The hip-hop world is one teeming with talent and new entries, but every so often, a select top percentile brings a shimmer that masses can’t ignore. That’s what has happened with rising rap prodigy Ray Emmanuel, a young up-and-coming rap artist who’s taking the music world by storm as of late.
Ray is from the small town of Bunn, North Carolina. And while his roots are humble, his work has been nothing short of explosive. In record time, he has become the talk of nationally syndicated talk shows, podcasts, and social media leaders in the world of music and entertainment. Accordingly, his Instagram account blew up at 14, reaching over 129,000 followers while he was sixteen years old.
Ray’s music journey started early on, showing promise and passion at six years old. He gained the inspiration to pursue the creative path from his mother, an English teacher who exposed Ray Emmanuel to poetry. The artist started crafting original poems early on, mostly following American poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou. At nine, Ray began recording music with his cousin in North Carolina.
But as time passed, Ray experienced significant loss and grief after his grandfather, a strong figure in the artist’s life, tragically passed away. However, the pain turned into motivation as Ray Emmanuel used his loss as a source of inspiration and built the resolve to pursue his dreams to make his family proud. When he turned thirteen, Ray Emmanuel began to really put himself out there, releasing music and building up his brand.
When one of his tracks went viral on Instagram, Ray got his first taste of success. The post would grab the attention of many personalities, such as Grammy-nominated Rapsody, Dwayne Wade, Snoop Dogg, Tyrese, and many others. The Instagram post held a close association to the hot-seat conversation around today’s most urgent social issues. After going viral, Ray Emmanuel would earn a meeting with Zac Hiller of the top-tier artist management company, Loyalty Above All. The artist and manager hit off right away, and Ray flew to New York City to work with the entertainment agency.
Ray Emmanuel has since then appeared on Hot 97, the youngest artist to be interviewed on the show. He also started working with 3 Kings Media to create a full-scale promotion campaign. The Miami, Florida-based digital media production and marketing company has built an empire of entrepreneurial success by creating a solid niche in the content monetization space. The firm works with some of the most prominent professional athletes, musicians, and social media influencers. Through their proven strategies and expert insight, 3 Kings Media has helped people turn their digital followings into income-generating streams. Ray Emmanuel now joins that elite group.
To date, Ray has released one hard-hitting single entitled “I AM” and a track called “Before I’m Gone” on Soundcloud. The artist is currently working on two singles, “Understand” and “Made It,” which will resonate through radio waves and digital streaming platforms all over the nation very soon. With a world of opportunities before him, 3 Kings has agreed to fully finance a merch line dedicated to Ray Emmanuel’s first studio album and work on all promotional media and content for the artist’s upcoming project. Ray is currently working on his first record with Hit Doctor Studio in Los Angeles.
To follow news on the rising artist, visit Ray’s Instagram account.