Singled Out: "Rick Ross Flew Me Out To Do The Deal"
Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012 5:00PM
[SOHH highlights a hot record each Tuesday and offers a unique look at the track in Singled Out. After E-A-Ski explained his Ice Cube and Danny Glover-starring "Cruise Control" music video, Maybach Music Group's Rockie Fresh cruises into his "You A Lie' remix music video.]
The whole record, from the point I started recording it, it was a pretty random process. I was working on Driving 88 and I wanted to release some type of freestyle or something for the set-up of the project that the studio wouldn't mind producing.
It was just one of those things where at that time, I was really up on 2 Chainz's music so I was just doing the little freestyle and I added that sh*t in there. Then one of my homies came into the studio and said, "Man, this record sounds pretty crazy." I told him I really only planned to put out one verse on it for the fans and he said it could go on the project.
I ended up adding a verse and a hook about 20 minutes after I laid the freestyle. The record just came together like that, I put it on my project and it got a really good response.
Fast forward about five months after that when Rick Ross flew me out to do the deal, that was one of the records he really liked as well after hearing a few other records. After I signed, he sent me the verse like as quick as ever, like the next day.
We premiered it on the radio like the day after that. I went out to Miami that weekend more or so to record and kind of chill with the big homie. I woke up one morning and he was like, "Let's shoot a music video."
We went down the hood of Miami and it was a really nice, laid back thing. It was very smoothed out.From the same stomping grounds as greats like Kanye West and Common, and of the same generation as up and comers like Kid Cudi and Drake, this young artist knows he has a lot to prove to the music world and there is no doubt that he has the talent to do so. Speaking of his motivations as an artist, Rockie notes that he not only wants to share his music with the world, but also wants to "encourage people to [to be] comfortable with the way they are." Rapping about everyday life, Rockie gives us something to relate to, a rare gem in the music world of glitz, glamour, and spectacle.
Check out the "You A Lie" remix below: