Ray Luv, a native of the South Park district of Santa Rosa, California came on the scene of San Francisco Bay Area rap with his 1992 single "Get Ma Money On!" off his "Who Can Be Trusted?" EP. One of the producers of the album was the Khayree. Ray Luv formed a rap group named Strictly Dope with 2Pac in the late 80s. In 1995, he released "Forever Hustlin," which put him on the map locally. Ray Luv was part of the rap scene that grew out of Vallejo, California during the 1990s. Acts such as Mac Mall, Dubee Aka Sugawolf, E-40, Mac Dre, Young Lay and others put Vallejo's rap scene on the map during the 1990s. San Francisco based radio station 106.1 FM KMEL helped these acts get (locally) famous by giving them much deserved air time. Ray Luv is also a part of the group The Link Crew.