It was 1999 in Bakersfield, California when the urge to grip mics and spit rhymes became too strong to resist. And although many iterations have come and gone in the past two decades, founding members Chunjay (a.k.a., Jamey Bennett; lyrics, vocals, conceptual direction), and Flatline (a.k.a., Michael Walker; vocals, creative consultation), still remain, still unabashedly boast the moniker, Royal Ruckus, and still create that same good-ole’ Golden-era inspired, boom bap-infused Hip-Hop. You know, the good stuff.
“…Golden-era inspired, Boom Bap-infused Hip Hop.”
With crystal-clear production, their latest single, Back N Effect, holds true to their nostalgic 90’s hip-hop sound, which is at once ubiquitous with the college house-parties of yesteryear—and modern-day millennial clubdom. To us old-timers, this is real hip-hop. To the youngsters out there, it’s “vintage”. Either way, RR knows how to get in where they fit in…
“Got my little start in golden era of rap
Northeast Bakersfield junior high school yard scraps
2pac and Biggie, Tribe had me picky
Playing with Fire, youth group church camp hickies “
If Macklemore made music in the early 90’s…
BELOW: Watch & listen to Royal Ruckus’ new single, Back N Effect, and connect with their website and social media platforms. Please support Royal Ruckus by visiting them online, and playing, downloading, and/or purchasing their music, or attending a live show! And, as always, thank you for supporting real music!