The New Jersey native rapper has been taking over the music industry with her single, “No More Parties.” Coi Leray is making an impact in the music industry with her bright personality, a stand out rap voice, and stylish box braids. Even though female rappers may rap about similar topics, Leray is proving to go beyond the roof with her melodic Hip-hop/Rap music. Even though Coi Leray is grabbing the attention of today’s hottest music artists, how did this rapper finally make 2021 her year?
Born in 1997, Coi Leray was born in Massachusetts, but she was raised in Hackensack New Jersey. Coi Leray dropped her first song, titled “Rock Back”, in 2011. You can find the song uploaded on her father, Benzino, Youtube channel.
While growing up in New Jersey, Coi Leray admitted that she got bored in the “retirement state.” To make her days brighter, Coi Leray watched Power Puff Girls frequently. LeRay even has a tattoo of the superhero trio on her left leg. Coi Leray used to collaborate with her brother on her music projects, but her brother started playing basketball. After her brother started to develop his own passions, Coi Leray had to find a way to make income since she dropped out of high school. The “No More Parties” rapper worked at Dunkin’ Donuts, A&P super market, and Palmero’s bakery…now this is what you call a hustler.
Coi Leray started working in customer service, and she was making close to eight hundred dollars a week. She was so successful at this job that she moved into her own apartment.
It is commonly stated that money does not grant happiness, and this happened in Leray’s case. Even though she was making a great amount of income as a teenager, music was her passion. “I did not want to work for nobody. My last job was at Amazon…it was a E-commerce business. I’m dealing with USPS and FedEx,” the rapper stated in an interview. Rapping would soon ignite in the rapper’s life after moving back in her mother’s house. In 2017, “Goofy Ass N*ggas” was Coi Leray’s official statement song of reclaiming her throne. After being consistent with her music, New Jersey became the first state to claim Leray as their own. After the release of “Goofy Ass N*iggas”, Coi Leray started to make noise with the release of “Huddy.” During this time, Coi LeRay was dating Trippie Redd and signed a deal with Republic Records. Since Trippie Redd was one of the most in demand artists in 2018, a lot of new people were watching Coi Leray’s next moves.
Coi Leray did not have the feeling that she was going to truly make it in the music industry until 2018. The rapper told Hype Bae, “I actually never had that feeling until the end of 2018. I always knew that I was talented and you know, I defintely grew up around music. Music is in my blood so I always knew somehow it was going to find me.”
After constantly putting in sweat and tears for her craft, Coi Leray found success with her biggest hit, “No More Parties.” This single went viral on Tiktok instantly making Coi Leray dominate the Tiktok charts. Due to the song being a hit, Lil Durk hopped on the remix. The music video currently has fourteen million views. Leray has also collaborated with 2021’s most in demand new rappers, Poo Shiesty, for “Big Purr(Prrdd).”
According to Republic Records, Coi Leray stated that she is going to be the biggest artist in rap and pop music. “I’m going to be the biggest fucking artist in the world. I want to be the one that’s just different and stands out in every way,” Coi says about her future. “I’m not just an MC. I’m a pop star and a brand. I’m going to be bigger than Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, and Nicki Minaj. All three of them are great and all that inspires me to level up past them. I’m going to leave a huge impact.”
I can not predict how Coi Leray’s future is going to be like, but her talent is truly one of a kind. With the love of music, the New Jersey native will continue to dominate the charts. Watch out guy’s because Coi Leray is up next.