Babyface Ray says that social media has made regular jobs appear lame. The "Ron Artest" singer explained his reasoning during a recently resurfaced interview with The Hip Hop Lab that's been gaining traction on social media. "The world so crazy due to social media and what be going on, I just feel like a lot of people is out of character and I'm pretty sure you understand that, bro," he said. "I'm talking about as far as n****s basing they lives on social media. They feel like they ain't got something to post on social media. They feel like they ain't got nothing going on in life for real. That s**t weak!"
Ray didn't end there. He continued, "N****s who got jobs feel less of a man because n****s is flaunting certain type of s**t on the internet. And it's like bro, you got annually and regularly money coming in. Some of these n****s is cappin, bro! Some of these n****s got $800 left to they whole entire existence and you making that weekly! You know what I'm saying? Cars, cribs and s**t - n****s be playing for real. But social media made it to the point where b****** could say, 'I don't want no n**** about. So you might still catch me in Walmart, gas stations jumping out... N****, I'm like you!"
Babyface Ray On 9-5 Jobs
As for Babyface Ray's career, it's definitely outside the norm. His rise to fame started with his 2018 mixtape Young Wavy. He used this mixtape to showcase his versatility and grit through witty lyrics and hard-hitting beats. Ray's position in hip-hop was further solidified with his 2020 release Unfuckwitable, which included features from hip-hop heavy hitters like Moneybagg Yo and Sada Baby. The album blended introspective lyrics with the artist's gritty style.
What do you think? Do you agree with Babyface Ray's statement that social media has made regular 9-5 jobs seem less appealing or "lame"? Or do you disagree and believe that a job is a job? Let us know in the comments below, and don't forget to stay tuned if you want to keep up with the hip-hop world.