IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?

ROY RY: San Francisco, CA

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?

ROY RY: When I was about 12, we had a local artist/producer duo that would come through to Everett Middle School in San Francisco. They showed us how to articulate our feelings though writing. They also taught us how to make beats. From there, I didn’t rap too much. I was usually the kid who made beats. My cousin Anthony would write my raps. Then in 9th grade, I took a piano class at mission high school where I learned how to read music notes and play them by memory.

In 10th grade I proceeded to write my own raps and created my own rap groups. I just vibe out with my “yung slappaz” until about 2013. In 2011 I had a relationship with a girl, so I was getting my Drake on. I was rapping and singing over all of his beats about my emotions and how I was feeling at the time. I evolved and eventually made 11 projects being solo.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?

ROY RY: This is my life’s purpose. I feel good helping people get though their problems with my lyrics. I want my listeners to relate to me and what I’m going through.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?

ROY RY: When I dropped my first official album “Positive Life Advancement Rap”. I talk about being able to finish anything you start in life, figuring out your life’s purpose, and grinding hard to get what you want. I talk about showing dedication and perseverance through challenges you can’t handle and cope with. I talk about relationship problems, dreams and money. In 2014, I dropped basically a lot of melodic feels about being slept on, and how I’m messing with people. My music talked about my dreams and how I’m trying to find a better way to win.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?

ROY RY:  When I was younger, I used to listen to Shaq, he was the kazzaam! On a serious note, I was influenced by everything from Lauryn Hill, A Tribe Called Quest, Will Smith had a couple slaps, 50 Cent, and G Unit, Ja Rule, Jay Z, definitely early Kanye and Wiz Khalifa. I listened to Mac Dre and E-40 from my hometown. Right now I’m influenced by Drake, J Cole, Kendrick Lamar, and Big Sean. I love their work.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?

ROY RY: My music is full of vibrations of melodic trap. I love to use a trap percussion with a melodic background to create greatness. I just feel that there is a melody in almost anything. Especially when I can create beats and complement it with my voice. I can create almost anything.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?

ROY RY: I have good work ethic. A lot of artists get lazy and don’t have a game plan or goals. I sing, rap, emcee, write, produce and write for other artists as well. I have the ability to make really good songs and just not focus on that one hit! I look to get my music on all platforms online. I am serious about my visual presentation, and how I conduct myself online. Basically, I am business minded equipped with a business degree in marketing and management. I take anything I put my time and money to serious.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in your music career and how did you overcome?

ROY RY: The hardest challenge in the rap game in the bay is you have to be well connected. Which I am, but I don’t like to party and hang out with people who aren’t loyal. From me not hanging out and not having my face be seen with these individuals in every picture or have my presence felt at events being thrown. The blogs and DJs would overlook my solo material while they listen to all my features with popular bay artists and mainstream rap. They never would post me. I let it get to me and I would rant all day on my social media. So basically I was perceived as an individual who talked but never did it. I would spam everyone with my links. I was looked at like I wasn’t working hard enough. Now I just don’t give a F*** what anybody thinks. I make music for me and my fans. I stopped sending my music to the blogs that overlooked me, Now those same blogs are posting me when I drop a song. So basically I just kept my mouth shut, got my money up and my s*** straight. Now I’m getting opportunities I never had.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?

ROY RY:   I just finished my Supreme and Trapmania mixtapes that dropped on audiomack and live mix tapes not too long ago. My next project might be called #WHYNOTME but don’t quote that. Anything can change because time has no plan.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

ROY RY:   I want to build a legacy and label through branding. I want to have our own image and manage our own artists. I see myself being very successful in 10 years. If I didn’t think that, it just wouldn’t be right. I hope to be taking world tours and filling out arenas with my people who started with me since day one. Music is life. Once you understand your purpose, there’s no limits.

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  1. Keep grinding bro. royry is definitions of good vibes good music good beats overall a good artist himself of art music and creativity. Much love brother -John Edward johnedwardphotos.com @moneyjohn91 Yee!!

  2. On a serious note this dude is a hard worker on perfecting his craft. As a ex roommate I never seen anybody wake up and start making music and not being able to sleep because he’s making music. The grind is real

  3. I wish you the best man. i had fun when I use to come home after work… Music would be on, Madden on the TV, something was always lit, and there was always something to drink.. I remember you and Vic always had the red whines.. always laughin man..till we got to kicked out of that joint. Good luck with your music man.

  4. His ambition, and drive is strong with an amazing solid talent to back it up. It is something you will catch from day one. Very proud of you, and all you have done to get where you are today. Keep it up we’re out here listening, and believe in what you do. Keep on shining to the moon & back my friend!!

  5. Sounds like you’re so full of yourself, but too bad your music is shit. You have no talent, and all you do is complain about it on social media. Give up.

  6. I’ve known Roy ry for about three years, every year he gets better. Clearly knows his audience and delivers on every project he puts out. This dude is serious about his work and I’m proud to call him my friend as well as being a fan of his work. I see you bruh!!!!

  7. Great artist. Dope music and visuals. One of the most consistent with music. Work ethic is fye. Good person to work with fasho. Looking forward to working on a cold 2 or emerald city 2. Slick Fire.

  8. I been knowing dude since we met in college. From day 1 he has always been into making good music. Keep geinding and everything will fall into place just like it is suppose to g.

  9. Roy Ry Has been working on his dream non-stop since way before I met him. He works hard and is humble about his music. I remember finding him in a music video with over a 90,000 views and I said “Dude you never really told me how big you’re getting with your music?!” and he just smiled and said something like “I don’t got to.” If you really get into a deep conversation with Ry you realize he also has some messages he wants to convey to the world for the better. He’s not just some rapper who came off the street; he’s played football, and went to college already. Roy Ry has his own signature sound that is filled with originality, poise, and ambition. I’m happy to say I’ve been apart of his journey.

  10. Yo keep on keepin on man Arizona hip hop needs to get recognized and I think you’re that moving force. Don’t let any stop you from chasing your dreams I can’t wait to here more from you.

  11. Glad to see you loving your dream! I know I must have gotten annoyed a time or two with all the loud music but at least it had a fantastic beat. Keep working till you’ve reached you’d goal!