Genre: Rap/ Hip Hop/ 90s Rap
It all started in Indianapolis, Indiana AKA “Naptown”, where three guys, three different personalities three very different paths became the eccentric production trio known as SumBoyRay.
Sum of All grew up the only son of a hard working single mom who worked 2 jobs to take care of her 3 kids. He was diagnosed at 15 having multiple personalities, something counselors and doctors were intrigued with. But that would be the gift that set him apart creatively.
While growing up he saw his mom struggle to put food on the table to help pay for his medications, so he found ways to hustle to get extra money. But his mother not wanting him to fall into his fathers hustlers shoes challenged him to be a better man and find other ways to earn money. Intrigued by old school rap artists, he developed his own style and skills and developing a following and produced mix tapes for many up and coming indie artists as a ghost producer. He chose the name Sum of All because depending on his mood and the vibe of the song his voice and style could change on different songs and sometimes even the same song. He called it his SUPERPOWER since he became the sum of all those inside him.
Lil Boy D grew up in the suburbs in a strict religious family where rap music was condemned, and only certain types of music or TV was allowed to be watched. But not all was well at home and he used music and the arts to escape home life. He would enter talent shows and music contests without his parents knowing. Other kids thought he was too short and constantly teased him of his higher voice but it didn’t matter to him, hip hop was his passion. He never let others get to him and embraced his lil boy moniker while honing his craft and slowly developing his own clout.
Big Ray grew up south of downtown Indianapolis with his grandmother in a very rough area. Blessed with height and strength Ray never had much issues as he always intimidated others. Ray played football since peewee days and by High School was on the radar of three BIG 10 teams for a scholarship. His football career unfortunately ended his junior year when he found out he had a heart condition that risked his life playing football. His dreams of not playing in the NFL and helping his family out their area crushed him. Depressed about football he fell into alcohol, got into trouble and only seemed to be able to get gigs as bouncers or security. A chance encounter with Sum of All and Lil Boy D lead to him to serve as security then later as his skills developed as a rapper as part of the team now known as SumBoyRay.
* Winner of a John Lennon Song of the Month for the song “Rise with Me”.
* Winner of a Tune Derby Song of the Month for the song “Who I Am”.
* Ghost produced two songs with over 500k VERIFIED Spotify streams.
* Ghost produced a rap track which was used in a Netflix series.
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