When Rocko, a hardworking Atlanta-based Rapper, decided to call his first album Self-Made, which would be released on Def Jam, there was a ring of truth to it. Indeed, after the album came out to a somewhat underwhelming response, he left DefJam and founded his own label, A1 Recording which would see releases from other Atlanta-based rappers such as Future and Young Scooter. A favorite of the dirty south genre of Rap, Rocko has maintained a steady output of mixtapes (occasionally re-releasing them as albums) featuring producers such as Mouse on Tha Track and Childish Major and collaborations with other rappers, such as Lloyd and Future. His latest mixtape, Gift of Gab 2, notably featured Rick Ross, whose verse on the track, U.O.E.N.O, was met with explosive controversey.
- He has two children with Monica, the very famous R&B songstress.
- Rick Ross had a verse on U.O.E.N.O, off of Rocko's latest mixtape, which seemed to allude to Date Rape for a few bars. The subsequent controversey caused him to be dropped by Reebok.
- Before becoming a prominent rapper in his own right, Rocko was a producer and ghostwriter, establishing his first label, Rocky Road Records, all the way back in 2002.
- Rocko spent 48 hours in jail in 2009 for an alleged altercation with a woman in 2007.
- He was originally signed to DefJam by L. A. Reid.