Residing in Dallas, born and raised in Memphis, TN, the lifestyle of the young and wreckless is what influenced me to write about the struggles and what I've done to better my life. I started writing songs in 3rd grade. I stopped in 2008 after I was robbed. I took that as a warning sign and changed my life. My son was born, I went to college, was engaged, and focused my career. In 2013 I was transferred to OKC for work and in August 2013, I picked up the pen and pad and began writing. 9 months later, I've completed 2 mixtapes and is set to release my very first mixtape on Memorial Day 2014 titled: "The Virtue of Patience." I am also hosting a Traps N Trunks on Memorial Day 14 available on Livemixtapes.
A “Rebel” is defined as ‘a person who does not obey rules or accept normal standards of behavior, dress, etc’, Ray Rebel’s moniker describes him perfectly. This self-proclaimed ‘weirdo’ is a 21-year-old rapper and tattoo artist , making a name for himself as a new breed of emcee in Memphis, Tn, a city most known for raunchy, gangster rap. As the old saying goes, a man is the product of his environment. That is definitely true in the case of the versatile Ray Rebel. Calling both Maine and New York home as a child, Ray now resides in the city of Memphis, Tennessee where his East Coast swagger and southern style come together to make a unique mix. Rebel blends witty punchlines and wordplay with a melodic flow and edgy lyrics.