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Ronny Jones (stage name Hessno), Rap artist, The Clipse, Re-Up Gang, GS Boyz
News Sentinel | 06/10/2005 | City rapper gets shot at big time
Rapper and producer Ronny Jones has just signed a deal to produce and possibly record for Life Support Records, based in South Bend.He hopes to finish his senior year at IPFW while working here for the record label.
Fort Wayne music producer and rapper Ronny Jones
has been signed by Life Support Records
, a label based in South Bend.Jones
, 23, was on his
lunch break Monday when he
heard the good news.But he
said the call didn't come as a surprise because he
talked with the label Sunday, and they seemed impressed with his
work.Though Jones was signed on as both a producer and an artist, he will begin as a producer and will have to produce four albums for other groups by the end of the year, he said.Jones
plans to work as soon as possible with the group New Orleans' Finest
, producing their music video in New Orleans in early July.The group's current single, "Hard Head Bounce," is playing on an Indianapolis radio station and in a few other markets, he
"very happy" because others have been in the business longer than he
has and haven't gotten signed.He
became interested in music producing and recording in 2000 and started rapping two years ago.His
band director at Snider High School
, Kevin Klee, and his
assistant band director, Dean Smekens, inspired him, he
said.Jones is part of the local rap group Hard Hitters.He
also has produced music for local artists, such as rap and jazz performer Aaron King.Jones
was discovered after music samples he
sent to another record company were passed on to Life Support
.In addition to its South Bend office, the company has studio affiliates in Indianapolis, New Orleans and the Los Angeles area.Jones recently completed his junior year at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, where he studies English and music.He
hopes to finish his
degree at IPFW while pursuing a career in the music industry.