Trama Ayala

Trama Ayala

BandHip HopWorld

Trama Ayala is not just a rapper, but a full-fledged hip hop artist. His flows have garnered comparisons to Big L, his cadence to Drake, and his singing to Frank Ocean. Embodying the perfect blend of musical qualities, Trama aims to turn his life experiences into relatable pieces of sonic art.


Trama Ayala was born Tray Ayala-Layne in Boston, Massachusetts. Only 18 years old, Tray began exploring music on the school buses throughout elementary school, freestyling with peers to beats consisting of claps and thumps on the back of dark green bus seats.

Due to his early experimentation and experience, Trama began accumulating a strong understanding of various flows, intricate rhyme schemes, and a personal cadence and poise unmatched by other artists.

Although Tray grew up in Roxbury, an urban neighborhood of Boston, he was also a member of the METCO program, in which inner city kids commuted to the suburbs and earned their education there. Consequently, Trama has in many ways lived two lives, watching and learning the ways of suburbia while developing an understanding of the city streets. Such a juxtaposition has given the young hip hop artist a unique perspective, fully grasping the contrasts and similarities between the suburban and urban music markets.

Years later, with a more mature view on life and a formidable arsenal of rap techniques, Tray recorded his first song in a dimly lit, musty school studio during his Freshman year. The room quickly became a small but powerful melting pot for artists with differing backgrounds and a shared dream. After befriending older classmates and soaking up new information, Tray acquired knowledge about production software (such as Logic Pro and Pro Tools) while also sharpening his skills.

Aware of his various talents and eager to touch the souls of listeners around the world, Tray adopted the moniker "Trama Ayala" in 2012 and initiated his ascent in the music business. He has gone on to release the free album "Desperate Youth," which is executively produced by Cam Meekins, the winner of the "Best New Artist" award at the 2012 Boston Music Awards. Having already performed at various staple venues in the Boston area, such as the Middle East, Scullers Jazz Club, and Tommy Doyles, Trama is establishing himself as a rising young star, rooted by dark and personal sounds without losing his crossover appeal.


What's the Deal (Single & Video) [Produced by Cam Meekins] [2012]
Desperate Youth (Free Album) [Executive Produced by Cam Meekins) [2012]
Chinatown (Single & Video) [Produced by Eric Lynch] [2013]
God Only Knows (Single - Debuted on Night Hawk Radio) [Official Release Coming Soon)