2008 Rick Ross Legal Documents Hit the Net

Rick Ross’ self-proclaimed drug kingpin and gang affiliated background took another hit today (February 9) as more illuminating documents made the rounds on the Miami native’s criminal past.

The Smoking Gun, the same website that initially broke the story on Ross’ officer background last summer, disclosed a detailed deposition between Officer Rey Hernandez and Ross attorney Allan Zamren.

The heated discussion revolved around specifics of the rapper’s January 2008 arrest on marijuana and gun charges, along with inquiries into his alleged relationship with the infamous Carol City Cartel.

“Why is this case assigned to a gang task force?” Zamren demanded.

“Because your client claims affiliation with [the] Carol City Cartel and other known gang members,” Officer Hernandez replied, hinting at the various songs of Ross alluding to the alleged relationship.

“Do you have anything that shows you he was affiliated with any gang?” Zamren further questioned. “Or [of] your own personal knowledge today?”

“No, I do not,” Hernandez stated.

While both parties in the transcript differ on whether Ross should face a judge for the charges, both agreed there was no evidence from reputed members of the Carol City Cartel that Ross had any ties to the organization.

The Smoking Gun, which argues the Miami emcee has become delusional with his rap persona, titled the six-page piece “Rick Ross’s Hood Dreams.”

Rick Ross and newfound rival 50 Cent remain locked in battle of one-upmanship as both seek to drum up support for their respective forthcoming albums; Deeper Than Rap (March 24) and Before I Self-Destruct(tentatively March 2009).

After initially being an unconventional battle waged mostly outside the booth, both stars have released diss records in the last few days: 50 Cent with “I’ll Be the Shooter,” and Ross with “Valley of Death.”

The two albums will be the first high-profile, mainstream Hip-Hop projects released this year.

At press time, neither Rick Ross nor his lawyer could be reach for comment.