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Everyone has a dream, but not everyone’s dream leads to a Legacy.Ray Montana grew up on the gritty streets of Queens, New York and from a young age it was clear to everyone around him that he was something special.Ray found refuge from the streets in the harmonious and hypnotizing sounds of hip-hop. He studied artists like ll Cool J, Big Pun, and Yes even Elvis Presley Ray being Born on The Same Day and Month as Elvis (January 8th) the bar was set. That was exactly what ray wanted dreamed and strive to be one of the greatest. so Ray developed an undeniable style that was all his own. Infused with enormous talent, Ray set his sights on the entertainment world, but it wasn’t enough to be just another latin artist. Ray strive to be the best Latin artist. Now that Ray had a goal, it was time for him to put it into action and there was going to be no stopping him!
With only one friend out on the West coast, Ray Montana packed his bags, said goodbye to everything and everyone he knew and traveled to Los Angeles with one goal in mind “To become California’s first positive male Latin hip-hop superstar.” With no support from family and only a couch to rest his head on at night, Ray set out to show the world that not every Latin artist in California is a gangster or Chulo rapper. He was determined to do for Los Angeles, what Pitbull had done for Miami and Fat Joe had done for New York…..put it on the map. Since arriving in Los Angeles, he has proven he is well on his way to doing just that.
During his short time in the city, Ray Montana has become a household name. From free-styling with fellow West coast rapper The Game, to recording intros for both KJLH 102.3FM’s Nautica De L Cruz and Latino96 96.3FM’s Raq-C and performing at various venues around the city such as Hermosa Beach’s Zen Lounge, Ray Montana definitely has made his presence felt. His buzz around town is so strong that not only has he been given the seal of approval from The Legendary Russ Regan, former President of Uni Records and 20th Century Records, but he has also been able to work with Grammy Award Winning Engineer Mark Vinten (Usher, Ludacris, 50 Cent, Lil John) and recently completed his album with JAMROCK Productions producer Troy “ROC” Peebles.
With such an amazing start to his career it is clear that Ray Montana is a force to be reckoned with. With his myriad of talents, drive and innate determination to succeed, it won’t be long before radios all over the world are playing his songs. Ray Montana is here to stay…stay tuned, the best is yet to come!