Smoko Ono is a Chicago producer you're probably not too familiar with yet, although he once produced a dope collabo between two Chi-town staples Tris J and Sir Michael Rocks, which we featured, "Good Shit Talkin," and even if you didn't hear that, it's likely you heard his production on Vic Mensa's "Feel That." Apa
As of late, Rockie Fresh's music has been taking on a baroque character that somewhat resembles the Graduation-era work of another Chicago rapper. Following the lush, piano-led "Hesitate," Rockie's shared "I Need," a Peezy-produced track that makes use of similarly-styled strings.
Rockie Fresh decides to help our week move along with a new drop today, "Hesitate." The MMG rapper addresses haters and the industry politics on his new record. It's a relatively brief track, produced by Peezy & Cam, who build the cut around a 'wooh' vocal sample and piano keys.
The other week Audio Push reached a monumental amount of Twitter followers (40k to be precise), and they celebrated with their growing fanbase by releasing a mellow ode to marijuana, "Mary Jane." The record came with the announcement that the Hit-Boy-signed crew would be dropping weekly releases going forward.
Man, Rockie Fresh always gets the illest beats. He's worked with Lunice, THe Hood Internet, Boi-1da, MIDI Mafia, and of course, Hit-Boy, who provides the triumphant, horn-led production on "Official," a new freebie that Rockie shared on SoundCloud.
Production duo and mash-up artists The Hood Internet are back today with Rockie Fresh rapping over their beat on "We Run It." Last week we saw The Hood Internet x Tinashe on "One Step Over", and just like that cut this one is also a part of The Hood Internet's new EP Out of The Ordinary.
G-Eazy's "Been On" gets the remix treatment, adding verses from Rockie Fresh and Tory Lanez. The two rappers sound great over the electronic-leaning, R&B-esque beat, which is familiar territory on both their parts.
Look for more from G-Eazy in the near future.
Rockie Fresh and Casey Veggies are connecting for a collaborative mixtape "Fresh Veggies" and before that drops, they give us a taste of what to expect with this new leak. "Fresh Veggies" drops on December 16th.
Give My Story (Chicago Remix) a listen - it's a new offering from R. Kelly, featuring Katie Got Bandz & Rockie Fresh. It was dropped on Monday, November 18th, 2013. R. Kelly's musical situation is improving with every new release, and My Story (Chicago Remix) will most definitely help the cause.
Give Headquarters Freestyle (Prod. By Lunice) a spin - it's a new offering from Rockie Fresh. It was dropped on Friday, November 1st, 2013. Rockie Fresh's rap artistry continues to improve with every release, something which is most definitely evidenced on Headquarters Freestyle (Prod. By Lunice).
Check out My Man, the latest from Rick Ross which features a guest appearance from Meek Mill & Rockie Fresh on the assist. The track was released on Tuesday, September 17th, 2013. Rick Ross's chances in this game are improving with each new release, and My Man is no exception - quite the opposite, in fact.
Stream Black Grammys, the newest drop from Wale which features J. Cole, Meek Mill & Rockie Fresh. The cut was released on Thursday, September 12th, 2013. Things are looking better for Wale with each new release, which Black Grammys has proven yet again.
Stream Self Made 3 Freestyle, the newest drop from Rockie Fresh. The cut was released on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013. Things are looking better for Rockie Fresh with each new release, which Self Made 3 Freestyle has proven yet again.