In today’s musical climate, rappers usually follow a simple format: hustle hard, get noticed, sign a record deal, make hit singles and then, if they’re lucky, start a label—with the cycle continuing with their newly signed artists. But for out-of-the-box thinker and businessman Rocko (born Rodney Ramone Hill, Jr.), the opposite is true.
As the owner of A1 Entertainment (formerly known as Rocky Road Records), his artistic endeavors as a rapper is a side gig to his full-time job as a music mogul, which is something that will always come first in his life. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t deserve respect for his talent because even though Rocko has only been spitting lyrics since 2006 (with only one album under his belt, 2008’s Self Made), he’s been able to acquire a hefty fan base despite his limited discography. Read on at dubmagazine.com!