Ray J Breaks Down the Benefits of Working in the Tech Industry

He also shares his thoughts on the King of R&B debate and his company.

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For the latest entry in our Conversations With interview series, HYPEBEAST linked up with Ray J to discuss his new company Raycon — who recently signed a $31 million deal with New York City-based leading distributor of consumer electronics, Cowboy Wholesale — and the future of audio technology, who he really thinks is this generation’s King of R&B, a popular topic that was sparked by Jacquees, and why more young people should enter the tech industry rather than pursuing a music deal.

When discussing the importance of visibility, Ray J deliberates on the benefits of entering the tech industry over the music industry. “To me, the music industry is a dangerous industry,” he said. “Financially it’s not the best industry to be in, the time that you put into making your music, you start to attach yourself to your project and you start to be emotional about what people think, what people say and it can really make you mad if somebody says, ‘Yo I don’t like it.”

He continues, “Technology is the wave because you can be a coder, you can be a marketer, you can be the person building it out, you can be the PR firm, it’s so many ways to make a billion dollars in the industry.

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