Harmonic with a mission. That is one way to describe this week’s #MusicMonday featured artist, the motivated, deep and talented Rayana Jay.
A Westside native (Richmond, CA to be exact), Rayana Jay burst onto the scene in 2016 when she dropped her debut project Sorry About Last Night, an album that came out of nowhere but with it’s futuristic R&B soundscapes and her amazingly harmonic vocal stylings became a critical darling and considered by many critics as one of the best projects of the year. She followed that up with Morning After that hit with the critics again and solidified Rayana as a creator for The Culture firmly in her own unique lane.
Love Me Like is her newest project which just dropped this Spring covering her signature topics of sensuality, heartbreak, vulnerability and self-confidence. Rayana is an artist who refuses to conform to the world’s expectations for plus-sized black women, and she dutifully and purposefully creates music as sensual as it is empowering, spreading her philosophies to sisters all over the world.
Inclusion and affirmation are the messages in everything Rayana creates. She is dedicated to repping for the marginalized. Outside of her own songs, in July of 2018, she collaborated with ESPN, Disney and an all-star, all-female production team to create a song championing black female athletes entitled “Undefeated”. Rayana is dropping great music consistently and spreading positivity about black women to black women and is a creator for The Culture with an extremely bright future. #GetFamilar.
Check out more of our musical content:
- #MusicMondays – Lizzo
- Interview – Hip-Hop Weekly Editor-In-Chief Kim SoMajor
- #CultureClassics – Beyonce “Crazy In Love”
Written by @TalentedMrFord