Last night (Nov. 25), Ronin Halloway joined fellow Cincinnati Hip Hop artists Patterns of Chaos, Devin Burgess and others onstage during Triiibe’s performance a the 2018 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards at Memorial Hall. One of the highlights of the night (Triiibe ultimately won the CEAs for Artist of the Year and Hip Hop), for Halloway and his colleagues, it was just the start of a few days of stoking that collaborative spirit and support that so defines contemporary Cincinnati Hip Hop.
Today we’re proud to premiere the new music video for “Forever,” a collaborative track featuring Halloway, Papa Gora and Audley. Burgess mixed and mastered the track, which is called “a nod to KRS-One’s 1993 LP Return of the Boom Bap.” The video was directed and edited by Bradley Thompson.
“I just want to make the best music I can and always keep pushing myself to get better,” Halloway says. “I’m so thankful and proud to be a part of what’s going on in Cincinnati. There’s so many artists in every type of music who want to get out there and show the world what we can do. We support each other and push each other to grow, and that is awesome.”
On Nov. 27, that mutual support will be on display for the final Tuesday night of Audley’s “Love and Light” residency at Northside's The Comet. Audley and Halloway will be joined at the free show by Triiibe, Burgess, Blossom Hall, Xzela and producer SmokeFace, who is working with Halloway on his debut release, Pressure. An eight-track collaborative effort, Pressure “pulls from a variety of influences, taking cues from Danny Brown, Death Grips, Earl Sweatshirt and Run The Jewels.”
"It's been almost four years since we first met and started this,” Halloway says of his project with SmokeFace “There's so much heart and youth in those songs and they mean a lot to us. What excites me the most is that the project is still living, it's like it needed all this time to reach the final form. There were several periods where we felt it was time to move on and let it live in that earlier period of our lives, but somehow we just kept coming back to it. It's just the beginning, almost like a prelude to the world I want to keep developing, and I can't wait for people to experience it."
Pressure is due this coming spring.
Find Ronin Halloway online:
YouTube: Ronin Halloway