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John Ringo / Bio

The highly anticipated album Scum Patrol is the second release for American Rapper/Alternative Rock Artist John Ringo. Scum Patrol can be described as an eclectic mix of John Ringo’s multi-talented unique rap style infused with his distinctive alternative rock flavor. Born and raised in Duncanville, Texas – a small suburb less than 20 miles outside of Dallas, John Ringo entitled this latest effort after his childhood crew that he caused havoc and ran with growing up. John Ringo began his musical journey at 17 years-old, as the lead singer of the Rock band Wilt that topped the college charts. Always inspired by rap music and being a big fan of the Beastie Boys, Run DMC, Wu Tang Clan, Tupac and UGK, John Ringo decided to evolve from the Rock music scene and venture off into Hip Hop.

His latest effort Scum Patrol consists of 16 banging tracks filled with compelling lyrics, rich vocals, plenty of jamming 808’s and heavy bass sounds. The album’s production was handled by Stephan Gourdais and Steve Below. All Mine is the lead single from the Scum Patrol album. Lord Kossity, an extremely popular rapper from France, makes a guest appearance on Scum Patrol with the single Real Shotta. Another notable track on the album is entitled Sweepin Up the Block featuring the legendary artist Bun B. Sweepin Up the Block was previously released and achieved over 850 radio airplay spins in Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Arkansas, Georgia and Tennessee independently. It was such a successful single for John Ringo, he decided to re-release it. John Ringo is extremely excited about the collaboration with Bun B of UGK, who he has idolized for many years. “It was such an honor to work with Bun B. To have him shout out to Duncanville, the city I’m from, on the track is something I can really hang my hat too”, says John Ringo.

John Ringo’s next project release is slated to drop early 2013. The lead single from that project entitled Angel will be one of John Ringo’s biggest hits yet. This song will show how diverse of an artist he is. Angel is a perfect example of how John Ringo can go from a talented rapper to making an extremely dynamic, alternative rock, pop sounding hit. Angel is schedule to be released first quarter 2013.

This is only the beginning for John Ringo. His fan base and career continues to grow with features in top U.S. Hip Hop webzines such as Hiphopdx.com, AllHipHop.com, Sohh.com, Ballerstatus.com, Hiphopbarrio.com, Raptalk.net, Trillsouth.com, Keepittrill.com, Wordofsouth, just to name a few. Now with his new deal at R&R Records and a bigger team behind him, it will not be long before John Ringo is a house hold name with music topping the Billboard charts.

Selling Points
“South Side” (Fu*k Ya’ll I’m From Texas) Featured in Warner Bros Major Motion Picture: Lottery Ticket

“Hook’em Horns” (Fu*k Ya’ll I’m From Texas) Featured in “CSI: Miami” (CBS)

“Hook’em Horns” (Fu*k Ya’ll I’m From Texas) Featured in “Breaking Bad” (AMC)

Opened up for French Rapper, Lord Kossity and NTM at the Bercy in front of 15,000+ people in Paris.

General Info

Artist Name
John Ringo
Home Page
Rap / Hip Hop / Alternative

Contact Info

Dallas, TX
Matt Matern

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