Born William Leonard Roberts II, Rick Ross is a celebrated American entrepreneur and rapper. He founded his record label ‘Maybach Music Group’ in 2009. It was this record label on which he unveiled his studio albums namely, ‘God Forgives, I Don’t’, ‘Deeper Than Rap’, ‘Black Market’, ‘Mastermind, Hood Billionaire’ and ‘Teflon Don’ amongst others. Ross was named the ‘Hottest MC in The Game’ by MTV in 2012. He was also the first artist that was signed by the ‘Ciroc Entertainment’. Ross also grabbed the headlines when he was arrested on marijuana and gun charges in 2008 followed again by his arrest for possession of marijuana in 2011and also in 2015 where he and his bodyguard were arrested for kidnapping and assault charges. As of now Ross is also the owner of number of different Wingstop restaurant locations. Money, cars and girls that is what his world revolves around, however, the notorious artist has shared some words of wisdom in his songs, lyrics and music. Here is a corpus of some popular quotes and thoughts by Rick Ross which have been excerpted from his lyrics, songs, interviews, tweets and life.
Drug users made me. They taught me. I didn't know how to work a scale; I didn't know what a gram was. Drug users taught me the business. They're going to teach it to the next guy, because they want a good drug dealer, one they can trust, one that's not going to rob them, one that's not going to cheat them out of their money, one that's not going to sell them fake dope. That was me. They're going to find another one because they're going to be looking for that guy every single day until they find him.
If I had been literate, I wouldn't have sold drugs. I just wanted a job. I would have worked at McDonald's. And I would have put the same effort into the fries and mopping the floor that I would have put into drugs. I'm the kind of person that always wants to do a job the best I can. I don't believe in half-doing jobs.
I didn't understand that you could go to jail for the rest of your life for selling cocaine. I thought life sentences were for murderers. I didn't know that you could get it for supplying something to someone that they asked you for.
I'd never trade my old girl for all the money in the world. I'd never trade my daughter Toya for all the money in the world. I'd never trade my only boy for all the money in the world. I put my last name first!
I remember when I couldn’t afford to eat like this. It was ramen noodles and the San Francisco Treat [Rice-A-Roni]. Dessert? Get you a honey bun and put a slice of cheese on it. Put it in the microwave for 45 seconds and you had the gift of a lifetime.
When you're drug kingpin - you're a mayor. You are a governor. But of a different society. You get to do what you want to do, just like any mayor. You can park your car anywhere. You get the best women. You go to the restaurants and eat free. It was like being a rock star. Like being Magic Johnson or Michael Jordan. It was just pure freedom, everything I was looking for. I desperately wanted freedom.
If you had a magic wand today, and you had one wish - to wipe out all the drug dealers, take them all off the streets and put them in jail, no trial, everybody who sold drugs would automatically be convicted. You know what's going to happen? There's going to be new ones. Why? Because the drug users are going to create them.
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You know how in football, guys throw defenses, and the defense throws you a look, but the look is not really what it is - it's only made to fool you. It's the same thing with drugs. The drug is only an illusion to draw you in.