Kenny Beats, Sullivan King, and BROCKHAMPTON fund home studio for aspiring 11-year-old rapper from viral videoKenny Beats Pc Hoodvish

Kenny Beats, Sullivan King, and BROCKHAMPTON fund home studio for aspiring 11-year-old rapper from viral video

Kenny Beats and a group of artists have banded together to help gift an aspiring producer and rapper named Ray3rd his own home studio. After a photo of the 11-year old creator’s DIY recording set-up went viral, the Los Angeles songwriter put out a call to find the young musician, prompting users to share his video “Black lives matter” and his social accounts. He has been rapping since he was five and has stated his goal of becoming a famous rapper.

In the YouTube video, Ray3rd raps over a beat about Black Lives Matter with his lyrics touching on a cause that has gained a monumental amount of revitalized traction in the past weeks. His channel also features various tracks and a freestyle. Guapdad 4000, BROCKHAMPTON‘s Dom McLennon, Sullivan King, and Rob $tone are among several funders who contributed to equipping the young talent with studio essentials. Beats has also expressed their intent to send Ray3rd headphones.

Watch the wholesome exchange between Ray3rd and Kenny Beats below and follow Ray3rd on his journey here.

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Make no mistake—dance music is born from black culture. Without black creators, innovators, selectors, and communities, the electronic dance music we hold so dear would simply not exist. In short, dance music is deeply indebted to the global black community and we need to be doing more. Black artists and artists of color have played a profound role in shaping the sound and culture of dance music and now more than ever, it is necessary for everyone in the music community to stand up for the people that have given us so much. Dancing Astronaut pledges to make every effort to be a better ally, a stronger resource, and a more accountable member of the global dance music community. Black Lives Matter—get involved here:  

Black Lives Matter

My Block My Hood My City

National Lawyers Guild Mass Defense Program

Black Visions Collective

Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Legal Defense Initiative

The Bail Project

The Next Level Boys Academy

Color of Change

Committee to Protect Journalists

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