Rayne Storm, is an American born Hip-Hop artist and producer raised in Sugar Hill, namesake of the creators of the hip-hop classic "Rapper's Delight" and also of the once notorious neighborhood on the edge of uptown Harlem. Inspired by the trials and tribulations of his early life and exposure to the New York City Hip-Hop scene, Rayne began to take rhyming serious after watching two of his favorite artists, Snoop Dogg & Dr. Dre perform live in Times Square and a chance meeting with Jay-Z in 2000.
While attending Edward A. Reynolds West Side High School, Rayne interned for Teen Talk Productions and was a Radio and Television Show host who later graduated with A's and an Honors Certificate in music. After graduation Rayne joined The Hip-Hop Project, a non-for-profit organization that gave youth with creative talent a place to grow and learn about the music business, most of whom came from tough upbringings. In 2005, a documentary on The Hip-Hop Project was released in theartes with sponsorship from Russell Simmons and executive produced by actor Bruce Willis and Queen Latifah.
While at HHP, Rayne met Amber Ravenel and after a series of freestyle session, joined the young independent upstart Ravenel Records. With Ravenel, Rayne began recording some of his first studio tracks, producing his own songs and performing at several venues in New York City, getting his feet wet in the music industry for the first time.
After more than two years with Ravenel Records, Rayne began to embark on the long and tedious journey to perfect his craft in both writing and production and to build what is now Digiindie/Monopolyhouse Entertainment. Taking the knowledge he gained from Hip Hop Project, his experience with Ravenel Records and his own genius and creativity, Rayne began developing new marketing and promotional ideas, using his company to jump start his own career and begin a massive online promotional movement.
In 2006, Rayne Storm released his first mixtape, Storm's Coming and creating a strong buzz on the internet that reached from East to West Coast and internationally with a mixtape sales as far as Romania and Sri Lanka. Storm's Coming gave him recognition as a raw talented lyricist with a conscious. In 2008, he released the The Unkrowned King LP and soon gained and maintained chart topping songs across many popular online music promotion sites such as Download.com (now Last.fm), Soundclick.com, Ourstage.com and Jamwave.com, where he dominated the #1 hip-hop artist and all music charts for over a year.
After years of dedication and perseverance through setbacks and unexpected tragedies, Rayne Storm has reemerged ready to take his place in the heart and soul of hip-hop. In addition to his artistry, he has produced thousands of instrumentals over the years. He is as passionate as he is a perfectionist about his craft. An out of the box thinker who builds his music based on the world around him and is a voice that relates to many. With many new projects on the way including his independent debut album, The King of Me, hip-hop is about witness the definition of powerful music.