Future’s “DS2” Goes Platinum, and Rocko Sues Him for $10 Million
As rapper Future is out embarking on the Summer Sixteen Tour with Drake, he can celebrate a little as his Dirty Sprite 2 album has been certified platinum, making it the first time he’s done so as a solo artist. His joint album with Drizzy, What a Time to Be Alive, was certified platinum back in March.
The follow-up to Dirty Sprite is the ATL rappers third-studio-album, moving 150,000 copies in its first week, and making it his first album to reach the top of the Billboard 200 chart.
DS2 spawned the hits “F**k Up Some Commas,” “Where Ya At,” featuring Drake, and “Trap N***a’s.” He released a mixtape Purple Reign back in January, and now “Wicked” is his latest song making it’s way up the chart.
But, there’s a flip side to Future’s good fortune this week as he is also facing a lawsuit from fellow Atlanta rapper Rocko (U.O.E.N.O.), for breach of a 2011 contract. The DS2 album is named in the lawsuit.
Rocko, CEO of A1 Recordings is suing Future for over $10 million dollars, and claims the rapper agreed to release his first six albums via A1 Recordings, according to TMZ.
Rocko is reportedly alleging that Future signed a side deal with Epic, who initially signed him to distribute his albums. The side deal is reportedly for millions in advance dollars, and Rocko claims he owed 25% of those advances, in addition to 20% commission of the revenue Future earned from touring, endorsements, and more.