Growing up on the Westside of ATL is far from a dream. From a young age, Fresh
struggled to maintain for him and his family. Turning to the streets for help, he
quickly learned how to hustle and gained street credibility. Letting his struggling
past pave the way for a brighter future, he began his quest as an artist. With
many of his close friends already in the industry, Fresh quickly got a start working
with producers Zaytoven who has collaborated with the mixtape giants DJ Spinz,
Dj Plugg and Dj Pretty Boy Tank.
With a crooked flow and a raspy voice, rapper Bankroll Fresh broke out of his native
Atlanta thanks to a series of well-received mixtapes plus the co-sign he received
from producer Mike WiLL Made It. After he launched his career around 2006 with a
demo, the rapper slowly issued a series of mixtapes. Guest appearances with artists
like Future and Wiz Khalifa helped spread his name, then in 2013 he collaborated
with Metro Boomin on the producer’s 19 & Boomin mixtape. A year later, Fresh
issued his Life of a Hot Boy mixtape.
Bankroll Fresh has been struggling for a spot on the ATL scene for years, and he’s
finally getting his due as one of the major rising stars in his city. He featured in the
Noisey Atlanta web miniseries as a token example of the up-and-coming street
rapper trying to turn a buzzing hit – 2014’s serviceable ”Hot Boy” — into a national
career. On his latest independently released project (self-titled), Bankroll sounds
like he’s seeking to re-announce himself properly, and demonstrate his prowess
as a mixtape kind. With all this under his belt he continues to stay humble and
constantly thank God and his fans for their support.
Bankroll Fresh was shot and killed at Street Execx Studio Studio on March 4, 2016.
Rumors surfaced on March 8, 2016, that Fresh was killed by another rapper named
No Plug. It was reported that Fresh and No Plug got into an altercation inside the
studio, which led to No Plug and his crew running off with Fresh’s gun. Fresh then
proceeded to chase after No Plug & his crew and when he arrived outside, shots
were fired at Bankroll. It was reported that more than 50 shell casings were at the
scene of the crime. It was later stated that both parties were shooting at each other.
Many celebrities and friends including his close friend and mentor 2 Chainz, Lil
Wayne, Plies, and Skooly have mourned the death of the rapper.