In 2010, I remember when I first heard Rockie Fresh. The release of his second mixtape, The Otherside, grabbed me instantly. From that point, I knew we were in for big things with this artist. Two years (and two mixtapes later) he got signed to Maybach Music Group and released the project, The Electric Highway, featuring guest appearances from Rick Ross, Nipsey Hussle, Curren$y, and others. He has since appeared on numerous Maybach Music Group collaborations and remixes. Fresh has released a lot of music over the past few years and recently released his latest mixtape, The Night I Went To…, on January 21, 2016. Features on the project include the likes of Chris Brown, Ed Sheeran, and Rick Ross. As the notoriety of his features get more and more impressive I feel like we will see some big things come of Rockie’s career.
Here is the link to The Otherside:
And to his most recent mixtape:
300 Entertainment is an independent record label founded by Lyor Cohen, Roger Gold, Kevin Liles, and Todd Moscowitz. The company is soon to be a household name among music fans. The leaders of 300 are trying to innovate how record labels operate. In February of 2014, 300 signed a deal partnering with Twitter enabling the label to access Twitter’s private information. The executives at 300 created an interesting way to utilize the power of social media. One example of such information is the ability to find the location from which a specific tweet was sent. 300 plans to discover new artists early in their careers this way.
Personally, I don’t care about the invasion of privacy if it means better music on the radio. Based on the label’s current roster, I would say they are doing a good job. Some current artists on the label include Young Thug, Fetty Wap, and Migos. This lineup is nothing in comparison to their upcoming artists.
Raz Simone (Seattle, WA) is the next huge thing in hip-hop. I believe he will put 300 Entertainment on the public’s radar more than any other artist could. Let me know what you think of his work! Below is a link to one of his projects. My personal favorite song is “Still Mobbin”