The newest signee to the Bawse's label is Chi-Town's fast-spitting swagmaster Rockie Fresh. He comes to MMG already two mixtapes deep and hailed by Complex Magazine as a force to be reckoned with.
Now he's setting out on his first nationwide solo tour, and he'll be bringing that Fresh shit to Grand Central on Tuesday, September 11.
August 16 Pageant, St. Louis, MO
August 17 HOB, Chicago, IL
August 18 St. Andrews, Detroit, MI
August 20 HOM, Celvelend, OH
August 27 Irving Plaza, New York, NY
August 30 The Whiskey, Annapolis, MD
August 31 Jammin' Java, Vienna, VA
September 03 Middle East, Boston, MA
September 04 Kindom, Richmond, VA
September 05 Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, NC
September 06 Soapbox, Wilmington, NC
September 08 Vinyl, Atlanta, GA
September 11 Grand Central, Miami, FL
September 12 Firestone Live, Orlando, FL
September 13 Hookah, New Orleans, LA
September 15 Lamberts, Austin, TX
September 16 House of blues, Houston, TX
September 18 House of blues, Dallas, TX
September 20 Kamps, Oklahoma City, OK
September 21 Launchpad, Albuquerque, NM
September 23 Club Red, Tempe, AZ
September 24 Key Club, Los Angeles, CA
September 25 The Glass House, Ponoma, CA
September 26 330 Ritch, San Francisco, CA
September 27 Sole Collective, Sacramento, CA
September 28 The Alley, Sparks, NV
October 02 Barboza, Seattle, WA
October 03 Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver, BC
October 09 Marquis Theater, Denver, CO
October 10 Black Sheep, Colorado Springs, CO
October 13 The Blue Moose, Iowa City, IA
October 18 UW - Milwuakee, Milwuakee, WI
October 20 Metor, Chicago, IL
October 23 The Barbary, Philadelphia, PA
October 24 Shadow Lounge, Pittsburgh, PA
But just because Rockie is new to the fam, it doesn't mean that he's new to the game.
Homeboy dropped his first mixtape, Rockie's Modern Life, in 2009. Then he followed up in 2010 with The Otherside. And now he's riding on his latest, Driving 88 while getting set to release another, Electic Highway, just in time for his throwdown in the 305.
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Rockie's style isn't exactly the hard-chop bangin' flow of label mates like Meek Mill or Ace Hood. It's prose-oriented stuff, tinged with the kind of soul that you'd expect from a Chi-Town rep.
Basically, he isn't afraid to let loose a big string "dragon flow." But he's still about that money. 'Cause this is MMG, after all.
Rockie Fresh. Tuesday, September 11. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami. The show starts at 9 p.m. Call 305-377-2277 or visit grandcentralmiami.com.