Ray Sytes1
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Ray Sytes1

Jamaica, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Jamaica, New York, United States
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo Hip Hop Dancehall

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"The Hype Magazine Interview w/Ray Sytes"

From Guyana to Queens, New York, the music of Ray Sytes presents us with a dynamic artist whose lyrics immediately draw you into the contemporary beats and rhythms of hip-hop music. With a generative style that reflects artists such as Jay-Z, Flo-Rida and Movado, the essence of his songs reflects his Caribbean upbringing. Ray Sytes gives fans a stylistic approach to his music that cannot go unnoticed.

He has taken his love for hip-hop music from his birthplace in Guyana and has transformed it to America at an early age. His love for the genre stands as infinite and it is inevitable that this irresistible artist is taking the hip-hop scene by storm. His ability to blend cultures, those of his Caribbean heritage and those revolving around contemporary hip-hop sounds, has taken his music career to the next level. His recorded EP called Guyanese Pride,can be heard on Frostwire.com, has received over fifty thousand downloads. His mixtape entitled Tote My Flag, can be heard on Datpiff.com as well as other sites has received over fifty thousand downloads as well. With the success of these two projects he is set to release his debut album entitled Welcome 2 Guyana. Ray Sytes’ music is a combination of cultures and it emanates the power and fluidity of hip-hop music.

Who is Ray Sytes and where are you from?
Ray Sytes a Guyanese born but Brooklyn raised artist that can adapt to any genre of music but my favorites are doing dance hall and hip hop music.

How did you discover your musical talent?

I first discovered that I had a gift for writing and doing music at an early age. It started from just writing rhymes for my friends to listen to and then it became a more serious venture as I got older.

Who has been your greatest inspirations musically and why?

Musically my biggest inspirations are artists with longevity in the game. Those that can adapt to the changing times and keep their art new and innovative.

What do you feel you offer the music industry that we don't already have in other performers?
I feel that I'm a multifaceted artist. I can write songs from pop to R&B to hip hop to dance hall. As long as you can write I feel that you will always be relevant even if you are not in front of the mic.

Have you encountered any problems in getting to this point in your career?
We all have struggles but it's just a test to see if you really want to pursue it. If the game was easy then everyone could do it. That goes for any profession or sport in life you have to stick with it for it to pay off. It took Jordan seven years before that first ring but after that it was 6 straight.

What do you want people get from your music?

My music is about life, the good, the bad and the ugly. So they will get musically everything that life has to offer.

When can we expect some new music from you?

I'm releasing an album in September called 'welcome 2 Guyana'. In the meantime go to www.RaySytes.com for some music.

What has been your greatest achievement so far?

I've recorded music with Grammy nominated producer Luke Tozour.

If you could collaborate with one artist, living or dead, who would it be and why?

It definitely has to be Jay-Z b/c like I said before he has longevity and is able to re-invent himself and stay current over the years.

One track of yours that you think defines you and why?

It has to be GT Anthem. The song is about Guyana which is where I'm from and the beat is just hard. The hook is so catchy that even if you're not Guyanese you will be singing it.

Last but not least, HYPE wants to know...What's your CRAZIEST "Where they do that at?!" moment...

My craziest moment would have to be in LA and the cops chased me for Jaywalking. Living in NY we do that all the time but those LAPD dudes take that serious man.lol. They followed me into the hotel to try and give me summons but they let me go when I told them I'm from NY and not used to their rules.

Interviewed By: Just Jay - Hype Magazine


"Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes Presents the “JukeBox Hero” Music Video by Ray Sytes"

Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes announce the release of the “JukeBox Hero” music video by hip-hop artist Ray Sytes. The video is now available for view on YouTube. “JukeBox Hero” is produced by Skrazey Beats and discusses Sytes passion for music along with his struggles to become an elite artist. In the video, the videogame JukeBox Hero is used as a template and reference to the world about not putting an artist in a box.Ray Sytes was born in Guyana, but moved to New York with his family at an early age.His love of music stems from listening to his father singing and playing music around the house. This experience led to music becoming a passion for him; specifically writing and creating songs. Determined to take the hip-hop world by storm, Sytes is a dynamic artist who blends his native Caribbean culture with American hip-hop.
To date, Sytes has achieved several milestones in his career including thousands of downloads for his EP "Guyanese Pride" and mixtape "Tote My Flag," working with Billboard charting artist Kwanza Jones, and working with Grammy nominated producer and engineer Luke Tozour (worked with Pink, Kate Perry and more). Along with being a solo artist, Sytes is also part of the PTM SQUAD (Power Thru Music Squad) which consists of him, Tysa Rose, Choppa Zoe, and Big Vegaz.
Sytes will be releasing his debut album “Welcome 2 Guyana” in April. The project consists of hip-hop, dancehall and pop music showcasing his versatility. Keep up with all Ray Sytes updates by visiting http://www.RaySytes.com. - PR Web


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As a multicultural artist, Ray Sytes has combined his love for music and culture together to create a powerful blend of enlightening beats and hip-hop rooted elements. Experiencing childhood throughout Guyana and then moving to the states at an early age, Sytes picked up on a vast array of influences, heightening his love for music making. His ability to transform contemporary hip-hop beats with his irresistibly transcendental experiences proves to be of utmost importance.

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