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Born in Brooklyn, NY October 1985 is a rapper who goes by his given name or simply ‘O’. These days Ron Oneal is a viral sensation. In the era of social media where everyone is a star in their own right, it’s a slightly difficult feature to accomplish but Ron Oneal did just that! All-Star Weekend February 2015 the opportunity presented itself in the form of Ron Oneal being in the right place at the right time or depending on whom you ask Maybach Music Group’s very own Rick Ross might have been the one at the right place at the right time. The scene is set in the projects of Manhattan’s Lower East Side Jacob Riis Houses, Ron Oneal found himself face to face with the rap star. Seizing the moment Ron Oneal unleashed a verbal assault that drew onlookers and had Rick Ross not only rocking but amazed and admiring the talented MC. The result, Rick Ross exchanged contact information with him and later placed him in the “Movin Bass” video. Scores of onlookers captured the moment on their mobile phones & tablets immediately uploading the clips to social media making it go viral. The clip went viral and was published on several sites such as WorldStarHipHop, Media Takeout, Bossip & More. Ron Oneal essentially broke the internet with now over 2.2 million views collectively and 1 million views on WSHH alone! While most artists might get lazy or cocky over an experience like that Ron Oneal would not be lead astray, he knew all too well how it felt to be on the downside and not deliver when people are rooting for you, he didn’t always win. A few years ago Ron Oneal got, what to him was his biggest shot, a coveted spot on BET’s 106 & Park to showcase his skills to the world however the pressure to succeed was so immense it caused Ron Oneal to choke making him lose. It was a hard blow to Oneal, one he lived with for years. But he never gave up, instead, he started grinding harder, drawing strength from his biggest inspiration and supporter, his mother! As fate would have it, he would redeem himself but stay humble after the Rick Ross encounter. He has since been working on his Mixtape “IF NOT ME WHO”, Hosted By Dj Self and released his first single “Double Check” (All Eyes On Me) ft Sv Skee https://goo.gl/LtRQQX which is in light rotation on Power 105.1 and has 11,000 plays and counting on sound cloud. Opened up for French Montana 2015 Memorial weekend in Portsmouth Virginia, performed at numerous venues thru out the city; Club Purlieu, City Scapes & Aces just to name a few and has internet radio buzzing with his second single “Peanut Butter” https://goo.gl/3tqr73 which received great reviews from Dj’s, bloggers & tastemakers. Ron Oneal is back in the studio preparing for his 2nd Mixtape “SON OF ROME” dropping summer 2016 and plan to release the first single #SOR March 2016.
Ron Oneal graduated from the infamous Seward Park High School whose famous Alumni include Golden Girls actress Estelle Getty, comedian and actors Keenan Ivory Wayans and Luis Guzman and now Ron Oneal to name a few. Unlike your typical depiction of a rap artist, Ron excelled in academics specifically in the subject of math. When you hear a rapper, mathematician doesn’t come to mind but again Ron Oneal is not your ordinary rapper and plays the numbers game very well. In fact, crunching numbers are something he often does when he’s not rehearsing rhymes in his head. Music has always been a driving force in Ron’s life, so much that it became the common ground with a person he initially didn’t care for, his current partner Sv Skee. Oneal and Skee met due to a fight they had with each other in their neighborhood, the Jacob Riis Houses aka Alphabet City. Even though the two lived directly across from each other they didn’t get along until a mutual friend in Junior High School brought them together and they instantly developed a friendship. Oneal’s love of rapping and creating music would ultimately influence Skee and thereafter, Skee began to act as Oneal’s hype man. One year later they were writing together as a team.
“I didn’t know how it was going to turn out till we did a couple songs, but the chemistry was so great,”
Through their shared love of music created the duo now known as O&S (Oneal & Skee). Collectively the group has put out 3 mixtapes “Never Departed” hosted by Sickamore (Famous Firm), “Good Girls Gone Bad” hosted by DJ Rob E Rob & “The Leak”, a complete album which was never actually released however the whole album was produced by Chris Styles of Dangerous LLC (50 Cent’s “Window Shopper” and “Disco Inferno). Some of Ron Oneal’s earlier work like “Super Fly” and “Day After Tomorrow”, caught the ear of production heavyweights like The Heatmakerz& Rockwilder and also received positive feedback from highly regarded emcee Prodigy of Mobb Deep. Even though Oneal was very pleased with this recognition he was still not satisfied, because these people weren’t looking to work with him or the group in an extended capacity. With his mixtape “IF NOT ME WHO” Hosted By Dj Self and his new mixtape In production “SON OF ROME”, Ron Oneal is looking to have an incredible summer.
Ron Oneal is gearing up to start touring TBA
Ron Oneal Double Check ft Sv Skee Official Video: https://youtu.be/WRp7eU_xhyw
Ron Oneal Peanut Butter Official Video: https://youtu.be/g85YuDmamTw
Ron Oneal Hold Me Down Official Video: https://youtu.be/XusW23rrQBE
Ron Oneal & Rick Ross Pt 4 (Coming To Miami Soon): https://youtu.be/CMdmlwT2FDg