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Published on June 24th, 2020 | by Guest Editor


Christon Gray Releases Influential New Single, “Beautiful Dreamer”

R&B and Hip-hop artist Christon Gray has dropped a powerful new single, “Beautiful Dreamer.” Written in response to the murder of George Floyd, this track speaks about political, social, and racial injustices, not only in America but all over the world.

 A voice that would not remain silent, Christon Gray’s sharp lyrics dive into the growing tensions and protests that are shaping history as we speak. The lyrics touch upon the issues that need to be addressed when opening up conversations about the growing injustices. Christon gives a nod to old-school hip-hop with nostalgic beats that showcase his ability to convey his forceful yet effortless rap. 

“Beautiful Dreamer” hits at the numerous events and movements that have led up to this moment. The clever lyrics do not shy away from the issue but instead further emphasize the need to speak out. With stories drawn from his own personal journey, the song illustrates a picture of dreamers that got their lives cut too short. 

A native of Columbus, Ohio, Christon Gray has become one of hip-hop’s pre-eminent artists. His two releases–School of Roses (2014) and The Glory Album (2016)–both were on the Top 5 Billboard R&B Albums Chart and Top 15 of the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart. “’Stop Me”, a single off of The Glory Album, was a crossover hit and was used as a trailer theme song for Dwayne Johnson’s blockbuster Rampage, the theme song for Madden ’19, featured on HBO’s Ballers, ABC’s For Life, and FOX’s Lethal Weapon. In addition, the track was used for campaigns for Honda, ESPN, and The ESPY Awards.  His music has received acclaim from Billboard, Relevant, Jet, Essence, iHeartRadio, and more. He has performed on grand stages such as BET’s Music Matters and Alive Festival. Previously signed to RCA Records, Christon decided to part ways in 2018 an start his own vision under his own imprint, All Amour. His first single release since leaving RCA, “See You Soon” immediately hit Christian CHR and Rhythmic Radio dominating airwaves across the world all Spring 2020. With now, over 100,000 monthly listeners on Spotify and over 2.9 million views combined on YouTube, Christon Gray is creating his own path through music.

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