Newly signed Jet Life Records rapper Mikey Rocks recently opened up about his alignment with Curren$y and what he hopes to gain from his new deal.
If things go accordingly, the Cool Kids‘ member hopes to learn from Curren$y while also fueling his own style into the Jet Life movement.
“I really just want to bring what I got to the table and fit that over there, because I bring something different to the table that they didn’t really have, and vice versa. We both helping each other out and that’s the dope part about it. I’m not going over there looking for somebody to tell me what to do because I work independently and got a real good work ethic, so I’m always on schedule with my plans. I think that it’ll be good to learn from Curren$y too, man. I think we got a lot we could teach each other. It’ll be fun because we’ve been cool for a minute anyway, and it’s just good to work with people that you’ve been friends with first.” (Baller Status)
Rocks also broke down his perception of Curren$y’s popular “Jet Life” expression.
“I like the acronym, how he did it — “Just Enjoy This Sh**”. It’s dope because it’s what we’re supposed to be doing here. Life is short, so we should just enjoy it while we’re here and not worry about all the little sh** that’s coming up in the way and all the little obstacles and that. The big picture is we’re supposed to be happy; we’re supposed to be enjoying this and doing what we love to do, so that’s what it means for me.” (Baller Status)
In late October, the rapper discussed his decision to join Curren$y’s team.
“I really respect what the Jets been doing over the past few years. That’s just been my people for a minute, I got sh*t with [artist] Trademark, I f*ck with [artist] Roddy tough, man,” Mikey said in an interview. “Me and Curren$y done plenty of sh*t together. We kinda been edging towards that for a minute anyway, just through our friendship and us being around the same music circles and sh*t man — It’s kind of the best fit for what I’m doing right now. I kinda can identify with everything they got going on, and it’s kind of like the best fit for what I’m doing. It really wouldn’t be a better place for me right now, at this point in my career.” (Ashley Outrageous)
Over the summer, Curren$y credited Cam’ron and Pharrell Williams for inspiring his Jet Life movement.
Curren$y provides further insight into his success. “I’m big on observing. And it was definitely, shall we say, educational to see certain artists going about building their empires, building their own movements: Pharrell with Star Trak, Cam’ron with Dipset. Fans would hear a beat and be like, ‘That sounds like a Neptunes beat,’ or ‘That sounds like a Dipset joint.’ That’s how I engineered Jet Life to be. I want it to be branded in a way, so the people know what it is.” (Village Voice)
Check out Mikey Rocks discussing Curren$y down below: