Born in the Bronx, NY, and raised on the other side of the Hudson River, Ray Pearson has been a fan of Hip Hop for as long as he can remember from his neighborhood block parties to seeing other kids walk around with mini radios playing “Ready To Die” by the Notorious B.I.G. Ray’s father was a rapper during his teen years. He was known as The Grand Wizard Kid C. From an early age music would become a part of Ray Pearson’s life down the road.
With influences such as Eminem, Big Pun, Jay Z, Cuban Link & his older brother Mello, Ray would apply every one of their styles in his music to better himself while becoming his own artist. Watching his older brother pursue his career, Ray stepped away from that shadow and began to solidify his own stance as he took advantage of his skill when he started battling other local rappers in school during gym class and lunch to get his name ranked higher in High School & locally.
From battling his way up the ranks to showing up to venues early to avoid being ID’d by security, it was never easy for Ray Pearson. He would work with numerous people along the way and start projects but all folded due to being pushed to the side leaving Ray to feel he was not being taken seriously as an artist.
In 2015 Ray was recognized for his consistent grind as he won the 2015 “Artist On The Rize” award for the Hip Hop Junky Awards Show. Wrapping up his recording in 2016 Ray released his highly anticipated project “Beast Un-Kaged” where it would quickly pick up nominations for the 2016 Hip Hop Junky Awards show. Ray managed to win the 2016 “Verse of the year” for “I Can”, the 2016 “Most Underrated” award & the 2016 “Album of the year” for “Beast Un-Kaged”.
Despite everything Ray has gone through even having a failed independent deal between 2007 & 2010, he continues to grind and work hard towards his goals. Understanding the change in today’s music Ray looks to show that the underdogs can still become a success.