Rossi Rock is a San Diego native that has stopped by the Avenue quite a few times, from music video releases to stopping by Rosecrans Radio; it’s always been apparent that he’s serious about his craft & what he gives to the world. His album “The Main Chambelan” is no different, although a bit short it’s packed full of great melodies, clever lines, & unique beats that the Private Club Member had been promising to deliver.
The project opens with a hilarious skit that might bring back memories of one picking up their sweet lady from home for the first time, we all just hope it went a bit smoother for most. With such creativity, Rock sets the tone for the album & stating, “I added the skit with Saviorself two days before it dropped. We had so much fun making it.”
Beginning with ‘Tecate Jacket’ that takes a slight turn away from comedy for the listener, with a calm collective vibe Rock raps ‘But it don’t matter how it looks, it matters how it feels/ A lot of ones that came up fake, I thought that they were real/ See how you trying to sell me dreams that you could never build..‘ A unique lesson to start a project with but it wasn’t meant to come across in that way.
Rock says, “It wasn’t really about giving a lesson, [it’s] more about starting off the project with a song that people can just relate to. It’s not the most energetic song, but I still felt like there was good energy there. One of my homies called me and was like, ‘Dawg I wanna cry when I hear that song.’ I told him it was funeral music. [laughs]”
As listeners move on they come across “Hoochie Love,” that also happens to hold the only feature from another San Diego native artist Eddie Zuko. With a smooth-funk feel, Zuko’s voice sounds solid next to Rock’s as they reply back-and-forth throughout the track. Although he wasn’t the only artist to come to mind regarding a feature, Rock was more than happy to have the likes of Zuko on his project.
“Eddie [is] my boy! I knew I wanted him on the project off top, he’s one of the most talented and creative artists I’ve worked with and besides all the music we’re homies. We always talk about doing an EP together sometime in the future.”
A serious tone is brought upon listeners once again but with intention through track “Wide Awake” that contains a different vibe from the whole project. A personal favorite, one can hear the hunger for success within Rock’s voice, along with the temptations that seem to come to light. We asked Rock to elaborate on the track a bit.