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Homewood Native Signed to Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group

Rockie Fresh was featured in a 2011 Patch story about his South Suburban roots. He's made it a long way since then.

How many graduates can say they've taken a ride around New York with a platinum-selling recording artist?

Rockie Fresh can.

According to MTV News, the Homewood native flew to the Big Apple to meet with Rick Ross before signing to join the rappers Maybach Music Group. Ross tweeted a photo of Fresh inking the deal at around 4 a.m. on July 12.

Fresh said he was in talks with several record labels, including Bad Boy, Columbia and RCA, before agreeing to sign with Ross. He gave MTV News a rundown of what his first visit with Ross was like:

"It was so chill and organic that I didn't think he was going to sign me. We really didn't talk about business or anything. The next day, we went our separate ways and they let me know they were interested in doing a deal, and we've been working it out since then," Rockie continued, explaining that it took about a month and a half to finalize things. "I had some other offers on the table too, but I didn't want to ruin any relationships. I wanted to make sure that I handled everything as smoothly as possible and gave everybody a fair shot."

Rockie's next mix tape, Electric Highway, will be released this fall.

FlossmoorMom July 13, 2012 at 08:29 PM
This is so awesome!! Congrats!
Audrey McGee July 13, 2012 at 09:35 PM
Congratulations!! Make sure you give Homewood a shout out in your rhymes!!
glenwdgrl July 13, 2012 at 09:57 PM
He's been on WHFH, 88.5, HFHS's very own radio station. He used to "spit flow" live...and if you heard him, you knew back then, he was going to make music his life.

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