Leray was born in Boston but spent her childhood in Hackensack, New Jersey. The daughter of Boston rapper and industry tycoon Benzino, she dropped out of high school at age 16 to pursue a career in music. Since then, she’s done precisely that, with a surprising ferocity and tenacity that parallels throughout her music.
Within her tracks, Leray never passes up an opportunity to flex what she’s earned. “Hit the mall, spend a bag and watch me cash out. Numbers going up, yeah, I don't know how to act now,” she spits on her 2018 breakthrough single “Huddy.” The music video for the song has since garnered over 3.5 million YouTube views to date. And as if that wasn’t enough, Leray has since released two albums, titled Everything CoZ and Everything CoZ 2. It goes without saying that Leray’s on the come up for 2020—and she knows just as much.