- 2014 INDIES Finalist
- Finalist, True Crime (Adult Nonfiction)
An intimate look at daily dealings of a drug kingpin in the heart of the ghetto. It’s the story of a boy born in poverty who grew up in the heart of South Central and was pushed through the school system, emerging illiterate. His options were few, and he turned to drug dealing. This Untold Autobiography chronicles the social climate that made crack cocaine so desirable. As Ross points out, “Cops in the area didn’t know what crack was.” And all Rick Ross knew was people wanted it.