Rockie Fresh: “Kanye is definitely an influence of mine. Also, it’s like for me being a hungry competitive artist, it’s also something I want to work to be better than too. Take somebody like Kobe Bryant and Jordan. Me being from Chicago, I’m always going to be a Jordan fan. Nobody is going to take that place. But at the same time, you take a player like Kobe, who has won all of these rings and stuff like that. From a competitor’s perspective you got to look it and see this is how the game is supposed to work. There’s always going to be somebody that is coming for that top spot. That’s what makes it entertaining and that’s what make people want to look into it. So with rap, I feel I’m that young dude who is really coming for that top spot. Kanye is at that spot. It’s just something that I am working to get to.

 

I will always respect Kanye and I will always respect his team because they did so much for Chicago. It’s one of them things if he ever reaches out, I’m down to work.”

 

“I met Kanye at the “Wish You Would” video. He was a super cool dude. It was a real quick thing. It was dope. It was just a real quick, ‘Congratulations.’ He was at work, you know what I am saying? Him and Ross were shooting a video. They actually gave me a cameo in the video which was super dope. I’m not one of those dudes because I am an artist myself so I know what it’s like to be at a shoot. It was just one of those things where I was honored to meet him. It was quick. And everybody went back to work.

“He hasn’t followed up yet [after we met.] But you know his manager is a big supporter of what we do that’s my big homie. Shout out to Don C. Also shout out to Virgil. Those guys keep in contact with us. At least we know that they know what is going on. I will always respect Kanye and I will always respect his team because they did so much for Chicago. It’s one of them things if he ever reaches out, I’m down to work.”