Monday, March 31, 2008

it all boils down to good hair

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

who would be his version of the spiders from mars?

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


just realized that my esteemed editor decided to excise this question from my story. it happens to be my favorite:

Rick Ross isn’t your birth name, and Freeway Ricky Ross is the name of a famous cocaine kingpin. Why would you create a character that already exists as a person in real life? Why wouldn’t you come out under your own name or something else?

The reason was, back then, there wasn’t a basis for it. It was one of those things when I was really in the streets . . . I would have been about 19 at the time, and it wasn’t even a thought of it being a big deal because, yo, I heard the name and then later I was in the studio and I said it, and I said it just like a boss, and then I said ‘boss’ after it. I looked at myself as a young boss at the time, so I just started using the moniker every now and then. And it just grew on me, and everybody just started calling me Ross. And then, when I had a record that blew, details on the real dude surfaced, you feel me?

Has that created any problems for you?

Nope, no problems.

boss sauce