Written by: Millennium Age
How can you define Chicago music nowadays? The hip hop stars are exploding, the drill scene is dominating the industry, and R&B is making a comeback as a new-wave soul movement. With so many sounds coming out of the Windy City, it can be hard to decipher what’s real talent. But now and then we find a diamond in the rough, a gem that brings something new and fresh to the table. Today, that sought-after stone is Chicago’s one and only Ronnie Ronnie. Though his name isn’t yet brandished on the marquees of downtown Chicago, his latest project “MEAN” gives clear view as to why he deserves the spot next.
Ronnie Ronnie stands alone as a unique type of artist; he’s a songwriter, a rapper, a singer and a producer wrapped up in one, and really sets the pace for his own type of genre. “MEAN” is Ronnie’s first full-length project in six years, which is an introduction to “Ronnie Ronnie the artist”, not only for us listeners, but for Ronnie himself. “MEAN” showcases a talent that Ronnie has not only for songwriting, but for creativity and remaining cohesive and conceptual. Mixes of genre paired with funky, fresh beats give us a whole new frame of reference for Chicago music - especially hip hop and R&B. The full-length EP tells us the full story of the love spectrum, from falling for a girl and being in awe, to the frustrations that come right along with infatuation.
Though “MEAN” is Ronnie Ronnie’s first project in some years, he certainly doesn’t plan to let up anytime soon. While this project serves as a journey to Ronnie’s self-discovery and finding his sound, it is the milestone that marks the first of many quality hits to come from Ronnie’s vault. Check out “MEAN” to unleash a new set of sounds on your eardrums.