EXCLUSIVE: Rockie Fresh Talks New Album, Joining The Grammy Board + More (VIDEO)


(AllHipHop News) Rockie Fresh released the most projects from Maybach Music Group in 2013 and is already gearing up to continue his prolific streak in 2014. In an EXCLUSIVE interview with AllHipHop, the Chicago native spoke on what has changed about him for his new album, relationship with Rick Ross and reveals his involvement with the Grammy’s.

In 2013, Fresh released Electric HighwayThe Birthday Tape and his collaborative mixtape with Casey Veggies, Fresh Veggies. Fresh says the major difference between his upcoming major label debut album will be the storytelling and promises to do some acting for the accompanying music video. Fresh attributes the focus on storytelling for his album to the sudden changes in his life since signing to Maybach Music Group in the summer of 2012:

Due to the way I like to work on my mixtapes it’s supposed to be current, which is why I always release a project every year. It’s just that in 2013 it was more going on in my life than ever before, so it was just a lot of different events that I can speak on. There’s been major moments in my life…defining moments, that I have yet to speak on because I have been saving them for the album.

Fresh also revealed that he recently joined the Grammy Board and gave his opinion on Macklemore beating Kendrick Lamar for Best Rap Album at this year’s Grammy’s:

Macklemore did his thing. Kendrick did his thing. I also feel like Drake had a solid album and Yeezus was dope too. It could’ve went either way, but it went the way it went and I think Kendrick also had a really dope performance at the Grammy’s too. So, he got his just due.

Rockie Fresh is now touring with G-Eazy on the These Things Happen tour and will be in New York City on March 27th at Irving Plaza.

Check out Rockie Fresh’s full interview with AllHipHop below: