Rocko is back with a new visual for ‘Feels Guud’ produced by Mouse On Tha Track. It is directed by Cricket. This is taken from his ‘Gift Of Gab 2′ mixtape.
Here is episode 2 of Rocko’s new vlog series ‘Life Of A Don’. In this clip, he visits Tuskegee for a performance.
Rocko kicks off his brand new vlog series titled ‘Life Of A Don’. The first episode gives us a recap of his recent New York promo run and features appearances by Wiz Khalifa, French Montana, Wyclef Jean, Memphis Bleek, DJ Kay Slay, DJ Khaled and more.
Rocko released an alternate version of his controversial “U.O.E.N.O.” that features Future and Wiz Khalifa, and removed the Rick Ross verse that garnered such backlash throughout March and April. But speaking with DJ Whoo Kid, Rocko revealed that he will still perform the Rick Ross version live.
“Ross is on the record,” Rocko revealed. “You know what I’m saying? People like ‘Man, why you took Ross off?’ No, I didn’t take Ross off. Ross is on the record. I got multiple versions of the record. If you know what multiple mean… Ross is gonna always be on that record. Whenever I perform that record, Ross verse gon’ play.”
Rick Ross’s appearance on Rocko’s “U.O.E.N.O.” sparked one of the biggest controversies of 2013 thus far, with the MMG head at the center of a media firestorm over lyrics that many criticized as advocating date rape. In the aftermath of Ross losing his endorsement contract with Reebok, Rocko shared his thoughts on the situation, explaining why he feels Reebok’s reaction wasn’t warranted.
“As far as the Reebok thing, I don’t think that was fair because what he brought to Reebok,” he told MTV. “People in my neighborhood, in my city, they’re back wearing Reeboks.”
“It was a cardinal sin to wear Reebok before Ross started promoting ‘em,” Rocko explained. “Ross stepped in and he branded ‘em and he got the urban market back in to ‘em.”
Rocko stopped by MTV for a sitdown with Rob Markman. During the conversation, he talks about Rick Ross’ controversial lyrics on ‘U.O.E.N.O.’ and the backlash that he received. He comes to Rozay’s defense and says it wasn’t fair that Reebok dropped him. Earlier today, Ross released an official statement apologizing for the lyrics.
Rick Ross has been under fire for the past few weeks over his controversial ‘U.O.E.N.O.’ lyrics. He did address the issue in interviews and on Twitter but they felt very half-assed. Rozay was then taken off Rocko’s ‘U.O.E.N.O.’ and replaced by Wiz Khalifa. Yesterday, Reebok announced that they have terminated their partnership with Ross. It looks like Rozay finally decided to take the right steps in order to fix his image as he just sent out an official statement and apology.
Rick Ross says:
“Before I am an artist, I am a father, a son, and a brother to some of the most cherished women in the world. So for me to suggest in any way that harm and violation be brought to a woman is one of my biggest mistakes and regrets. As an artist, one of the most liberating things is being able to paint pictures with my words. But with that comes a great responsibility. And most recently, my choice of words was not only offensive, it does not reflect my true heart. And for this, I apologize. To every woman that has felt the sting of abuse, I apologize. I recognize that as an artist I have a voice and with that, the power of influence. To the young men who listen to my music, please know that using a substance to rob a woman of her right to make a choice is not only a crime, it’s wrong and I do not encourage it. To my fans, I also apologize if I have disappointed you. I can only hope that this sparks a healthy dialogue and that I can contribute to it.”
Rick Ross just learned a hard lesson about rape and money … you embrace one, you lose the other … because he was just DUMPED by Reebok.
As TMZ previously reported … Ross has taken a ton of heat for his song, U.O.E.N.O … in which he happily sings, “Put Molly [Ecstasy] all in the champagne. She ain’t even know it. I took her home and I enjoy that. She ain’t even know it.” Translation — date rape.
Reebok tells TMZ … “Reebok holds our partners to a high standard, and we expect them to live up to the values of our brand. Unfortunately, Rick Ross has failed to do so.”
Reebok goes on: “While we do not believe that Rick Ross condones sexual assault, we are very disappointed he has yet to display an understanding of the seriousness of this issue or an appropriate level of remorse.”
During his conversation with VladTV, Rocko takes some time to talk about T-Pain’s recent diss towards Future. He gives his thoughts about the whole situation and says it was disrespectful. He also mentions that T-Pain tried to reach out to him but he didn’t think it would make sense to talk to him.
During his recent New York promo run, the A1 general Rocko stopped by Hip Hop Nation to sit down for an interview with DJ Envy. He talks about how he linked up and signed Future to A1 Records, his relationship with Gucci Mane and his upcoming ‘Seeing Is Believing’ album.
Rocko is planning to record an album with his protege, Atlanta superstar Future. Future is signed to Rocko’s A1 Recordings label, and Rocko revealed to Hoodtime Radio that the two will be joining up for a full LP together.
“Me and Future, we gonna do an album together. We’ll probably drop it at the end of the year, or the top of next year,” said Rocko. “As far as mixtapes, we really tryin’ to flip this thing and monetize all this music now. It’s like, we gave away all this free music, for all this time.”
“Support our campaign one time,” he said.
A few days late, Rocko finally releases “Gift of Gab 2″, hosted by Don Cannon. Features guest appearances from Rick Ross, Future, Gucci Mane, Lloyd and more. Even though he decided to give complicated misspellings to majority of the tracks, the mixtape is jammin. My faves are “You Don’t Even Know It”, and “ShiiKnow”. Download and stream below.