After a long, nearly 18-month legal battle, Rocko and his former friend and collaborator Future have reached a settlement that will reportedly result in the rapper forking over seven figures. While exact numbers weren't provided, the producer was initially seeking $10 million for what he called a breach of contract.
Rocko, who is the owner and founder of A1 Recordings, claims he signed Future five years ago with the intention of having A1 make his first six albums. The Atlanta rapper ended up signing a deal with Epic Records that came with millions in advances, and apparently left the producer in the dark. Rocko argues that he's owed 25 percent of those advances, as well as 20 percent of his earnings made from concerts and endorsements. Future responded by countersuing Rocko, and demanding $10,000 per album.
Earlier this year, the two took their conflict to social media where they exchanged shots at one another.
"When niggas go broke they do dumb shit," he said. "I don’t know what’s going on, but at the end of the day, we making hits, we making history, they want to be part of history you got to do something to tag along. So that’s what it is. Tag along nigga."
Rocko responded by explaining why their feud got to this point.
FUTURE & I COULD'VE SAT DOWN LIKE MEN AND SETTLED THIS EASILY AGES AGO. NOT SURE WHAT HIS REASONS WERE BUT I RESPECT IT.. ONLY REASON IT'S EVEN A LAWSUIT IN PLACE IS BECAUSE HE SAID LET THE LAWYERS HANDLE IT... HOMIE WORKS HARD & IS VERY TALENTED AND DESERVES ALL OF HIS SUCCESS! I WILL ALWAYS SUPPORT MY BOY REGARDLESS! PRE-ORDER HIS ALBUM
According to TMZ, Rocko is happy with the "very successful result."