(AllHipHop News) Atlanta, Georgia rapper Rocko Da Don has finally negotiated his release from Def Jam after his relationship with the label soured. According to Rocko, he’s been released from his contract and is focusing on building up his own new label, A1 Recordings. Things haven’t been the same over there since Shakir [Stewart] passed,” Rocko explained to AllHipHop.com. “I’ve been trying to get off the label for almost a year and we finally got all of the negotiations done and severed our ties.”The rapper recently teamed with The Evil Empire to release a brand new mixtape titled Rocko Dinero, as he negotiates a new deal for A1 and himself, as a recording artist. “I’ve received numerous calls from different labels. Even though I’m not ready to talk I’m very eager to listen to anyone who wants to do business with me,” Rocko stated.”Rocko, who has two children with ex-fiance R&B singer Monica, is best known for the hit single “Umma Do Me.”Tomorrow (October 1st), Rocko will drop the first single from the Rocko Dinero mixtape series.