Rick Ross surprised everyone this past July when he made another, somewhat unexpected, addition to his Maybach Music Group roster. Rockie Fresh, the 21-year-old out of Chicago, was in talks with other labels, including Diddy’s Bad Boy, but he ended up choosing MMG as his new home. Together with current signees Meek Mill, Wale, Stalley, Gunplay, and Omarion, Fresh's cool personality and vibe fit well with the crew's aesthetic.

Rockie has been working hard since inking that deal. He's currently on the second leg of his Electric Highway tour, that will wrap up this month in Pittsburgh. While on the road, he's also found time to get in the studio and work on his upcoming mixtape, Electric Highway. In August, a leaked track "Reach For The Stars" featuring vocals by Frank Ocean hit the net, but Fresh rolled with the early preview anyway. He told us that the song won't end up on Electric Highway. Instead, the Chi-Town rapper is starting from scratch with fresh material for his fans.

What happens next for Rockie Fresh remains to be seen, but the young upstart just got some major looks on Rozay's latest mixtape, The Black Bar Mitzvah with guest appearances on tracks. With the MMG team behind his back, we wanted to find out Who Is Rockie Fresh? He told us about growing up in Chicago, recording with Patrick Stump and Good Charlotte, signing the MMG deal, and how DJ Khaled’s support has pushed him to work harder.

As told to Eric Diep (@E_Diep)

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