Brisbane’s Rønin was destined for music. His mum was a tour manager, his dad played the guitar; it’s in his lineage. But his journey thus far is a product of his own individuality. The formula? Experimentation, hard work, and a drive that will not die.
The hunger that Rønin possesses resulted in ‘All Girls Are The Same,’ a somber rap-sung ballad that’s reminiscent of artists like Corbin, yet possesses open-book lyricism and the expression of emotions that are uniquely his own. The down-trodden guitars and heavy bassline of this track have resulted in over 25 million streams on Spotify and a heavy presence in the realm of TikTok. With one single, Ronin resonated with fans all around the world.
But don’t get it twisted; Rønin’s no one-trick pony. He traverses music styles like rap’s very own renaissance man. Tracks like ‘$HOOK’ have the swagger and boom-bap stylings of Wu-Tang, and his latest offering ‘AMY’ is a pulsating dose of cloud rap with flows that evoke early Memphis rap. Ronin isn’t aiming for one lane; he’s swerving several in a full-speed chase that’s not only resulted in him becoming a finalist for the Acclaim All-Stars MVP award but a strong prospect with stardom in his sight. We hit Rønin up via email to learn more about his enigmatic artistry.