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Ray Dawn

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Ray Dawn
Birth nameRaymond Brandon Sims
OriginPittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
Instruments
Years active2008–present
Websitewww.raydawn.co

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Raymond Brandon Sims, known professionally as Ray Dawn, is a rapper, singer and songwriter from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[1][2][3] He was named a "Top 5 Finalist" in an online music competition sponsored by Ford Motors and Grammy Award winning artist Common.[4] Judges for the music competition included music producer Bryan Michael Cox, music executive Derek Dudley and DJ Tony Touch. He was also ordained "Who's Next in Pittsburgh Music" by The Incline (2017).[5]

Based in Atlanta, GA, Ray Dawn[6] talked openly with Robin Murray (music journalist) about what drives him in a feature for Clash Magazine, “Enjoying the fruits of my labor, refusing to be lackadaisical, keeping my foot on the gas and manifesting my vision. Life is good, but I'm looking forward to it being even better."[7] Ray Dawn is a graduate of Western Michigan University.[8]

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
US
R&B/HH
US Rap
"Shit To Do"[9][10]
2017 Non-album single
"On My Own"[11][12]
2017 Non-album single
"Angels & Demons"[13][14][15]
2017 Non-album single
"That Six"[16][17][18]
2017 Non-album single
"Ries Cup"[19][20]
2017 Non-album single
"Due Time"[21][22][23]
2017 Non-album single
"Maxes On My Feet"[24][25][26]
2017 Non-album single
"Signing Day"[27][28]
2018 Non-album single
"Sick Day"
2018 Non-album single
"Counterfeit"[29]
2018 Non-album single
"The Secret"
2018 Non-album single
"Checks"[30][31]
2019 Non-album single
"Wires"[32]
2019 Non-album single
"Flex"[33][34][35][36][37]
2020 Non-album single

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
Title Extended play details Peak chart positions
US US
R&B/HH
US
R&B
Passport Dreams[38][39]
  • Released: February 27, 2012
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: CD, digital download, streaming
Last Sleep of Arthur[40][41][42][43]
  • Released: October 22, 2012
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: CD, digital download, streaming
En Plane Air[44][45][46]
  • Released: August 12, 2013
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: CD, digital download, streaming
Crucifix Powerbomb[47][48]
  • Released: April 12, 2015
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download, streaming

Esports[edit]

Ray Dawn is an American esports player of Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Nintendo Switch. On August 25, 2019 he won ATL Circuit's inaugural Mario Kart 8 Deluxe tournament in Atlanta, GA.[49][50]

References[edit]

  1. Mulkerin, Andy. "Ray Dawn goes from law school to lyricist". Pittsburgh City Paper. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  2. Routh, Julian. "Break Thru: A half-decade after Mac and Wiz, the Pittsburgh hip-hop scene is still waiting for its moment". Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  3. Harrington, Gregg. "Local rapper Ray Dawn could play the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival — with your help". pghcitypaper.com. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  4. Ogles, Jonah. "Dreams drive him: Holland native pursuing hip-hop career". Holland Sentinel. Retrieved 23 May 2008.
  5. Culgan, Rossilynne. "Who's Next: Music; 21 young leaders defining the new Pittsburgh sound". The Incline. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  6. "Ray Dawn". genius.com. Retrieved 22 May 2013.
  7. Murray, Robin. "Ray Dawn Hits Back With 'Flex'". Clash Magazine. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  8. Liberty, John. "WMU graduate makes early cut in national music competition". mlive.com. Retrieved 25 June 2020.
  9. "Ray Dawn - "Shit To Do"". rockthedub.com. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  10. "Shit To Do - Lyrics". raydawn.co. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
  11. "Ray Dawn - "On My Own"". rockthedub.com. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  12. "On My Own - Lyrics". raydawn.co. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  13. Garcia Jr., Nelson. "Ray Dawn – Angels & Demons". the9elements.com. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  14. Terrae, Portia. "Music: Ray Dawn – "Angels & Demons"". blog.dramalikethedj.com. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  15. "Ray Dawn - "Angels & Demons"". hiphoprelevant.com. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  16. "Ray Dawn - "That Six"". djiceberg.com. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  17. Garcia Jr., Nelson. "Ray Dawn - That Six". the9elements.com. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  18. "Ray Dawn – "That Six" @RayDawnThe86th". shebloggin.com. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  19. Garcia Jr., Nelson. "Ray Dawn – Ries Cup". the9elements.com. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  20. Terrae, Portia. "Music: Ray Dawn – "Ries Cup"". blog.dramalikethedj.com. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  21. "Ray Dawn - "Due Time"". rockthedub.com. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  22. "Ray Dawn - "Due Time"". djiceberg.com. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  23. "Ray Dawn – Due Time". shebloggin.com. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  24. "Ray Dawn - "Maxes On My Feet'". djiceberg.com.
  25. Garcia Jr., Nelson. "Ray Dawn - Maxes On My Feet". the9elements.com. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  26. "Ray Dawn – "Maxes On My Feet" @RayDawnThe86th". shebloggin.com. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  27. "Ray Dawn - Signing Day". artistsounds.com. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  28. "Ray Dawn - Signing Day". jussrussradio.com. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  29. Terrae, Portia. "Music: Ray Dawn – "Counterfeit"". blog.dramalikethedj.com. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  30. "Checks - Ray Dawn". musixmatch.com. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  31. "Checks - Lyrics". raydawn.co. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  32. "Wires - Ray Dawn". musixmatch.com. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  33. "Ray Dawn Hits Back With 'Flex'". clashmusic.com. Clash Magazine. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  34. "Flex - Lyrics". raydawn.co. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  35. "Flex - Ray Dawn". musixmatch.com. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  36. "This week's emerging and self-releasing artists". music-news.com. Retrieved 8 May 2020.
  37. "Ray Dawn Releases Inspiring Track 'Flex'". thehypemagazine.com. Retrieved 1 June 2020.
  38. "Passport Dreams EP". livemixtapes.com. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
  39. "Ray Dawn - #PassportDreams". rockthedub.com. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  40. "Last Sleep of Arthur EP". livemixtapes.com. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  41. "Last Sleep of Arthur EP". genius.com. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  42. "Ray Dawn - Last Sleep Of Arthur". rockthedub.com. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  43. Garcia Jr., Nelson. "Ray Dawn – Last Sleep of Arthur (FreEP)". the9elements.com. Retrieved 23 October 2012.
  44. "En Plane Air EP". livemixtapes.com. Retrieved 8 August 2013.
  45. Holder, Quinelle. "Ray Dawn - En Plane Air (Mixtape)". blog.a3cfestival.com. Retrieved 19 September 2013.
  46. "Ray Dawn - En Plane Air EP". rockthedub.com. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  47. "Crucifix Powerbomb EP". livemixtapes.com. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  48. Mulkerin, Andy. "New video from Ray Dawn: "Glorious"". pghcitypaper.com. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  49. Stigall, Matthew. "Aug. 25th Tournament Results". atlcircuit.com. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  50. Stigall, Matthew. "Winners Circle". atlcircuit.com. Retrieved 25 August 2019.

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