Rocko is an American Rapper, Songwriter, and Record Executive who has released several mixtapes, albums, and songs
|Full Name/Stage Name||Rodney Ramone Hill Jr./Rocko|
|Date of Birth||December 28, 1979|
|Occupation||American Rapper, Songwriter, and Record Executive|
|Net Worth||$1 Million|
Who is Rocko?
Rodney Ramone Hill Jr. better known by his stage name Rocko, is an American rapper.
Rocko released his first and only major studio album, Self Made, in 2008 through a joint venture with Island Records. The album peaked at number 21 on the US Billboard 200, number 6 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and number 4 on Top Rap Albums. It spawned the single “Umma Do Me”, which peaked at number 66 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Early Life of Rocko
Rocko was born on December 28, 1979, at Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Rocko is currently 44 according to his birthdate. Rocko goes by the birthname of Rodney Ramone Hill Jr., and he also has another name, Rocko, Rocko da Don. His sun sign is Capricon, and he resides at Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
Rocko’s Career Path
Rocko started out as a ghost-writer and producer somewhere around 1999. In 2002, he established his own label Rocky Road Records and began working with artists like rapper and singer, AL Young Dro, and Dem Franchize Boyz. He released several mixtapes before being signed by L.A. Reid to Def Jam Records in October 2006.
He released his first studio album, Self Made on March 18, 2008. It featured production from Drumma Boy, Cool & Dre, The Runners and J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League and contributions came from guest artists Lloyd, Dre, Kevin Cossom as well as Monica. The album spawned the single “Umma Do Me”, his first single had managed to get on the Billboard Hot 100.
His second studio album One of One was originally meant to be released on Def Jam. However, this never happened, as he parted ways with Def Jam, looking for better label situations. He subsequently formed his own label, A-1 Recordings. On March 1, 2010, he released the mixtape Wild Life, as a result of the positive feedback for the mixtape, Rocko re-released it as an album.
On February 9, 2011, Rocko released his mixtape, Rocko Dinero. On November 24, 2011, he released the mixtape Gift of Gab, the mixtape spawned Rocko’s single “Squares Out Your Circle” with his A1 artist Future. On October 25, 2012, Rocko released the mixtape Wordplay.
On February 7, 2014, Rocko released his mixtape Lingo 4 Dummys. On May 29, 2014, Rocko released an extended play (EP) entitled Poet in dedication of the passing of Maya Angelou. The EP, which features a guest appearance from Nas, was originally released for free online, but later added to the iTunes Store via A-1 Recordings. On October 15, 2014, Rocko released his mixtape IGNANT. On November 27, 2014, Rocko released his mixtape FOOD. On February 20, 2015, Rocko released his mixtape Expect the Unexpected. On July 2, 2015, he released his mixtape Real Spill.
Controversy Associated with Rocko
In a line on Rocko’s song “U.O.E.N.O.”, fellow rapper Rick Ross raps the line, “Put molly all in her champagne/ She ain’t even know it/ I took her home and I enjoyed that/ She ain’t even know it.” A petition containing 72,000 signatures was presented to Reebok, demanding they drop Ross as a spokesman for the lyrics which appeared to condone date rape. Ross has apologized for the lyrics, claiming they weren’t about rape. He was dropped by Reebok on April 11, 2013. Rocko later dropped the Rick Ross verse in order to get radio play.
In June 2016, Hill filed a $10 million lawsuit against his A1 Recordings artist, Future. According to Hill, Future breached his contractual obligation to release 6 albums under the label. Neither artist has announced the settlement.
Rocko Net Worth
Rodney Ramone Hill, Jr., better known as Rocko, is a rapper from the US. whose net worth is estimated at$1 million. His wealth is gathered from his career as a musician.
In 2010, Hill founded the A1 Recordings record label and signed fellow Atlanta artist Future, who would come to achieve worldwide success. His 2013 single “U.O.E.N.O.” (featuring Future and Rick Ross) peaked at number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100. Future released his last album with the A1 label, Hndrxx in 2017.
On January 26, 2013, it was announced that Rocko was considering joining his old business partner L.A. Reid’s label Epic which is also home to his friend and artist Future, but intimating he was not quite sure. On February 16, 2013, he released Gift of Gab 2; the mixtape is known for the controversial single “U.O.E.N.O.” featuring Future & Rick Ross. The song made a “Hot Shot Debut” on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at #44 and has peaked at #14. “U.O.E.N.O.” also peaked at #20 on the Hot 100, becoming his first top 40 hit. Also On February 16, 2013, it was announced that Rocko inked in a distribution deal with E1 Music for his label A1, and that his believed mixtape Seeing Is Believing will now be his forthcoming second studio album and it will not be entitled One of One. On March 25, 2013, Rocko hinted of a possible collaboration album between him and Future. Rocko’s next upcoming mixtapes to promote Seeing Is Believing, is Wordplay 2 and #IGNANT.
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