After debuting his new 4/20 anthem, “Blowin’ Smoke,” on the most glorious day of the year for lovers of Merry Jane, North Carolina emcee Ron Beatty shares the song’s official music video, premiered (6/14/2018) on 2DopeBoyz.
“My childhood. My adolescent days. I spent the most time reflecting on shit I hadn’t even experienced yet. A combination of being before my time and manifesting. Just thinking and planning. Through the pain and good times, we blow smoke to let go and keep going. I wanted to capture that feeling while making this video. Even though 4/20 is a rather fun holiday for smokers and marijuana lovers worldwide, this record has a serious tone and put me in a rather dark place while creating it. It was the first record I recorded during my trip to Denver as soon as I landed. And I was high as shit on a strain known as ‘Cindy White.’” – Ron Beatty
Link to premiere of “Blowin’ Smoke” video on 2dopeboyz
“Blowin’ Smoke” serves as the second single from Ron’s forthcoming Nights Like This LP. Ironically recorded in Denver, Colorado, the track is Ron’s second collaboration with producer John McGee (aka $K)– the first time the two joined forces was on their single “Infinity.”
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More about Ron Beatty
New Bern, North Carolina native Ron Beatty might be distant from the world’s radar, but his plans to reform music are colossal. Music would provide a way towards freedom, or maybe even a chance to reform and shape his own realities. After graduating from Winston-Salem State University, Ron reached back home for a definitive sound, releasing an EP, The Empty Theater. With bold lyricism, authentic southern rap, and relevant concepts and issues at the forefront of his music, Ron faces the truths of an ever changing world. In North Carolina, Ron displayed his strong ability to capture a crowd, sharing stages with the likes of J. Cole, Canibus, Cappadonna, Justice League (Little Brother) and others. Now based in Atlanta, Georgia he seizes a legacy that’s already been written. Ron says, “It’s never solely about me. I have a whole region counting on me to win. If I win, we all win.”