As a multicultural artist, Ray Sytes has combined his love for music and culture together to create a powerful blend of enlightening beats and hip-hop rooted elements. Experiencing childhood throughout Guyana and then moving to the states at an early age, Sytes picked up on a vast array of influences, heightening his love for music making. His ability to transform contemporary hip-hop beats with his irresistibly transcendental experiences proves to be of utmost importance on his newest album Welcome 2 Guyana. The album offers tracks that include the raw creativity that exists behind this artist and noteworthy singer/songwriter, furthermore combining his cultural upbringing and roots that are contemporarily tied to modern hip-hop music.
Sytes hit home for most music listeners with the introduction of “Can’t Back Down” featuring Anna, which expresses his profound ability to relinquish the hardships of daily life and the extremities that Americans endure in order to keep themselves alive. Here, in his newest and most fresh clips, we experience the energetic and fun-filled side of this artist, and “Let It Go” even features vocals and a small introductory clip by his sister Tysa Rose and her budding musical career. Directed by Marcus Aurelius, the video excites and entertains our senses as scenes of light shows and skin dance upon the screen. The song is on fire and would translate best in a traditional club setting; above all, Tysa Rose’s vocals add a sweet and inspiring atmospheric vibe to this charismatic tune. The clip then surprisingly morphs into an introductory clip for the Tysa Rose song “Heels ‘N Lipstick,” in which Tysa shows the world what she’s got.
The second video clip “JukeBox Hero” includes one of rock n’ roll’s most favorite songs by Foreigner, and throughout the beginning scene we are introduced to the playful side of Ray Sytes. The video captures his idea of fun, including a well-known video game, and the song itself has the essence of a potential anthem. Systes’ lyrics and vocal melodies carry this tune to a whole new level and bring the contemporary hip-hop genre to its highest point.