Newly signed Maybach Music Group rapper Rockie Fresh has discussed joining a star-studded team consisting of artists like Wale and Meek Mill and why no other label had a chance.
Fresh said after the legal paperwork got ironed out, he inked the MMG deal this week.
“It was a crazy feeling man….I honestly did have good amount of offers on the table,” Rockie explained. “Even though my situation is kinda under the radar, a lot of people took interest in the music from an industry point of view. I had some good looks, but nothing felt as real as the MMG situation. “Knowing how Ross is, being able to be around him, he’s probably one of the best dudes to be working for,” the Chi-town native added. “He makes it more so feel like you are working with him. It’s one of those situations that felt real good to me. I feel we gonna make a lot of bread together down the line.” (XXL Mag)
Ricky Rozay and Fresh broke the MMG signing news yesterday (July 12).
Maybach Music Group’s power circle just got a bit wider. Rick Ross has officially signed Chicago MC Rockie Fresh to MMG. Rozay made the announcement in the early a.m., via Twitter. “Everyone Welcome @rockiefresh to [email protected] Family!!!!,” tweeted the “So Sophisticated” rapper along with a pic of the signing. Rockie followed up with his own message, tweeting, “Salute to @RickyRozay for seeing my vision. We #RichForever #MMG.” (Hip Hop Wired)
Last month, the Chicago rapper talked about working on a new underground project.
“It’s called Electric Highway,” Rockie told MTV News exclusively, revealing the title. “I always want to do original music even if it’s a mixtape, so it’s definitely a free album, but all of the records are going to be original. With me getting older and seeing different parts of the world, my content is always going to be evolving, so this is going to be the peak of Rockie Fresh. Out of all of the stuff that I’ve done, I think this is going to be my best work and I’m really looking forward to dropping it.” (RapFix)
Rockie also recently discussed how his sound separates itself from his peers.
“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.” (HHW)
Check out a recent Rockie Fresh interview below: