TDE has long been known in the rap industry as the home of some of the game’s sharpest musical talents, and one of their latest signees, Ray Vaughn, embodies the characteristics that have made the SoCal label a beacon of consistency for nearly two decades. After turning heads last fall with his LA Leakers freestyle, where he spit bars over Snoop’s “Lay Low” beat, it’s clear that what sets Ray apart from the pack is his slick wordplay and how easy he keeps it real while annihilating any beat he comes across. Now he’s back with his latest high-octane single of 2022, “Mannequin.”
The new song gets its strength from Ray’s energetic flow and charismatic delivery, as he bodies synth-heavy production, taking the time to call out the lames, phonies, and nobodies bogarting his shorties’ attention. In the track’s cinematic video, the Long Beach native and his homies dip out of their warehouse job to discover their entire neighborhood has been overrun by mannequins, sparking a block party.
Stay tuned for more releases from Ray Vaughn in the coming weeks, but for now tap into “Mannequin” below.
Source: Audible Treats