I’m sure you all know by now and this is old news about the Boss. Rick Ross is a Miami rapper who blasted on the seen with "Hustlin" a single from hit chart topping album "Port of Miami". Rick Ross's music is based by in large part on the world famous Miami drug trade. Nothing new right? A lot of hip hop is saturated with claims of dealing drugs and violence and some actually have lived it.
Now there where rumors on the streets and in the hip hop world for quite some time that Rick Ross at one point in time had actually been a C.O (Correctional Officer). Which would go against his whole drug kingpin facade. When asked about the claims Rick Ross born "William Leonard Roberts" adamantly denied the claims. When photos where released of a young Roberts in a C.O uniform he claimed "it was a fake picture by fake people on the internet for fake people to look at a believe". A couple of days later a records were release by The Smoking Gun that he was infact a C.O and his Social Security Numbers matched. Ross has yet to release a statement but I think old dude got caught in a huge lie.
Now whats the problem with this? Its entertainment right? Personally I never bought into his phony act and never liked his music. He has some nice production Ill give him that. His first song he claims " I know Pablo, Noriega, the real Noriega. He owe me a hundred favors".Refering to former Panamanian general and the military dictator of Panama who is imprisoned for cocaine trafficking, racketeering, and money laundering . Now I understand alot of things in rap are said in jest but to make this claim just seemed ridiculous to hear. He might as well said "Superman That Hoe".
Now I’m sure if you where in fact an actual drug kingpin why rap. The money has to be better than what hip hop artist are getting. To go legit? Well why discuss your previous crimes on a record in which millions of people will hear? My biggest issue with this overall situation is that fact he lied. Why lie about something that can be so easily proven? I know there are plenty of hip hop artist out there who are doing the same thing. Entertaining to get a buck and I cant hate that.
The reason I made this blog is 1. because Im bored and 2.is to see what you all think about this situation. Personally I think he is wack an always has been. Never bought any of his music nor will I. OPINONS????????