my story

Hailing from the small town of Huntsville, AL, 27 year old Raymond Russell aka Rayed R was born December 04, 1991. Rayed R is an American, hip-hop, recording artist and CEO of Deeper Than Rhymes, a brand he created with his cousin. . Ray first stepped on to the music scene back in 2005, where he and 4 other people formed a group called B.$.E (Bama Starz Entertainment). The group put out several albums until 2014, when they all decided to go solo. Since then Ray has been all over the world showcasing his artistry and gaining fans..

Since 2015 with his first breakout EP "In Due Time" Ray has been becoming a fan favorite around the world. Ray's In Due Time EP ended up landing him performances and interviews in Manhattan, Fort Lauderdale, Texas, and Queens to name a few. With that being his first piece of work since becoming solo, he for sure set the bar high first go around!

Once 2016 got here, Ray had the light shining bright for his next release TRQ6ix (The Real Quarter 6ix) which dropped June 28th. This tape had gained a different crowed for Ray with the style being totally different, but still had the likes of his fan base off IDT. after the release, Ray ended up putting together his own tour which traveled through mainly the southern states but also going back to New York and landing a show in South Carolina. This release for sure had put him on another level while preparing for his next tape.

2017 was more of a preparation year with Ray only dropping singles and videos and still promoting TRQ6ix the whole year, while working on his clothing line. with that being said he still ended up traveling from state to state like he had dropped a project. Some of Ray's biggest singles were dropped in 2017 which had his fans ecstatic for 2018.

2018 Ray had fans ready after he made the announcement about his album titled 'Can I Breathe' dropping February 23rd. This Album is Rays best body of work to date. With the world premiere dropped on DJ Drama site, having articles in Respect Mag and being considered being on XXL freshman 2019 Ray seeing dreams became real. Also with this album Ray has become one of the top 25 artist to know in Alabama for 2019.

Ray is currently working on his 4th project TRQ6ix2 set to drop 2019, and with the buzz from 2018, this will definitely be Rayed R's best year yet!

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