SOHH Whatcha Think: Maybach Music Group Adds MidWest Rapper To Roster

Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 10:12AM

Written by Jeezis Peace

Rick Ross continues to add on to his Maybach Music empire. After adding crooner Omarion and East Coast spitter Stalley to the lineup, the boss, just weeks away from dropping a new solo project, recently announced the signing of MidWest artist Rockie Fresh.

[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]

The news of Fresh's first broke via the popular social newtworking site Twitter.

Another dynamic piece has been added to the Maybach Music Group puzzle and UTG has the details right here. Chicago rapper Rockie Fresh has officially joined the team and Under The Gun Review is excited to see what he can bring to the table. Read the Tweet that started off all of the mayhem right here and we hope to bring you a new song featuring Rockie Fresh in the weeks to come.(Under The Gun Review)

In early 2012, Rockie sat down to chop it up about creating a sound all his own for his "Driving 88" mixtape.

Hip-Hop Wired spoke to Rockie earlier this year, when he was promoting his Driving 88 mixtape, and the Chi-Town rapper spoke about his sound. "I lived in diverse setting, so that made my music become more relateable to different kinds of people," said Rockie. "I don't feel binded [sic] to make one sound of music. I feel like from my very first release all the way to my latest relase I've shown a lot of diversity in my music, so people just kind of expect that from me. It gives me a wide range of things that I can do." Now with MMG's backing, expect Rockie to do plenty. Also, the new jack picked up a shiny new MMG chain. Check it out in the gallery.(Hip Hop Wired)

SOHH spoke with Rockie about his start in the rap game, which he revealed came about in a very natural way.

I sorta stumbled into the rap game. When I was a kid, music wasn't something I planned on doing. I didn't plan on becoming a rapper, but I started listening to music seriously around 8th grade. By the time I was 16 I was freestyling with my friends. For me, the first song that I really heard that made me want to create my own music was "Through the Wire" by Kanye West. It was a storytelling record and you kinda got to look at a regular person's life and their road to success, that was cool because at that time, there was alotta gangsta rap going on that I didn't really relate to. I just wasn't that type of guy.(SOHH)

Check out a quick interview with Rockie below, and let us know, with the slew of artists still waiting to drop an LP under the MMG imprint, will Fresh find success as the label's newest act?

[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]

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