Rick Ross has a Hard-On for Drug Dealers! (No Homo)
By Khalil Amani
As a “305” Miami-Carol City representer, I gotta give props to Rick Ross; first, for gettin’ at 50 Cent and not allowing him to run amok on Ross’s career and secondly for putting out another classic album (Teflon Don). With Deeper Than Rap
and now Teflon Don
, Ross has proven that he’s in-it-to-win-it!
He’s shown the way for other artists—that 50 Cent isn’t the big-bad-wolf who can end careers with his rhymes or shady shenanigans. Ross is on his A-game!
The first single off Teflon Don is called B.M.F
. (Blowin’ Money Fast). To say that the hook is infectious is an understatement! Ross raps
shouts, “I think I’m Big Meech/Larry Hoover/whippin’ work/hallelujah/one nation/under God/real niggas gettin’ money from the fuckin’ start!”
This will be every baller and wannabe baller’s summer anthem fo’ sho’—never mind that many don’t know who the hell Big Meech and Larry Hoover are/were.
As much as I love bumpin’ Rick Ross in the big-body (S-Class Mercedes), I recognize that Ross is peddling the same old rehashed garbage—money, clothes, sex and drugs, drugs, drugs! Ross has a hard-on for drug dealers in particular. Ross glorifies the lives of drug dealers—all of who are either in jail or dead, with the exception of “Freeway” Ricky Ross—Rick Ross’s rap persona, which he will never admit to. (It is as obvious as Nicki Minaj’s swagger-jacking of Lil Kim’s steelo.)
Ross started the dick-riding of drug dealers on his first album (Port of Miami
), on the banger “Hustlin’” where he raps about Kenneth “Boobie” Williams, the leader of a drug ring called the Boobie Boys. Of Boobie’s arrest and conviction Ross raps, “… when they snatched [arrested] Black [Boobie], I cried a 100 nights, he got a 100 bodies, serving a 100 lifes.”
(Kenneth "Boobie" Williams of Miami leader of Boobie Boys gang)
Barring the fact that Ross was a correctional officer for eighteen months of his life, it would appear that, indeed, he did enter the underworld of crime and became an underling of Boobie’s, some even saying that he was Boobie’s protégé—that Rick Ross was being groomed to take over the lucrative $85 million drug trade. Some say that Ross was on Boobie’s payroll even while working as a correctional officer, thus Ross’s cryptic message to those who have ears; "the truth is more sinister than the obvious."
(Translation: “It’s obvious that I was a C.O., but do you know why?”)
So now Rick Ross has a banger out (BMF) big-upping Big Meech and Larry Hoover. Hoover was the founder of the Gangster Disciple out of Chicago. Ross says, "To me, Kenneth ‘Boobie’ Williams is to the Carol City Cartel what Larry Hoover was to the Gangster Disciples in Chicago.”
Big Meech founded a crime organization called Black Mafia Family in Atlanta.
Why does Rick Ross rap, “I think I’m Big Meech, Larry Hoover…?”
Them’s some big unlawful shoes to fill!
This may explain Rick Ross’s hard-on
fascination for drug dealers. He plays the drug dealer card to the hilt, naming his rap cohorts Carol City Cartel, a play on the Columbian drug cartel and cocaine cowboys of the early 80’s Miami drug scene right on down to naming his most recent effort Teflon Don, a play on John Gotti’s nickname and ability for beating the system.
—how apropos! Rick Ross, a man who did not let being a correctional officer keep him from getting this rap money. It didn’t stick! Rick Ross, a man who was attacked by the most fearless rapper of his era, 50 Cent and could not end his rap career. Fiddy! It didn’t stick! Rick Ross, a man who if those that are in the know are correct, beat prison time by flying just under the radar of the hip-hop police and has slid through the cracks of the criminal world like Pam on a hot skillet to emerge as a get-money legal bawssss.
But the Bawsss has stirred up the ire of the Gotti family with using the name “Teflon Don.” Camine Agnello (Gotti), the grandson of Mafia boss John Gotti has called Rick Ross out for using his grand daddy’s moniker. He told the New York Daily News
"He should have asked for permission. A standup, respectable guy would come and ask if I could use the nickname. I think he's a great artist, but you can't just start calling yourself that [Teflon Don] to sell records ...He wants to go for that whole image, but hey, be yourself… Only in America can you go from being a corrections officer to calling yourself Teflon Don.”
Damn! You think the Italian kid was taking a swipe at Rick Ross’s borrowing another crime figure’s name? (Freeway Ricky Ross)
Not only does Ross borrow from the Italian Mafia, but further borrows from Big Meech’s crime/drug organization B.M.F. (Black Mafia Family), which brought Young Jeezy into the game. Ross’s record is called B.M.F., which he says means “Blow money fast.”
I tell ya! Rick Ross has a hard-on for drug dealers!
The problem that Rick Ross has to someday address in his music is that all of his drug dealer heroes—Kenneth “Boobie” Williams, John Gotti, Big Meech, Larry Hoover, Convertible Burt, Big Ike, Bo Diddly are all fucked in the enjoying life department. Boobie is serving a life sentence, Big Meech is serving a thirty (30) year sentence in prison, John Gotti died in prison, Big Ike went to prison and died of AIDS, and Larry Hoover is doing life at Supermax in Colorado.
(Big Meech, Black Mafia Family don)
(Larry Hoover, Gangster Disciple Leader)
(Big Ike, drug dealer shouted out by Rick Ross)
I just hope that Rick Ross is getting some cosigns from the leaders of these organizations he’s borrowing from, because he could find himself in a precarious position for claiming that which he is not. Whatever the case, I’m gonna ride with him and hope things continue to work out for him.