Ronnie King, Founder of Ronnie King Music and co-founder of Ronnie King Entertainment is a Multi-Platinum, Diamond Certified, Oscar and Grammy Nominated producer, composer, arranger, musician and philanthropist. He has collaborated with multi-million dollar selling artists such as Mariah Carey, Tyrese, Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, The Offspring and Rancid. His iconic sound is universally recognized and he is one of the few producers alive today who is known for his work across music genres: from rap to punk, from country to the blues, from classical to world music and so on. His professionalism and flexibility has established his reputation within the highly-competitive and ever evolving music industry. King is known for his famous collaborations and also his penchant for developing and producing new artists. Ronnie King grew up in Palm Springs, CA and studied at the prestigious Theory at Berkeley.
In the early 90’s King began touring with bands such as El Debarge and Timmy T who had a hit during the Gulf War called, “One More Try.” King’s work soon caught the eye of Jerry Heller, manager the legendary gangsta rap group NWA, whose members included hip hop icons Ice Cube, and Dr. Dre. Known for his multi-platinum and diamond certified collaboration with the late Tupac Shakur on tracks such as “Better Dayz” along with the pioneer producer, Johnny J., King laid the groundwork for the rise of one of hip hop music’s greatest stars as well as establishing a sound that was uniquely his own. His analog Moog keyboard and Hammond organ led him to become one of the most bootlegged, sampled and copied producers in this generation of hip hop and popular music. Showing his versatility, King has toured with bands such as The Offspring and his keyboards are featured in their single “Hit That” King co-founded the LA punk supergroup The Joy Killer. In 2005, “Resurrection” a documentary about the life and death of Tupac Shakur was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 77th Academy Awards – King’s collaborations with the late rapper were featured in the award-winning soundtrack. King’s interest in working with international artists now collaborates with legendary South American producer Alejandro Taranto. Together they began work in Argentina with the MTV Award Winning and Grammy nominated band, Infierno 18.