10 Things You Should Know About Rockie FreshPublished by Rondell Conway on Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 2:22 pm.
10 Things You Should Know About Rockie Fresh
When news broke that Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group had just added a new member, Rockie Fresh, the reactions were split down the middle. One half of the hip hop community shrugged, “Who?” But everyone else thought, “It’s about time.” After all, Rockie’s been making waves, if a bit beneath the surface, for years now, culminating in his acclaimed 2012 mixtape, Driving 88. But for all you newcomers, wonder no longer: Click on to meet MMG’s newest star-to-be, Rockie Fresh. —Alex Gale
2. He’s Yet Another Emerging Artist From Chicago
Even after Chief Keef, King Louie, Lil Reese and Lil Durk inked with major labels earlier this year, the Windy City’s rap scene, recently ballyhooed of late, isn’t done producing upstart talent. Rockie Fresh lived on Chi’s South Side before moving to next-door Homewood.
8. Rick Ross Has His Back
Many fans were surprised Rockie signed with Rick Ross, as his crossover-ready, pop-rock-influenced sound seems at odds with MMG’s street-oriented aesthetic. But Rockie says Ross wants him to keep doing what he does best. “Salute to @rickyrozay for seeing my vision,” he tweeted after the deal was announced.
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