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My name is Ron Teri, I am a rapper/producer from Hamilton Beach in Queens, NY. My life is revolved around music, family, work, and sports. I work a 9 to 5 and live with only my mother. I'm a football and hockey fan and play both sports. Growing up I was exposed to all different genres of music the biggest two being rock and hip-hop. My mother and father both loved classic rock so I was listening to bands like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, etc. My cousins, my sisters and their friends listened to hip-hop such as DMX, Wu-Tang, Biggie, Onyx, Lost Boyz, etc. Both genres caught my interest but my favorite artist growing up listening to it all was DMX. As I grew older I started listening to more rock. The first band I got really attached to was System Of A Down. Soon enough my dad took me out and bought me a full drum kit, guitar, bass, keyboard, and microphones. We set it all up in my basement and he told me to learn them all. I would sit in the basement for most of my day and teach myself every instrument. I started getting more involved with playing and formed a couple of bands. For about 5 years I was in 3 different hardcore bands. I quit my last band and just became a fan of the music for while.
On August 29, 2007 my dad passed away. That moment in my life was crucial and changed who I was. Basically emotionless for awhile I started writing poetry. I would write about how I feel because writing it felt better then saying it. I started rapping them over beats and eventually started creating my own instrumentals on FL Studio. I would use Audacity to record vocals using a rock band microphone. I showed a couple of friends and other students at my college and people started to like it. After graduating college I started going to Infamous Studios to record. It was convenient being that it was around the corner from my job. I did only 4 tracks in that studio and then started to meet new people who also rapped but lived in the neighborhood. I met this kid and we started to work together. He brought me to a studio that was setup in a house. The studio engineer, Trevor a.k.a. Lost, asked me to be apart of his crew Lost Productions after he recorded my first mixtape Born A Legend. I joined his crew and went on to promote my first tape.
After getting a lot of good feedback on my first tape I started working on my second one call Walk With Me Part.1. During the process my brother-in-law, Jamie Kilkenny, approached me with how he felt about my music and we began talking more in depth about performances and the future. As he set-up my release party for my second mixtape he became my manager. Now I am part of a crew and a movement. We are called Kilzone Entertainment, consisting of myself & Mason. We are both local artists who make real music and are influenced by a number of different artists. When I write I get influenced by listening to artists like Jon Connor, Kendrick Lamar, Nas, Eminem, Big Pun, Slaughterhouse, and a lot more. I like real lyricism and being original when it comes to hip-hop. To me hip-hop is about expressing yourself through rhyming schemes and word plays performed over a beat. As of now I'm just working hard and staying focused.