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The East's Very Own: Ready Roc Is Putting His Stamp On The City

YBM Ready Roc has the Eastside behind him on his rise to the top

If you haven't left mom's porch yet and pulled up to the Eastside of Lansing, you might not understand the support it throws behind the people and things that originate from it.

Man, from Mt. Hope to Michigan Ave. Baker, Walsh, Kalamazoo, back to Homer St on up to Cedar - the East stands 10 on itself and its' people. It's a vibe.

So when you hear "You know I'm ready" it's not just Ready Roc you're hearing. It's the East behind him. His Crusoe brothers, his YBM movement, his brothers locked for seasons, and the people who call his side their side. You should never be afraid to take pride in where you're from; Roc knows this and shows this.

It takes major consistency in your work before you can be taken seriously. It takes being serious before you earn the love of the streets. He dropped a HIT when he released "Outstanding" in late 2018. Now let me lay it on nicely for you: "Outstanding" is a lyrical lesson in street talk over a beat instantly recognizable by the elders, and introduced in a "rap" way to the youngsters.

Then Roc brought RMC Mike from Flint to Lansing on "Illegal Talk", and showed how serious he was, talking CRAZY, next to one of the hottest artist in the state. Ready Roc just dropped "Freestyle" showing his delivery and artistry in 2020. Consistency.

Hearing about the consistent drops and dope flow is one thing, but as they say, what's a word on a man until you hear it from his mouth?

The ICE Blog (T.I.B) pulled up on ReadyRoc to hear from the peoples' champ of the East himself:

T.I.B - Roc, do you believe Lansing's music scene is being taken serious around the state?

ReadyRoc - "Hell yea. Fuck yea. I mean that's a tough question. Me having RMC Mike on my song, (NoSleep) Milli had Rio Da Yung OG here, and Tony P just had Sada Baby here. So we paying for features and they fucking with us. RMC Mike told me in the studio he like the wave and how prepared we were to work. So they taking us serious."

T.I.B - What's something you think would push Lansing's music scene to the next step in being recognized?<