Many consider “Freeway” Ricky Ross to be almost solely responsible for the crack cocaine epidemic of the 1980s. Rappers have borrowed his moniker and name-dropped him. Former presidential candidate John Kerry built his entire reputation by using the C.I.A. to bust up Ross’s drug operation. But, his success in the crack game helped destroy many lives. Spending the last 12 years in prison has given Ross plenty of time to dwell on the impact he’s had in society. He says he’s a changed man, and wants to prevent anyone from following in his footsteps.
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Ozone Mag #65 - Mar 2008