Since uploading his first Youtube video just last month, 11-year-old aspiring rapper, Ray3rd, has caught the attention of the music industry.
In his video, Ray3rd, formerly known as ‘Hotboyfire,’ posted an original rap and shared his dreams of becoming a rapper with the internet.
“I like rapping. It’s just what I wanna do and what I wanna be when I grow up,” he said.
Ray’s big break came when a photo of the young rapper performing in his makeshift bedroom “studio” went viral on Twitter.
he supposed to be cleaning the room not in the damn studio 🤦♂️ pic.twitter.com/098XJoxzQF— z◉⃤k (@buckestcowboy) June 5, 2020
The post has over 30K retweets and more than 180K likes. At some point during the steady flow of engagement, songwriter and producer Kenny Beats saw the photo and decided to hook the young artist up with some professional equipment.
We gotta find him and get him some equipment !!! https://t.co/WPf5B3fz43— kennybeats (@kennybeats) June 9, 2020
Once Kenny Beats put the idea out there, all of Twitter wanted to pitch in and help Ray achieve his dream.
I’m down to peice up on a laptop— GUAPDAD 4000 (@guapdad4000) June 9, 2020
I’ll pitch in on God. This remind me of when I had to hang the mic from the ceiling fan https://t.co/iguwleVaHI— rob $tone. (@youngrobstone) June 9, 2020
lemme get him some proper headphones pls— Black Lives Matter (@oshimakesmusic) June 9, 2020
Yooo I’ll throw down a mic for this dude forsure!— Sully (@SullivanKing) June 9, 2020
What else he need?? Happy to supply— FINNEAS (@finneas) June 9, 2020
Even Beats by Dre got in touch to help.
We’d like to send Ray some product! Let us know how best to make it happen.— Beats by Dre (@beatsbydre) June 10, 2020
Kenny Beats facilitated the order and got in touch with Ray so they could send him the crowdsourced gear.
I GOT IN CONTACT WITH RAY !!!!! WE ARE SENDING HIM EVERYTHING HE NEEDS !! MORE UPDATES SOON !!! https://t.co/Gxt6lz212F— kennybeats (@kennybeats) June 9, 2020
Everyone who saw this meme knew that this kid was going to win.— kennybeats (@kennybeats) June 10, 2020
Thanks to some amazing people we just sent Ray 3 his own home studio!
Lets do this every month? pic.twitter.com/aFuniM9MxD