Hailing from the small town of Huntsville, AL, 26 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 working hard to make a name for his self as an independent act.
In the winter of 2014, he announced that he was putting together his first solo project since the split titled In Due Time. Ray released the first single off this EP titled “One Day”. This record became Rayed R’s break out record, as the music video gained the likes of thousands of fans internationally.
As 2015 came around, Ray had the Internet buzzing and waiting for his “In Due Time” release on Live Mixtapes/ Indytapes. On February 24th, 2015, he released In Due Time and started surfing the web and globe faster than any one had thought. Major music outlets such as ‘Allhiphop.com, and Dirtyglovebastards.com featured Rayed’s new project on their sites.
His biggest musical accomplishment came back in March, where he got invited to the F.I.T (Fashion Institute of Technology) to talk about his project on the radio station ‘The Trap” in Manhattan, NY. He then got invited back to New York to perform at Hip Hop Seazon’s showcase in Queens, NY, which proved to be a life changing experience.
In 2016 Rayed R was on track to release his sophomore project tilted "TRQ6ix" (The Real Quarter 6ix) on June 28th. Livemixtapes and Spinrilla hosted it. With this release, Rayed R was able to put together his own tour, traveling to numerous cities such as Tennessee, Florida, and New York. Currently he is building his Deeper Than Rhymes brand and promoting his latest project Can I Breathe released in February. Rayed R is Alabama’s finest and plans to leave a lasting impact on the music industry.