You wanna fly, you got to give up the thing that weighs you down.”

Toni Morrison

Johnie Ray is an American, progressive hip hop artist and songwriter based in Los Angeles. Originally from Baltimore, MD, Johnie Ray has been a featured performer at various events in the Baltimore-DC area.  His debut album, The Fall / Collection, released in 2014, explores his experiences as a young Black Gay man who has become disillusioned with life.  In the fall of 2018, Johnie Ray dropped his sophomore LP, Undressed, which includes eclectic songs such as the rebellious "Don't Want Smoke," the racy "Chinese Swing," and the romantic "Lost in You."



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