a lot of people complain about the ecomony and how tough it is. When I talk to these same people, I always seem to get the same story. They want more but are not willing to give more. Its funny that they will never pick up a book or go to a seminar. They are still looking for pie in the sky, for somebody to just swoop down and erase all their problems. And with me, it's totally the opposite. See, I came up hard, too. We were on welfare and my mom lived above her means. She kept an up to date car, but there were days that there was no food in the house. She wanted to keep the appearance to others that we was doing well, and so many people are living like that today. People say that I am lucky on a daily basis. The guys that I am here with. But they refuse to see the sacrifices that I give. I change my eating habits, I have changed my mind consumption. No tv or radio, no books that are not business oriented. Well, I have been just given a job as co-producer of a movie that we will be shooting in March. I wont be getting any pay; my pay will be one person off my site getting a roll in the movie and they will be getting paid. I also have a magazine that is going to let me do a colmun every issue and a monthly radio station. Maybe I am lucky, but I shoot for the stars. Dream Big!!

Love Ya,
$Triple R$

Thursday, November 13, 2008

What's up out there?

Yea, this is your man Rick and I just got off the weight pile. I had a great workout this morning but last night we got our butt whipped in basketball. I am not the one for pointing the finger but if the refs wasn't my homeboys, I would have sworn they were hating. They made a couple of crucial calls at the wrong time in the game. But you know me, I will bounce back. Right now we are 1 and 3. The most exciting thing going on is the website. www.freewayenterprise.com - the social network. It's growing steady but I need your help. I really need 10,000 people to sign up; but what I need you to do is get ten people to sign up. We will be on our way. And I hope someone I knows wins that $500 Chirstmas giveaway! You should be getting geared up cause next year I'm going to do it big - I ain't going to let the cat out the bag yet but get your friends to sign up. Still no words from the courts on whether I will be coming home in February. And if anybody can get in touch with J. Young, tell him that our guys want him to be the first off our label. Love ya and help me with the site, I need it.

$Triple R$

Monday, November 10, 2008

Who is Nicholas Black?

I've been hearing a lot lately about this guy named Nicholas Black. His name has been coming up in conversation and I'm curious aobut who he is. The way people are talking, maybe he's on artist or a writer... I'm not sure. Somebody said I might have already met him. If anyone can find out anything about Nicholas Black, get back at me. Maybe Nicholas Black is a friend of mine and I don't remember?

Thanks for your help,
$Triple R$

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Congratulations everybody!! We have a new president - someone that seems to be open to change - and that is a good thing. I see guys around here saying he is going to open up the flood gates for the prison system; and then some say that trades from other countries will open up and that money will start flowing again. And since he has a Democratic Senate and Congress, he has a chance to go farther to do more good than any other president in history. I say all that is well and fine, but what I ask all of them is, what are we going to do for ourselves? Too often we sit around and wait for others to do all the work, while we reap the benefit. I hope we don't put this entire burden on Obama. He is only one man. And we all know that the chain is only strongest as its weakest link. Let's everyone take upon themselves to make our country the country that we want it to be. Congratulations to Obama.

$Triple R$

Prop. 5 vs. the prison-industrial complex

The officials and special interests who oppose the drug rehabilitation measure are doing so to protect their own power and money. (continue)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Making the Effort

There are so many people that talk a good game, but it is easier to talk the talk, than to walk the walk. When will we learn that nothing will come to us for free unless we make an effort to go out and get it? Even the Bible says, "faith without works is dead." In other words, we can dream and have all the hope and faith in the world, but without and effort and a desire to make something happen, we will never accomplish our goals.

There is no such thing as luck. Good things happen to dedicated people who go out and make a genuine effort. They say, "the harder you try the luckier you get." Why? Because you make the luck for yourself. Their dreams, goals, and wishes manifest themselves through their effort to succeed by all means. It's called positive Karma. You can be the best at whatever you do, but if you don't apply the effort to reach the highest level, then our personal talents mean nothing. Too often people show no effort, or quit at the first sign of struggle...trouble...and discomfort. They are not willing to go all out. That extra mile that will take them to where they want to be.

In the dictionary it says: the word "effort" means "conscious exertion of physical or mental power". To achieve a particular purpose or result, we must apply all our effort. Our dreams are only the beginning. If you don't apply any effort, your dreams will never become realities. Remember this: you get an A for effort. Anything less is considered a failure. Succeed. Accept nothing less!

Ricky Ross & Jimmy DaSaint

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Def Jam Exec VP Shakir Stewart Commits Suicide

From Billboard.com:
Def Jam executive VP Shakir Stewart reportedly committed suicide today (Nov. 1) in Atlanta, according to sources. No other details were available at deadline.

"L.A. Reid and all of us at Island Def Jam Music Group are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear friend and colleague Shakir Stewart," read a statement sent from the label today. "Shakir was an amazing man in every sense of the word. A truly incredible friend and father who was an inspiration to not only our artists and employees, but to his family and the many people that had the privilege of counting him as a friend. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family at this very difficult time."

Stewart succeeded Jay-Z at the top of the Def Jam ladder in June and also retained his duties as senior VP of A&R at Island Def Jam. The Oakland, Calif., native signed such artists as Rick Ross, Young Jeezy and newcomer Karina Pasian.

Stewart cut his teeth as a music executive at Hitco Music Publishing, where he was creative director and later senior VP of creative/GM and signed Beyonce Knowles.

Even before he gained a rep for promoting rap concerts during his Morehouse College days, Stewart was "the guy who was the head of passing out fliers at seven clubs a night, seven days a week in 20-degree weather," he told Billboard this summer.

Stewart said at the time it was his goal to help develop "new, young executives ... The hot executive who's 21, 22 years old and has a serious passion for music and the desire to work 27 hours a day. That's where I was at that time in my life. And that's who I'm looking to mentor. I don't see many people like that. Instead, I see a lot of kids who want to live the lifestyle but don't want to put in the work and do what it takes."