Rising Fayetteville, NC rapper Morray is back with another soulful anthem. With his clever wordplay, vocal talents, and desire to draw from real-life struggle.
Morray is quickly becoming one of the rap game’s most exciting newcomers. In his new single “Dreamland,” Morray recalls the pains of growing up in poverty and the trauma that it has left behind.
Coming in with his church-trained vocals against a piano tune, “Dreamland” takes us deeper into Murray’s upbringing in Fayetteville. Morray remembers Christmases and birthdays without gifts, living in motels, and times when he had to sleep on “some carpet cuz it’s better than the pavement.”
In the video, directed by Christian Breslauer (Roddy Ricch’s “The Box,” Lil Baby’s “Errybody” videos), Morray looks back at situations he’s been in as a young boy. From his early run-ins with the law. To coming to his mother’s defense as she faces domestic violence. Morray’s dreams to change his life must become a reality.
Morray may have gained even more attention with the co-sign from two fellow North Carolina natives. The newcomer made massive waves with his debut single “Quicksand,” which dropped October 30. Rapper J. Cole gave Morray the green light by commenting,
“This s*** AMAZING,” followed by several rocket emojis under a video clip on Instagram. Rapper DaBaby also showed love to the artist as he blasted “Quicksand” on his Instagram story on December 27.
Not only did he draw praise from J. Cole and DaBaby, rap veteran Jay-Z listed “Quicksand” as one of his favorite songs of 2020. Since its release, “Quicksand” recently reached #4 on YouTube’s Trending chart. And has generated almost 8 million views on YouTube, not to mention nearly 3 million Spotify streams to date.
Thanks to the musical ability showcased on “Dreamland” and his breakout hit “Quicksand,” the Pick Six Records artist is on the cusp of leading the life of his dreams.
As the calendar turns to 2021, Morray looks to keep his momentum going with more music. Stay tuned — the artist is just getting started.
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