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B-Ray – Bad Reputation (Album Release)

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B-Ray – Bad Reputation (Album Release)

Posted on 23 August 2011 by Bryan

 

B-Ray, patient legally known as Ben Ramos, try has had a year of growth both personally and musically that has finally added up to his latest release “Bad Reputation.”  He calls it his “first fully produced self recorded, public release.”

 

Bad Reputation by BdashRay

 

When I first met the guy he was just coming off a bender and 3 or 4 days with a group of young nomads he met on the street.  He told me the story and explained how it made him reconsider his purpose/focus in life.  Along with the decision to quit imbibing alcohol, B-Ray decided to start taking his passion for music seriously.  I have witnessed his passion and talent personally many times and its great to see this culmination of ideas finally making into a really sick compilation of dubstep, hip-hop, reggae and the notably cool/comical voicemail recordings.

 

My personal favorite track on the release is “InTheStreets.”  Using his own vocals to create the underlying “wam wam wam” dubby beat is genius and sounds really cool, especially when combined with the creative lyrics.  The other notable aspect of B-Ray’s music is how real the lyrics are.  Like, they are seriously legit and knowing Ben personally you can hear the real emotions and thoughts that made him write what he did.

 

I look forward to more recordings from B-Ray and I know he will be playing a few WAPA events coming up.

 

From B-Ray:

Notes To The Listener,

All these songs are meant to give you a little glimpse into the life that I, Ben Ramos, or “B-Ray” live on a day to day basis, and although you might not agree with everything I say, It is my job to say it, and your job to listen/understand/digest it however you choose to.

Thank you for your support,
Love,
B-Ray

? Bad Reputation

01 – We Can’t All Be B-Ray
02 – Intro
03 – Disclosure
04 – Wait
05 – InTheStreets
06 – Hopelessly Lost in Los Angeles
07 – Meant To Be (Ft. Taylor Van Eynde)
08 – Sue The Promoter
09 – New West Coast (Ft. Shawn Diesel)
10 – The Travelling Drunkards
11 – Well, But, And…(Ft. Justin Credible)mp3

All Songs written/recorded/produced by Ben Ramos (Pka B-Ray/BdashRay)
W/ production assistance and Engineering/Mixing/Mastering by Brandon Scrushy and Dustin Burford, concepts for “New West Coast,” by Ben Ramos, Shawn Davis & Adam Grab. Concepts for “Meant To Be” by Ben Ramos, Taylor Van Eynde, & Brandon Scrushy. Concepts for “Well, But, And…” by Ben ramos, & Sean Bowie(TeamsEdit).

 

 

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