25-year-old rapper and internet sensation Ray Vaughn’s unconventional path toward life in music is one to inspire many. His 2021 debut EP “Peer Pressure,” has over 3.5 million streams across all major streaming platforms. He continues to go viral, as seen on LA Leakers, where his freestyle racked up over one million views.
Since his breakthrough on YouTube, Ray has been expanding his musical portfolio by other means. He created the theme song for the upcoming animated series, “The Freak Brothers,” which also features Woody Harrelson, Pete Davidson, La La Anthony, Tiffany Haddish, and ScHoolboy Q, and involves collaborations with artists DaniLeigh and Saweetie. Ray Vaughn is guaranteed to be an artist you’ll eventually brag to your friends that you knew about him first.
The new song gets its strength from Ray’s energetic flow and charismatic delivery, as he bodies synth-heavy production, taking the time to call out the lames, phonies, and nobodies bogarting his shorties’ attention. In the track’s cinematic video, the Long Beach native and his homies dip out of their warehouse job to discover their entire neighborhood has been overrun by mannequins, sparking a block party. Stay tuned for more releases from Ray Vaughn in the coming weeks, but for now, tap into “Mannequin” below.
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