Columbus Short meets with Freeway Rick Ross In L.A.
Actor Columbus Short may be the man to portray the real boss of LA's crack cocaine trade in the 1980's, Donnell "Freeway” Ricky Ross.
Short, known for his roles in Stomp The Yard and Armoured was recently spotted meeting with Ross at Earle's Hot Dogs on Crenshaw boulevard in Cali to discuss The Rick Ross Story.
Donnell is on a mission to reform and a video segment he informs Columbus briefly about what his life entailed bringing drugs into the Black community.
Though the audio isn't too distinct, you can see the chemistry developing and Short's desire to know more about the world of Freeway Ricky.
The film is written by Nick Cassevetes, writer of Blow and Alpha Dog, it touches on the rise of Ricky Ross and his role as a pawn in the CIA's plan to fund other operations with cocaine profit.
Ross is also working on an autobiography and believes that even though he looked to gangbangers as an influence in the past, people should “Do things the way they want and be their own role models.”