dimanche 9 août 2009

Beat by Ronald Jenkees

J'ai découvert ce mec et ses beats sur Youtube il y a un moment. J'ai choisi cette vidéo car j'aime bien la performance, Ronald Jenkees est vraiment doué sous ses apparences d'autiste !

Ronald Jenkees a commencé à jouer de la musique à 4 ans, lorsqu'il a reçu un piano-jouet pour Noël. Avec cet instrument, il a appris des mélodies simples et a commencé à jouer avec des amis. Encore jeune, il a reçu un Yamaha PSR-500. Il a ensuite pris des cours de piano, mais sans beaucoup de succès. Ronald Jenkees découvre comment séquencer la musique avec son instrument Yamaha, et commence à jouer du Hip-Hop. Il rejoint la fanfare au collège, et bien qu'il ne sache pas lire la musique sur une partition, le chef de la fanfare le laisse créer ses propres morceaux. Le chef de la fanfare l'encourage à apprendre à lire la musique, mais Jenkees continue à jouer à l'oreille.

Early life

Jenkees began playing music at 4 years old, when he received a toy keyboard for Christmas. Using this keyboard, he learned simple melodies and played with friends. While still at a young age, he received a Yamaha PSR-500. He attempted piano lessons in the seventh grade, but these were unsuccessful. Jenkees discovered how to sequence and layer music using his Yamaha keyboard, and began playing hip hop music. He joined a marching band in high school, and despite being unable to read sheet music, the band director let Jenkees create his own keyboard parts and "jam out" in state competitions. The band director encouraged Jenkees to read music, but he continued to play by ear.

Musical career

Jenkees became enthusiastic about FL Studio after a friend introduced him to it. From about 2003, he began releasing beats and raps online under the name "Big Cheez". Under this name, he produced the 2005 album Straight Laced by Fish In 2006, Jenkees started posting videos on YouTube to entertain people, but he later began posting music-related videos. Jenkees felt that the "goofiness" he showed helped him "not feel like such a show-off". One example would be the video in which Ronald shows people "How to snap your fingers the cool way". His videos tended to feature him wearing a hat and greeting his viewers with "Hello Youtubes". His videos gradually gained popularity, and saw a boom in popularity when Bill Simmons from ESPN.com advertised Jenkees and asked him to record his podcast theme. In 2007, Jenkees independently released his first studio album, Ronald Jenkees. His YouTube videos continue to grow in popularity. In June 2009, Jenkees was featured on the STS9 STS9 album, "Peaceblaster: The New Orleans Make It Right Remixes," producing a remix of "Beyond Right Now". On July 31, 2009, Jenkees anounced via his Twitter account that he had released his second album, Disorganized Fun, on his website. It is currently available in MP3 format with physical compact discs coming soon.

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