Rockie Fresh

Rapper Rockie Fresh is a bit of an anomaly in Chicago's hip-hop scene. The city has been known for socially conscious rap, but in the last few months it is Chicago's gritty, street rap scene that has gotten all the attention (and record deals). Fresh sits somewhere in the middle, listing between the two in his sound and lyrics. The 21-year-old Homewood native recently inked a deal with Maybach Music Group, helmed by rap star Rick Ross. Fresh spoke to the Tribune from Los Angeles, where he was on tour with Meek Mill, which brings him home to the House of Blues this weekend.Read the full Rockie Fresh interview 6:30 p.m. Friday at House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St.; $47.60 (17+);
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