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FSD Feature: Rockie Fresh / The Fake Shore Drive Interview


Interview and video by Holiday Kirk (@HolidayKirk)

Does Rockie Fresh believe in fate? Though I did not ask the question directly, I’m left wondering this in the wake of our time together. When I met Rockie in the green room of Lincoln Hall, he possessed the preternatural calm of someone who knows his future is already written for him. As weed smoke curled and washed away in the air conditioned room he described stunning, one in a million events in his life with the same tone and cadence you might use to describe the Pop Tart you ate this morning.

Meeting Rick Ross and P. Diddy on the same weekend, buying out Best Buy with Ed Sheeran, receiving a Chris Brown hook through email — Rockie Fresh described it all in a calm, measured tone of voice that only occasionally rose above normal tones, and in more candid moments let a warm grin creep through his face. In our time together, Rockie brought me up to speed on his life, career, and the random speed he seems to be traveling through both.

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Rockie Fresh & Sterling Hayes – Motivation

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Some Tuesday morning motivation from Rockie Fresh and Sterling Hayes — lifted from Ira Antelis’ Gone But Not project, which drops tomorrow April 27th. The album will fuse jazz, hip-hop and a plethora of other sounds.

Tomorrow night, Ira and crew will be hosting a release party at the Chicago Cultural Center. Kevin Coval, Rockie Fresh and Nikki Lynette will be performing. Check out the details below — as well as “Motivation”

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