From: Chicago, Ill.
Has Produced For: Rockie Fresh, The Warnings
Signature Beat: Rockie Fresh "Thick Bitch" (2013)
Recent Maybach Music Group acquisition Rockie Fresh broke out this year over free releases Electric Highway and The Birthday Tape, which ditched the barrelhouse intensity his label is known for in favor of a more sedate and airy sound. Rockie's go to for both releases was Chicago producer The Gift, who imbued Rockie's output with lush, spacey, psychedelic accompaniments that gave the MC plenty of room to showcase his versatility. Gift especially hit a stride on the back end of Electric Highway, where hazy, faded productions like "Ride Slow," "Lights Glow," and "I'm Ready" melt together to form the album's emotional core.