Rockie Fresh life and biography

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Rockie Fresh biography

Date of birth : 1991-04-16
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Chicago, Illinois
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2012-07-14
Credited as : rapper, hip hop musician, Driving 88

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Rockie Fresh (born Donald Pullen) is a young rapper from Chicago, which came in the music scene in 2009 as an up-and-coming independent hip-hop artist.

Featured on major websites and publications such as URB Magazine, 2DopeBoyz, NahRight, DJBooth, and more and earning performances at SXSW, A3C Music Festival, CMJ, and a spot on the Leaders Of The New Cool Tour off the strength of his debut mixtape “Rockie’s Modern Life” (2009), Rockie has now raised the bar once again with his second release in December of 2010. “The Otherside”, Rockie’s sophomore project, tallied over 15,000 downloads in the it’s first week and features guest appearances from Naledge of Kidz In The Hall, DC Native & Raheem Devaughn’s 368 Music Group artist Phil Ade, and Rich Hil. Presented by 2DopeBoyz.com and MTV Top DJ’s illWill & Rockstar, the project was deemed “one of the most impressive mixtapes to close out 2010” by The Smoking Section and one of the best mixtapes of the year by many, making Rockie Fresh one of the top emcees to look out for in 2011.

February 2012, Rockie released his brand new album "Driving 88", showing his personality and a new smooth vibe.

With the release of his latest mixtape, Driving 88, Windy City native Rockie Fresh looks position himself to carry on tradition, as he offers up the first project since the buzz on his name began to swell outside of the Chi.

From it’s first song (“Into The Future”) to it’s last (“So Long”), the project has a smooth energy, and Rockie’s effortless flow proves to compliment the soundscape throughout. The tape’s vibe is often calming, and consistently melodic, as the newbie builds his story by placing slick rhymes around tales of striving to make it, ducking haters, chasing women and leaving school.

“You A Lie” creatively samples rapper 2 Chainz’s voice for one of the more amped anthems on the release, as Rockie boasts about the flame on his name. He also switches up the tempo of his flow here, proving there can be some versatility in his easy-sounding approach when he decides the time is right. “No Fear” is another highlight, as the 20-year-old buries his doubts over a dark, piano driven beat (“Your rules are irrelevant, I’ma just do what I choose/From the City of Wind, means that I’ll never lose,” he raps). There are only three rap features on the tape, but Rockie’s sonic partnership with each artist (Casey Veggies, King Louie and Phil Ade) is both complimentary on the track and reflective of a solidarity he’s forged with fellow up and comers.

He signed to Maybach Music Group on July 12, 2012.

Albums released:

Rockie's Modern Life (2009)
The Otherside (2010)
The Otherside Redux (2011)
Driving 88 (2012)

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