KēNg Anthony is creating Hip Hop Music
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Greetings and welcome to my Patreon page where I hope that you will find me interesting enough to become a part of my personal journey to the top of the music world. Let me first start by saying that I am a fully seasoned, very well connected pro so your participation with me is not with someone who is wet behind the ears. Allow me to share some of my history with you that I also share on my website at www.kenganthony.com
 
In the description below all underlined words are clickable links so that you can see whom I am speaking of when detailing those within the professional / major music industry that I know who have helped me throughout my career performing as "Rukus From Da WyldKingdom" as an independent artist before my new stage name change, as well as a portion of all those who I have encountered and rubbed shoulders with within the music and entertainment industry on a pro level.


Let me first thank Pete Manriquez for getting me on the phone with Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, that was the greatest moment of my career to hear them on the phone letting me know that they loved my material and have followed my career for years, and also offering me a home with them musically with my material. It was amazing.. Let me also thank Doc Clarke for putting me in the game by meeting David Esterson who would later introduce me to Pete, Wu-Tang, Jackie Jackson and many more major recording artists, producers, and executives in the music biz.

I grew up making music at an early age but knew that Hip Hop would be my genre from the very minute I heard Malcolm Maclaren's song "Buffalo Gal" I knew hip hop was what I wanted to do, so my mother got me a cheap drum machine from the music store for christmas one year and the journey began. I had my first record deal by the age of 15 and although it was an indie Midwestern record label, we were backed by players from the Indiana Pacers back during their Reggie Miller days.

In 1991-1992 I moved to Los Angeles, to Burbank actually, which was fascinating to me, seeing major movie and music stars at the grocery store late at night was somewhat mind blowing. I even saw Denzel Washington mowing his yard one day and he waved hello to me. Crazy right? and Will Smith playing basketball on a regular basis at Verdugo Gym during his Fresh Prince Of Bel Air days was quite interesting also, not to mention the fact that when I first got off the plane when arriving in Los Angeles I met Jeffrey Osbourn and got his autograph and ended up hanging out with David Faustino from married with children during his Grandmaster B phase and many more celebrities back in the Parker Lewis Can't lose days, including the star of that show. Everyone called me Casper back then. It wasn't the greatest stage name but it was what it was :)

Within a couple of days of touching down in LA courtesy of my good friend Ricardo Broadus who at the time was a sound engineer for several major films like "Dead Presidents" and "The Inkwell" I was able to meet his cousin Derrick Perkins "Former professor at Full Sail University" music school, and I was asked to do a 30 second radio drop for Orlando Cruz who at the time was an executive at Delicious Vinyl Records and he loved the drop so much that I was offered a deal with his up and coming Indie label "Brass Records" immediately after I completed the 30 second drop. I knocked it out in one take and wrote it in the studio in the moment. Orlando then hooked me up with everyone from The Baka Boys who at the time were major radio personalities in Los Angeles, as well as connected me the artist's and producers who were hot in the game at that time, such as Dj Muggs, Tone Loc, Young Mc, The Brand New Heavies, Masta Ace, Booya Tribe, The Pharcyde, House Of Pain, Cypress Hill, The Dust Brothers who at the time were The Beastie Boys producers, and the list goes on with regards to how many amazing creative people I was introduced to at that time, way too many celebrities to name. However, Orlando ended up not being able to continue with the Brass Records idea so we went our separate ways but I continued working with Derrick Perkins, writing and performing songs for a major children's television show, etc. and shortly after Derrick became the lead sound man for Stevie wonder which had me always at Stevie's Wonderland Studio where I also began to work with Stevie's bass player Nathan Watts on a rap project that he was interested in completing.

I resided in North Hollywood which is now called The NOHO ARTS DISTRICT where those who are considered to be superstars of today and throughout the 90's were all flocked together in one centralized radius but nobody was famous yet. This includes artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Nia Long, Erick Bennet, Jessie Powel, Anthony Anderson, Brandy, Ray J, Terrence Howard, and Dave Chappelle just to name a few. We'd all talk about the direction we wanted to go in and what we wanted to be. My clubbing days back then included hanging out with Jada Pinkett, Tisha Campbell, Chris Tucker, I feel like I have met everyone, on down to a meeting with Jackie Jackson, micheals brother, to even meeting Michael himself and Janet Jackson also. I even Hung out backstage with Rod Stewart after one of his concerts, Tevin Campbell and his mom became great friends of mine, and I also became friends back then with several rappers from Wu-tang, on down to Tupac, and had the opportunity of meeting Notorious BIG as well. There's just far too many highlight in one bio but let me end by saying that back then R&B superstar Omarion's step father at that time "Oz Saturne" was managing me right when I had changed my stage name from Casper to "Rukus From Da WyldKingdom" I even used to babysit "Omarion," infact I named him Omarion which you can read HERE in one of his USA Today Interviews . His real name is Omari. I even wrote the rap for him that got him noticed and he still knows it by heart to this very day.Back then DJ NU-MARK's house was my hang out because I was amazed by his production skills, and this is way before he had any albums out with Jurassic 5, he was just dedicated, and focused and he taught me how to use the Akai MPC-60 and the EMU EMAX, and with that I was sold on what gear I wanted to use to make beats with. Sometime later around 1994 we had the BIG California earthquake which destroyed the apartments that I lived in and a friend of mine who knew Terrence Howard came to get me and said that I could stay with them for a while until I found a way to get on my feet. Needless to say, Terrence was fascinated by my music production abilities, and he was not famous yet for anything much really at the time but an episode of the Cosby show, and the jackson 5 made for TV movie. However, I played my beats to him that I had made and explained my "Lack of gear" situation to him by which he not only allowed me to come stay with him and his wife for a while but he loved my music so much that he offered to buy me some music equipment with his income tax check, which he did do, and the rest is history. He bought me an Akai MPC-60 and an EMU EMAX.. I then went on to making and selling beats throughout 1995 through 1996 and then I made a demo with my new crew Da Wyld kingdom that shot us to the top of the bidding wars with major and indie record labels during the time of the Wu-tang, Tupac, and Notorious BIG Era thanks to David Esterson who paid me well for beats for his artists who were signed with indie and major labels such as Disney and Universal MCA, etc. But most importantly I give thanks to David for hooking me up with Pete Manriquez who at the time was music director at Power 106 FM in Los angeles and got us heard via a rap battle with one of our songs against believe it or not "Brian Austin Green" from Beverly Hills 90210's group.

My cherished friend of 20+ years "Pete" liked our overall material and took our demo and shopped it around to people such as Paul stewart over at PMP Records when Montel Jordan's song on the PMP label "This is how we do it" was blowing up, as well as taking our material to several other labels who wanted to sign us but unfortunately we were shopping during the last quarter of labels having low budgets, but then somewhere around 1997-1998 Pete teamed up with a partner of his as well as with Coolio and got Coolio a label deal with Beyond/BMG Records and then added me and my crew "Da wyldkingdom" to their talent roster which you can read about in BILLBOARD MAGAZINE where my groups name is also mentioned, and although the album did nothing due to circumstances beyond anyone's control, the highlight of that moment for me was two fold. The number one highlight was when the president of BMG Records approached me and asked me to go on the first stretch of the tour for the album, and then secondly, right after we performed for all of the executives of BMG worldwide in California "Chuck D" from Public Enemy approached me and said, "Da Wyldkingdom is the greatest".. and that we were going to blow up :) I had to add that because I was all so proud and humbled at the same time. So here we go again folks, after starting an independent label called "N-Ovative Media" back in 2007 and not being able to fund it properly, and a decade long hiatus that allowed a lot of other artist's and companies who named themselves Rukus to brand the name to a degree to where I am no longer interested in using it I return as KēNg Anthony and I've reunited with Pete again and many others from my past who have all now since become executives in the game, many of them major, and we are going to do it again, but this time we are going to take over our genre with amazing new songs for many years to come. It's been a long time coming, so stay tuned and be sure to follow me throughout all social media platforms that I'm a part of including my "Patreon" page where you can help support me artistically, and stay up to date with new material, videos, upcoming shows, and appearances near you, new merchandise, and everything else on my journey. www.kenganthony.com



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Patreons my goal is mostly to reach at least $2,000.00 per month in order to comfortably focus on and create a VERY special project who's whole premise is to complete and put it out under Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine's umbrella over at Beats By Dre and Apple, and as far fetched as that may seem I currently spoke to the both of them on a conference call recently with an executive from Columbia (CBS) radio worldwide who I have known for 20+ years by whom you have probably already read about in my about section named Pete Manriquez who is also responsible for getting me the deal with Coolio and BMG's record label back in the late 90's.

I was I informed by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine that they loved my new material and had been following my career for years through Pete and were interested in pushing an album of mine when one is completed, which means that they believe in my talent enough to give me full creative control of my project, and are willing to get it out to the world in the most major of ways.

So why am I at Patreon if I already have Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine's ears? one might ask. The answers are simple, and there are 3 reasons.

1.) I need your help to acquire production materials to create music on a level that is quality enough to present to them over at Beats By Dre. Right now I'm only using an iPad pro, which is fine but is also limited in the range of capabilities that it has to offer when comparing options between using a tablet -VS- using a "Real" computer such as a laptop or desktop.

2.) I need your help in order to cover the mixing and mastering costs of completed songs that are worthy enough for an album with radio ready quality mixes in order to put the music out to the public.

3.) I need your help with building my following and a fan base all throughout social media networks and radio via the help of all of the amazing individuals on Fiverr who offer their marketing and promotional skills globally at a fraction of the price of major marketing and promotional firms but with the same results throughout social media and beyond.

In theory the ultimate goal is already acheived which is having Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine interested in putting out my material with the utilization of their names to make it a major success, now all we need to do is put our heads together and our feet on the griund and create it as well as begin branding my stage name to the public in a way where they have already heard of who I am through social media and are eagerly awaiting the release of the material as well.

This can be acheived with your help, and as a professional producer / recording artist I'm seeing it done by other friends and associates independently on a regular basis. The only difference between them and myself personally at the moment is that they have the financing to move at will, and that's what I seek as well.

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Greetings and welcome to my Patreon page where I hope that you will find me interesting enough to become a part of my personal journey to the top of the music world. Let me first start by saying that I am a fully seasoned, very well connected pro so your participation with me is not with someone who is wet behind the ears. Allow me to share some of my history with you that I also share on my website at www.kenganthony.com
 
In the description below all underlined words are clickable links so that you can see whom I am speaking of when detailing those within the professional / major music industry that I know who have helped me throughout my career performing as "Rukus From Da WyldKingdom" as an independent artist before my new stage name change, as well as a portion of all those who I have encountered and rubbed shoulders with within the music and entertainment industry on a pro level.


Let me first thank Pete Manriquez for getting me on the phone with Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, that was the greatest moment of my career to hear them on the phone letting me know that they loved my material and have followed my career for years, and also offering me a home with them musically with my material. It was amazing.. Let me also thank Doc Clarke for putting me in the game by meeting David Esterson who would later introduce me to Pete, Wu-Tang, Jackie Jackson and many more major recording artists, producers, and executives in the music biz.

I grew up making music at an early age but knew that Hip Hop would be my genre from the very minute I heard Malcolm Maclaren's song "Buffalo Gal" I knew hip hop was what I wanted to do, so my mother got me a cheap drum machine from the music store for christmas one year and the journey began. I had my first record deal by the age of 15 and although it was an indie Midwestern record label, we were backed by players from the Indiana Pacers back during their Reggie Miller days.

In 1991-1992 I moved to Los Angeles, to Burbank actually, which was fascinating to me, seeing major movie and music stars at the grocery store late at night was somewhat mind blowing. I even saw Denzel Washington mowing his yard one day and he waved hello to me. Crazy right? and Will Smith playing basketball on a regular basis at Verdugo Gym during his Fresh Prince Of Bel Air days was quite interesting also, not to mention the fact that when I first got off the plane when arriving in Los Angeles I met Jeffrey Osbourn and got his autograph and ended up hanging out with David Faustino from married with children during his Grandmaster B phase and many more celebrities back in the Parker Lewis Can't lose days, including the star of that show. Everyone called me Casper back then. It wasn't the greatest stage name but it was what it was :)

Within a couple of days of touching down in LA courtesy of my good friend Ricardo Broadus who at the time was a sound engineer for several major films like "Dead Presidents" and "The Inkwell" I was able to meet his cousin Derrick Perkins "Former professor at Full Sail University" music school, and I was asked to do a 30 second radio drop for Orlando Cruz who at the time was an executive at Delicious Vinyl Records and he loved the drop so much that I was offered a deal with his up and coming Indie label "Brass Records" immediately after I completed the 30 second drop. I knocked it out in one take and wrote it in the studio in the moment. Orlando then hooked me up with everyone from The Baka Boys who at the time were major radio personalities in Los Angeles, as well as connected me the artist's and producers who were hot in the game at that time, such as Dj Muggs, Tone Loc, Young Mc, The Brand New Heavies, Masta Ace, Booya Tribe, The Pharcyde, House Of Pain, Cypress Hill, The Dust Brothers who at the time were The Beastie Boys producers, and the list goes on with regards to how many amazing creative people I was introduced to at that time, way too many celebrities to name. However, Orlando ended up not being able to continue with the Brass Records idea so we went our separate ways but I continued working with Derrick Perkins, writing and performing songs for a major children's television show, etc. and shortly after Derrick became the lead sound man for Stevie wonder which had me always at Stevie's Wonderland Studio where I also began to work with Stevie's bass player Nathan Watts on a rap project that he was interested in completing.

I resided in North Hollywood which is now called The NOHO ARTS DISTRICT where those who are considered to be superstars of today and throughout the 90's were all flocked together in one centralized radius but nobody was famous yet. This includes artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Nia Long, Erick Bennet, Jessie Powel, Anthony Anderson, Brandy, Ray J, Terrence Howard, and Dave Chappelle just to name a few. We'd all talk about the direction we wanted to go in and what we wanted to be. My clubbing days back then included hanging out with Jada Pinkett, Tisha Campbell, Chris Tucker, I feel like I have met everyone, on down to a meeting with Jackie Jackson, micheals brother, to even meeting Michael himself and Janet Jackson also. I even Hung out backstage with Rod Stewart after one of his concerts, Tevin Campbell and his mom became great friends of mine, and I also became friends back then with several rappers from Wu-tang, on down to Tupac, and had the opportunity of meeting Notorious BIG as well. There's just far too many highlight in one bio but let me end by saying that back then R&B superstar Omarion's step father at that time "Oz Saturne" was managing me right when I had changed my stage name from Casper to "Rukus From Da WyldKingdom" I even used to babysit "Omarion," infact I named him Omarion which you can read HERE in one of his USA Today Interviews . His real name is Omari. I even wrote the rap for him that got him noticed and he still knows it by heart to this very day.Back then DJ NU-MARK's house was my hang out because I was amazed by his production skills, and this is way before he had any albums out with Jurassic 5, he was just dedicated, and focused and he taught me how to use the Akai MPC-60 and the EMU EMAX, and with that I was sold on what gear I wanted to use to make beats with. Sometime later around 1994 we had the BIG California earthquake which destroyed the apartments that I lived in and a friend of mine who knew Terrence Howard came to get me and said that I could stay with them for a while until I found a way to get on my feet. Needless to say, Terrence was fascinated by my music production abilities, and he was not famous yet for anything much really at the time but an episode of the Cosby show, and the jackson 5 made for TV movie. However, I played my beats to him that I had made and explained my "Lack of gear" situation to him by which he not only allowed me to come stay with him and his wife for a while but he loved my music so much that he offered to buy me some music equipment with his income tax check, which he did do, and the rest is history. He bought me an Akai MPC-60 and an EMU EMAX.. I then went on to making and selling beats throughout 1995 through 1996 and then I made a demo with my new crew Da Wyld kingdom that shot us to the top of the bidding wars with major and indie record labels during the time of the Wu-tang, Tupac, and Notorious BIG Era thanks to David Esterson who paid me well for beats for his artists who were signed with indie and major labels such as Disney and Universal MCA, etc. But most importantly I give thanks to David for hooking me up with Pete Manriquez who at the time was music director at Power 106 FM in Los angeles and got us heard via a rap battle with one of our songs against believe it or not "Brian Austin Green" from Beverly Hills 90210's group.

My cherished friend of 20+ years "Pete" liked our overall material and took our demo and shopped it around to people such as Paul stewart over at PMP Records when Montel Jordan's song on the PMP label "This is how we do it" was blowing up, as well as taking our material to several other labels who wanted to sign us but unfortunately we were shopping during the last quarter of labels having low budgets, but then somewhere around 1997-1998 Pete teamed up with a partner of his as well as with Coolio and got Coolio a label deal with Beyond/BMG Records and then added me and my crew "Da wyldkingdom" to their talent roster which you can read about in BILLBOARD MAGAZINE where my groups name is also mentioned, and although the album did nothing due to circumstances beyond anyone's control, the highlight of that moment for me was two fold. The number one highlight was when the president of BMG Records approached me and asked me to go on the first stretch of the tour for the album, and then secondly, right after we performed for all of the executives of BMG worldwide in California "Chuck D" from Public Enemy approached me and said, "Da Wyldkingdom is the greatest".. and that we were going to blow up :) I had to add that because I was all so proud and humbled at the same time. So here we go again folks, after starting an independent label called "N-Ovative Media" back in 2007 and not being able to fund it properly, and a decade long hiatus that allowed a lot of other artist's and companies who named themselves Rukus to brand the name to a degree to where I am no longer interested in using it I return as KēNg Anthony and I've reunited with Pete again and many others from my past who have all now since become executives in the game, many of them major, and we are going to do it again, but this time we are going to take over our genre with amazing new songs for many years to come. It's been a long time coming, so stay tuned and be sure to follow me throughout all social media platforms that I'm a part of including my "Patreon" page where you can help support me artistically, and stay up to date with new material, videos, upcoming shows, and appearances near you, new merchandise, and everything else on my journey. www.kenganthony.com



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  • Access to patron-only content, videos etc.
  • Sneak peek photos of upcoming releases
  • Unreleased rough draft demos
  • Free Show Admittance In Your City
  • Sneak Peeks Of The Creative Process
  • Free Music Releases, Digital Downloads
  • Clothing and Merchandise Discounts when available, Just contact me direct.