Although Detroit has had some very troubling times and situations, the city has produced many great artists. In addition, it’s the home of the legendary record label, Motown Records. Babyface Ray has recently become one of the most popping artists to come out of Detroit. In January, he released his album, FACE. The rapper has been rapping for a long time, almost over a decade in the game. Even though he’s been rapping for a while already, one could say that he has been gaining notoriety at the perfect time. With all the talent coming from the town, Babyface Ray is able to be the face of that talent right now.
The Rapper had an interesting dynamic growing up in Michigan compared to their life now. Being the son of a pastor, Babyface Ray was taught to think negatively of rap growing up. This caused Ray to be in a difficult position because initially, he had to hide his love for hip-hop. When his father first heard his music, he put a blanket on his head and started praying for protection against the darkness in the world. Although his parents did not approve of his choice to rap, Babyface Ray continued to trust his gut and kept making music, eventually getting to where he is now.
Recently, Babyface Ray dropped a music video for his song, “Family Over Money,” from his most recent album, FACE. The, almost, 30-song album has a very impressive list of hip-hop artists on it. The features include Lucki, Lil Yachty, DJ Esco, and Detroit’s-own Icewear Vezzo. Also featured on the album are Yung Lean, G Herbo, Pusha T, Wiz Khalifa, and more. The fact that Babyface Ray is able to get this kind of roster shows that he has a lot of respect for and from his peers in the rap game.
Babyface Ray’s most recent music video has been able to put up big numbers in a short amount of time. In just one month, the music video has already reached 3.4 million views. This almost seems normal for Babyface Ray because his music videos consistently reach millions of views. His song for the music video, “Family Over Money,” is about putting family first. Throughout the song the rapper talks about the things he does for his family so that he can take care of them. People who take care of their own get the ultimate respect.