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[INDIE SPOTLIGHT] Payne Escobar | IG:@officialpayneescobar


Meet Jemel Gray, also known as Payne Escobar, a rising artist from rural Virginia who has been carving out his musical journey since a very young age. Jemel started his musical career performing with his mother in hilarious plays, but he soon discovered his love for hip-hop, emulating his favorite artist, DMX. With his deep, commanding voice and infectious laugh, Jemel quickly became the area’s favorite bottom boi, performing at small shows in and around his hometown. As Jemel grew older, he realized he needed to make a bigger impact in the industry, so he adopted the name Payne Escobar, meaning “Pure A Young Nga Eaten,” with Escobar added to represent his dope and raw music. Payne’s music is addictive, with gritty lyrics, pulsating beats, and a unique voice that defines this extremely humble artist. Payne’s debut project, “Gorilla Season One,” is a rhythmic project that speaks to real-life situations and journeys. With his raw talent, Payne has quickly become a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. His music is powerful, his lyrics are gritty, and his stage presence is electrifying. Don’t miss out on Payne Escobar’s rise to stardom. Check out “Gorilla Season One” and experience the power and passion of his music for yourself. Ladies and gentlemen, Jemel Gray, aka Payne Escobar.

Earlier this year Payne released his latest project "Gorilla Season I" on all digital platforms. The project features singles such as "On My Grind", "Frenemies", and "Ride or Die", plus other classic singles. The newest single release from Payne, "Dirty Diana", highlights the struggles Payne endured in his life. The hard-hitting instrumental, the hunger in his voice, and the overall cadence that he brings with the record surely highlight's his passion for the music. His presence can surely be felt throughout the record, he show's that he's not only here for a time, but he's here for eternity. Everyone has their experiences, but this is his story.

Check out Dirty Diana Below:




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