Fayetteville, NC – 2021 HipHopDX Rising Star Morray is all about paying it forward after the amazing year he’s had.
Prior to signing to Interscope Records, Morray saw his breakout hit “Quicksand” reach No. 65 on the Billboard Hot 100 and capture the attention of JAY-Z and J. Cole, the latter who was so impressed with the Rookie of the Year nominee, he put Morray on both his tour and platinum-selling album.
Morray capped off his year with not one but two Grammy nominations thanks to the J. Cole feature, “my.life.”
Morray Earns 2 Grammy Noms For J. Cole’s ‘My.Life’ + More From The DX Rising Stars
November 27, 2021
On Thursday (December 23), the “Quicksand” rapper joined forces with barber and social media influencer Vic Blends for a Christmas giveaway that spread nothing but positivity across the community.
Taking over their Segra Stadium, Fayetteville radio station Foxy 99 reported the hometown heroes doled out gifts, Instagram photo-ops and even free haircuts.
Despite surprising the natives, it was Fayetteville Mayor Mitch Colvin who shocked both the Street Sermons orator and Vic Blends with keys to the city for their dedication to the people.
“The key is to always give back,” Morray responded on Instagram.
The event was in conjunction with non-profit organization The Two-Six Project, which helped supply the hundreds of kids in attendance with food, winter clothes, and even more Christmas gifts.
Nas & Lil Nas X, HipHopDX Rising Star Morray, Lizzo + More Make Barack Obama’s 2021 Playlist
December 17, 2021
A day prior, on Wednesday (December 20), Morray and Vic Blends stirred up more positive pandemonium at a Fayetteville Walmart.
Check below for more photos of the scene and for more Morray, check him out in the Best New Rappers feature in the 2021 HipHopDX Awards.