Over the past year, Babyface Ray has been a rising rapper, standing at the forefront of the emerging Detroit/Michigan underground rap scene along with fellow Motor City natives like Icewear Vezzo and Rio. Da Yung OG. Today he has finally arrived as a rap star in his own right with the release of his debut album, Face. Along with the album release, Ray also shared the video for the standout track “My Thoughts 3,” which splits the video with “Pop’s Prayer.”
In the video, Ray performs both songs amid the snowy suburbs of Detroit and overlooking frozen Lake Michigan with downtown in the background. The songs themselves lean towards reflection, as Ray takes stock of this transitional point in his life as he prepares to become one of the hottest names in rap.
Face, available now through Empire, features 20 songs, with production from big names like DJ Esco, OG Parker, Pooh Beatz, Sledgren and Southside. Meanwhile, guest artists on the debut album include fellow Detroiters 42 Dugg and Icewear Vezzo, Chicago exercise mainstay G Herbo, up-and-coming Atlanta landstrip songwriter Chip (who appears alongside coke rap veteran Pusha T on “Dancing With The Devil”) and world-class cool guy Wiz Khalifa.
Watch Babyface Ray’s “My Thoughts/3 Pop’s Prayer” video above.
Face is now available through Wavy Gang/Empire. You can stream it here.