Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Rick Ross speaks on His Image in "GQ" magazine

By The Hip Hop Writer
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer

Following years of struggling, Rick Ross is now among the biggest rappers on the planet. His frequent collaborations with Lil Wayne have placed him on the top of the game. Not only is Rick Ross being featured in hip hop magazines, but he has also been able to cross over.

Rick Ross landed the cover of GQ magazine for the October issue, where he was shadowed. In magazine issue claims Rick Ross' lifestyle is due to his rap career. Former drug kingpin, "Freeway" Ricky Ross claims Rick Ross' rap style and persona was inspired by his true lifestyle. While Ross admits this, he talks of his own street life.

Despite his past as a correctional officer, Rick Ross says he knows dudes from the streets. Rick Ross said the neighborhood he grew up in had a man featured on "America's Most Wanted." He said an $80 million drug ring went past the elementary school he went to. Rick Ross said he comes from that life, which is why he raps about it.


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