On June of 2017, Def Jam Records welcomed their Newest R&B Pop Girl Group Riplay under the direction of Phantom Boyz Music Group. Riplay is an R&B Pop girl group from Baltimore, Maryland that consist of three young ladies, Kiya Hawthorne aka “Ki” age 17, Marshaye Hebron aka “Shaye” age 18 and their younger sister A’laiza Hebron aka “Lay” age 17 who definitely have next up in the music industry as each one of these young ladies bring a unique element to the group that sets them apart from the typical girl group.
Ki originally from Baltimore Maryland is known by the group, to bring the soul and the power behind the sound. Shaye originally from PG Maryland brings a style of Hip Hop to the group that reflects one of her idols Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez. Lay brings a soft soothing sound that sets the tone for the group and with her funky image she makes a bold statement. With their natural talent in being performers, Riplay looks to entertain the music world with great music and energy. Working hard to follow and recreate the blueprint of some of the girl groups before them,as they mirror the likes of TLC, SWV and other great female R&B Pop groups before them.
Phantom Boyz Music Group is an American-based music production company, since its inception in 2006, The Phantom Boyz have produced records for both American and international artists, including Jim Jones, Christina Aguilera, B5, Alexandra Burke, BoA and Rainie Yang.Since signing with Phantom Boyz Music Group, Riplay’s video “Strange” featuring Lil Key (of Jermaine Dupri’s The Rap Game) & “ Hate Me “ has gone viral. Strange has garnered over 3.2 million views on Facebook & Hate me is at 1.8 million views and climbing also on Facebook . With the strategic direction of Phantom Boyz Music Group spearheading Riplay’s career, success is inevitable as their debut single “STATUS” dropped Thursday, October 12, 1017.