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Arin Ray Enlist Dram for His New Single Communication

Interscope Records recording artist Arin Ray releases his second single, “Communication,” which is now available at all digital retailers. The Cincinnati crooner nabs platinum hit-maker DRAM for his new record about love. “Communication” finds newcomer Arin Ray singing over a pop-leaning R&B beat courtesy of producer Childish Major (Future/J. Cole.). The message which strings together his list of promises to his new lover is tightly held together by soothing guitar baselines and drumkits. The singer/songwriter pens, “I know better than to cheat / you deserve the best from me.”

The Midwest-born singer released his YG assisted track “We Ain’t Homies,” in December and joined H.E.R on The Lights On tour. The upcoming album has recruited some heavy hitting producers such as Terrace Martin (Kendrick Lamar), Nez and Rio (A$AP Rocky/ScHoolboy Q). Last year proved to be a promising year for the young talent who shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. You can catch Arin Ray performing Valentine’s Day in Los Angeles with Victoria Monet.

About

Ray was born with music in his blood. His father was the drummer for early ‘90s new jack swing groups New Edition, Bell Biv DeVoe, and the Babyface-fronted After 7, and his aunt sang background vocals for Marvin Gaye. A week after graduating high school, Ray moved to Los Angeles, where he hooked up with production team the Underdogs, who invited him to work in their studio. Over the course of the next few years, Ray racked up writing credits on songs for Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, John Legend, Jason Derulo, and K. Michelle while gearing up to make his own music.

Arin Ray “Communication” eSingle

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ARIN RAY “WE AIN’T HOMIES” VIDEO OUT NOW 

CURRENTLY OPENING FOR H.E.R.’S ‘THE LIGHTS ON’

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Arin Ray releases a video for his debut single, “We Ain’t Homies,” released July 28 on Interscope Records. Ray wrote and produced the track himself, along with brother producers F Keys and Chuckie. Watch the video HERE.

“We Ain’t Homies” is the first single to be released from the Cincinnati-born singer and songwriter’s upcoming debut project, which finds him working with producers Terrace Martin (Kendrick Lamar), Nez and Rio (A$AP Rocky), and Childish Major (Future, J. Cole.) Ray is currently opening for H.E.R.’s ‘The Lights On’ North American tour, full dates below.

Ray was born with music in his blood. His father was the drummer for early ‘90s new jack swing groups New Edition, Bell Biv DeVoe, and the Babyface-fronted After 7, and his aunt sang background vocals for Marvin Gaye. A week after graduating high school, Ray moved to Los Angeles, where he hooked up with production team the Underdogs, who invited him to work in their studio. Over the course of the next few years, Ray racked up writing credits on songs for Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, John Legend, Jason Derulo, and K. Michelle while gearing up to make his own music.

 

Catch Arin Ray on H.E.R.’s THE LIGHTS ON TOUR

11/21 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

11/24 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub

11/25 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre

11/26 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory

11/27 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall

11/29 – Seattle, WA – Nuemos

12/06 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva

 

Listen to “We Ain’t Homies”below:

Retail: http://smarturl.it/WeAintHomies 

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/WeAintHomies/itunes 

Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/WeAintHomies/applemusic 

Google Play: http://smarturl.it/WeAintHomies/googleplay 

Amazon Music: http://smarturl.it/WeAintHomies/amazonmusicbuy

Soundcloud: http://smarturl.it/WeAintHomies/soundcloud 

Spotify: http://smarturl.it/WeAintHomies/spotify

 

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LA Soul Music Fest 2017

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Article and Photography by Archie J Howard III

The second annual 2017 LA Soul Music Festival ended abruptly with the cancellation of  Sunday’s performances. Fans didn’t get a chance to hear the sounds of Musiq Soulchild, After 7, Blackstreet, and others that were scheduled for the weekend’s finale, but refunds will be issued out for the canceled performances.



The LA Soul Music Festival is a 3-day event where the diehard music fan, young or old, can enjoy the live sounds of their favorite artists. Friday and Saturday, Exposition Park was flooded with music lovers ready for the festivities to begin. Friday kicked off with performances by MAJOR, Yuna, Ro James, August Alsina and K. Michelle.


Saturday’s event was met with canceled performances from a few of the artists, including the headliner Tyrese. Fans did enjoy amazing shows by Avant, Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick, and Anthony Hamilton and the Hamiltones.


During the weekend, people were met with food, clothing and wine vendors throughout the venue as well as a DJ that kept the crowd’s interest between acts.



Though the weekend didn’t end the way most people would have liked, many still enjoyed their time.


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