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What’s another name for a highly successful, powerful, business minded executive? That name would be none other than Ray Daniels, one of the music businesses most sought after moguls on the rise. Ray walked into the business at an early age running into many walls throughout but came to a timely break when encountering a group whom he knew was special. This duo went on to become grammy winning group R. City (now known as PlanetVI), a wide ranged multi talented formation of artist and songwriters (Rihanna “Man Down”, Usher, Janet Jackson Justin Beiber “Runaway Love”) consisting of Theron Thomas (Uptown AP) and Timothy (Anything ill). Ray grew and developed with Rock City and became the voice behind this dynamic duo getting them signed to Akons Konlive Live Distribution, and a year after, to Interscope Records. Since then Ray has formed R.A.Y.D.A.R Management where he’s established managing the careers of a highly electrifying team of producers and songwriters. The Jugganauts, The Hipnotiks, Jevon (Bobby Valentino, Fantasia, Byron Cage), Cam Wallace (Beyonce “Upgrade U” Yellawolf “Daddy’s Lambo”), new songwriter sensation, J Hart, and Jarren Benton. This electrifying roster of talent is backed by and fully supported by R.A.Y.D.A.R. Managements team of executives, Ray’s right hand and executor, Torrian, Promotions Wizard and Radio/DJ genius, Nick Love(Coalition Djs), and Marketing genius BEM. His relationships are formed with some of the best names in the industry being mentored by the likes of Devyne Stephens (Upfront Entertainment) to Jeff Dixon (DTP), to D dot. Rays consistent ability to make executive moves, landed him in the office of Universal Motown’s Sylvia Rhone, and just like that another title under Ray Daniels became known, A&R. As the new face in Motown’s building, Ray waisted no time making an impact on the buildings other top executives. He brought in the Mika Means. Self-described as a “sexy tomboy,” Mika injects a dose of reality into each of her songs and melodically packages them with a clever punch. Ray Daniels is definitely looked at as a Mogul in the making, always in the right places at the right time, and building the as in the case of one of Ray’s writers/ producers, Verse Simmonds, where Ray inked him a heavy deal with Interscope and Rodney Jerkins Darkchild Label. So how does one play so many roles? He’s recently dove into the world of publishing (Universal) where he’s signed acts such as Atlanta’s hottest street rapper Future. How does this executive portray the many faces of the industry? “This game is easy, once you learn it and adapt all you gotta do is walk into a room and stand out.” “Just figure out how to be the prettiest bitch in the room, says Ray.” Whatever it is that needs to be done, Ray is your go to guy. At the end of the day he keeps it simple 100%.
Hip-hop Artist, Co-Owner, Promoter, (Hood Platinum) is one of the most skillful and well established MC’s in the Virginia region. Double XL, born Terry Fenner was born to teenage parents. They were 15 years old. He was raised in the poverty stricken and crime ridden Southeast End of Newport news, Va in project called the Towers. He started rapping at the age of 6. He won every talent show in elementary, middle, and high school. XL found himself in the streets at the very young age 12 years old. Rapping and Playing Football in high school changed his life. College friend and music alliance Rodney “Ceo P” Bailey helped manage his career, assisting with an independent label contract deal with Suthernboi Ent. The label released his debut album Me vs. Me through BCD (FYE distribution). In 2006 Double XL started his own label, Hood Platinum Media Group, his own website rockthemicnews.com and released a string of mixtapes. Double XL is currently working his single Troy P f/ Whop tha Beast which is being played in clubs and radio stations in Virginia and was recently offered a single deal from E1 Records.
- · Artist opened for: Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Young Jeezy, Fabulous, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Future, Pusha T, Trey Songs, Jadakiss, Waka Flocka Flame and others.
- · Performed on the 2007 Van’s Warped Tour and 2008 Van’s Warped Tour. CO-Creator of Rock the Mic University, rockthemicnews.com, & DJ Jack of Spade Concert Series Showcases, Created original rap jingle for R&R Custom Wheels commercials.
Timbaland’s Studio Manager (Thomas Crown)
Perception Media Group (Executive Director)
Media: Photographer, Director, and Designer.
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