Rockie Fresh – “Electric Highway”
Rockie Fresh dropped his MMG debut on January 21, 2013. Electric Highway is the last conceptual project that the Chicago emcee has dropped on his own. His style is apparent throughout, the Windy City poet can pen a tale as well as Common but hits em with the bars when he feels it necessary.
Cuts like Thick Bitch (Hit My Jack) made life breezier back then. My hometown patnas of Superior Webbs remixed that song too. Rockie Fresh makes me imagine a more honest Wiz Khalifa. The way he talks about life so blasé, through the lense of marijuana, makes his dreams of woman and fast cars more believable to the every day man.
Since Electric Highway, Rockie’s put out The Birthday Tape, an inappropriately titled tape could’ve been huge if marketed better, and Fresh Veggies, a collaborative tape that went over more Casey than Rockie. All 3 projects came out in the same year. I’m hoping to hear more projects like this one and the first I heard from him – Otherside.