Born August 16, 1991 in Mission Hills California as Raymond,, Da Illest felt the flow and passion of music starting young, releasing music as a freshman in high school. Growing up through a rough time Da Illest sought and found his identity in music while he came to terms with and eventually accepted every part of himself. Da Illest has exploded onto the music scene with his single “Right Now” featuring Chris Brown and is working on his next project "The Lost Files" which is set to be released in Late 2017. Influenced by artists such as 50 cent and Akon Da Illest has worked his way from the Los Angeles underground scene to the countries airwaves. While experimenting in the beginning, Illest now pens all of his own musicing in the power of conviction.