Does Rick Ross, MC have anything to do with Ricky Ross, notorious drug lord?
Only in that the latter might be his patron saint. Rick Ross was born William Leonard Roberts in 1976, which would’ve made him eight years old or so when RR the elder began distributing vast amounts of cocaine. The former trafficker actually sued his namesake for copyright infringement (the case was thrown out of court in 2010). But they sound like kindred spirits: Rick Ross is from the action-movie school of gangsta rap, a man preoccupied with yachts, strippers, Scarface references and exploits involving kilos (not the...