Babyface Ray to face Larry June in a bicoastal ‘clash’ for Red Bull

Red Bull SoundClash will head to Detroit’s Russell Industrial Center in October

click to enlarge Detroit rapper Babyface Ray. - Kahn Santori Davison
Kahn Santori Davison
Detroit rapper Babyface Ray.

It might be fair to say that 2022 is the year of Babyface Ray.

While he's been rapping for well over a decade, this year his hard work seems to be paying off. He released his critically acclaimed album FACE at the beginning of this year and earned a spot as a part of XXL magazine's 2022 Freshman class.

Well, next month Babyface Ray will go against Bay Area rapper Larry June in a bicoastal clash of the titans. Red Bull announced the return of its SoundClash series, which pits two artists against each other in a musical battle.

“I’m just excited to put on for the D and show the world what we all about. History in the making! It’s gonna be something special, for sure. We wanna thank Red Bull for putting us on to this," said Babyface Ray in a press release.

There will be two rounds, with each artist getting the opportunity to rock the stage in their hometown. The battle is all in good fun though: Larry June and Babyface Ray will also perform their collaborative track "Extra of Um" that was released on Larry June's Spaceships on the Blade album in August.

The first round will be in Detroit on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Russell Industrial Center, 1600 Clay St., Detroit. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at There is a purchase limit of four tickets per customer.

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Alex Washington

Born and raised on Detroit's Westside, Alex Washington is about as Detroit as they come. She judges your coney island order and serves a mean side-eye when anything across Eight Mile is called "Detroit." Her writing has been published in Real Detroit Weekly, The Detroit Free Press, Model D, BLAC magazine, and...
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