Thursday, October 8, 2009

I'm Back, America!!!

I’m receiving nothing but love and support since I’ve been out. The support has been pouring in from the streets, the community, N.B.A. stars, professional boxers, rappers and the entire Hip-Hop family. It has actually been so overwhelming, but I’m taking it all in. While incarcerated I read over 300 books, elevated my spirit, and strengthened my mind. Prison taught me patience.

After being on lock for so long, one can become institutionalized. Sometimes to survive in prison, one must become the prison. But when making the transition to civilian, you must become reprogrammed. Just like a computer, you must input the information or software onto your hard drive - then you have to become familiar with the operation of this new information and make it work to your advantage. Without being properly prepared for the outside while still inside can cause anxiety for a future which can be frightening.

That revolving door which is so commonly spoken of in reference to recently released inmates or parolees can be eliminated with proper preparation, education, and awareness. I’ve often heard elders saying, “you gotta use what you’ve got to get what you want.” In prison I had accesses to the library. I read everything that would help me in the direction in which I was going. I decided that I was the master of my own destiny and solely in control of my fate and future. Life is a blank book in which you are the author. Write what you wish. The calm man, having learned how to govern himself, knows how to adapt himself to others.

There are several books I personally recommend that can begin to point you in the right direction;

1. As A Man thinketh by James Allen
2. The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
3. Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.

Read any business orientated books you can get your hands on. You must begin to create a new self. Do not expect to create a new self once exiting prison - the transition must begin before you exit. The halfway house is not designed for your rehabilitation nor re-assimilation back into society, the halfway house can be a stressful situation just like prison: they keep tabs on you, monitor you whereabouts, and seem to shadow your every move. The food is actually better in prison. You can’t let that distract you from your goals.

Even from the halfway house, I’ve been in meetings with the presidents of Universal, Sony Pictures, and others. We at Freeway Enterprise are currently in negotiations with UMG about a record label deal. Right now, were accepting material from Rap and R&B, to Blues, Gospel and Pop. Be on the lookout for my upcoming movie by Taylor and Ross, and my new show. Even though I haven’t been out long I’ve made the most of my time.

Life is going good for me. I’m taking my time learning this new technology as I navigate through this dot com world. Set your own pace, and run your own race on your own terms.

40 comments:

Lisa Ford said...

Dear Freeway Rick Ross, Congrats on your safe return, ur story of redemption is very powerful and inspiring. I am a music journalist/writer originally from Detroit, now in Miami telling stories about the struggles of rappers. I don't appreciate those who glorify what u have truly lived just to sell albums. I'm hoping one day I can email questions to you from my audience in Miami re: the fake RR. We don't want to hear his fake story, we want to hear your real story. It's it's ok to send questions please email me the answer YES!! to lisafordblog@gmail.com. my blog (for now) is www.thelisaford.blogspot.com. If not, I will make sure 2 write about u anyways with the upmost respect. Thanks & Peace!

SHURAN HARVEY said...

DEAR RICK ROSS,
I'M SO HAPPY THAT YOUR FINALLY FREE THE WORLD HAS YET TO KNOW YOUR GREATNESS. WHAT I AM WRITING ABOUT IS THAT I HAVE JUST DISCHARGED OFF PAROLE AFTER OVER A DECADE(THANKFULLY) BUT NOW I AM HOMELESS WITH TWO KIDS I HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING TO BE LEGAL AND LEGIT BUT ITS AS IF THEY WANT YOU GO BACK TO PRISON. I APPLY FOR JOB AFTER JOB I EVEN TOOK A HOTEL MANAGEMENT COURSE GRAD WITH HONORS HIRED AT THE HILTON FIRED ON MY FIRST DAY DUE TO MY CRIMINAL BACKGROUND AND GET THIS BAD CREDIT I DON'T QUALIFY FOR ANY ASSISTANCE BECAUSE OF SALES CHARGES AND I DON'T HAVE ANY FAMILY SO WHAT IS A WOMAN TO DO. I AM AT MY WITS END. I DON'T WANT A HAND OUT I WANT INFORMATION PLEASE TELL ME HOW TO GET ON THE PATH TO SUCCESS I DON'T WANT TO BE RICH I WANT TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE FOR MY KIDS LEGALLY. IT HURTS BECAUSE I KNOW I DON'T HAVE TO LIVE LIKE THIS I CAN PROVIDE MY WAY BUT MY WAY HAS TAKEN ME AWAY FROM MY GIRLS. i AM ASKING FOR HELP MR. ROSS. AGAIN NOT A HANDOUT JUST SOME INFORMATION IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. PLEASE HELP ME MY NAME IS SHURAN HARVEY 6192185812

vicfoster said...

Mr. Ross,
I am very happy that you have finally been released. Your story is inspiring and hopefully you will be able to reach people far & wide with what is ultimately a story of redemption & rehabilitation. I wish you good luck & will keep in touch. I look forward to your blogs.

jmrizzo@optonline.net said...

Welcome home. Would like to do business with you. Was in talks with PBS funding thinking it was you but it didn't work out. If you are interested email me for details. Thanks and stay safe.

Gus T said...

Greetings Mr. Ross,

My name is Gus, and I operate a talk radio program exclusively focused on Racism. I make an effort to share helpful information on what Racism is and how it works. I've spoke with authors and scholars from around the world. We would be honored to have you as a guest on the program. I've had several guests share information on how the Los Angeles Police Department and the CIA have been involved in drug trafficking. I am certain we could learn a lot from your experience and what you have endured being confined for so many years. I know your schedule remains full, be we would be grateful if you could make time to speak with us. I will do all that I can to conform to your schedule. Please, send me an email if you would be willing to speak with us. I wish you the best, Mr. Ross. Take excellent care of yourself.

Gus

Anonymous said...

Peace Brother,

You need to get your hands on the following book:

Political Ponerology (A Science on the Nature of Evil Adjusted for Political Purposes)

http://www.amazon.com/Political-Ponerology-Science-Adjusted-Purposes/dp/1897244258/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1254112963&sr=1-1

Gustav said...
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Gustav said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YVbEx3Bwv0

Anonymous said...

Mr. Ross,

I just watched a video interview you gave on Youtube with Greg Gates and wish you the best of success as you move forth with your new life. One of the greatest things you could do is heighten our people's awareness of how we are often used as pawns to drive someone else's economic success at great cost to ourselves. This has generally been the history of the black man in this country from slavery up to now. Few of us see the big picture about how we're positioned and used like that; something you've come to appreciate.

The economy of those who exploit us would collapse if more of us understood the bigger picture and operated accordingly. Conversely, once we're not "paying" with the loss of our young people and the overall havoc wreaked by the drug industry in our community, we have a opportunity to "spend" differently by investing and building the community.

Again, best wishes for you as you pursue your new life.

Greg

Marcel said...

Dear Rick
I am writing you from Toronto, Canada. Just wanted to say i am happy to see you get you freedom back. I did alittle hustling back in the day and everything changed when i was invited to a movie set. It was starring Marlon Waynans. Glad to see you doing big things! I'm an actor/producer that got my life back. I was paralyzed 4 yrs ago driving home from movie set as i fell asleep. i travelled to Spain and received stemcells and now can walk normal. I got a few scripts that hopefully we can do together! Hoping i can assist you in learning film producing. That's where the money is.
Also want to see if you would do phone interview with my uncle who is top black radio host in Canada. go to www.spiderjones.com
I wanna help you promote your reality show and the good your doing! My website is www.marceljones.com

Looking forward to talking to you!
Marcel Jones
Toronto, Canada
moviestar2009@gmail.com

Marcel said...

Dear Rick
I am writing you from Toronto, Canada. Just wanted to say i am happy to see you get you freedom back. I did alittle hustling back in the day and everything changed when i was invited to a movie set. It was starring Marlon Waynans. Glad to see you doing big things! I'm an actor/producer that got my life back. I was paralyzed 4 yrs ago driving home from movie set as i fell asleep. i travelled to Spain and received stemcells and now can walk normal. I got a few scripts that hopefully we can do together! Hoping i can assist you in learning film producing. That's where the money is.
Also want to see if you would do phone interview with my uncle who is top black radio host in Canada. go to www.spiderjones.com
I wanna help you promote your reality show and the good your doing! My website is www.marceljones.com

Looking forward to talking to you!
Marcel Jones
Toronto, Canada
moviestar2009@gmail.com

Jackie Allen(Jay-Hovah) said...

Dear Freeway Ricky Ross, congrats on your release and your transformation to the man you have become. They say that it takes alot of wrong roads to find the right path and i personally believe you are a good example of that. Just wanted to say that being a rep for hip hop culture, we all embrace you with open arms and will continue to support you in all that you do. God Bless you my brother!!

Chuck said...

I'm a member of your website and I want the information on getting involved in one or all of your movies you got comming up. contact me at gulleeboy@yahoo.com or at

www.myspace.com/gulleeboy

Anonymous said...

wondering if u remember me man if so hit me up myspace.com/p_a_t02

John said...

Welcome home! I too have been locked up many times and spent much time in a cell, I know how good it must feel to be home.

I hope everything works out for you. I know a LOT of people would be interested in a movie on your life.

micheal said...

Congrats on your freedom. I was watching your recent interview on thisis50.com and I enjoyed the whole experience, especially what you said about partnerships.

We have a positive energetic song that is receiving support and play in multi-states, over 30 articles within the last 30 days, and thousands of youtube plays with no record deal.

The song encourages the kids to be better than what they are and is a far better alternative than telling them to sell dope or be a banger.


Its called "Do tha Jason Terry".

NBA fans sing at all of the Dallas Mavericks Games.


And as a die hard Dallas Mavericks and AZ Wildcat fan, I think this song deserves its on blog writeup so that other sports fans can hear it too.

Google & Youtube "Do tha Jason Terry"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXGhmSUbOho

Also, I have more information about our movement that I think would be of interest to you.


Let me know how it makes you feel,

Shad Mubarak
mogulmanagement@gmail.com

tommasmonroe said...

Mr ross sir

I see you have open your hands to rappers and models..But i was wondering would you please bless us writers,and poets as well
Its so hard for me to find a publisher that will respect my life verses and scriptures.Writer,author as myself really desires to be heard

TIFFANY "BOSS MAJESTY" MOORMAN (KY) said...

FIRST AND FOREMOST MR. "FREEWAY" RICKY ROSS, YOU'VE "PAID" YOUR DEBT TO A SOCIETY THAT NEEDS REHABILITATION ITSELF! YOU'VE OVERCOME THOSE "TRIALS" AND TRIBULATIONS BY THE GRACE OF GOD, AND THAT'S PRICELESS! IT'S NOT YOU THAT NEEDS TO ADAPT TO THE OUTSIDE, IT'S THOSE ON THE OUTSIDE THAT NEEDS TO ADAPT TO YOU AND UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU'VE BEEN THROUGH. WE COME FROM DIFFERENT WALKS OF LIFE, BUT WE ALL WERE CREATED BY THE SAME CREATOR!

SECONDLY, I WANTED TO MAKE A SUGGESTION TO YOU ON BEHALF OF MY NEPHEW, DARQUEZ "YUNGIN" MCKENZIE, A 19YR. OLD WITH AN ABUNDANCE OF POTENTIAL TO BECOME AN EXTRAORDINARY RAP ARTIST. HE'S ONE OF MANY MINORITIES FALLEN VICTIM TO THE KENTUCKY JUSTICE SYSTEM WITH CONTRIBUTION FROM FIENDS AND SNITCHES THAT ENTRAPPED A YOUNG, VULNERABLE, AFRICAN AMERICAN TEENAGER INTO DOPE SELLING. HE ACCEPTED A GUILTY PLEA FOR 5 YEARS AND IS CURRENTLY AWAITING FINAL SENTENCING. HE FELL INTO THE HANDS OF SOME CONNINVING PEOPLE THAT SET HIM UP AND I DON'T WANT HIM TO FEEL DISCOURAGED OR BE DENIED AN OPPORTUNITY TO BETTER HIMSELF BECAUSE OF UNFORTUNATE CIRCUMSTANCES. HE IS WORTHY OF A LIFE THAT DOESN'T MAKE HIM ANOTHER STATISTIC OF OUR STRUGGLE, SO THAT IS WHY I ASK OF YOU TO CONSIDER LISTENING TO SOME OF HIS TALENTED MUSIC ON EXPLORETALENT.COM OR MYSPACE. THERE IS PLENTY MORE THAN WHAT IS ON THOSE SITES, SO IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN TAKING HIM UNDER YOUR WINGS AND GUIDING HIM OUT OF HARMS WAY, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME BY EMAIL AT CHANELLESOFINE@YAHOO.COM OR BY PHONE AT (270) 925-5290. THEY TOOK A PIECE OF ME AWAY WHEN THEY TOOK HIM INTO CUSTODY. I'M NO ONE OTHER THAN A SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR MY FAMILY AND THOSE WHO I BUILD A RELATIONSHIP WITH WHILE ON COURSE TO DO SOME GOOD AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN SOMEONE ELSE'S LIFE. MAYBE YOU MR. ROSS WILL SEE THIS COMMENT OR MAYBE YOU WON'T BUT I CAN SAY I'M ON A MISSION FOR MY NEPHEW AND I WON'T GIVE UP!

LASTLY, BUT FAR FROM THE LEAST,I PRAY THAT GOD HAS CHANGED THOSE THINGS IN YOUR LIFE THAT NEEDED CHANGING FOR THE GOOD AND DELIVERS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY FROM ALL EVIL AND GUIDES YOU ALL TO SAFETY!

LOVE TO LOVE,

TIFFANY MOORMAN (LOVING AUNT OF DARQUEZ "YUNGIN" MCKENZIE)

Anonymous said...

Hey Rick - I'd like to reconnect. Can you email me back at rob.gauthier@latimes.com - thanks.

Anonymous said...

hello,

i heard your interview with rev. al sharpton. I must say that i was surprized that he did not mention Gary Webb or dark allience. I really hope that the truth about u.s. government intelligence domestic opperaions against u.s. citizens. These activities are prohibited by the national security act. And it is time that people had an insider break this kind of thing down. god bless you

Anonymous said...

Hello Mr. Ross, CONGRATULATIONS!
I am very glad to know you have gotten out of prison. I'm re-reading Dark Alliance right NOW!
I offer my heartfelt support in your future endeavors. Be safe and strong.

>mb in LA.

Marie said...

Dear Mr. Ross, I saw your bio on TV and was very impressed how your family has stood by you and promotes your personal growth. How blessed you are! You can accomplish anything with the right support behind you. I look forward to watching your new life develop. I have a younger brother in prison now 17 years down. We have not communicated for 2 years and I miss him very much. I do not know how much time he has left. It could be 10 more and he expects so much. How do I continue? And what hope could I possibly give him? Your advice would be most helpful. Be Blessed! —Marie
mmarrjackson@verizon.net

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harrydirty said...

you were the man on alex jones. shit brought a tear to my eye. keep fighting.

Anonymous said...

Well as someone who has seen first hand for many years the misery and sadness caused by drug addcition i feel i have to say that Mr Ross has a lot to make up for.
Sure whomever can rationalize ( to reduce cognitive dissonance if you want the fancy term ) any behaviour but the fact remains the product which made Mr Ross oodles of the green folding stuff also wreaked destroyed and bludgeoned myriad people and their relatives.
Hows about less congratulations and a little more sense , eh ?
I wish anyone the best after such a long incarceration BUT lets not blithely forget what crack did and does,please ?

Sincerely

Simon Fellows
supachramp@yahoo.com

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Anonymous said...

you seriously need to write a autobiography, cus if you do, ill buy it! i hope ur keepin ur head out of trouble. Jesus died for your sins, make him Lord and Savior of your life!

peace

Bill Dyckns said...

Mr Ross I just viewed the BET "American Gangsters" for the 3rd time. Absolutely a knockout documentary. Although the average citizen will never comprehend the chilling web/consequences created with government involvement, be it soldier or citizen, I must let it be known the extreme, strong constitution you hold within to have gone through this unsavory, little known story of American life, served a hellish jail term and now released working to better things, which still holds "ghost" threats over you is to be highly commended.
I admire your stamina, your personal strength and integrity.
I'm a Viet Nam vet. I had a little taste of government "web/consequence upon my return to the States where I was assigned in Wash., D.C. Pentagon/Gravelly Point.
In the 1990s I heard, via TV, etc., the "CIA plot" rants concerning "crack". It made no sense to me. "Preposterous" I thought. Now...I see. Not a direct "let's put all this stuff on the streets and break them down" mindset but an "attachment" to POLITICAL ambitions. As with political motivations it brought innocent people into area's they would not normally have been and many died, many suffered and the beat goes on.

jeremiah said...

Hey mr Ross? This is Coach Jay, The young man u met in Denny's today. I just wanna thank you for the picture and the great advice u gave me on my Reckless driving situation! I appreciate u so much black man. Anything that I can do to help your movement please let me know! In other words im buying whatever it is that your selling.

1 love

LaDonya said...
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Dwizzyindaflesh said...

Mr. Ross greetings! I wish you much success and happiness in your newly found freedom. The fact remains though that if all the publicity behind your career in the drug trade is true, then a even greater debt is OWED to your people in the African-American community thru out the United States. With your credibility alone, you could do so much to help redirect our lost youth. These children are truly an endangered species with no hope in sight sadly. The media bombards us with the images of these young men sprawled out on urine, and bloodstained sidewalks almost daily. And the gang epidemic multiplies this problem all over the country, even in the same little towns where Dr. King and others marched and died, if you can believe that! Mr. Ross I was once told that we are the most forgiving race on the face of this planet long ago. I did not believe it then, but I now do. If you could redirect ONE youth to choose a different course for his life I think that would be a start for your atonement in the community.

Ms. White said...

Rick Ross,


My name is Miss White and I rap about Ronald Reagan & cocaine in the 80s.

His 100th birthday is this year on Super Bowl Sunday and I want to do something about it.

What do you think?

Help me.


~Miss White

Ascendivism said...

It's the beginning of the end for tricknowledge. We are the people who have done so much...for so long...with so little that right this very second we are qualified to do the impossible with absolutely nothing!!!

Ascendivism is the result of focusing on success. You Rick Ross are uniquely qualified to redefine success if you so choose to do it.

There are many others like you...Chef Jeff Henderson...Judge Greg Mathis...Don King...Vickie Stringer...Reginald Dwayne Betts...the world is waiting for the people we are becoming!!!

Eliot Baker said...

As a man thinkith is a 2x2 tiny but very powerful book. i read that while i was down too.

grovernors said...

Hey rick saw your RT interview dated 01/15/11 from YouTube, I'm impressed. Your thoughts on critical thinking in my belief are spot on. I also like your stance against corruption in the establishment. If you would please endulge me, google "tona2009" and tell me if this rings true to you(or show your standing my signing a petition). Because only through truth and solidarity will we as a people ever achieve perfect justice.

Nesu-Bit AmenRa said...

Check out negrowakeup.blogspot.com

Every person from prison says the same thing: "Prison made me a better person." Of course it made you better your rights were taken from you and you became not only a statistic but a caged animal. No matter how much you barked your ass was going to stay caged up until you became "domesticated." It is sad to see so many BLACK MEN in prison (majority of the population). It is even worse to see people tout about being supported while in prison. You should not be in prison to begin with. Please, become a better African American.

Mr. Incredible Novacaine said...

Mr. Ross, I was born in 1985, in Harlem N.Y. I have been trained lik a nomade, scouting migrating to find resources across new lands( hood-hood economics) I have developed multi-million dollar tactics& stratigies to the development of young black america. I was blessed wiit a daughter in. August 2008, she is to be 3..I took this last 3 yrs to focus on positivly developing my Black family the old American way..I have traveld / I have seen/ I have respected...these American companies are illusion. They take frm the ppl, and give the image that they support us by coupons, discounts, and commercials.." I will never try to insult ur intellegance, my soul & heart is in the revalution u and many of Gods chosen have imbarced on...I know how to get to the "mugga"."Please, help me walk the rightous path, by ANY MEANS NECCERY/ I WANNA BE "FREE"..Have a BLESSED FARTHERS DAY, U HAVE MY LOYALTY/ SHOW ME THE REAL WAY .PEACE

MackSpontain said...

Thats great... yo ross you never met me. But know my father Mack. My grandmother Cathrine Tucker says hi. I know this must seem weird but I just wanted to say Hi, im lil Mack. All grown up now though. Im so happy that you have turned a new leaf in your life. Im hopeful that my father can do the same. You proably wont even get to read this since I see your last post was in 09. Well take care and may alah the god of abraham bless your plight. TY 4 Reading this.

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