OG Ron C
|OG Ron C|
OG Ron C (right) with Michael "5000" Watts, DJ Chose and DJ Hollygrove
|Birth name||Ronald Rummell Coleman|
August 19, 1973 |
Houston, Texas, United States
|Origin||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Occupations||record producer, DJ, executive|
|Years active||1987 – present|
Ronald Rummell Coleman (born August 19, 1973), better known for his stage name OG RON C, is an American record producer, radio personality, DJ, and entertainment and management company executive, who currently is an on-air DJ for KQBT 93.7 The Beat. He is the owner of the Houston-based urban music online radio station ChopNotSlop Radio, former DJ for Chamillionaire and current show DJ for the Southern rapper Slim Thug. Along with Michael 5000 Watts, he co-founded Swishahouse Records and helped jump-start the careers of Slim Thug, Chamillionaire, Paul Wall and Mike Jones. He is most known for his F-Action (Fuck Action) Series Mixtape which features R&B songs Chopped and Screwed and to date has over 3,400 mixtapes and albums, both at regular speed and chopped and screwed speed. He has sold over 22,000,000 mixtapes and albums to date. He also is the founder of Chopnotslop Radio a 24 hour "Screwed" Radio station dedicated to DJ Screw.
Ronald Rummell Coleman, aka DJ OG Ron C, began his DJ career at parties in his northside neighborhood of 5th Ward in Houston, Texas, while a freshman in high school. In the 12th grade he got a job on the first street team for Houston radio station Magic 102. During his senior year Ron C, earned a grant to attend Wiley College in Marshall, Texas to study communication. But Ron would bypass college, to a lead at Houston urban station 97.9 The Box in promotions as an intern. In 1994 Ron C was given a paid position at KBXX 97.9 FM. That same year he met Michael “5000” Watts who was also a DJ at the station. On the south side of town a new subgenre of rap that had been created by DJ Screw was so popular that the sound was being played on the northside. Ron C, teamed up with Watts (who released “party tapes” which are called mixtapes today) to released a screwed and chopped tape of their own. In 1995, Swishahouse was founded as a joint venture between the two DJ’s. DJ Screw let south side MC’s rap on his tapes and the Swishahouse would soon do the same for rappers on the north side.
In 1997 Ron C and Watts opened the teen club called The All Star. Freestyle contests would be held to harvest the city for its talent. Chamillionaire, Slim Thug and Paul Wall attended these contests regularly. After impressing Ron C and Watts they were invited to join The Swishahouse. In 1999 Ron C left radio to release the independent Swishahouse album entitled “The Day Hell Broke Loose” with his co-CEO Mike Watts. The album would go on to sell 100,000 copies and become a Houston classic. This same year people began calling him OG Ron C, and he said on a mixtape “for now on don’t call me Ron C, call me OG RON C”. The next year Ron signed a deal with head KBXX 97.9 DJ Madd Hatta’s label Paid-n-Full Records to drop “Southern’s Finest” which sold 40,000 copies and featured the hit single “In Love with my money” by Chamillionaire and Paul Wall. In the early part of the century Ron C and Watts decided to part ways as business partners, and OG Ron C left the label he help create, Swishahouse.
After leaving Swishahouse OG Ron C continued to make his critically acclaimed F-ck Action Series composed of screwed & chopped R&B songs. He was also nominated for 4 Justo Awards (the grammy of DJ awards),and went on to win 2 Justo’s for “Best Dirty South Mixtape DJ” in 2004 & 2005. Also In 2004 OG Ron C became the official DJ for platinum selling Universal artist Chamillionaire, he doubled as his show DJ and showed off his skills as Chamillionaires exclusive mixtape DJ. for Chamillitary mixtapes. In 2005 he received his first Southern Entertainment award for the best screwed and chopped CD. He also released two independent albums entitled “Real Recognize Real” with his Brother Wood which sold over 20,000 and “Diamonds and Tattoos” with local artist Tow Down which sold over 20,000.
2006 to 2008
In 2006, OG Ron C had made appearances on 106 and Park, Rap City as well as other DJ’s mixtapes. He had chopped up over 100 major and independent albums, as well as over 200 mixtapes for artists such as Three 6 Mafia, Master P, Chingy, 8Ball & MJG, Prophet Posse, Devin the Dude, Z-Ro, the Ghetto Boys, Lil’ Flip, Pitbull, and Chamillionaire’s Sound Of Revenge Chopped and Screwed, Universal, which has sold more than any other screwed and chopped CD on a major label. OG Ron C has also appeared in XXL, The Source, Ozone, Murda Dog, and Down Magazine, as well as in an assortment of other publications.
2008 to Present
OG Ron C started a website called CHOPNOTSLOP.COM, which he dedicated to keeping DJ Screw music alive. On the website he also has the world's first 24 Hour Screwed (music) Up Radio Station Chopnotslop Radio. Being that he is such a major influence to other DJs he started the Chopstar DJs to help up and coming Chopped and Screwed DJs. He started with DJ Lil Steve who has been his protégé since 2005. In 2008 he met and brought on DJ Candlestick. In 2009 he added DJ Hollygrove and DJ Chose a well known College and Texas Club Scene DJ/producer/artist. Dj Chose is a member of the group Brook Gang Music that OG Ron C also manages. In 2009 he hooked back up with his old Swishahouse right-hand-man Michael ‘5000’ Watts and released the highly downloaded “The Return Of The Realest”. Via Chopnotslop.com he continues to release new mixtapes and albums. He always preached that he wanted to continue to keep DJ Screw’s legacy alive by offering his own brand of audio intoxication, and “keepin boys Chopped Up, Not Slopped Up."
Is an online radio station that specializes in ChopNotSlop music. It is the first 24 hours chopped and screwed radio station. It was created in 2008 with the intentions of helping keep the sub genre that DJ Screw had created. The station broadcasts in MP3 format that can be played via Itunes, Windows Media Player, and all iDevices. The station current has 1 live show, every Wednesday that features OG RON C, DJ Candlestick, and DJ Hollygrove live on air turntablism where they Chop and Screw music. DJ Hollygrove is currently program director and engineer of ChopNotSlop Radio.
OG Ron C started a management company in 2009 and currently has 5 artists signed under Gizzle Mgmt:
- Dj Chose & Brook Gang Music
- MTV Riff Raff
- Candi Redd
- 1995–Present: F-Action 1-63
- 1998: The Life of Joseph W. McVey
- 2004: The Mixtape Messiah
- 2006: The Sound of Revenge (Screwed & Chopped)
- 2007: Underground Kingz
- 2009: Pretty Ricky"
- 2011: Chop The Throne:Kanye West & Jay-Z OG Ron C Edition"
- 2011: Chop Care:Drake OG Ron C Edition"
- 2011: "La Familia Brook Gang Music"
- 2012: Right Place Right Time DJ Chose"
- 2012: Channel Purple"
- 2012: God Forgives, I Chop"
- 2013: 2 Chainz Based on a T.R.U. Story ChopNotSlop
- "Frankfurt Times - Chamillionaire". Frankfurt Times. Retrieved 2010-02-22.
- "OG RON C - OG RON C". iTunes. Retrieved 2010-06-28.
- "Chamillionaire's Sound Of Revenge Chopped and Screwed -Chamillionaire". Apple. Retrieved 2010-02-22.
- "ChopNotSlop - OG Ron C". Gizzle Ent. Retrieved 2010-06-28.
- Premiere: The Neighbourhood – “Afraid (Chopped Not Slopped Remix)” - Pigeons & Planes (released October 11, 2013)
- OG Ron C on Twitter
- OG Ron C on Myspace
- OG Ron C Official Website
- OG Ron C Discography at MTV
- OG Ron C Bio at artistdirect