This was a great book. Rick Ross grew up in Miami and a lot of the places he frequented are places I did as well. I was never a huge fan of Rick Ross, however after reading his book, I certainly understand his music much more. There was a lot of talk about Ross being a Freemason due to his song by the name "Freemason". However he is not. Ross has become a huge presence in the hip hop/rap world. It is incredible to see how a person can turn their life around.
In one of the chapters, Ross wrote about driving by Evander Holyfield mansion and parking where it was visible with his friend. He was impressed at the accomplishment of Holyfield. At one point, Holyfield filed for bankruptcy and Ross immediately purchases the property.
Ross and I share a similar thought process. In his book, he mentions how he thrives in the face of adversity and nothing drives him more than someone saying you can't do it. I find myself at this point in a similar way as Ross did where his villain was himself. That chapter was actually inspirational.
His mom and his sister are a big part of his life and his longevity. It is great to see that someone that has been extremely street wise and exposed to so much crime and death, still looks to his mother and his family for support.
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Hanover Square Press; Original edition (September 3, 2019)