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BIOGRAPHY

Ronnie King became known for his analog Moog Keyboard and Hammond Organ. He used these musical instruments to create a sound that became distinctly his own. A sound that has been sampled and copied countless times by this generation of hip hop stars and other popular music genres. King is 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. The two laid the groundwork for the rise of one of hip hop music's greatest stars, as well as establishing the sound that is uniquely Ronnie King's.

 

Having established himself in the world of hip hop, King also fell back on his life long passion of punk music. Showing his versatility. King has toured with The Offspring playing keyboards which are featured in the bands single "Hit That". The Song features a hip hop verse and a punk course. King also co-founded the LA punk supergroup The Joy Killers comprised of former members of the pioneer punk band TSOL.

King has recorded with NOFX, Pennywise, and The Distillers and has appeared on numerous tribute albums (The Ramones, Sex Pistols, Nirvana). King also managed to work time into his busy schedule, to tour with the platinum-selling band Rancid.

Ronnie King has built his name within the two different worlds of hip hop and punk. "It's all about the music. I feel like my generations Billy Preston". King has been known to be found surfing with Pearl Jam, playing golf with Adrian Young of the band No Doubt and Fat Mike from NOFX. King also enjoys going snowboarding with rapper Big Syke. Artist are constantly asking Ronnie to introduce them across genres hip hop to punk and vice versa.

In 2005 "Resurrection" a documentary about the life and death of Tupac Shakur. Ronnie King's collaboration with the late rapper is featured within the award winning soundtrack. The film was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 77TH Academy Awards.

Resurrection - (Full Documentary)

King has always been interested in collaborations with artist that reside outside of The United States. Thanks to his close friend Luciano Jr. a former member of Los Fabolosos Cadillacs, King was introduced to legendary South American producer Alejandro Taranto. Together the pair began working in Argentina with the MTV Award Winning, Grammy Nominated band Infiero18. Also touring with Blake Lansing, and William Morris's Hawaiian sensation Pepper, as well as a collaboration 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".