DJ Rhude Rates Artists From’s The Break

Three times a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday), a new artist is featured on’s The Break. An ideal destination for fans, artists, and industry members, The Break showcases up and coming talent, giving a brief introduction on the artist or group, and highlighting some of their standout music. Each month, industry insiders will team with XXL to rate and comment on the submissions.

For the month of August, DJ Rhude—who will serve as one of three judges—checked out the section to see what yesterday’s talent (Ray Jr.) had to offer. Check out his comments below.

Ray Jr.
Overall: XL

From a small sample of songs, Cleveland native Ray Jr. showed he was equally adept at making the raw street music or tackling the issues of everyday life. Whether he was puttin’ on for his town with “Cleveland Is The City,” or mourning lost ones on “Come Back,” it’s Ray’s concise flow that will help him bring his message of street consciousness to the forefront in hip hop.

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