In the grand scheme of MMG’s roster, Rockie Fresh is certainly one of the collective’s understated members. Less flossy than Rick Ross and Meek Mill and even less prolific than Wale, the Chicago native’s calm demeanor can be mistaken for shyness or rookie jitters, but the rapper’s recent interview with Hip-Hop Wired infers that he’s as observant as he’s a master planner.
Speaking on his clique, Rockie said, “I think the cool thing about MMG right now is that everybody represents a different city, and with that, it’s just so many different perspectives.” Hailing from the Windy City, the 22-year-old’s disposition and musical style naturally differs from Ricky Rozay and company, but he likes to pull inspiration from working with the crew as he “keeps it true to the Chicago flavor.”
“I know me personally, I learn a lot from Meek and Wale and Stalley and Ross,” Rockie said, citing the way his respective teammates approach making music and their business endeavors.
What he’s learned since joining the MMG fold and touring with the likes of Lunie, Casey Veggies (as Fresh Veggies), and most recently G-Eazy will translate into his forthcoming debut LP. “I got a lot of record in the chamber,” Rockie revealed. “I’m definitely going to work hard to give people some substance. A lot of the records you gonna hear from me are way deeper than just the swag rap and all of that. I really wanted to into this year giving people honest content they can relate to.”
With cuts like “God Is Great” under his belt, it’s clear that he’s capable of pulling off said plan. Be on the lookout for new music from Rockie Fresh “sooner than later,” and who knows, he may have some freebie releases tucked away as well.
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