Ronae Burgess aka Slanger was born on June 8th on the island of Bermuda. He was introduced to reggae music at an early age by his father and uncle's who played the latest Jamaican music on a daily basis. His exposure to the latest drops and dubs contributed to his brash attitude when clashing his classmates at school. His eagerness to immerse himself into the reggae culture prompted him to sneak out to attend dances.
It was not until 1986, when he heard the song "When a Man's in Love" by Yami Bolo that Slanger's interest in becoming an artist peaked. The pivotal motivator however, came from Reggae Grammy winner Shabba Ranks. Slanger became mesmerized and pre-occupied with every Shabba song, interview and live performance.
As his interest in music grew, he began visiting studios in Kingston, Jamaica to voice dub plates by various artistes for local sound system OGS Genesis. It was during one of these dub sessions where he met the late deejay Panhead, who took an interest in Slanger's talent and taught him about the music business.
As Slanger began to launch himself as a legitimate artist, in 1994, at the age of 19, Slanger was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. During his incarceration he began to examine and write about his life, experiences, thoughts, and feelings. During this period he began to re-shape his life. It was also during his incarceration that he also met Jah Cure.
In 2007, he began recording from behind bars and released his smash single, "Stay Focused" on the Dark Cloud riddim. He released other notable songs including "How Can I Forget," "Blessed Today Ft. Sweet Sess," "False High", and his award winning "World Gone Mad" collaboration with Big Ship Recording Artist Bramma, which received an award for Best Reggae Song in 2010.
After serving fifteen and a half years in prison, Slanger was released in October 2009. Since then he has been an opening act for: Ras Shiloh, Gyptian, and Mr. Easy. In January of this year, Slanger released his second mixtape titled "Good Over Evil". Slanger has also been featured on a compilation album featuring various artists from France and Jamaica. This project can be found on ITunes and YouTube entitled "Royal Flush Riddim!"
Having endured much during his incarceration, Slanger has moved forward with his life and music. With Slanger's musical abilities showcasing his unique voice, exceptional writing skills , natural stage charisma and his unforgettable trademarks Hmph! Mm Hmm!, buzzing fans continue to be intrigued by his provocative lyrics that enlighten and cry out for a call to action.
Royal Flush Riddim Mix [ January 2012 ] Madrigal Musique