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Rick Ross Wins Right to Use Former Drug Lord’s Name: 10 Rappers Who Stole Identities 

Fri., Mar. 30, 2012 7:19 AM EDT
by A.R. Shaw

Rick Ross can continue making millions while using another person’s name. According to reports, an L.A. County Superior Court judge threw out the case of former drug kingpin “Freeway” Rick Ross who sued the rapper for illegally using his name to make a profit.

“Freeway” Rick Ross was a notorious drug dealer during the 1980s and was linked to the Iran Contra controversy that reached as far as the White House. Rick Ross, the rapper, took on the drug dealer persona as a performer, but it was discovered that he served as a correctional officer several years ago. It’s highly likely that rapper was influenced by the drug lord.

But now that “Freeway” Rick Ross’s case has been thrown out in court, Rick Ross. the rapper, will have more claim of the name that its original owner.

However, Rick Ross isn’t the only rapper who has used an alias that derived from another person. Here are the 10 rappers who became famous with stolen identities.–amir shaw

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  • http://www.twitter.com/ricankng787 Hector Marquez

    The Childish Gambino one isn’t very accurate. He says he got his name from a Wu-Tang name generator, I’m not sure it has much to do with Carlos Gambino.