Just over a month ago, Ronnie Flex (29) dropped his highly anticipated fourth album: Always together. The singer, rapper and producer came out of his after four years writers block and started to focus again on what really matters to him: being a good father to his daughter and making music because he likes it. Metro speaks with him about this period in his life: “It feels like a new birth.”
In The Butcher Social Club in Amsterdam, while occasionally taking a sip of his cappuccino, Ronnie talks about this season of his life and how he might have hoped for this three years ago, but never expected it to turn out like this. . “I’ve always wanted it that way. Ronell Plasschaert says, “A family, stability, and balance.” “But I’m never really concerned with the future. “I live day to day.”
Videoland will broadcast his reality series today. The series consists of eight parts. It shows Ronnie finishing his album. We are also at the release party. Nori plays the father role. His album and the series reflect his love for his daughter. “Spending time with her is worth more to me than anything I’ve worked so hard for,” said the rapper. “The key to happiness is actually simpler than you think.”
After four albums and “countless singles” Ronnie comes in a writers block justly. It’s not something he knows yet. “At first, I thought that due to the success, many performances and the hardwork I had lost my mojo somewhat.” He lost his passion for music, which he believes everyone has experienced at some point. He laughs, “Only that usually takes 4 months, for me it took 4 years.”
Ronnie Flex was able to find his passion at the beginning this year. How did it happen? “By working hard every day and not giving up.” He thinks for a moment: “The persistence wins. That’s it. The singer now feels free to start again, as the pressure from the past four years has lifted. “From now on I can just think like I thought with my first album. Not genre bound, not looking for something, just making what I like.”
How long the road to that point has been for him, we have been able to see a little bit in the documentary Ronnie’s flight, released by 2doc in March of last year. It shows how he copes with the pressure of his new album and a weed addiction. This is something that he was unable to see again until just two months ago. Ronnie views the documentary differently now that he has seen it. “I am almost proud of myself that I have come from there to this.”
Tomorrow’s reality series could be seen as a sort of revenge for the previous documentary. “It’s just going well now and I would like to have that on screen sometime. I want to share that.” He makes this series especially for his second daughter, whom he and his girlfriend Demi de Boer are expecting, so that in ten years, or twenty years, I can look back with my daughters at what our life was like then. .”
When Ronnie is in the studio with his friends to listen to his new album Always together, you see how much release and relief his music brings him. His attention turns to Nori and his family when he gets home. He proudly declares, “I am her dad, but we also really just friendship,” This is how he wants viewers to think about him after the series. This is what’s most important.
He will now have to marry his rock star lifestyle with fatherhood. He believes that this means more discipline, less lingering at shows, and fewer drinks. But nothing less of his early music: „Even when I am sixty years old I still perform with Drank & Drugs, if I have to do a nostalgic act for other elderly people”, he laughs at the idea. “One hundred percent.”
That’s something to look forward too. Who knows? Maybe a series. For now, though, the focus is still on his daughters. Ronnie says that it doesn’t really matter who they are, what they love, or where they live. “As long as they are happy and as long as we can keep in touch with each other. Forever.
Ronnie: Forever Together will be available on Videoland every week starting from today (September 30, 2013).