Amazon bestselling author of Freeway Rick Ross: The Untold Autobiography, co-written by Cathy Scott. He is also an advocate speaker for the youth, detention centers, prison inmates, and schools. He became the main advocate for Freeway's Breakfree campaign, founded by his manager Tiffany Gaines.
He attended Susan Miller Dorsey High School in Los Angeles where he played for the tennis team. He was unable to get a college scholarship because of his illiteracy.
His goal is to use his lifetime prison sentence as a means to discourage individuals from traveling down the path of destruction he once did. He was portrayed by Michael K. Williams in the 2014 film Kill the Messenger.
He was born Ricky Darnell Ross and is also known by the name "Freeway" Rick Ross.