Son-Ray, born Raymond Reyes, is a young aspiring talent and a creative Hip-Hop artist from Bedstuy, Brooklyn, NY. Being the youngest of four siblings and growing up in a Marcy Housing apartment Son-Ray was surrounded by music from an early age. Brooklyn in the 90’s was an exciting and glorious time in Hip-Hop. Artists such as The Notorious B.I.G, Jay-Z, and others brought a new found glamour to a neighborhood and borough that has been troubled with the harsh realities of growing up in the hood.
It was hard to escape the struggles living in the ghetto tends to bring. Although not proud, Son-Ray confesses being involved in illegal drug dealings as well as other behaviors that are easily exposed to a young man in his circumstance. Despite the negative influences he began to realize that he was an entrepreneur and that having a business mentality helped him make a life changing decision to pursue music full time.
While in a hiphop group he was able to get a taste for touring while booking gigs in other states. The energy he felt on stage made it clear for Son-Ray that performing on stage and expressing himself artistically and whole-heartedly was the passion he was looking for. Acknowledging his passion to one occasion at a performance in Myrtle Beach S.C when he signed his first autograph for a fan… He said “the experience was amazing and I knew right there that this (music) is what I wanted to do with my life”.
In 2010 he would drop his first album. Driven by desire and passion to grow and to shed some light on his life and tell his story. Later that year, “Enlightened” was recorded which is a semi-biographical album telling stories of pain, striving to be the best and letting the world know as in the title of the last song on the album “I Will Never Lose!”
In 2011 Son-Ray founded an entertainment company named Get It Done Entertainment. The motto is “We Don’t Complain We Get It Done” because failure isn’t an option for a young entrepreneur from Brooklyn.
With The company in good standing and everything in order Son-Ray is back on track with his artistic career. Most recently dropping his Face Value EP in July which is doing well, keep a eye out for this young artist because the best is yet to come.