2nd generation hip-hop pioneer, opening for the legendary Cold Crush Brothers, co-writing, recording & performing with west coast artists such as The Latin Alliance ,Kid Frost and the iconic Cypress Hill. Some of you may remember hip-hop classic’s Puerto Rico Ho!!! or Boricuas on the Set with Fat Joe, Doo Wop & True God. If you didn’t already know, it is our pleasure to reintroduce to you the original BX DJ MC Ray Boogie. Today he blessed us with his new track ‘Bless the Kidz’ produced by the legendary Frankie Cutlass, which you can stream on the soundcloud link below. Please Share!
Q. MRCPROMO: Peace Ray Boogie can you tell us how you got started, where you a b-boy before the emceeing and djing?
A. RAYBOOGIE: I tried writing & breaking from 1974 – 1976 started deejaying in 1976 & emceeing in 1977.
Q. MRCPROMO: Did you have mentors growing up, who was your influence?
A. RAYBOOGIE: My mentor & friend from high school Grand Master Caz.
Latin Alliance – Know What I’m Sayin’? (1991)
Q. MRCPROMO: The name of your first official music release?
A. RAYBOOGIE: 1991 on Virgin Records… ‘Know What I’m Saying’.. Latin Alliance… feat. Kid Frost…
Q. MRCPROMO: Your biggest selling record and who was it with?
A. RAYBOOGIE: 1994 on Hoody Records ‘Puerto Rico Ho’ with Frankie Cutlass.
Q. MRCPROMO: Your new release “Bless tha Kidz” ft. Tony Sunshine can you tell us about that?
A. RAYBOOGIE: 2017… Bless Tha Kidz… feat. Tony Sunshine it was produced by Frankie Cutlass…
Frankie Cutlass – Puerto Rico
Q. MRCPROMO: What other projects are you working on? What should we be looking out for next?
A. RAYBOOGIE: Presently writing & recording a mixtape, studio album & establishing an indie label “Qwadzilla Records”…
Q. MRCPROMO: How do you feel about today’s hip-hop climate? What would you like to see different?
A. RAYBOOGIE: I’m just seeing more & more that hustle often wins out over talent so in grinding as hard as possible..
Q. MRCPROMO: Your most memorable moment on stage?
A. RAYBOOGIE: I would have to say “Hoodstock” in Miami in 1996..
Frankie Cutlass “Boricuas On Da Set” Feat: Fat Joe, Doo Wop & Ray Boogie
Q. MRCPROMO: Any live shows or tours coming up?
A. RAYBOOGIE: No shows or tours at this time.. I’m more focused on writing & recording.
Q. MRCPROMO: Shout outs or last words?
A. RAYBOOGIE: Shout out to MRC Promotions… Bounce Squad Djs… & Kay Dee from Out There Promotions-Hip Step Massive!!!
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IMAGE: DJ MC Ray Boogie