“Fall in love with music again” tweeted producer Ron Gilmore as he released the link to his debut album The Maturation of Little Ron.
And you will after just one listen. Notorious for his numerous contributions to the Dreamville camp (including work with J. Cole and executive producing Bas’s sophomore project Too High To Riot), Gilmore is exploring a lane completely of his own, delivering his first solo musical effort produced and arranged by the Nashville native himself.
The 9-track offering pairs silky production with amazing features (standout tracks include “The World” ft Emoni, “Don’t You Know” ft Mariyo Deon and “Cash Rules” ft Cody Macc), spotlighting the grandiose keys that granted the musician/producer the attention of Lauryn Hill. Even if released as an instrumental LP, this project would still deserve a space in your 2016 top five.
Recently, The TakeOvah sat down with Dreamville President Ibrahim Hamad, and he let us know we were in for a treat with Ron Gilmore’s new project:
“He’s a musician first. But he has certain beats that make me feel like I’m listening to old Neptunes stuff. That vibe that’s musical but moves you… He has a project that’s going to come out that’s really incredible. He produced it, wrote the songs and has other people singing on it. But it’s incredible because I don’t expect musicians to be this good as producers because they lean too much on their music. But he learned how to do drums through Cole, and now he has this vibe, this sound that’s really going to be perfect when he gets in with an R&B singer..He’s gonna change the game” – Ibrahim Hamad President Dreamville Records