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Ray DeeZy – ‘The Getaway’

Last week, Ray DeeZy released his new full-length album The Getaway as a digital purchase on his website,, with proceeds going towards Exquisite Kids, a Lowcountry nonprofit dedicated to helping kids overcome self-esteem and confidence issues. As of this week, The Getaway is now available on all streaming platforms. The album was produced in collaboration with Tyler Bertges of Hermit’s Victory, with Persona La Ave producing the track “Goin’ On A Trip”, featuring SunRhe.

According to Deezy’s recent interview with the City Paper, The Getway has a “… real hip-hop, indie rock vibe …. everybody likes to say they don’t have a genre, but this shit sounds like Woodstock ’99.”

Ray DeeZy’s music has often made use of nostalgia and a laid-back esssence while rapping about topics that are much heavier than the vibe of the music itself would suggest, such as anxiety, depression, and now, on The Getaway, the issues of police brutality and systemic racism in America, and specifically how they apply to Charleston. Opening track “Paradise Gone (The Quarantine)” brings us into The Getaway with a socially-relevant track that also brings us into the style that DeeZy is working with on this record.

The album is an escape into DeeZyland, but it doesn’t forget about reality, rather it brings us back down to earth with a refreshed and calming perspective. It’s a message to take time for yourself, but always remember there are bigger issues out there in the world, and once you get yourself grounded it’s back to work on what matters.

Listen to The Getaway by Ray DeeZy below. Also check out his newly-published book, Dock Boy Diaries, a coming of age story about three young black men in Goose Creek.