By Bad Seed
Ray Luv, a native of the South Park district of Santa Rosa (West), California came on the scene of San Francisco Bay Area rap with his 1992 single "Get Ma Money On!" off his "Who Can Be Trusted?" EP. One of the producers of the album was the Khayree. Ray Luv formed a rap group named Strictly Dope with 2Pac in the late 80s. In 1995, he released "Forever Hustlin," which put him on the map locally. Ray Luv was part of the rap scene that grew out of Vallejo, California during the 1990s. Acts such as Mac Mall, Dubee Aka Sugawolf, E-40, Mac Dre, Young Lay and others put Vallejo's rap scene on the map during the 1990s. San Francisco based radio station 106.1 FM KMEL helped these acts get (locally) famous by giving them much deserved air time. Ray Luv is also a part of the group The Link Crew.
Ray Luv's official music video for "Last Nite" off the classic album "Forever Hustlin'" released in 1994 / 1995 by the label Young Black Brotha/Atlantic Records. The track "Last Nite" was a blockbuster hit with daily rotation on 106.1 KMEL and throughout California radio stations; a classic indeed.
Ray Luv (born Raymond Tyson), is a native of the West 9th district of Santa Rosa, California. Ray became well known during the explosion of Bay Area rap in the early 1990's. His 1993 single "Get Ma Money On!" off the Who Can Be Trusted? EP was very popular and earned lots of local radio play in the San Francisco Bay Area on radio station 106.1 KMEL. One of the producers of that album was the Vallejo native Khayree who started the record label "Young Black Brotha."
Ray Luv had many guest appearances, including songs on the Master-P produced collaboration "West Coast Bay Boyz" and the soundtrack to the movie "New Jersey Drive."
In 1995, Ray released another albumForever Hustlin. Ray Luv was part of the rap scene that grew out of the Bay Area during the early 1990s joining such acts as Mac Mall, Dubee Aka Sugawolf, E-40, Mac Dre, Young Lay, JT Tha Bigga Figga, RBL Posse and Master P.
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