Details of Necro and the Ticket Luck value
Ron Braunstein, commonly known as Necro, is enjoying his status on many fronts. The younger brother of rapper III Bill, Braunstein is an American Jewish rapper, record producer and director from Brooklyn, New York.
In order to maintain complete control over the conception and distribution of his music, Necro laid the basis of the independent record label Psycho Logical-Records in November 1999.
After eight years of managing his work through his independent label, he has recently signed a deal with a new American independent distributor, Koch Distribution. Through the records, Necro issued his fifth studio album, Death Rap, on September 11, 2007.
Necro and his Psycho Logical- labelmates have been known to reference metal acts in their rhymes also. For instance on Underground he stated that he will penetrate your skull like a riff from Obituary's Slowly We Rot and quoted Metallica's Master of Puppets by saying, taste me you will see more is all you need, dedicated to how I am killing you.
Necro, over the years, has increased his referencing and collaborations with underground metal acts, and is evident by his 2004 album The Pre-Fix for Death. The record featured many references and collaborations with heavy metal musicians from Obituary, Hatebreed, Slipknot, and Voivod.
Around this time, Necro and labelmates Goretex, Ill Bill, and Mr. Hyde started their own supergroup known as The Circle of Tyrants. The Circle of Tyrants is also the name of a song by Celtic Frost. The supergroups album also contained collaborations with artists from Testament, Exhumed, and Sepultura.
The album featured song titles named after 1980s thrash metal classics such as Slayer's South of Heaven and Metallica's The Four Horsemen. Braunsteins 2007 album Death Rap also contained collaborations between musicians from Shadows Fall, Twelve Tribes, Fates Warning, the Cro-Mags, Lamb of God, Suffocation, Death, Anthrax and Megadeth.
It became a tradition on Psycho Logical- for each release to have one song that has a corresponding metal version, such as Ill Bill's Chasing the Dragon, Mr. Hyde's The Crazies, Necro's Push it to the Limit and Sabac's A Change Gon' Come.
Necro deals with Koch Distribution helped to promote Koch and the music industry's distribution of indie rap music. The label also further extended Necro's name. Braunstein appeared in a rare interview for the Breakdown TV on Onloq.com. In his recent interview, he has discussed his new album, his fans, and his unique style.
Necros film production company, the aptly named Necro Pictures, has released three direct-to-video features. 187 Reasonz Y was released in 1997, The Devil Made Me Do it in 1998 and the I Need Drugs Music Video in 2000. All of the three direct-to-video features received acclaim in publications such as The Source and Vibe.
Ron Braunstein is also active as a producer of rap records who besides being the producer of his own albums, has also produced Goretex's The Art of Dying, two songs from Ill Bill's two songs from Howie Made Me Do it and all songs from What's Wrong with Bill?, Mr. Hyde's Barn of the Naked Dead and Rare Demos and Freestyles Volume 1 and Sabac's Sabacolypse: A Change Gon' Come.
Besides producing these albums, he has also produced and appeared on several songs by other famous rappers, such as Cage's Radiohead and Agent Orange, Exlib's Feed Your Head and Prying the Lid, Missin' Linx's M.I.A. and What it Is, Non Phixion's Legacy and Q-Unique's The Set Up, The Ugly Place, Canarsie Artie's Revenge, and many.
Necro has produced both self-titled debut albums by hip hop supergroups Secret Society and The Circle of Tyrants. Both groups feature him as a member. In addition, Mr. Hyde has revealed that Braunstein has produced his upcoming EP as well.
Necro played strict death metal in band called Injustice with Ill Bill. Although he has turned from that form of music for a rap solo career, he still loves metal and declares it both in music and lyrics. Necro raps about it in song Keeping It Real from the newest album, Death Rap: A Scarface with the slash above the eye, hip-hop 'n metal I'm gonna love you till I die.
He also played at the Sounds of the Underground 2007 tour where his performances were apparently met with hostility from the metal audiences on the tour. This made him to take a serious decision and he left the Sounds of the Underground tour 2007. Despite poor audience reception to his music, Necro has admitted that he was not once booed offstage.
While commenting on Underground tour 2007, Necro stated that he played through his 25-minute sets regardless of the crowd's hostility, which was not directed towards him at all as he has responded by stating: I will make one thing clear for the haters: we never booed off the stage.
Not once. A ton of emo kids booed us at every show, but we had a twenty-five minute set every night and we stayed on stage for every minute of it. We represented it.
Every show had at least 100 to 200 Necro fans in the pit tearing it up, and our meet and greets were incredible!. The majority of the hate was coming from mop top emo sixteen-year olds who have no clue who the originators of metal are.
Necro later commented, As far as the tour organizers and I are concerned, you are my peoples so it's all love and I'm thankful for the opportunity to prove I can murder it in the worst of situations. Underground Tour 2007 actually did a lot for me and is just one move in many my team will make to blow Necro up.