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Freeway Rick Ross’ Letter To William Roberts

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edited July 2012 in The Reason
This is Freeway Rick Ross, I’m writing this to reply to William “Rozay” Robert’s interview with Funkmaster Flex addressing my lawsuit. In the streets a name is everything, in Hip Hop it is a career maker. William claims that we are both street dudes and could’ve talked; he and his music label had that chance and thought they could ignore me because I had a life sentence. In prison when you have a federal life sentence you’re considered the walking dead, it is exactly for this reason that they dodged me when I sent multiple requests from prison to sit down about the use of my name and image. When I finally chased William down through my guys on the street, we talked via phone, he gave me a number, and said he would come down to the prison to “chop it up”. He never came, then changed the phone number.

On the street when you take someone’s name and image the first step is to properly approach them, then you can be the lil homie, if they accept. But because he thought I was the walking dead he just stole my name and image. I’m a street dude from LA, it’s documented. William is not a street dude. He is a guy from a good background that had to pass background tests to become an Officer. There’s nothing wrong with being an Officer, just don’t use my name if you were one to gain traction in rap, especially without asking me. I didn’t get treated well by police, they planted drugs and physically beat me, so to have an officer use my name to get into rap is disrespectful.

William said to Big Boy on Power 106 it’s something “sinister” about it regarding being a CO, there ain’t nothing sinister about a CO. It’s a stand up job for a straight guy. I told Gary Webb in interviews for Dark Alliance “Everyday I hustled” then the guy came out with his single “Hustlin.” Well before music labels profiteered on my name and image “RICK ROSS” it had reached everywhere from Time Magazine, CSPAN Congressional Hearings and Newspapers globally, causing global awareness of my image as “RICK ROSS.” I believe the guy studied me, watched TV, read all the press, talked to people that were around me then tricked people when they searched the internet and thought he was me. I had a Louis Vuitton room in my hotel at the Freeway Inn, everybody knew that who were “street dudes.” I turn around and all this guy talks about is Louis Vuitton. In the new “Three Kings” song with Dr. Dre & Jay Z he talks about Crips, the guy knew about me and Crips by his own admission, that’s who I was associated with because of where I grew up. Also everybody knew I took care of my guys like equals, and was known as the Boss. This guy walks around with my whole image, he has mimicked all of my persona as Rick Ross.

Check out the KDAY LA interview where William explains how he got the name Rick Ross. Under oath he claimed he came up with the name playing football as an All American out the air in 1996. In 1996 I was everywhere on every news channel, newspaper and Gary Webb even did a book “Dark Alliance” on me and the cocaine epidemic. There’s no way someone in love with gang lore like William graduating HS in 96 came up with my name out of thin air.

Somewhere between all the lyrics of my image as RICK ROSS moving bricks of cocaine, causing violence/mayhem and being a boss kingpin lost is how my image and right to rehabilitate it has been stolen and licensed. Then I contact Carol City HS just to see if he was All American, and they have no record of a William Roberts playing football in the 90?s. C’mon Man!!!

To have a man tattoo my name on his hands, and then not acknowledge why he did it is a disrespect to me, all my cell mates in for unfairly long crack sentences and the black community that was affected by the cocaine epidemic and Iran Contra Scandal. To have music labels profiteer by pushing the image of the dangerous black criminal is irresponsible. My recent article on Loop 21 and Toure’ article on the Washington Post are a must read to understand. Also you can see the Emmy nominated VH1 Documentary Planet Rock “History of Crack and Hip Hop” to see why my name made William Robert’s career. Telling young people with no hope because of poverty that you can sell drugs and parlay it into a record career is selling false hope.



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  • BackInWhiteBackInWhite Posts: 23,591 ✭✭✭✭✭
    nobody knew who rick ross was before BET's American Gangster tho
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  • TurfaholicTurfaholic It's not too complicated, but you're gonna need a bulletproof soul The Bay 2 Sin CityPosts: 20,364 ✭✭✭✭✭
    nobody knew who rick ross was before BET's American Gangster tho

    False Stan

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  • Lab BabyLab Baby Parts Unknown via BrooklynPosts: 8,123 ✭✭✭✭✭
    nobody knew who rick ross was before BET's American Gangster tho

    william roberts did apparently..

    So did Leslie Pridgen... and he was honest enough to acknowledge it.
  • southsil4lilsouthsil4lil Short TexasPosts: 9,787 ✭✭✭✭✭
    ^^^^^^ I don't agree with that
  • southsil4lilsouthsil4lil Short TexasPosts: 9,787 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Mobile sucks, but I was referring backnwhite
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  • H-Rap 180H-Rap 180 Posts: 15,452 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Lab Baby wrote: »
    Just realized... Ross said he came up with the name in 96, but in 2000 he was Tephlon Da Don
    Be wise with words these lawyers will fuck you off if you ain't slick.

    Rozay is a damn fool for taking the stage-name of a Snitch, he might as well called himself Frank Lucas or Nicki Barnes.

    I hope Manuel Noriega don't sue Noreaga and Al Capones estate don't sue Capone...word to Yo Gotti, Irv Gotti, and
    Kurrupt Young Gotti.

    Ross need to do right by that old man and break him off $1 million just off GP, he got the bread to spare and Freeway Rick might be a snitch but he still gotta eat and he ain't getting a j.o.b with that name or record.
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  • BackInWhiteBackInWhite Posts: 23,591 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Turfaholic wrote: »
    nobody knew who rick ross was before BET's American Gangster tho

    False Stan

    Sn: this shit took a few days to make it to the reason

    you a real bitch nigga tho
    nobody listening to rap music knew who rick ross was before that episode of American Gangster

    sn: ross should just change his name to rozay and throw the old nigga 100 bucks
    he fucked up his name more than ross is
    it's crazy how a nigga who actually supplied his own kind with death and destruction is trying to be the bigger man to a nigga who only tells the stories of such
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  • KushingtonKushington Posts: 8,011 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2012
    I saw the real rick ross at a party last year, nigga seemed past his prime to say the least

    He should be happy rozay is keeping his name alive.
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  • The_ManThe_Man Posts: 2,718 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ross is a fake nothing new here
  • aneed123aneed123 Posts: 23,670 ✭✭✭✭✭
    This shit stupid a lot of rappers tale their name or nick name from mobsters/dope boys/or movies characters word to Scarface/Beanie Seagal, Luck Left of the Commission, Frank Whyte, all the outlaws I can go on and on...
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  • Wild SelfWild Self Posts: 4,226 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The OG Ross needs to know that Rick Ross the rapper didn't create the problems of today's music. He just following a blueprint of the rappers that preceded him to make money. The Name Rick Ross may as well be in ruins.
  • LcnsdbyROYALTYLcnsdbyROYALTY King of Myself Posts: 13,453 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Kushington wrote: »
    He should be happy rozay is keeping his name alive.

    He's not keepin it alive for the real RR or even paying homege for that matter, he's doing it for selfish gain, what's there to be happy about??

    Ross (and Game as well) needs to be a muthafuckin English teacher or something, 90% of this nigga's music is PROPER nouns. SMH
  • LcnsdbyROYALTYLcnsdbyROYALTY King of Myself Posts: 13,453 ✭✭✭✭✭
    plocc wrote: »
    Get at em Rick. Make em pay. Its really a sign of the times though. I brought this conversation up with my son, who is a big fan of the fake rick ross, and I expained to him the same thing that Mr. Ross is trying to get across. He replied, that guys just looking for a payday. I was ashamed that my son didnt understand why the real Mr. Ross deserves to be compensated. Being that my sons a h.s. Grad and has a pretty good head on his shoulders I failed to understand why he didnt understand this. That being said, this new genetation literally believe everything these rappers are saying nowadays. Lil Wayne said he was the.best and many of them believe that shit. You can post numerous verses that make no sense and they still think hes the best. I can sum it all up to blind loyalty, ala joe Paterno pacifists. I hope Mr. William Roberts II does come to his senses and sees the error of his ways. I see he's cleverly trying to distance himself from the name by calling himself Rozay. But even thats bitten.

    @plocc well said bruh. It's sad how lost these last few generations are. This coming from a 25 year old.
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  • DarthRozayDarthRozay Posts: 20,524 ✭✭✭✭✭
    God Forgives, The Real Rick Ross Doesn't (Unless He's Getting Some Bread) coming out July 31st!!

    lol at MMGroupies trying to defend him
  • H-Rap 180H-Rap 180 Posts: 15,452 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2012
    Some of yall showin your age claiming that nobody knew who he was until a TV series came out (lol)
    But at the same time I'm showing mines.

    Either way, if you wasn't in that life during the 80's and early to mid 90's then I can understand why anyone would say that.

    Freeway is old enough to be most of your fathers and grandpappys & concerning him being a snitch, only person giving him that jacket is from the IC AHH.

    He wouldn't be able to walk these streets and given the upmost respect from those that pioneered this Crip-Blood & Crack game.

    Also if you gone give him a snitch jacket then why did Chief Deputy William "Bill" Roberts & the rapper Freeway found him fit to be patterned after?

    If hangin out the "white" alphabet agencies (F.B.I. - high ranking government officials etc) to dry is considered snitching then this would be the only time it would be considered exceptable or hell honorable for that matter.

    There is not one black person affiliated with Ricky Ross locked up behind a statement or testimony from Freeway.
    The paperwork on this is public record and internet accessible.

    At the end of the day, this cat is just another rapper that came from an honest upbringing that decided to pattern his image after some old has been drug dealer. And since the names like Escobar, Luciano, Noriega & Gambino were already taken then we probably should have seen this coming.


    I ain't reading all that but nigga please, until I can nod my head to Freeway Rick he gets no play in my ride, tell that snitch Big Meech is doing life for selling half the dope he did but he could never be labeled a Snitch.
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