Ray BLK - In My Bed

Ray BLK – In My Bed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ray BLK - In My Bed

Ray BLK – In My Bed

 

 

 

 

 

Artist Name:  Ray BLK

 

Song Title: In My Bed

 

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Ray BLK brings to light a brand new video for the song entitled ‘In My Bed.’

 

The video is colourful and eye-catching.

 

Ray BLK is a gifted vocalist and rapper.

 

‘In My Bed’ is a catchy song.

 

The video is dramatic.

 

She sings and raps while the video is interesting.

 

Ray BLK is a brilliant artist.

 

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Hailing from Catford, South East London, Ray BLK (real name Rita Ekwere) is an R&B singer/songwriter known for her introspective and socio-political lyrics.

 

She grew up heavily influenced by music, having grown fond of Timbaland and Missy Elliot performances on music channels such as MTV Base and grime artists on Channel U.

 

After deciding that her dream was to pursue a career in music, she set the wheels in motion at the age of ten, penning her own lyrics in her school notebooks, which led her teachers to put her in a music program for talented young individuals.

 

She continued to explore her creativity throughout her teens. When she was 13, she worked on some of her earliest material with fellow school pupil and future record producer and songwriter MNEK, in a group the two had created called New Found Content. Although the project’s end results never saw the light of day, it proved a significant cornerstone in the young creative’s journey.

 

It wasn’t until the final days of her university studies in English literature that she felt ready to put her voice out into the world and delved through the lyrics, songs, and assorted instrumentals that she had kept over the years.

 

It didn’t take long for some cohesive material to come together, and she ultimately decided upon the stage name of BLK, which stands for “Building, Living, Knowing,” and put together some finished material.

 

Inspired by the character of Miss Havisham in Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, she described the character’s journey as being “like a lot of women around me, who got their heartbroken” and put together her first EP, Havisham. It was the public’s first real introduction to the young singer/songwriter and had an instant impact.

 

Alongside her impressive collaborations with artists such as Dream Koala and SELVSSE, BLK’s verses evaded the sure-fire rap-influenced vocals of her youth and moved closer to an area that combined elements of hip-hop, R&B, and neo-soul. The release led to an ever-increasing fan base for the young singer beyond the fringes of her native Catford.

 

She released the single “50/50” in 2015 – a woozy, languid, and magnetic R&B piece consisting of mordant lyrics directed at an old flame. The song earned her a high spot on BBC 1Xtra’s playlist as well as the honourable “Record of the Week” from BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens.

 

2016 saw more success for Ray BLK. Generally considered her breakthrough track, “My Hood” featured grime heavyweight Stormzy. The song was appealing because it was a bittersweet ode to its author’s hometown, and it also highlighted the struggles and stresses of living in gentrified parts of the city.

 

This way of reminiscing about her youth and growing up earned her a comparison to stateside R&B legend Lauryn Hill, as well as other soul artists such as Amy Winehouse, and exemplified BLK’s ability to combine a myriad of influences without being consumed by a single particular style. Both “50/50” and “My Hood” were featured on BLK’s second release, the mini-album Durt. Alongside Stormzy, the effort also featured collaborations with Wretch 32 and SG Lewis.

 

Ray BLK’s status among both fans of urban music and music industry critics earned her widespread praise and a nomination for the BBC Sound of 2017. She won the award in January 2017 and continued to write more material, which would land on her debut full-length, Empress. Issued in October 2018 on Island Records, the album included the singles “Run Run” and the title track.

~ Rob Wacey, Rovi

 

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Yogi, Maleek Berry, RAY BLK, Kid Ink - Baby

Yogi, Maleek Berry, RAY BLK, Kid Ink – Baby

 

 

Yogi, Maleek Berry, RAY BLK, Kid Ink - Baby

Yogi, Maleek Berry, RAY BLK, Kid Ink – Baby

 

 

Yogi, Maleek Berry, RAY BLK, Kid Ink – Baby

 

Yogi has dropped the exciting visual to his brand new single “Baby” featuring Maleek Berry, RAY BLK and Kid Ink directed by Francis Wallis. Yogi samples Julio Bashmore and brings his unique flavour and international influences into the masterful production, once again positioning himself as the one to watch for in 2018. Set in the middle of a cinematic race track, the video, much like the song itself, is fueled with exhilarating energy.

 

 

“We shot this video at a racetrack on the outskirts of Los Angeles. A group of people break into the venue and set up a pirate radio station, leading to a crazy night of fun, action and great performances from Maleek Berry, Ray BLK and Kid Ink. It’s a nod to the UK pirate radio scene of the 90s, something I know that Yogi was a part of and still something that resonates with his broader fan base. I loved the energy of this song and knew how significant it was to create the right mood and tone, using our location, lighting and smoke to maximum effect in achieving the look we wanted!” Francis Wallis

 

 

 

“Baby” is undeniably a hit, filled with its vibrant rhythms reminiscent of carefree summer nights. Since its release the track has racked up an impressive 1Million streams across Spotify, as well as reaching #38 in the iTunes Hip Hop Charts and #9 amongst the Viral Charts. Peaking at #58 in the Shazam charts, the track has also been play-listed across 1Xtra. Earlier today, a fiery official remix for ‘Baby’ arrived by production duo iLL BLU, further emphasizing the track’s potential as both an underground anthem and mainstream record.

 

 

About Yogi
Born and bred in Brent Cross, North west London, Yogi existed in his own world. But having lived in Los Angeles for the past three years, Yogi’s upcoming debut album is centered on his personal connection between the two cities. He’s been coming back and forth here for the past five or six years as an in-house producer at Interscope, the label founded by Jimmy Iovine – and through which he ended up meeting and signing a production deal with the legendary Dr Dre, and an artist deal with Skrillex’s OWSLA to release his own music. These connections became the catalyst for Yogi’s journey across the Atlantic. And it’s these relationships Yogi fostered that’s put him in a position to bring the likes of DRAM and Kid Ink, together with UK acts such as RAY BLK, Lady Leshurr on his debut album, successfully marrying the tone of two of the world’s most iconic cities into one unique, jet-setting sound.

 

 

His production credits include some of the best in the game at the moment. Names like Rita Ora, Stormzy, Tinie Tempah, AlunaGeorge, Kid Ink, Professor Green and Santigold, are only a testament to Yogi’s strength as a powerhouse producer and his demand is sure to sky rocket. Yogi produced Wretch 32’s single ‘Traktor’ which came in at No.2 on the UK Official Charts.

 

 

Yogi describes his upcoming album as “a driving album” – one built around memories of cruising around London and Los Angeles, the different feelings each place evokes and the tunes he would play along the way. In a nutshell “I wanted to aspire make something like the Chronic 2001 of 2018,” he says, before going on to explain how the album is a marriage between LDN and LA. There’s also one final point he wants to get across – which is that the album is also going to have the kind of bumping tracks that hark back to his days as a DJ and could easily be played in a club.

 

 

 

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