Facing adversities is an inevitable part of one’s journey in life. Still, difficulties do not have to keep you from achieving your goals and finding the happiness you seek in business and life. This proves true for Rayvon Cystrunk, known as Uno Paper Boi, a musical artist who started life highly disadvantaged and yet managed to pull through to build a rosy future for himself through perseverance, hard work and sheer strength of will. He now spreads messages of hope through his music to encourage others to keep moving towards their goals.
Hailing from Riverside, California, a poor community in the city, Rayvon Cystrunk, best known under the stage name Uno Paper Boi grew up with a one-minded goal to escape the claws of poverty that surrounded him. To keep his mind off the negativity in his environment, he began skateboarding at the age of 13 while seeking sponsorship from locals. However, life proved to have more in store for him as a drastic move to Atlanta, GA, the city of diverse musical heritage, redirected his passion from skateboarding to music and acting. He began singing, and slowly, he carved a niche for himself to become well-known as an entertainer in the music and acting industry.
Today, his unparalleled passion for making melodious tunes defines him, and he has collaborated with few stars in the hip hop community, including some A-list producers. Uno Paper Boi is currently working on a new album entitled The Blue Devil, scheduled to be released on October 31. Just like its name, the album promises to be a crusher and heat up the streets with its sweet jam and surprising features from a few stars.
As an individual who continuously strived for greatness despite his humble beginnings, Uno Paper Boi makes music for the youth in poor communities that feel they have no chance of making it out. His music and acting hold a raw authenticity that set him far apart from the competition. His poor background and circumstances allow him to connect with his audience on a basal level as someone who understands their pain and struggle. “I want to be living proof and hope that it is possible if you follow your dreams and put in the work everything is possible. I plan to be a pillar to my community to give back to those less fortunate because I know how it feels to be that kid to grow up not having much and wanting the world,” he shared.
In an interview, the iconic entertainer shared, “other great stars motivated me to become what I am today. So now, I want to leave my own footprints in the game trying to become a motivation for others who want to become great leaders in the music industry.”
In the coming years, Rayvon “Uno Paper Boi” Cystrunk wants to continue working on his goal of becoming a legendary artist. “I see myself as the greatest ever to do this,” he said. Additionally, he wants to build his brand and expand his horizons to become a multi-millionaire in the music and acting industry to become a household name, not just in his city but nationwide.
To learn more about Rayvon “Uno Paper Boi” Cystrunk and his discography, listen to him on Spotify.