Meet Ranna Royce- a former intern at a record label owned by American Academy Award-nominated producer Joe Isgro, who then took that background to becoming an actual producer herself. Multi platinum record producer Jonathan Hay and BET’s Mike Smith (collectively known as Smith and Hay) just released their Jazz (Deluxe) album, which hit the #1 spot on the Billboard Jazz Charts; Royce is a songwriter and performer on this album, which gives her leverage as a #1 Billboard charting artist. She performed on the viral single “A Party Going On” featuring Kxng Crooked (aka Crooked I) on the LP.
In addition to this recent accomplishment, Royce is also working with Smith and Hay on their upcoming dark, comedic hip-hop jazz LP The Hoodlum Ball (1-2) which is expected to be released on March 2, 2018. The album will entail of The Hoodlum Ball I which will have a red cover and 16 songs and The Hoodlum Ball II which will have a blue cover and 14 songs; both albums will be a total of 30 songs. This theme was inspired by Guns N’ Roses Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II.The Hoodlum Ball I & II includes collaborations with The Game, Cyhi The Prynce, Twista, Riff Raff, Conway, Kxng Crooked, MC Eiht, Chino XL, and DutchessQofNY. The singles from the LP that have been released so far have received an abundant amount of positive feedback from all the major hip-hop blogs. Celebrity comedian Michael Blackson also posted a video on his Instagram dancing to “Jack In The Box” with Riff Raff.
Ranna Royce also linked up with Riff Raff for the single “Jazzmine” with a full production team including King Graint, Jonathan Hay, Mike Smith, Jenvoix, Benny Reid, Iliana Eve, PYRMDS and Shachar Boussani,