coreywaynemusic Baton Rouge, LA History tells us that in dire times, leaders have emerged from some of the most unsuspecting places. Men and women of exceptional courage and selfless character have privileged future generations with opportunities that otherwise would not have been. History also gives us a glimpse of how destructive a self-absorbed point of view can be, especially when combined with power and greed. This is the unfortunate state of the majority of commercial hip-hop. Enter Corey Wayne, an artist who aims to lead and inspire others to live with a sense of purpose. Born and raised in Baton Rouge, LA, Corey Wayne is well acquainted with the challenges and bitter struggles faced by many in the heart of his city. That with standing, Corey refuses to embody the common stereotypes of prior rappers from the Red Stick. Formerly known as Se-Lah, Corey Wayne paints lyrical portraits of reality in a way that causes listeners to “stop, pause and reflect” on his words. In a rap game saturated with anthems of self-indulgence, violence, and negativity, he aims to be a voice of authenticity, hope, and inspiration. His lyrical genius, unapologetic content and aggressive delivery have earned him respect among Louisiana’s top artists. His messages resonate with people from all walks of life regardless of cultural background or socioeconomic status. A gifted wordsmith, Corey has been penning poems since his elementary school days, though it was not until well into his college days that he began recording raps. After seeing his life transformed by the grace of God at the age of 16, Corey's outlook on life changed from that moment forward. In 2011, Corey Wayne completed his first mixtape titled, “Endangered Species” which received positive reviews from both the streets and rap critics. His debut album titled “Stop, Pause Vol. 1” is sure to satisfy listeners who appreciate unapologetic truth and inspiration to live.