There's SO MUCH bad news these days, but don't be fooled - there's still plenty of great stuff happening too!
This is the story of Ray 3, an aspiring 11-year-old rapper who went viral recently after a photo of his makeshift bedroom "studio" blew up on Twitter.
he supposed to be cleaning the room not in the damn studio ♂️ pic.twitter.com/098XJoxzQF— z ️⃤k (@buckestcowboy) June 5, 2020
That tweet, which has since been retweeted nearly 35,000 times eventually caught the attention of songwriter/producer Kenny Beats, who wanted to find the young man and get him some real equipment to work on.
We gotta find him and get him some equipment !!! https://t.co/WPf5B3fz43— kennybeats (@kennybeats) June 9, 2020
Someone also found Ray 3's YouTube channel, which is honestly pretty cute and sometimes features less-than-planned appearances from his little brother.
Well, pretty soon there were people from all over wanted to help Kenny give Ray the hookup.
I’m down to peice up on a laptop— GUAPDAD 4000 (@guapdad4000) June 9, 2020
I’ll pitch in on God. This remind me of when I had to hang the mic from the ceiling fan https://t.co/iguwleVaHI— rob $tone. (@youngrobstone) June 9, 2020
lemme get him some proper headphones pls— Black Lives Matter (@oshimakesmusic) June 9, 2020
Yooo I’ll throw down a mic for this dude forsure!— Sully (@SullivanKing) June 9, 2020
What else he need?? Happy to supply— FINNEAS (@finneas) June 9, 2020
After finding Ray's YouTube, it didn't take long for Kenny to get in touch with the young man and put together an order for him.
I GOT IN CONTACT WITH RAY !!!!! WE ARE SENDING HIM EVERYTHING HE NEEDS !! MORE UPDATES SOON !!! https://t.co/Gxt6lz212F— kennybeats (@kennybeats) June 9, 2020
Everyone who saw this meme knew that this kid was going to win.— kennybeats (@kennybeats) June 10, 2020
Thanks to some amazing people we just sent Ray 3 his own home studio!
Lets do this every month? pic.twitter.com/aFuniM9MxD
We should hopefully be hearing some new music from Ray possibly as soon as today, although it hasn't been released at the time of writing.
It's only a matter of time before we're all rocking to Ray's budding genius, and we're 110% here for it.
i am ready to stan Ray. my pockets are ready to buy every song. my body is ready to dance at the concerts. https://t.co/J5XWq0LHWx— Kehlani (@Kehlani) June 10, 2020