We were introduced to Ray iLLa and his music via email and was very impressed with his recently released mixtape with Spud Cotton, “Stand Up Guyz”. Ray iLLa and Spud Cotton are two rap artists who are on the same journey to make a statement in the music industry. Lets get to know a little more about Ray iLLa and the Stand Up Guyz mixtape…
3 Voices: Introduce yourself to the world. Let the people know who Ray iLLa is and what Ray iLLa does.
Ray iLLa: Ray iLLa is a songwriter/recording artist from the East Side of Chicago. I’ve coined my particular style of hip hop as “Motivation Muzik”. I encourage listeners to pursue their dreams tirelessly. But don’t be surprised if there’s a party record or 3 in there.
3 Voices: What can the people expect from your latest mixtape, Stand Up Guyz”. How did you and Spud Cotton collaborate to make an entire mixtape? Which is your favorite single from “Stand Up Guyz”?
Ray iLLa: People can expect a breath of fresh air from Stand Up Guyz. Spud & I did exactly what we set out to with this album, which was show there’s much more to the Chicago music scene than Drill. This project is a representation of two honest young men’s beliefs, aspirations, tribulations, and overall way of thinking. Bro & I went to the same high school, but really started working closely after noticing how our styles complimented one another a couple years back.
3 Voices:What’s next for Ray iLLa? Are there any exclusives you can share with us?
Ray iLLa: I’m currently working on my next solo release, which as it stands has some Krazy production and great song concepts to match. In the meantime, I am dropping visuals for just about every record from my last release “SupaUglyGrind2”. I’ll also be performing at the A3C Festival this October in Atlanta again this year.
3 Voices: How can the people reach out to Ray iLLa on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and etc.?
Ray iLLa: @RayiLLa on Twitter & Instagram. rayilla.com will be launching in a week or so.
And there you have it people! You heard it all from Ray iLLa himself! Be sure to download Stand Up Guyz mixtape on Dat Piff. Be on the lookout for Ray iLLa official website. Much success to you Ray iLLa, be sure to keep in touch.
Check out Ray iLLa x Spud Cotton “Stand Up Guyz” Mixtape via Dat Piff:
Here’s Ray iLLa x Spud Cotton single we were introduced to first, The Freestyle: