VINNY RAYMOND (VR)
Vinny Raymond (formerly VR), is a passionate and ambitious Hip-Hop artist coming from the forgotten borough of New York- Staten Island. But VR wants nothing to do with being forgotten. As culture has become a scarcity in the borough, or requires to be sought out, he is ready to bring a community of creatives together to bring new lifestyle and awareness to the island. Music has always played an instrumental role in Vinny Raymond’s life. Later in his childhood, he would develop a new connection with music through roughest of times, finding his sole purpose; taking his potential to new levels, slowly manifesting his visions and views of life. On his journey, after attempts of working with others from his city, laws of attraction brought him to Jaybee, an artist/engineer/producer, island native, and co-founder of Red Planet Records, which now plays a major role in Vinny Raymond’s music.
Inspired by conscious rappers such as J.Cole and Kanye West, Vinny Raymond takes a new approach towards his song writing. “It’s simple, just stay true to what you believe in and give the audience something to connect with.” After progressing his sound through several single releases on his soundcloud page, and the “I Got It Covered” (1&2) Mixtape series in 2016, his upcoming LP serves as the consummate follow-up in a growing catalogue.