Rockie Fresh recently signed to Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group imprint, joining a roster that includes Wale, Meek Mill, Stalley and more. During an interview with L.A. Leakers' Justin Credible, he explained why he decided to go with Rawse over signing to Diddy's Bad Boy Records shingle, stating that he'd rather be part of something new to help someone make history.
"The thing with me, believe it or not, I’m a super humble dude. And prior to getting these offers, I didn’t even expect to get signed by other rappers," he said. "I came up in the Rock scene a little bit with Patrick Stump and Fall Out Boy. And so with that being the scene I was being geared towards, I thought that that’s where I was going to fall in line. And then when Ross and Diddy hit me up in the same week, and they were interested in taking meetings, it was one of those things where I was so blessed by it that I didn’t take it as a bidding war. I took it as an honor."
Rockie said that Diddy has reached the top of the game and will forever hold a strong role in the industry. Taking that into consideration, he saw Ross' movement as one with potential to reach Diddy status and made his decision based on that.
"And the thing with Ross is, it’s one of those things where Diddy, he’s number one dude on Forbes right now, he’s got a label going on forever. It’s one of those things where he’ll always be a force in the industry, and also, Maybach is his little brother. So it’s one of those things where I just wanted to be part of a new movement and really be a part of making history in the long run and making sure that Rick Ross gets to that same level that Diddy gets to."