Bronx, New York NY, United States (2011 – present) Ray Bop began creating music at the age of 13, out of share boredom and loneliness. He was drawn to Hip Hop after listening to Nas’ ILLMATIC, Jay-Z’s REASONABLE DOUBT, and Raekwon’s ONLY BUILT 4 CUBAN LINKS. The emotion and lyricism of those albums had a major impact on Ray Bop’s writing and creative process, as a musician. After listening to his rhymes, his mother and his friends told him he should take making music more seriously, and also to get his songs recorded professionally. Through one of his close friends, his music ended up reaching the ear of Sosa from MVB ENTERTAINMENT. This eventually led to Ray Bop professionally recording several of his first commercial singles, and ultimately to what many call his breakthrough project, the “Cheeseburger Wallets EP”.