Standout: “Cleveland is the City”
Also Check Out: “Sloppy” ft. Ducky Smallz
And: “Come Back”
Name: Ray Jr.
Reppin’:I’m outta East Cleveland, Ohio.
I’ve Been rapping since: Since 2007-2008.
My style and/or skills have been compared to: I wouldn’t compare my style with anyone. My style is street but it also has a level of consciousness of what’s really going on in the world.
My standout records and/or moments have been: My stand out record is “Sloppy” ft. Ducky Smallz. It was one of the biggest club records to come out of the Mid West last year (2011). It helped my national buzz and got people to recognize the music coming outta East Cleveland.
I’m gonna change the game by: I would like to change the game by bringing that realness back. Instead of all the glitter and gold— shit the average person wouldn’t relate to, I’m bringing music back down to the things we see and experience in everyday life.
I’d Like to Work With: Right now there’s not too many artists I wanna work with nationally… I wanna build my city up and continue doing features with Cleveland artists that have their own movements. Just gotta grind it up and out.
My goal in hip-hop is: To remain an influential and powerful force in community, then share that influence and power with world. I want the Cleveland movement to get its recognition nationally first though. I want the country to know that there’s real talent here that deserve their shot at success.
I’m gonna be the next: I just want to be one of the next young Black entrepreneurs to come outta the gutter, and make myself and others successful in life.
To check out more of my music go to: (Twitter, Facebook, Webpage, Tumblr, and/or etc.): Check me out on Facebook/Young Ray. Follow me on Twitter @Rayjr216 and Instagram ECRAYJR.