Chicago artist Rockie Fresh officially signed a multi-album record deal with Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group distributed through Warner Music. The 21-year-old will join Rick Ross' team that includes Meek Mill, Wale and Omarion.
"This is a monumental moment for me, and I'm thankful for the opportunity to be a part of Maybach Music Group" exclaims Rockie. "It feels great joining such a strong lineup of artists that I respect, and I'm ready to make history. God is great. MMG!"
In August, Rockie will embark on his first headlining tour the Electric Highway Tour. The nationwide tour starts August 30th in Annapolis, MD and hits over 20 major cities across the US with stops in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, and Detroit.
Before starting the Electric Highway Tour, Rockie will support his new labelmate Meek Mill for a handful of tour dates on the Dreamchasers Tour in August, which includes a date in New York at Irving Plaza on August 27th.
Rockie started his rap career in 2009 when he finished his debut mixtape Rockie's Modern Life at a small recording studio close to his hometown in the South Side of Chicago. He followed with 2010's The Otherside. Earlier this year, Rockie released his latest mixtape project, Driving 88, that received tremendous critical acclaim from media outlets.
Rockie announced on MTV earlier this month that he's finishing work on his next mixtape project, Electric Highway, that will contain all original music.