Who is RĀI
RĀI (pronounced Ray) is a singer, songwriter from Gadsden, SC out of Harlem NYC. His music is a vibe. He infuses elements of new and old R&B to create chill, unassuming timeless music. He sees each song as a piece of art that is influenced more by his life and experiences and not simply what's trending. R&B has seen changes with style, trends and youth increasingly celebrated over substance, tradition and maturity but RĀI has an appreciation for all things R&B and believes the two can peacefully exist. "I'm trying to create music that people will want to hear next year, and the year after that and the year after that." RAI's musical inspirations are Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross and Maxwell. With his latest project, "Love's on the Way" he sought to create an album that was effortless in nature with such a strong vibe that once you pressed play you would just let it ride.