Producers Only: RonRonTheProducer
Written by Greg Harris
As Modern Life Mag has bobbing and weaving with planning content across all cylinders, we had to come back to the things that have made us great in the past and one of these series include the emerging interview series, "Producers Only". In this short process of covering producers, we have heard from the likes of ChasetheMoney and Yung Icey, and we continue the tradition of breaking the stories of these hitmakers with our latest interview with buzzing LA producer, RonRonTheProducer.
If you're in tune with the emerging scene of indie hip-hop, Los Angeles is having a re-emergence of artists such as 03 Greedo, Shoreline Mafia, Drakeo The Ruler, Ralfy The Plug, and more who are bringing some new flavor to the Left Coast. The Maestro behind the new sound is the young innovator of "Traffic Music", RonRonTheProducer. Some of his highlighted singles that he has touched features Shoreline Mafia's hit single, "Bottle Service", Drakeo The Ruler and 03 Greedo street banger, "Out The Slums", and his latest addition is being apart of 03 Greedo's release through Alamo Records, "The Wolf of Grape Street". His touch on the new sound of the West Coast is going to shape what's to come in the next day, so it's only right that his story gets documented early.
We recently caught up with Ron Ron to talk about his upbringing, the structure of the LA sound, what are some of his goals, and more.
How’s Your Modern Life?
It’s going good so far.
What are three things you have to do when you first wake up?
Smoke, brush my teeth, figure out what imma get into for the day
Growing up in LA, how was your upbringing?
It wasn’t too hard but it was hard, growing up on County checks and not being able to get the things you want makes you want to get them things you want and find ways you can do so
Growing up during the time you were, how would you describe the culture of Los Angeles during that time?
Gangbanging, everybody was either gangbanging, riding mini bikes/go carts or just chilling with they homies.
Who were some influential producers that helped you craft your sound?
Zaytoven, Metro Boomin, and Dr. Dre
Along with having this special ear for knowing how to put your sound together, what were some pivotal moments for you when you started to produce?
Learning the program FL studio, and getting my name out there
What was one of your first production credits that put a spotlight on you and your sound?
Ralfytheplug - Flex Them Benjis & FrostydasnowmAnn-Milwaukee Bucks
When it comes to this big burst of talent that’s emerging in the West Coast with Shoreline Mafia, Drakeo The Ruler, 03 Greedo, and more, you’re the main producer responsible for that sound. How does it feel to be that person to represent what new West Coast is all about?
It feels crazzyyy, I still be shocked when I hear curtain songs I produced when I’m riding around In the car
When it comes to your role in the new West Coast scene, how would you describe your role?
It’s like I’m the new Dre/Metro, dominating all sources of genres
The vastness of your sound is allowing you to connect with a lot of artists, who are some artists that are looking forward to work with this year?
Gunna Lil Baby , the whole QC Movement. Future, H.E.R, Major Lazor, damn near every major artist.
When it comes to this emerging space in West Coast music, how do you think this era that we’re in right now is going to change the way that people perceive the West Coast for years down the line?
I think people gone know that the West is back and here to stay
"I think people gone know that the West is back and here to stay"
- Ron Ron on the new culture of West Coast hip-hop
In three ways, how do you want to become better at your craft?
1. Dominate ever genre
2. Make sure everybody wants to work with me and want me around
3. Keep listening to new music
What are three goals of yours this year?
1. Drop my mixtape/album
2. Get invited to an awards show
3. Get a deal from a major label
When it’s all said and done, how do you want to be remembered?
A legend, a mogul someone people always listens to and say this shit never gets old