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Ren - Illest Of Our Time

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  • 게시일 2023. 03. 28.
    Want to say a big thank you for everyones support over the years. During the years trapped inside with chronic health problems the main thing that kept me going was a belief that one day I would come out the other side, and be able to achieve success through music. I don’t have a label, and sometimes pushing these things as hard as I want becomes a massive challenge, and I find myself frustrated that there aren’t enough hours in the day to push it as far as I want to. I would love to ask a favour to anyone who has ever enjoyed my music over the years, and it will only take a few minutes of your day.It would mean the world to me if you shared these tracks as much as you can, over social media platforms, with friends, over email. Together, and with your help I can hopefully reach people all over the world, and get one step closer to the dream I always had! Thank you so much for the support so far!
    Song and beats written, performed, produced, directed by Ren
    Mixing/mastering: Frederik Moller
    Cinamatographer - Samuel Perry-Falvey
    First A.C. - Charlotte Nind
    Gaffer - Jacob Bacon
    Also huge Big up to all of my friends who popped on a mask and helped bring this video to life
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  • Ren
    Ren  2 개월 전 +3015

    Stream Illest Of Our Time on every platform here
    As always here are the lyrics for anyone who wants them!
    One two three
    Spitting bullets on the beat
    I'm a sick little puppy
    Who gets lucky when he speaks
    Blessed with a silver tongue
    Chest with an iron lung
    Extra terrestrial, tentacles, alien
    Psychopathic tendencies
    A pathologic entity
    If everything is set in stone
    Then this is how it's meant to be
    Elementary dear Watson, you might find
    Yourself in side the mind of the illest of our time
    Lets get it Popping, Hot rocking,
    Im Freddy Kruger, I’m chopping,
    I turn it up to eleven, the Demigorgon of Oppin
    The strangest thing I’m the boss when
    The danger - lingers I’m plotting
    Sweet like a spoon full of sugar
    Because Im Mary like Poppins
    The double barrel is cocking
    A shotgun shell to the noggin
    Im coughing catchy bronchitis
    Your in your funeral coffin
    No blocking, stoping me not when
    I pick the world up - I’m squatting
    And when I take from the rich
    i’m in your hood and Im Robbin
    Four, five, six, spit a crucifix
    Six six six flow, crucify a catholic
    Maverick, anti-hero ,villain not protagonist
    Words are kind of muffled when you’re sucking on my massive…
    Who’s the fucking illest, who’s the realest, who’s the baddest kid?
    Call the police on this beat before I damage it
    A kiddie called screech on the streets I’m a masochist,
    So far from reach, I’m the type to kill a pacifist
    Catalyst for chemical combustion I’m the analyst
    Of metaphors and similes and synonyms an alchemist
    Evangelist - spread the words I speak like they’re cancerous
    Pragmatist - think before I speak then I answer it
    Pull up, pull up, pull up to the place
    When I pull it, bang, a bullet sang, it shot right into space
    Music for the hooligans let loose on the estate,
    call the police and the riot vans the people want to play, hey!
    Freedom now, has lost all meaning, how
    can we all be free in a hierarchic breeding ground
    The poor get poorer while
    The rich get rich in style
    Ill be a heretic, kill a king, take his crown
    Top of the throne, top of the kingdom I own, top of the streets that I roam
    top of the dome, spitting for britain I show em bars like a cellular phone
    Hyping like Tyson, an icon, go twice in,
    left, right in, I’m striking like I’m biting like a python
    Ready? I’m heavy, I’m Mercury, I am Freddy,
    So eat my words fill your belly
    Like alphabet spaghetti
    I am a rap star
    Don’t believe me the facts are
    I spit fast like I’m nascar
    Don’t believe me?
    Then fuck ya,
    ah shit
    I don’t feel so well
    I don’t feel so well
    I don’t feel so well
    Call a medic for myself
    I don’t feel so hot my brother
    Aching, shaking, stop then stutter
    Things gone wrong
    Hit by king king kong
    A Swan-ton bomb like Hardy Brothers
    I don't feel so fresh my bro
    Things get slurry speaking slow
    Head in Hong Kong wonton soup
    Is what I have for Brains I know
    That I want to spread these tattered wings hold them high
    Banished from the heavens but Im knocking on the sky
    Living with depression is a blessing in disguise
    Never second guessing, intuition getting wise
    Want to sink into the pupil of my eye
    Travel to the corner of my cornea and mind
    Look for all the answers that I never seem to find
    Till then I guess I’m still the illest of our time

  • Samuel Perry-Falvey
    Samuel Perry-Falvey 2 개월 전 +4968

    A video I'm quite proud of. We were absolutely up against it filming this over one evening into the early hours. Not only under time restraints but fearful of being robbed of the kit or attacked for most of it. All of these things feel worth it when seeing the final video. Hope you all love it!

    • PinkyN DeBrain
      PinkyN DeBrain 2 개월 전 +54

      Waiting with such anticipation, like I haven’t felt in a long time for ANY artist!
      (BTW, stay away from San Francisco and nearby Oakland if you want to keep your gear)

    • Sharon Turner
      Sharon Turner 2 개월 전 +152

      Sam, great hearing from you. Your work is genius as well. Takes a village. Seems you fellows have a tribe that grows amazing music and videos and gifts us with it. Thanks

    • Samuel Perry-Falvey
      Samuel Perry-Falvey 2 개월 전 +74

      @PinkyN DeBrain or most cities aha, had people try steal and break my camera on one of mine and Ren's first shoots together!

    • Michael Mardling
      Michael Mardling 2 개월 전 +31

      Not sure where this was filmed or when, but if not in Canada, hopefully one day Ren does one up here as a thank you for being a guest and honourary Canadian.

    • Samuel Perry-Falvey
      Samuel Perry-Falvey 2 개월 전 +151

      @Michael Mardling was filmed in Brighton last summer and dw we've got plans 😉

  • VannHart
    VannHart 2 개월 전 +214

    Ren.. doubt you’ll see this but I want to thank you for getting this 73 yo Gma of 2 20 yr old grandsons to better understand and appreciate rap. I like (and listen to) all types of music, but I had avoided rap. Your posts, and the gazillion reactions to them, have helped me with how this music is structured.. and how better to understand it. You have such a gift and I believe you know how to best use it. I hope you are able to fully recover from your battle with auto-immune issues.. or at least are able to fully live with them and thrive. Be well and take care of yourself; your light is bright and beautiful right now.. don’t let it dim!!

    • J
      J 개월 전 +8

      Same, my 17 yr old son is always throwing out rhymes at me which I usually try to ignore; BUT I'm 48 and sort of finding out why he likes this type of music. I love music that tells a story, and Ren definitely does that in every new video I've been discovering on YT. Might not understand or keep up with everything, but I appreciate how incredibly talented he and everyone around him must be to put these amazing videos together.

    • John Wesch
      John Wesch 개월 전

      Beautifully crafted.

    • randal_gibbons
      randal_gibbons 20 일 전

      Hello, I think you would also appreciate the greatest ever freestyle rapper. Harry Mack is incredible and his Omegle Bars series is his most popular work. I recommend OB 79 & 80 to start with or you can start at OB 01 and watch how much better Harry gets.

    • zan
      zan 11 일 전 +1

      @randal_gibbons oh yeah harry mack is the goat

  • justintodopestuff
    justintodopestuff 2 개월 전 +61

    I'm a sick little puppy who gets lucky when he speaks..... I'm not sure how many people will ever realize how humble that verse really is. I love this dude's passion, it's something we can all look up to. Keep being you Ren, it heals us too. 🙏🏼❤️

    • randal_gibbons
      randal_gibbons 20 일 전

      That all depends on whether you take the lyrics literally or figuratively.

    • Janisjustfine
      Janisjustfine 15 일 전

      >> IT HEALS US TOO

  • enako sam
    enako sam 2 개월 전 +42

    I have not been this invested in an artist since Kurt Cobain, and omfg it just keeps getting better, we need to protect Ren at all costs.

    • Lil me
      Lil me 2 일 전

      That's a huge honour for Ren

  • waywest
    waywest 개월 전 +4

    Ren, you are a stone cold lyrical sniper. Stay well, brother.

  • Jevon Burke
    Jevon Burke 2 개월 전 +52

    I've just recently found your music, all I can say is thanks. I'm a 42 year old dude who thought creative music died long ago and I just wasn't looking hard enough. I've honestly never experienced an artist like you in I don't know how long if ever.

  • Michael Kennedy
    Michael Kennedy 2 개월 전 +3950

    As a birthday present to Ren let's try and get Illest Of Our Time to 2 million views in under a week. Long live the Renaissance!

    • Juan Rodriguez-De Luca
      Juan Rodriguez-De Luca 2 개월 전 +12


    • Michael Kennedy
      Michael Kennedy 2 개월 전 +180

      @Juan Rodriguez-De Luca Yeah, maybe you're right Juan. On second thoughts, he'd probably prefer a toaster; or some socks.

    • Anthony Romero
      Anthony Romero 2 개월 전 +69

      Ren...Renaissance....I get it, clever :)

    • Lady of Darkness
      Lady of Darkness 2 개월 전 +90

      @Juan Rodriguez-De Luca Oh sorry, is it a sore spot that nobody remembered your birthday? Maybe if you accomplished something in your life like Ren did, people would want to celebrate it, and you wouldn't have to be so spitefully jealous about it. Or you're just trolling because you're bored, either way, YES. YES let's absolutely do that. And the contribution of one bitter individual or not will not change anything. Touch grass.

    • jennifer janz
      jennifer janz 2 개월 전 +44

      Challenge accepted 😎!

  • Henry
    Henry 개월 전 +12

    Hi there RENegades....we can surely share this song today to everyone we know to get to that 1 MILLION views....let's make it happen 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

  • Manu M
    Manu M 개월 전 +5

    Absolute high quality sh*t! Why need a label at all? ;)
    keep going, we spread the word!

  • Nova
    Nova 2 개월 전 +26

    Ren is the musician we knew we wanted,
    but never knew how much we needed!!!

    • Michael Werner
      Michael Werner 2 개월 전 +2

      Saludos desde Chiapas, México. Agreed!

  • Tais Pedersen
    Tais Pedersen 개월 전 +12

    As a metal musician... i feel blessed with guys like Ren!! The history, the talent he has.... GOLD!! Cheers from Denmark!!

  • Josef Caruthers
    Josef Caruthers 개월 전 +3

    Musical genius right here! This kid can do anything!

  • Martin Mathias
    Martin Mathias 2 개월 전 +148

    “Living with depression is a blessing in disguise, never second guessing, intuition getting wise” spoke to me brother ❤️

    • secretcorridor
      secretcorridor 2 개월 전 +4

      Absolutely. The only way out is through, and once on the other side realising it was never you after all. It's the world that's gone wrong.

    • Yattaaa
      Yattaaa 5 일 전 +1

      Can you explain pls? I dont understand how is it a blessing in disguise?

  • k Allen
    k Allen 개월 전 +17

    Hi Ren ! I have shared this with complete strangers , the furthest was a guy I met on the streets of San Jose Costa Rica , he was a homeless street poet. Like everyone he was blown away . thanks brother hope you are feeling well

  • Brian M Jones
    Brian M Jones 2 개월 전 +11

    Like millions of other people who never heard of you before, I am now a big fan of yours. Your message, your words are powerful and move me beyond anything I've ever heard before. I can feel the pain in sorrow and your songs. I feel blessed to be listening to an artist that we can all relate to in our everyday lives. I have never seen or heard anyone like you before. Thank you Ren.

  • Pawsitive Vibes
    Pawsitive Vibes 2 개월 전 +14

    Ren, An undeniably true Artist. Diverse ,unparalleled, multidimensional creative talent. The auditory layers, double entendre , word play, story telling commands attention . Captivating & Brilliant!! High Praises! Someone said "Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable". Your music provokes thought & emotion. It 's more than music but something to experience. Iconic! . Sincere thanks for the experiences , and for your courage in shinning a much needed light on invisible illnesses. Respect & All the best!

  • josh hadfield
    josh hadfield 2 개월 전 +11

    This dude is saving people. Mate of mine personally and so many others… absolute legend putting his music and message out there. Doing my best to get everyone I know listening.

  • Mario Legault
    Mario Legault 개월 전 +17

    Not too shabby. And that's coming from a total metalhead. 🤟🤟🤟 Well done.

    • Dave Head
      Dave Head 26 일 전 +1

      also a total metalhead.... more punk than anything else

    • Yore History
      Yore History 25 일 전 +2

      Also a metal head but one that does appreciate electronic and rap...this is really good. I bet he could even do metal for sure rock.

  • Corey Schafer
    Corey Schafer 2 개월 전 +144

    Awesome song. And happy birthday brother.

  • Sympathy ForTheDevil
    Sympathy ForTheDevil 개월 전 +19

    The song feels like an act of vulnerability and authenticity because he's showing us a darker side of himself, that is just as true & real to him as his other sides. We know from his previous songs he has at least 2 sides: the genius side and the physically ill side. It's easy to empathize with these, appreciate them, and value them. But with 'Illest of our Time' I think he shows us a 3rd side that is harder to empathize with -- the dark/twisted side of Ren. The lyrics are brutal, twisted, violent, to some degree. And they are also him. And that's fine--we all have some 'twistedness' in us--we just conceal it to different degrees. Ren in this case is revealing his darkness, putting it on display for all to see. His final scheme lyrically here ties it all together by suggesting he is a 'fallen angel' with tattered wings, banished from heaven. But then he says 'Living with depression is a blessing in disguise, never second guessing intuition getting wise.' His depression helped him grow wiser, more self-aware, & Ren exposing his dark/twisted side like this, unapologetically, could be seen as an act of self-awareness-borne-from-suffering, authenticity, and vulnerability. His wearing white, I think, is meant to contrast the partial perception we might form of him (heroic, savior, goodness, vulnerable, soft) against the violent backdrop of animals fighting each other in an abandoned warehouse.

    • Dust 2 Glow Housekeeping
      Dust 2 Glow Housekeeping 개월 전

      😢😮 wow this is a very twisted up song/rap. I truly hope he gets the help he is searching for. To me this song is him calling for attention... he is wearing white as a symbol of spreading his wings far and wide, has rebelled christianity perhaps, struggling with religion... everyday society anxious issues, financial struggles, living expenses, all rolled into one.

    • SandstoneSpires
      SandstoneSpires 개월 전 +4

      Haha nah, he's just not religious, simple as. Was kinda strange seeing allll these Americans thinking he was a Christian tbh! Why worry about a man who writes bars like 'I am the demigorgon of oppin'? That shows you exactly his depth of the wider, hidden world, and it is entirely not Christian, dude is a Gnostic if anything. Interesting interpretations from the OP but the comment that was worrying about him is misplaced imo. He's leagues above most religious people when it comes to serious existential thought - this vid is proof enough

  • M Alexander
    M Alexander 2 개월 전 +5

    Perfect representation of what it is to deal with a chronic illness for which there are few answers. We feel your pain and hope you find your answers. ❤

  • Hikabong Nakacloud
    Hikabong Nakacloud 2 개월 전 +6

    You're now my new favourite singer. Billie Elish comes second. I can feel every bit of you as living a life half ill with DID. Love you man🖤

  • Izzy Blacklock
    Izzy Blacklock 2 개월 전 +6

    Only 650K in 4 days 😢 this needs more views! 3 more days to get it to 1M in a week. Come on people! Show Ren the ❤ he deserves!

  • jiros00
    jiros00 2 개월 전 +8

    Nearly 500k views and it was only released day before yesterday. #9 on trending music. Let's get this to #1. Renmania.

  • Steve Parker
    Steve Parker 2 개월 전 +290

    Ren, you are a musical maestro, a lyrical laureate, a storytelling savant, a genius of genres, an inventive instrumentalist, a minstrel of Shakespearean manifestation, a warrior poet and a percipient prodigy. You were forged in the fire of mental and physical illness and rose like a phoenix from the flames. My sincere gratitude bro for all that you do and I can't wait to hear the new tune. Take care buddy!

    • Phil Dutton
      Phil Dutton 2 개월 전 +25

      No pressure then! 🤣🤣🤣

    • Alex Löwe
      Alex Löwe 2 개월 전 +4

      True words Steve!
      Ren is born for that. Keep going champ. Do your thing. Work with great musicians like you did. So refreshing.

    • Amy West
      Amy West 2 개월 전 +3


    • illist
      illist 2 개월 전 +7

      After this I can't say anything lol

    • david segal
      david segal 2 개월 전 +9

      Steve, YOUR words are poetry. I can hear, in my head, Ren rapping to your words.

  • Warren Thompson
    Warren Thompson 2 개월 전 +6

    If Picasso did music… Genuinly generational artist that has it all. Absolute killing it Ren loving everything old and new I find!

  • Karl Becker
    Karl Becker 개월 전 +2

    Ren, if you read this, I hope you are enjoying the fruits of your labor. You earned all of it! You are an amazing artist. This world needs to hear truth, whether it's ready for it or not. Congrats, bro. You made it!

  • Melba Victoria May
    Melba Victoria May 2 개월 전 +6

    I am so happy I discovered your music, Ren! You are an extraordinary artist and a poet of our times. I relate to so many of your songs!

  • Silver Surfer
    Silver Surfer 개월 전 +5

    The flow switches are crazy. This is the year of the Ren.

  • Louise
    Louise 개월 전 +17

    🎉🎉 1 MILLION!! 🎉🎉 Congrats Ren! ❤

  • Laurent Yvan gurewitch
    Laurent Yvan gurewitch 2 개월 전 +711

    74 years old...and I find you. Like stumbling on a box of golden treasure that enriches the soul, the heart, the mind. I visit your music every day, and am better for it. You have grit, a determination and confidence that I hope has set you free to work your wonders on a waiting world. Love and appreciation, Ren, love and appreciation.

    • donna roberts
      donna roberts 2 개월 전 +15

      So well said & I totally agree. Hugs all the way from Australia x

    • Sara Namastar
      Sara Namastar 2 개월 전 +10

      Beautiful x

    • Chuck Kunsman
      Chuck Kunsman 2 개월 전 +23

      well said ! of course i stumbled upon this gorgeous imperfect raw and unbelievably talented human when "hi ren" first surfaced on youtube. it literally had me in tears eapecially the ending! im depressive/ recovering addictict and it cut through me even more so the second and third time i listened to it! so many people will benefit from this man now that hea come out the shadows! hes gonna be a huge success!

    • Dave Gould
      Dave Gould 2 개월 전 +12

      Only 60 here but I agree completely

    • Faybaugh
      Faybaugh 2 개월 전 +20

      57 here. What is it with us oldies liking Ren? Maybe he will get an Ensure sponsorship lol.

  • Jacqueline Van Bierk
    Jacqueline Van Bierk 2 개월 전 +4

    Once again, blown away by the track, the production and the performance not to mention the music video itself. So powerful. Thank you!

  • Seth Lee
    Seth Lee 개월 전 +24

    Real talk. With 13 more tracks left on this album to drop one by one. I can’t remember the last time I’ve been this hyped for an artist.

  • LazyGrey
    LazyGrey 2 개월 전 +4

    Absolute masterpiece!!!💥 The lyrics, the wordplay, the beat, the videography...This hits HARD🤯

  • grandma_baddie
    grandma_baddie 2 개월 전 +16

    I think i have an addiction, i cant stop listening to this genius that is Ren. No 14 trending in u.k , i feel like his mum , im soooo proud ❤

  • Aubrey McKinney-Naff
    Aubrey McKinney-Naff 2 개월 전 +7

    I'm a metalhead who also loves old school rap... Wu-Tang, Dre, Ice Cube, Cypress Hill, Snoop, E-40... Etc.
    Ren has definitely got my attention!
    This guy spans so many genres... Nails everything he does, has amazing lyrics... He's a musical genius and masterpiece!!
    Can't wait to see what's next!

  • no.1fangirl
    no.1fangirl 2 개월 전 +263

    #1 hip hop track on itunes in less than 24hrs. Not bad for an artist with no corporate backing .
    Go Ren ! 💥💥💥

  • Liz Romanos
    Liz Romanos 개월 전 +6

    Running this like multiple times a day right now - killer beat and vocal delivery R.E.N

  • Bee Nz
    Bee Nz 개월 전 +6

    Just so many feathers in Rens cap. Twists and turns. An incredible talent

  • Tandy Hard
    Tandy Hard 개월 전 +7

    Congratulations on ONE MILLION, luv!!! Well deserved 😜🥳💗💗💗💗💗

  • Joe G
    Joe G 2 개월 전 +14

    Ren!!! 2:10 “Ready? I’m heavy. I’m mercury, I am Freddy…” This is a deep lyric that most won't get but I caught it! Wish I didn't know the meaning but it relates to mercury toxicity/heavy metal poisoning. Holy crap bro! Insane stuff! Much love - Joe G

    • O
      O 개월 전 +1

      You right, most people seem to miss it, unless been afflicted...

    • Brandon Davis
      Brandon Davis 개월 전 +4

      @O Many meanings stacked into the shortest of statements is the mark of a master poet. Mercury also the trickster god. Mercurial - like the god mercury can transform as an actor. Mercury, a very heavy metal that flows and poisons. Freddy - like Freddy kruger. Freddie Mercury, lead singer of Queen.

    • Stamp and Scrap
      Stamp and Scrap 개월 전 +1

      I think people have also missed that Mercury is also called quick silver. As in fast

  • Jessie Tucker
    Jessie Tucker 개월 전 +19

    Just passed 1M views! So beautiful to witness! Ren passing the precipice and beyond!!!

  • Ren
    Ren  2 개월 전 +1761

    About this time last year I was in the process of putting together the videos for the Sick Boi album.
    My friend B**** had just bee made homeless, he was kicked out of his previous flat for having some wild parties, and covering the walls in graffiti. I bumped into him one day and he was full of excitement. "Ive got the sickest place ever to film in"
    B**** had just moved into a squat in an old shop across the road. He told me the place was massive, and that there was a small homeless community living there. I arranged to go check out the place a few days later.
    Me and my camera guy Sam headed over, we had to enter through a small side entrance, a big green metal door. There was this kid outside, probably about 18, 19, waiting to get in, obviously twisted on a universe of drugs, who started telling us how his girlfriend had stolen all his things, halfway through the story he broke into a double time rap and told us he was gona be the biggest rapper in Brighton. The big green door flew open, there was screaming, three lads launched another out, covered in blood. I knew him, i'd met him at one of B***'s partys a few weeks before. They told him he wasn't welcome anymore. I guess this was the place.
    A guy with his hood up got in my face and asked what I wanted, but then recognised me from making music and became instantly cheery. I told him B**** had said it was a good place for filming, and he asked me if i'd like a guided tour, this place already seemed perfect for what I had in mind.
    The place was massive, 4 underground warehouse floors, an old industrial lift, cables ripped out the walls, and a big cage where I assume they used to keep stock. My guide told me that they'd have organised fights in the cage most nights, they'd get drugged up on ketamine so they couldnt feel anything, and beat eachother till one gave up.
    I found B**** in the middle of one of the giant ware house floors making a small fire, he was in the throws of addiction at the time and it showed. B**** is undoubtedly one of the most witty and charismatic people I know, but at this point the claws of addiction had sunk their hands in and he was illegible and erratic, ill be honest it was really difficult to see, I love him, and before that i'd tried everything I could to help him, but until people are ready for help you cant. Speaking from a decade of sobriety life can be very beautiful without chemical escapism but I digress.
    We set up a week later, the shoot was chaotic. During it the 19 year old kid we met outside stole a baseball and cricket bat we were using for props, ran upstairs and smashed through 4 of the upstairs windows. Another person living in the squat proceeded to accuse every member of the crew for stealing her iphone, followed by lots of screaming and kicking, which obviously hadn't happened.
    Despite this we got through the shoot, making the most of each spot, wrapping up in the early hours of the morning we'd brought something together that looked awesome.
    The atmosphere was constantly tense, which was perfect.
    The video ended up one of the best we've ever filmed.
    It looked way better than if we'd spent a stupid amount of money building a set, because it was real, and that delivered an unmatched rawness.
    Illest Of Our Time comes out on the 29th of March!
    Can't wait for you to see it

    • Glamma Uniqorn
      Glamma Uniqorn 2 개월 전 +31

      Can't wait Ren, sending you love and prayers for your continued healing and full restoration. God bless you young man!! Love ya!

    • TheBunniest
      TheBunniest 2 개월 전 +22

      I can't wait!! 7 days is going to feel like forever for sure...

    • The Doug Man
      The Doug Man 2 개월 전 +24

      I am looking forward to the new video, as well. You really have a knack for finding great locations for your video shoots!
      I hope your friend B** gets help and recovers from his/her addiction.

    • TheGothicLibrarian
      TheGothicLibrarian 2 개월 전 +17

      A whole week??? Ahh that's so long, I can't wait! And I hope your friend B is doing better... much love from Switzerland 🖤

    • Miri-Fox-90
      Miri-Fox-90 2 개월 전 +20

      Can’t wait for the song to drop, intrigued by the video description. I spent a lot of my teens and twenties living in different squats, some nice, some not so nice. You summed up what squat life can be like pretty accurately. I now work with addicts in homeless hostels, everyday is a different heartbreak but the success stories make it all worth it.
      Hope you’re still continuing to improve everyday, we’re all thinking of you.
      And I hope things improve for your friend B.

  • Nathan Cooper
    Nathan Cooper 2 개월 전 +6

    You killin’ it Ren!! Keep it up brother. Music needs you. Bumpin’ this loud enough from Texas to make YOUR neighbors to call the cops! 😆

  • Henry
    Henry 개월 전 +6

    1 MILLION KNOCKING...well deserved to a legend ...Ren ...#Renmakesmusic.🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

  • sticky7435
    sticky7435 2 개월 전 +3

    Voice of a generation right here. I'm nearly 50 years old and artists like this come around very, very rarely. I am very happy to be around while this guy does his thing. Amazing.

  • chez
    chez 2 개월 전 +2

    I'm gonna have this on blast non stop. My poor neighbours 😂

  • MIAC
    MIAC 2 개월 전 +2

    Damn that part at 1:00… didn’t think you could do vocals like that it’s amazing

  • Jastha
    Jastha 2 개월 전 +157

    I'm a metal head usually but damn, you speak across genres and generations. This guy is something special

    • Charlie Stardust
      Charlie Stardust 2 개월 전 +5

      Same here, but damn getting into rap was definitely not a mistake with this one!

    • Lil E
      Lil E 2 개월 전 +6

      Same here. Ren is a genre all his own. Speaks to all ages, genders, and races.
      He's the Maestro!

    • Philip Halpin
      Philip Halpin 2 개월 전 +4

      As am I, but there's something special about Ren thats just hits home.
      Oh and I'm 60 years old.

    • Michelle Steele
      Michelle Steele 2 개월 전 +3


    • CB S
      CB S 2 개월 전 +3


  • Lindsey Whiting
    Lindsey Whiting 개월 전 +9

    The Happiest Easter Ever.. Opted for a Ren fest party for myself all weekend instead of Pubs....Incredibly talented Ren ❤

  • James Appleby
    James Appleby 개월 전 +2

    Banksy of music, Ren has the truth. A vocal mastery that shines a light into the darkness. love and peace

  • Oz-E-Rider
    Oz-E-Rider 개월 전 +12

    Yes, you are the illest of our time! Big love from Australia, Ren. ❤

  • Drea Lyn
    Drea Lyn 개월 전 +10

    I've been back here a couple times a day since this song dropped, it's so close to a million views. I want so bad to see that happen for Ren!

    • Drea Lyn
      Drea Lyn 개월 전

      Hit the million mark a while ago but I'm still coming back everyday... I think I'm addicted to the sound of Ren's voice and his music!

  • Jobey Langford
    Jobey Langford 25 일 전 +3

    It’s crazy to think that a month ago I’d seen Ren on a TikTok short with the right here right now video using the fatboy slim sample. I remember thinking that’s pretty original and the lyrics were so relatable to my own adolescence. Then I was gratefully introduced to Hi Ren and I can’t recall any time in my life where I so emotionally moved and intrigued by the Bloke on my screen. Since then I’ve become pretty much addicted to everything about him. The more I look, the more I find. How the actual fuck had I never heard of such an amazing artist. It seems like the words finally getting out and the world’s witnessing the rise of a absolute legend 👊

  • CecilDAsbo
    CecilDAsbo 2 개월 전 +74

    Trending in UK at #11 between Miley Cyrus and Noel Gallagher (Almost the same views as him in 21 hours, and Noel took 6 days). No commercial backing. Producing his own beats. Video made with his mates. Pure talent!
    (Edit: Now at #7 and climbing! and #23 in the US)

    • Gametold
      Gametold 2 개월 전 +3

      Now #21

    • James Kelley
      James Kelley 2 개월 전 +2

      Think hi ren peaked at 18 so it's more progress, a year to 18 months hes gonna be hitting top 5 on release day

  • HER 😜🥂
    HER 😜🥂 2 개월 전 +5

    Just love his lyrical journey in each song 🎵 ❤️ its amazing 👏🏼 😍 ❤️

  • John MacDonald
    John MacDonald 2 개월 전 +55

    I’m 60 years old I’ve been going to concerts since I was 12, seen well over 1,500 bands and I have to say you are one of the most inspirational, electric, songwriter performers I have ever seen. I honestly believe you are the next great talent in music. I hope you get whatever you are looking for in your music career. I would like to know how do I get you to come to Vancouver Canada to play?
    I have never written comments on any social media before; however, this is the first and that’s how impressed I am with with your skills. Love you.

    • Bo Soundaries
      Bo Soundaries 개월 전 +2

      Wlcome to the Reniverse - John!

    • John MacDonald
      John MacDonald 개월 전 +1

      I am in the Reniverse and loving it I need to see him live

    • Bo Soundaries
      Bo Soundaries 개월 전

      @John MacDonald Whenever Ren calls me to do anything - I will!

    • Duhovka
      Duhovka 개월 전

      Old macdonald had a farm , YEEHAA YEEHAA HOOOO!!!!

    • Kelvin Johnson
      Kelvin Johnson 개월 전

      ​​​@Duhovka and on that farm had some Rens with an eclectic mix of... OMFG

  • Yamandu Romero
    Yamandu Romero 2 개월 전 +4

    After almost 50 years and tons of music going around in my brain it's hard to find something that surprises you. but this definitely blew my mind

  • Petra Radosevic
    Petra Radosevic 24 일 전 +2

    Besides all, he is a total 90s revival - im even printing lyrics :D dont remember doing so since i listened to 90s music. Huge respect for everything he creates!

  • Margaret C
    Margaret C 개월 전 +13

    Gonna hit 1M today!

  • EnderOllie 4
    EnderOllie 4 2 개월 전 +137

    Welsh mother of 2 ASD boys, & a daughter with severe anxiety and depression, and let me tell you I've NEVER been into this type of music, but sheesh, here I am with the ear buds cranked up to the max, and jamming like I'm an 18 year old in a rave in some deep, dark dive. ❤ Keep bringing the awesomeness Ren (and Sam!). Happy birthday, boyo!

    • Anthony France
      Anthony France 2 개월 전 +2

      Keep your head up maam. Prayers and Godspeed

    • EnderOllie 4
      EnderOllie 4 2 개월 전

      @Anthony France thank you! ❤

  • LMM 1984
    LMM 1984 개월 전 +8

    This song is great to practice Muay Thai/Kickboxing on the heavy bag when you are too tired to continue and need that little extra inspiration. I put it on over and over when was about to quit for the day! 🥊😉

  • DreadsNDogs
    DreadsNDogs 개월 전 +2

    Rap don't usually capture my attention. But there's something about your music - like every song I've heard so far, as I went down the rabbit hole - that's quite litteraly enchanting. It's like I'm suddenly being transported into a bubble of pure chaos and then realizing it's strangely peaceful and even soothing to be there. Curiously examining the twisted darkness of humanity through my own reflection...👀

  • Brigitte Mainella
    Brigitte Mainella 2 개월 전 +4

    What a wonderful addition to your musical creations! It was lyrically creative, the beat was so good, the location and filming were superior, your performance was top notch and the build-up of suspense moments before the release was an experience in itself! Thoroughly enjoyed all of it and a huge thank you for daring to be so unique 😊❤🎉

  • Pete Moss
    Pete Moss 개월 전 +10

    Congratulations on 1 million, on your way to history. Welcome to the RENaissance! RENegades RISE!

  • Louis Moore
    Louis Moore 2 개월 전 +13

    100 million views... well deserved ren you are a genius of our time ...

  • TheBunniest
    TheBunniest 2 개월 전 +337

    Ren, I'm a 14 year-old girl from Finland. Everyday I come to your channel to listen to your music and every time I feel this warm feeling in my heart when I see how the number of your subscribers and listeners are rising and rising even more. Me, hopefully a starting artist, want to thank you Ren for being a paragon for us all - a paragon of not giving up and being brave and strong. You deserve all the love you have got and will get in the future. You are a huge idol for all of us - the younger ones and for the older ones as well. Thank you. Also, I can't wait to hear this song, I'm sure it will be amazing

    • Hexenkind1
      Hexenkind1 2 개월 전 +25

      Totally feel the same way. 37 year old man from germany btw. Ren connects us all through music and it is so beautiful.

    • Scott Laurenson
      Scott Laurenson 2 개월 전 +20

      55yr old from Scotland same here ❤️ my wife says I'm in the Renaverse 😁🎼🎶🎸❤️.

    • Heidi
      Heidi 2 개월 전 +9

      Have you seen Anna Vaskelainen's reaction to Hi Ren? She's Finnish and speaks Finnish in the reaction (eek, thankfully subtitles for me) and it's just beautiful. Worth a watch and she comes across as a wonderful person as well.

    • TheBunniest
      TheBunniest 2 개월 전 +8

      @Heidi I just watched the video. Thanks for telling me about it, it really was very beautiful and touching... woah

    • Belinda Melville
      Belinda Melville 2 개월 전 +6

      Go girl..😊😊😊

  • adamex
    adamex 개월 전 +10

    It's about time Britain had a talent like Ren to be proud of. His raps are on a par with any of the top US rappers and songs like chalk outlines are beautiful. A star on the rise. Stay grounded Ren

  • caelan ireland
    caelan ireland 개월 전 +6

    I remember seeing your channel when it was at 400k views and i thought that your music was really good so I made sure to like every video and recently with you nearly doubling in popularity I'm so proud of you ren your talent is amazing

  • Albo
    Albo 개월 전 +3

    Flow and rhymes always on point but this beat is next level. Getting old streets of rage vibes. Love it ren.

  • Dude Dont worry MGTOW Bro

    I just discovered you. Its nice to hear someone who sounds as where there are from. Underground artists, sounds so much better then commercial music. Keep on , keeping it real!!!

  • MightyBalzaq
    MightyBalzaq 개월 전 +4

    Ren continues to prove why he is already one of the GOATs.
    One of my favorite new musical finds in a long time.

  • Giggirl 🎶
    Giggirl 🎶 2 개월 전 +515

    Hands up if you love Ren ! 🙋‍♀️ 🎶❤️

    • Zed
      Zed 2 개월 전 +5

      ✊🏻❣a shed load

    • Neddie Potter
      Neddie Potter 2 개월 전 +8

      I dont have enough hands...lol...

    • LaVonne Benson
      LaVonne Benson 2 개월 전 +4


    • Ann B
      Ann B 2 개월 전 +5

      👏👏👏❤️❤️❤️👏👏👏 Lots of love Ren

    • Berry Creative
      Berry Creative 2 개월 전 +8

      Hi I’m Mel and I’m a Renaholic 🙋🏽‍♀️

  • COYR 1964
    COYR 1964 개월 전 +1

    Incredible once in a generation talent. Not seen anyone with this level of genius since Eminem 20 years ago. Amazing guitarist, unbelievable voice and an inspiration to everyone who's ever thought of giving up. Keep getting stronger brother

  • Craig Anderson-Jones
    Craig Anderson-Jones 2 개월 전 +1

    This is an absolute belter of a tune. It's up there with Plan B's 'stay too long' in terms of emotional excitement. The beat is off the hook. It would be awesome to see someone add some record scratching to this. You really are a fantastic example of what a young, driven person can achieve. Seriously, be proud of what you're doing.

  • nakrul987
    nakrul987 2 개월 전 +5

    Ren's music is the fuel of life. Don't forget to check out his older stuff too cause it's all top notch music.

  • David Anderson
    David Anderson 2 개월 전 +3

    You made a 40 year old American metalhead appreciate rap. That's a hell of an achievement in itself. I can also appreciate the fact that I've never heard you use the word bruv. Thank you for that.

  • Dominika Wiesnerova
    Dominika Wiesnerova 2 개월 전 +2

    I'm so grateful for you and your music Ren 🙂

  • Richard Huff
    Richard Huff 2 개월 전 +231

    When 95% of KRclip reactors have checked this out in the first couple hours you know you have made it. Keep the fire comming and happy birthday to you man!

    • Eternal Sunshine
      Eternal Sunshine 2 개월 전 +6

      What’s a KRclip reactor? Like Chernobyl?

    • Independent Unity Reacts
      Independent Unity Reacts 2 개월 전 +1

      Fo sho, ren drops a song I am reacting to it lol im as excited to see it as everyone else is

    • G3NK5T42
      G3NK5T42 2 개월 전 +2

      ​@Eternal Sunshine are you trolling?

    • Anthony France
      Anthony France 2 개월 전

      ​@Eternal Sunshinehaha

    • Eternal Sunshine
      Eternal Sunshine 2 개월 전

      @G3NK5T42 I’m genuinely interested, is it like an influencer that kinda thing? Like someone who watches a video on KRclip and then spouts their ‘opinion’ of it on their own video like some sort of authority? They ‘react’ to it? Can’t people just watch it themselves and make up their own mind? God KRclip has got weird! People flipping making videos about other peoples videos, odd….

  • Dave Buco
    Dave Buco 개월 전 +4

    Hi Ren. I'm a 58 year old guy from the States. I grew up in an era of punk/post-punk and old school hip-hop. I've dealt with depression and anxiety over the years... still haunts me. Your music (whether hip-hop, with The Big Push, with Chinchilla, or whether story driven journeys like "The Tale Of Jenny & Screech") has changed me. Has changed me for the better... made me think, feel, ponder like I haven't previously. I need to say thank you. Thank you for the music you create, for the meaning, the lyrics, the rhymes. I think you touch many more people than you realize. ❤

  • makena Mei
    makena Mei 개월 전 +4

    I love your videos, just be mindful that old buildings contain a lot of mold. Trust me when I say, mold makes people with Lyme very sick, I nearly died from “non toxic” mold. ♥️

  • Shamrockgirl Shenanigans
    Shamrockgirl Shenanigans 2 개월 전 +6

    How is this not at millions of views yet?? This is gold. Only 44K thumbs up, come on folks, click the thumbs up!!

    • Tim Wilson
      Tim Wilson 2 개월 전

      I clicked it- Turns out I had already clicked it- So I had to click it again. Thanks!

  • Connor Kelly
    Connor Kelly 개월 전 +2

    One of the few individuals who truly understands that you cannot experience the highest of highs without also knowing the lowest of lows. The human condition. Seeing both sides of the whole and walking the balance between them.

  • Lynn Bowman
    Lynn Bowman 2 개월 전 +2

    What can I say? Yet again you’ve smashed it. Thank you for your originality and amazing talent. Keep going, you’re amazing and help me through my dark days with these amazing tracks of yours and your collaborations that you do with everyone. Thank you Thank you Thank you. Blessings, Love and Light 👍🙏

  • Justin Davies
    Justin Davies 2 개월 전 +60

    can someone get this guy a million subscribers already. God knows hes earned it

  • April Talbert
    April Talbert 2 개월 전 +2

    I always appreciate the lyrics, sometimes it's so fast and I'm already deaf in my left ear.... Its difficult to catch everything. Thank you for both, the music AND the lyrics.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 개월 전 +2

    Ren really is an artist to cherish! Would be sick to see a collab with the likes of Tom Grennan. Imagine the genres colliding, it would be sickkk 🔥🔥

  • iPro Boss
    iPro Boss 개월 전 +2

    You are sick man 🔥 came across your music a few months ago and since then I can’t get enough! Every track has a meaning! So talented! World is your oyster my friend 👏🏼🔥

  • Kalanzi Mark
    Kalanzi Mark 2 개월 전 +2

    Your music spreading faster than the corona and we love it🖐

  • K Byrne
    K Byrne 개월 전 +2

    As an old school 44 year old hip hop fan who thought hip had died thank fuck for ren our saviour and British to boot..this kid is dangerous on a good level ❤

  • Zed
    Zed 2 개월 전 +88

    I got butterflies hahaha, cannot wait for this.
    G'day RENegades, anyone else still got their head stuck in Ren's rabbit hole still?, I think I"m stuck😂🇦🇺 🖤💛❤

    • Emily Thomas
      Emily Thomas 2 개월 전 +2

      RENegades! Yes, love it!

    • McFly JP
      McFly JP 2 개월 전 +1

      Just started and loving it!

    • nguyễn ngọc
      nguyễn ngọc 2 개월 전 +4

      It’s been years and I haven’t gotten myself out😑

    • Nancy Moore
      Nancy Moore 2 개월 전 +1

      Yep, most definitely 😁 couldn't think of a better place to be stuck though, could we? 🥰🤘 count me in as a RENegade 😁🇬🇧 ❤️❤️

    • Jesper de Kleuver
      Jesper de Kleuver 2 개월 전 +1

      same here 😂

  • marlon wilson
    marlon wilson 2 개월 전 +2

    Wow another fantastic song. So many references, so many double entendres. Lyrical masterpiece. And the tracks ❤❤

  • Kyle Dols
    Kyle Dols 개월 전 +4

    Came to Ren for his words about mental and physical issues and was blown away. Hearing tracks like this..... everything I like about Vinnie Paz without any of the problematic bullshit. Carry on you fucking angel, I adore you.

  • Rimothy Timothy
    Rimothy Timothy 개월 전 +7

    This track gets just exponentially better each time I listen to it. Like, I'm beginning to judge people based on how they react to your art and the only other person that I do that with is Terry Pratchett, and coming from me, that's the highest praise I can give

    • Billy Wiggins
      Billy Wiggins 개월 전

      The Patrician was a pragmatist. He never tried to fix things that worked. Things that didn't work, however, got broken.
      -- (Terry Pratchett, Soul Music)

  • Angie Davis
    Angie Davis 2 개월 전 +6

    The more I listen to this song the more I love it!!💯💯❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥

  • jiagforal
    jiagforal 2 개월 전 +2

    Talent like this is next level! I show people and tell others every day! Absolutely incredible!!!! I am addicted!!!!!

  • Michelle Petrillo
    Michelle Petrillo 2 개월 전 +121

    Hi Ren- I’m a 63 year old rocker chick from North Carolina, USA. In all my years, I have never seen an artist quite like you! I have watched Hi Ren about 50 times. Believe me when I tell you that I have shared Hi Ren with everyone within earshot- even my therapist, who absolutely LOVES your song!! You are such an inspiration- keeping me going when I want to give up myself. Take good care of yourself, and I hope to see you on a tour in the USA soon!! 🤘🏼🤘🏼❤️👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

    • Nathan Chohany
      Nathan Chohany 2 개월 전 +2

      Ive shown my counselor and psychia, too.

    • Clear the Rubble
      Clear the Rubble 2 개월 전 +3

      64-year-old rocker here (rockin' chair, that is) in New Mexico. Same here. I haven't gotten this excited about an artist since the alternative rock days, early '90's. Ironically, my sister is a therapist, and I shared Hi Ren with her. She also loved it.

    • Alan Reid
      Alan Reid 2 개월 전


  • Brucey "No Sheds" Gamecat

    My 4 year old son has been running around all day singing "sweet like a spoonful of sugar because I'm Mary like Poppins" alllllll day 🤣

  • Frances Doll
    Frances Doll 개월 전 +6

    I love this music. Never thought anyone would get me into rap. Now at 73 I'm a groupie for the very first time.