The Rocks Off 100: OG Ron C, Chopstar King of the Purple Dome
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As co-founder of Swishahouse, OG Ron C has been instrumental in the moulding of the music and culture that represents the City of Houston. As a producer and DJ, the OG continues to place Houston at the forefront of rap with his Chopped Not Slopped series of screwed down mixtapes and albums.
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He frequently serves as host to rappers traveling through Houston on national tours, many times opening those shows with his extensive arsenal of beats and remixes.
Who? "I'm OG Ron C, also known as OVOG Ron C, as named by my dude Drake. H-Town born and raised," opens Mr. C. "I am an original Swishahouse DJ and co-founder, known mainly for my F-Action mixtape collection. Currently, I run the Chopstars and we keeping everything purple."
Home Base: "We call my home studio 'The Purple Dome' because that's where all my tapes are made," Ron says. "Anything purple made by the Chopstars is produced at the Dome. That's also where I keep up with my Web site, www.chopnotslop.com.
"When you listen to my tapes, you hear me saying it all the time because we run the only 24-hour radio station that plays slowed-down music," he adds. "We created that for the fans and artists who enjoy what we do. If you log on right now, I bet you hear something you like."