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WATCH: The Real Rick Ross ‘Freeway Ricky’ Says The Drug Game Funded Hip Hop   

‘Freeway Rick’ Ross was not only one the most powerful drug kingpins of all time, especially in the 80’s, but like most drug dealers with tons of money, he also had his hands in other side hustles such as the music business. 

Check out this interview with Vlad Tv where “Uncle Ricky” talks about almost owning part of Death Row Records & financing soul singer Anita Baker’s first album. 

Who knew Anita Baker had trap king dealings? 

According to Freeway, the dope game basically funded the music business, especially back in the 80s and 90s where black artists couldn’t even think about getting loans and advances to produce their music projects. This seems to still ring mostly true today. Aren’t most these rap artists drug dealers nowadays? –or at least they claim to be. 

Word to the REAL Rick Ross.

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Family Of Druglord El Chapo Say He Is Being Tortured While In Prison

 

El Chapo’s sister Bernarda insists her brother is being treated unfairly while in Mexican prison.

The Mexican drug lord is alleging that guards are waking him up in the middle of the night, and are failing to give him enough clothes to stay warm in his cold cell.

His relatives claim the “torture” is punishment for his high-profile escape from the same jail in July 2014. They staged a protest outside the small compound.

El Chapo’s sister Bernarda:

“They are angry because he got out, but anybody, even an irrational animal, would seek their freedom. He didn’t hurt anybody.”

One of Guzman’s lawyers, Jose Refugio Rodriguez, told reporters that his client hated life inside the Mexican jail so much that he is now eager to be extradited to the US.

In order to speed up the process, the head of the Sinaloa cartel is even willing to plead guilty to any charges – as long as authorities provide him with a short sentence in a medium-security prison.

Mr Rodriguez said:

“I saw a desperate man, a dejected man. I found him very discouraged and in a very serious state of health.”

Another member of El Chapo’s legal team, Juan Luis Gonzalez Meza, said he planned to go on “hunger strike” until the 58-year-old began receiving better treatment.
However, the lawyer later admitted he would still be having breakfast and juice every day.

Mexican authorities have denied that Guzman is being treated inhumanely, and insist that he is in good health.

The protest came as the kingpin’s eldest daughter, Rosa, told The Guardian that her father had managed to sneak into the US twice during his stint as a fugitive.

Although she refused to reveal how he had managed to cross the border, she claimed that his dramatic jailbreak through a tunnel was not an escape, but an “agreement” with senior officials.

More than 30 people, including the warden of the prison he escaped from, were arrested after his disappearance.

WATCH: Former Kingpin Freeway Rick Ross Says Top Informants Make $5 Million A Year + Talks BMF Downfall 

Jamaican Druglord ‘Dudus’ Coke Refuses To Attend Tivoli Enquiry 

  

Via Jamaica Observer– Efforts by Public Defender Arlene Harrison Henry to have former Tivoli Gardens don Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke testify in the Tivoli Enquiry have hit a brick wall.

Queen’s Counsel Lord Gifford told the enquiry on Monday that the public defender made an attempt, through Coke’s attorney in the United States, to have him return to the island and give evidence but Coke said that he wasn’t interested in participating. 

Former Public Defender Earl Witter had recommended in his interim report that the enquiry hear from Coke.

Coke in serving a 20-year sentence in the US after being extradited in June 2010 to face drugs and gunrunning charges. 

He pleaded guilty to reduced charges.

The enquiry is looking into the deaths of 73 people resulting from the police-military operation to apprehend Coke in May 2010.