Meet Ray Wimley, the Talented Rapper in That Street Cypher with Common

blame it on Meka July 10, 2019

During the past weekend’s Essence Festival, there were a plethora of pleasant surprises throughout the event: funnywoman Robin Thede debuting her forthcoming (and “this looks wildly funny”) new series, A Black Lady Sketch Show

… both Michelle Obama and Presidential hopeful Kamala Harriskeynote speeches, and Common joining in on an impromptu street cypher.

As it turns out, Com had walked past — then ultimately joined the cypher by — Louisiana native Ray Wimley. Known for his street freestyles, Wimley recently released a pair of singles: “Take A Picture” and “2 Deep.”

This writer is definitely interested in more from the artist now.