Ronell Langston Plasschaert was born on April 16, 1992, in Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands. He is a Dutch rapper. He was raised by his mother from Surinam, after his father left him when he was 5. At the age of 14 Ronell started to produce hiphop beats and to write raps. He used the computer program Magic Music Maker to paste loops in his bedroom. After listening to the track “Wat wil je doen” of The Partysquad, he decided to rewrite this song. He practices his rap skills with that song and picked up the flow of rapper Spacekees and started to rap.
He started to use his beats in his own raps and becomes a member of the rap group “Jupiter Negers”, that was later renamed into “JupiterBwois”. Initially this was a school assignment. Ronell followed the popacademy but did not finish that school. The group consisted of Kid de Blits, Maximilli and Ronnie Flex. The JupiterBwois participated in a 101Barz competition and were completely destroyed by the jury. In Ronnie flex’s words: “We were completely destroyed by the jury that consisted of SugaCane, Skate the Great and Andrew Makkinga. Andrew said I looked like a junk, fuck that nigger for that, I was 16 man. To make a long story short, they thought we were fake and advised us to stop.” Mr.Polska (rapper) and Boaz van de beats (beatmaker) walked up to the boys and said they liked it and asked the boys to drop by at the studio. One night, Ronnie Flex drops by to chill and to record a few things at the studio. Together with Mr.Polska he writes the track ”Allermooiste feestje”, it started as a joke but soon received 1 million views. The track now already has received 10.8 million views on YouTube. Ronnie Flex wrote the chorus and threw a verse on the track. He then was contracted by ”Nouveau Riche”.
In 2011 Ronnie Flex signed at the label TopNotch. That was the right step in the carreer of the rapper. He got a lot of exposure very rapidly because of his tracks ”Pocahontas”, ”Zusje” and ”Nooit Meer Slapen”: all of these get millions of views. ”Zusje” ends up as number 4 on the list of most-viewed YouTube clips in the Netherlands in 2014. His real breakthrough is with the album ”New Wave”. In 2015 the track from that album ”Liegen voor de rechter” was released which he made together with Lil Kleine and Jonna Fraser, and it becomes a major success: it received 3.6 million views. On mei 22, 2015 , he released the videoclip Drank&Drugs with Lil Kleine. This song becomes a mega hit and was in the top 40 for 14 weeks, and 3 weeks on position 1. In the summer he performed together with Lil’ Kleine on the festivals Lowlands and Pukkelpop. Ronnie Flex released all brakes and started to use all possible kinds of drugs except crack and heroin. He is, as he said himself, addicted to stimulants. Despite his addictions, he has to maintain high standards in his music, but that’s difficult for him to keep up. Despite his success, the rapper always feels lonely. As he said in an interview: “I have had 2 best friends all my life, but now I’m alone. I really don’t have any best friend anymore. My best friend is Ronnie Flex, and that’s the path I have chosen. This was my destiny. All my life I wanted to have chains, shoes and expensive belts, but I can tell you honestly, all this, Calvin Klein boxershorts, its all worthless.”
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