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New Jersey Rapper Ren Thomas is breaking’ on the scene in a big way, but don’t get it twisted, he has “Been Nice.” Currently, Ren is taking part in VH1’s dynamic new block buster reality show “Signed” on Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. The show is hosted by Music moguls: Rick Ross, The Dream, and Lenny Santiago of Roc-Nation.
The shows exciting premise is to bring the hottest up-and-coming Hip-Hop and R&B artists to Atlanta to compete to be signed to a major record label.
Formerly known as Renagade, Ren built a preceding reputation as an unrelenting battle MC, recognized as a Ludicris’ Magnum Live Large Semi Finalist (2012), EOW USA Champion where he placed 3rd worldwide in England (2013), and EOW USA Runner Up (2015). In the summer of 2016, Thomas beat out thousands of competitors spanning the furthest reaches of the globe to take the TeamBackPack 2016 Cypher Championship at MUNY’s (Mission Underground New York) Annual Conference.
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Ren has also been a steady contender in predominate battle rap leagues including GrindTimeNow, iBattle Worldwide, The Draft League, and BlockCityTV all which have kept this budding artists in the forefront of the battle rap community’s brain for the better part of a decade.
Thomas is also an accomplished touring artist with successful Canadian (2015) and West Coast (2016) tours under his belt. His latest Full length album (available on all streaming platforms)is called: Lord Sear presents: Ren Thomas “I Been Nice.”
This masterfully crafted project streamed almost a half a million on release. His hit title single ‘I Been Nice’ produced by Hip- Hop legendary producer Pete Rock premiered on Shade 45’s Sway’s ‘Sway in The Morning: Friday Cypher ‘where Ren backed up his talent with a stand out performance that led him to be asked to participate in Sway’s famous end of the year’s Doomsday Cipher over monstrous production by Pete Rock and Big K.R.I.T.
Continually standing up to stand out in all opportunities presented, Ren is clearly someone to be reckoned with. By constantly pushing forth and following his dream, this artist continually gives his loyal fan base his all, Representing New Jersey the whole way.With years invested, an extensive catalogue, heavy resume and growing list of accolades, Ren Thomas is undoubtedly one of the most talented up budding rap artists in the hip hop to date.
Renagade is also known as one-half of the group Dead Poets with rapper/producer Tab. Together they released four independent albums before disbanding in 2013. Starting with the “Kenny Chang Tapes” (2007), “To The Grave” (2008), “The Empty Bottles Project”( 2010), and the most recent being, “The Village Idiots” (2013).
*Other accolades include, an undefeated professional battle record in some of the world’s top battle leagues such as, GrindTimeNow, iBattle Worldwide, The Draft League, BlockCityTV, When Animalz Attack, and various others.