Rayan is here to prove he’s way more than a member from Mindless Behavior, he’s an artist in his own right. Hailing from South Central Los Angeles, the West Coast recording artist has come a long way since joining the boy band at the age of 13. Returning after a hiatus following the group’s dismantle, the “Right Now” rapper arrives as passionate as ever.
Rocking a blue long-sleeve button-down shirt and his signature long hair, Rayan is proud to be wearing his little brother’s chain around his neck. The huge ‘S’ pendant stood for the Rollin’ 60’s, the same neighborhood Nipsey came up on.
King Ice spoke with Rayan about the chain and what it means to him.
Can you talk about the huge gold chain you have on?
Honestly, I’m not the biggest fan of gold. I’m more of a platinum person. But I wore this chain today because it’s my little brother chain. I knew I was going to be asked about him today, and the record “Right Now.” Today was a time to really represent my little brother. Like I said, he’s from 60’s so the ‘S’. He got the ritual, all that holding onto the chain. I’m rockin’ his buss down today out of respect.
How old was he when he passed?
He didn’t pass. He’s straight. We don’t die, we live forever. He actually turned 20 on the 28th of this month. He’s my little brother, he’s just a badass. [laughs]
As an artist, do you feel like you need to wear jewelry?
No, I don’t. If I ever wear a piece, it’ll be because I genuinely love it. I don’t care what other artists are doing to stay relevant. I don’t want to fit in.
Anything else you want us to know?
My Instagram is @raytrendyme. I’m going to be dropping two tracks this February, and a lot more to come. I’m coming with a lot of music. I’ve had 5 years of just creating [chuckles], so I got a lot coming.