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Why Morray Almost Quit Music Before His Breakout Hit ‘Quicksand' Took Off

12 days ago   |   By Billboard

When Morray received a call from manager Moe Shalizi last summer, the 28-year-old rapper had no idea who he was. “I was like who the f-k is this guy on my phone, with this blond hair he keep rubbin' and sh-t,” Morray jokes. Shalizi, who mostly works with talent in the dance music scene, reached out to Morray after falling across “Quicksand” on YouTube. And once Shalizi mentioned that he manages star producer Marshmello, Morray's ears perked up. “I was like, hold up, my kids know him,” he says. “That made me listen.”
Before the life-altering call, Morray was on the brink of abandoning his...
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