Show Recap: Rockie Fresh Brings Out Stalley At Public Assembly
Despite the controversy surrounding the Maybach Music empire these days, Rick Ross’ crew is keeping the ball rolling. Now, one of the label’s latest signees Rockie Fresh headlined Scion A/V’s fourth installment of their “Open Mic” concert series this Wednesday April 17 at the Public Assembly.
With a diverse crowd full of hipsters, vixens and hip-hop heads, the performing artists had the difficult task on their hands of energizing the lackluster group of viewers. The crowd became instantly more lively when opening act DJ Get Live dropped undeniable bangers like Chief Keef’s “I Hate Being Sober” and 2 Chainz’s “Spend It.” Chicago newcomer rapper Julian Malone kept the momentum going with his youthful energy and had the crowd chanting “2080’s”. He said he wanted to keep things, “short and sweet,” and gave the audience just enough to keep them wanting more.
Despite the MMG’s presence at the show, it was Queens collective World’s Fair that proved the most entertaining. The group is also featured on Peter Rosenberg’s New York Renaissance mixtape. From top to bottom, their performance had even the stiffest concert goer getting out of character and jamming to their music. They kept the evening exciting with stage antics ranging from climbing on speakers and imitating 1960‘s do-oop groups. World’s Fair ended their set with a song that featured the ratchet hook, “This your party? We at the party screamin’, ‘Fuck yo’ party!’”
World’s Fair got the crowd’s energy up and had them very receptive to when Rockie Fresh made his entrance on the smoke-filled stage. Dressed in a camo-lined BAPE vest and a miniature Jesus piece, Rockie truly lived up to his name “fresh”. His stage presence was much more demure than previous seen from the other performers. In attempts to get the crowd more enthused, he brought out his fellow MMG member Stalley, who stayed for essentially the reminder of Rockie’s set. With support from his brethen, Rockie performed many tracks off of his Rick Ross-executive produced Electric Highway mixtape, including the dub-step heavy “Nobody” and “Life Long” featuring the MMG head honcho.
The evening ended with everyone being thankful that they came. Some people left with having a new favorite rapper. Some people left feeling inspired by how young all the artists were. Either way they’re young and gettin’ it. – Written by Abrea Armstrong (@abreaknowsbest)