For a few years, there has been a lingering court case filed against rapper Rick Ross over his stage name by legendary drug trafficker Freeway Ricky Ross, claiming damages for the utilization of his name. This case has recently been lifted by Judge Roger Boren, who presided over the case. In a statement regarding this dispute and dismissal, the judge states that "We recognize that Roberts’ (a.k.a. Rick Ross) work — his music and persona as a rap musician — relies to some extent on plaintiff’s name and persona. Roberts chose to use the name ‘Rick Ross.’ He raps about trafficking in cocaine and brags about his wealth. These were ‘raw materials’ from which Roberts’ music career was synthesized. But these are not the ‘very sum and substance’ of Roberts’ work." Rozay's album Mastermind is coming soon.
Source: The Stashed