Southside Chicago rapper, Ro$$ Mac celebrated his birthday on Friday with a premiere of his latest video, “Faygo” and a party that boasted close to 1,000 attendants. This as he prepares for the outlet of his EP, “Gordon Gekko” – a fitting moniker from an Ivy League Graduate and former Wall Street trader.
Ro$$ ended 2017 on a real high note having been featured on the Coor’s Light HBCU Classic Tour with T.I. And DJ Envy, performing shows in Memphis, Birmingham, Orlando, and New Orleans. He has also performed for sold out crowds across the country alongside Juvenile, Twista, Jeremih, Fat Joe, The Cool Kids, Madeintyo, and much more leaving Wall Street behind to concentrate on music. “Faygo” ft. Asa2times is still creating waves on Chicago’s top hip-hop stations 107.5 WGCI and Power 92.3 and your boy will be featured on Chicago WGCI’s Home Turf Artist Showcase this month where he will perform alongside fellow emerging Chicago artist Famous Dex.
For those not in the know, Faygo is a multi-flavored soft drink famous in the Midwest and a must-have to go with the ‘specials’ at Harold’s Chicken where Ro$$’ video kicks off. Check for cameos from just about a laundry list of Chicago influencers, including DJ Mile High (107.5 WGCI; iHeartMedia Station.)
“I’ve known Asa for a while, but it was his manager, Steve, who DJ Khaled’d the whole operation. He kept saying that Asa and I need to get in the lab together. After a late night in the studio, Asa and his manager, who I’ve known since we were kids, pulled up to my house, where I have a studio. After that, it was instant synergy. Asa brought a melodic flavor and our wordplay back and forth just made it work.
Faygo is one of the Midwest’s favorite pops that you get at the local hood corner store. For us, we tend to grab one at Harold’s Chicken Shack to go with the mild sauce and wings. We made a song to describe that good feeling – just having fun”
He is also co-founder of the brand DRILL, hosting sold-out events across the country and attracting crowds in New York, Philly, Atlanta, L.A., Miami, and of course Chicago.
DRILL events have become a platform for Ro$$ to perform in front of sold-out crowds across the country and test new, unreleased songs to see if people are f*cking with the vibes. When it comes to distributing music and content, DRILL maintains an e-mail list of over 40,000 people nationally.
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