Ray Luv (born Raymond Tyson), is a native of the West 9th district of Santa Rosa, California. Ray became well known during the explosion of Bay Area rap in the early 1990s. His 1993 single "Get Ma Money On!" off the Who Can Be Trusted? EP was very popular and earned lots of local radio play in the San Francisco Bay Area on radio station 106.1 KMEL. One of the producers of that album was the Vallejo native Khayree who started the record label "Young Black Brotha."