RAY SMITH

creator | husband | believer

“A society must assume that it is stable, but the artist must know, and let us know, that there is nothing stable under heaven” -James Baldwin

Ray is provoking a generation. His vessel is hip-hop, the objective is simple: shift the culture, talk some sense, and encourage his peers to fight for liberation and champion social justice.

Since the age of 15, Ray has been on a voyage that has taken him from the depths of a broken home in Houston, to the apex of his game as a songwriter, producer, philanthropist and ultimately, a believer. His attitude and work ethic reflect a mantra that says you can overcome anything through faith, perseverance and hard work. “far too many of my people go through life, with no goals, no ambition, no drive, just simply surviving.” Ray affirms. “success for me is seeing people thrive…”

By aligning his unwavering dedication, a do-it-yourself work ethic, with a signature sound by the likes of super producers—Snxxze, Mantra, Aaron Rash, FZE, TV800, David Cruz, and Christian “C.Q.” Quinonez—he is redefining the landscape of hip-hop. His new album entitled GODSPEED is a testament that illuminates this notion; setting the tone for a journey that is sure to be a staple in hip-hop's catalog for years to come.