In the midst of the summer, just when you thought Babyface Ray was about to chill after his debut album FACE was released in January 2022, he rotates the block just in time for the summer to kick in. There has been a steady increase in Michigan’s rap scene in recent years. Among the artists who have played an activetal role in this ascent, Ray is without a doubt among the most talented. He is on par with Rio Da Yung OG, Icewear Vezzo, Peezy, RMC Mike, YN Jay, etc. When all is said and done, Interscope certainly has one of the biggest stars of all time in Babyface Ray. At the rate he is progressing, he will be one of the finest artists to ever come out of Detroit. The deluxe edition of the debut album FACE was released today (May 20).
The original FACE was a hit on the streets upon its release, but the deluxe version brings more substance and does it justice. Although a number of people are hearing of Ray’s name for the first time after his debut album Unfuckwithable, the 31-year-old rapper has been pounding the pavement for a decade now based on the way he looks, but he’s been doing it for a decade now. Ray has gone from having little recognition on the national rap scene to becoming one of the most frequently referenced hip-hop artists in the Detroit community. His music has taken the scene by storm and is contributing to the growth of the Detroit hip-hop scene.
The singer, who spoke with Billboard earlier this year, offered some insight into how he envisions his career going forward: “I can’t really pinpoint what I am looking for.” Ultimately, I think it all comes down to keeping reaching and moving forward. Health and wealth for my family are top priorities for me, I also want financial stability, you see, I want what everybody else wants. The only thing I can pin down, like a certain shit, that I just want to keep going until there is no more of me.”