Ronnie King

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Ronnie King is a musician, producer, and co-owner of Blue Label Records with Sean Couevas.[1] He says of himself, "Sometimes I feel like this generation's Billy Preston."[2]

Ronnie King became known for his analog Moog synthesizer and Hammond organ and created a sound that became distinctly his own. A sound that has been sampled and copied countless of times in this generation of hip hop and popular music.

King is best known for his multi-platinum collaboration with the late Tupac Shakur. Tracks such as “Better Dayz (Featuring Ronald Isley)” and “Thug N U Thug N Me” along with the pioneer producer, Johnny J. laid the groundwork for the rise of one of hip hop music’s greatest stars as well as establishing a sound that was uniquely Ronnie King’s.

Having established himself in the world of hip hop, King also fell back on his passion for punk music. Showing his versatility, has toured with bands such as The Offspring and his keyboards are featured in their single “Hit That.” “The song has a hip hop verse and punk chorus”. King co-founded the LA punk supergroup The Joy Killer comprised by former members of the pioneer punk band TSOL. He has recorded with NOFX, Pennywise, and the Distillers and has appeared on numerous tribute albums to The Ramones, The Sex Pistols, and Nirvana. Despite his busy schedule King also found time to tour with the platinum-selling band Rancid.

Ronnie King has made his name in the worlds of hip hop and Punk rock. “It’s all about the music. I feel like my generations Billy Preston.” King has been known to go surfing with Pearl Jam, play golf with Adrian Young from No Doubt, and Fat Mike from NOFX and go snowboarding with rapper Big Syke. “Artists are always asking me if I can introduce them to someone from the other genre.”

In 2005, “Resurrection” a documentary about the life and death of Tupac Shakur was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 77th Academy Awards. Ronnie King’s collaborations with the late rapper is featured in the award-winning soundtrack.

King has always been interested in collaborations with artists outside of the United States. Thanks to his close friend, Luciano Jr. former member of Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, he was introduced to legendary South American producer Alejandro Taranto. Together they began work in Argentina with the MTV Award Winning and Grammy nominated band, Infierno 18.

Blake Lansing, and William Morris’ Hawaiian sensation Pepper on tour this summer as well as collaborations with The Alchemical Response Team.

Ronnie spends most of his time performing and recording around the world in a relentless creative quest for collaborations that engage, move, groove and inspire. “It’s all about the music.” [3]

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