Lil Ray

Lil Ray

 Houston, Texas, USA
SoloHip HopR&B

Words from Lil Ray: "Music is my life! Some people say they do it for the hood but i do it for 25 countries. Every coast can relate to my music and it can be felt pretty much anywhere. I see myself being one of the GREATS later down the line. I am a lyricist and my music speaks for itself"!

Biography

Waltor Ray Simon, better known by his stage name Lil Ray, is an artist, producer, songwriter and label owner from Houston, Texas. Hailing from the same city as industry veterans Scarface, Geto Boys, UGK, Chamillionaire, Slim Thug, Z-Ro, and UGK, Lil Ray has carved his own niche in the rap game, gaining notoriety for his crazy wordplay and inimitable delivery, solidifying himself as Houstons best-kept secret.

Born and raised on the north side of Houston, Lil Ray was heavily involved in sports as a teenager. A top high school athlete, he turned down several scholarships to Division 1 schools to focus on his new love of rapping which he initially started doing for fun. Influenced by UGK, Andre 3000, Bone Thugs -N- Harmony, Three 6 Mafia, Jay-Z, 50/50 Twin and Big L, he began writing songs at age 17. Favorable feedback on his music and the example of his hard working parents that he admired caused him to tenaciously pursue his dreams.

In 2006, using the blueprint of many rap legends before him, he began selling copies of his first mixtape, Its Lil Ray People, Volume 1, from back of his car trunk throughout Texas and abroadselling over 20, 000 copies. This garnered him a huge fan base throughout Texas and caught the attention of well-known Houston group, Boss Hogg Outlawz, formed by Slim Thug. He officially became a member of the Boss Hogg Outlawz in 2010, which gave him the privilege of working alongside Slim Thug and traveling and performing in over thirty cities. This also gave him the opportunity to work with Chamillionaire and Killa Keyleon as well as artists from Young Money and Swisha House.

In 2011, Lil Ray released the Don Cannon hosted mixtape, Dopest Shit Ever, produced by Stunt and Dozier. The mixtape received positive reviews and sold favorably online as well as in stores. His latest single, Purple, is in heavy rotation in Houston and is creating a huge buzz abroad in addition to his other record, Cali Texas. The videos to both Purple and Cali Texas have been viewed over three million times online. Both are featured songs on his most recent mixtape, The Purple Tape, released on his own label, Wheels Up Entertainment. In August 2013, he was featured in hip hop magazine, XXL.

With the success of Dopest Shit Ever and The Purple Tape, Lil Ray is currently readying the release of his highly anticipated debut album, Lift Off, to be released later this year. He promises that Lift Off will be his best work so far. My fans can expect a great well put together album from me, he declares. Just imagine all of my mixtapes put in one. Named one of Houstons hottest new rappers by Chamillionaire, Lil Ray is ready to show the world that he can hold his own as an artist and a boss.

Discography

The mixtape series entitled itsLilRaypeople vol 1-5, Swag Season released with Killa Kyleon under Boss Hogg Outlawz, Dopest Shit Ever Hosted by Don Cannon, YAMS, and The Purple Tape which is pretty much a free EP. The new single Legend ft. DJ Chose is now on itunes. Its heavy in the streets and has now made it to radio in Houston and surrounding areas,

itsLilRayPeople Vol.1 [2007]

itsLilRayPeople Vol.2 [2008]

Swag Season with Killa Kyleon [2008]

itsLilRayPeople Vol.3 [2009]

itsLilRayPeople Vol.4 [2010]

Dopest Shit Ever Hosted by Don Cannon [2011]

itsLilRayPeople Vol.5 [2012]

Y.A.M.S (Young and Musically Sound) [2012]

LiftOff [2014]

The Purple Tape [2014]

iAmRayHou$ton [2015]

The Purple Tape 2 (Side B) [2016]

Set List

All i need is a mic a mic stand and a stool!