Raymond Taylor Wiki Bio
American rapper and former college basketball player Raymond Taylor, was born in Miami, Florida USA, on 27 October 1990 under the zodiac sign of Scorpio. Raymond’s best known for two things: his achievements as a former college basketball player, and for being the boyfriend of popular American rapper Katrina Laverne ‘Trina’ Taylor.
Education and early life
Raymond’s parents raised him in Miami, and although he hasn’t spoken a lot about them, it’s believed that his mother was a high school teacher, and his father a real estate agent. Raymond hasn’t talked about having siblings either, but it’s believed that he was raised alongside a brother and two sisters.
He grew up being interested in music, and his role model was the late British singer-songwriter and peace activist John Lennon. Raymond only became interested in basketball while attending a local high school, and although he was shorter than most of his peers, he was still able to succeed in the sport, so much so that when he matriculated in 2009, he enrolled at Florida International University on a basketball scholarship.
Raymond played for their Owls for four years, until he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2013. He then wasn’t picked in the National Basketball Association (NBA) draft, which led him to leave basketball behind, and focus on rapping.
Raymond’s career as a rapper
Although Raymond’s actively working on his way up in rap music, he’s yet to make a name for himself; he’s released only two songs which’ve attracted some attention: “Flexx” and “Rackz”.
It’s known that he’s also become a businessman, although no details about his business have been disclosed.
Love life and girlfriend
Raymond’s quite open when it comes to talking about his and Trina’s relationship, however, he hasn’t mentioned the women who he had perhaps dated prior to meeting her.
He was introduced to Trina by a mutual friend in 2017, and they were together for four years prior to becoming engaged in September 2021.
Trina was in multiple relationships prior to meeting Raymond – she and famous American rapper Lil Wayne were in an on-and-off relationship between 2005 and 2007, and Trina revealed on 5 October 2005 that they had become engaged, but after she became pregnant and then suffered a miscarriage, they called it off. Trina has ‘Wayne’ tattooed on her wrist, while Lil Wayne has ‘Trina’ tattooed on his ring finger.
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From 2007 to 2010, Trina was in a relationship with American former professional basketball player Kenyon Lee Martin Sr, and between 2012 and 2014, was in a relationship with Moroccan-American rapper Karim Kharbouch.
Raymond’s engaged to Trina as of September 2022, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Raymond’s quite active on Instagram, and is currently followed by close to 20,000 people, while he’s posted nearly 30 pictures and videos onto the social media network.
He’s still quite passionate about sports, and enjoys playing both football and soccer with his friends in his spare time.
Raymond’s a huge fan of tattoos, and both arms are almost entirely inked; he also has tattoos on his neck and fingers.
He enjoys playing video games when he has time, and his favorite is “Fortnite: Battle Royale”.
Raymond’s favorite actors are the late Marlon Brando, and Al Pacino – his favorite movies include “A Streetcar Named Desire”, “Last Tango in Paris”, and “Mutiny on the Bounty”.
Height, eyes and net worth
Raymond’s age is 31. His hair’s black and eyes are brown, his height’s 5ft 8ins (1.73m) and his weight is about 155lbs (71kgs).
Raymond’s net worth’s been estimated at over $300,000 as of September 2022, and his girlfriend Trina’s at over $6 million.
Who is his girlfriend Trina?
‘Trina’ Taylor was born in Miami, Florida USA, on 3 December 1974 under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius. She began attracting attention in 1998, when she collaborated with American rapper Trick Daddy on his song “Nann Nigga”.
Trina’s Dominican father and Bahamian mother Vernessa Taylor raised her in Liberty City, Miami, alongside her brother Wilbrent Bain Jr, and although her parents split when Trina was four, they still remained more-or-less equally involved in her upbringing. Wilbrent was killed in a shooting in 2013, and Vanessa died from cancer in September 2019, aged 62.
Trina studied at Miami Northwestern Senior High School, and was mostly interested in dancing during her four years there, while she was also in her school’s majorette club. She matriculated in 1993, and then wanting to pursue a career as a real estate agent, didn’t enroll at college.
Trina worked various jobs in the following a couple of years on her way to obtaining a real estate license in 1998, when she was noticed by rapper Trick Daddy who invited her to collaborate with him on his single “Nann Nigga”; it didn’t take long for the single to become a hit, and Trina was then offered a contract with Slip-n-Slide Records.
Her first album, “Da Baddest Bitch” was released on 21 March 2000, and peaked at #11 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, as well as at #33 on the US Billboard 200 chart; the album was eventually certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Trina’s second album “Diamond Princess” came out on 27 August 2002, peaking at #5 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and #14 on Billboard 200, and her third album “Glamorest Life” followed on 4 October 2005, peaking at #2 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and #11 on Billboard 200.
Her fourth album, “Still da Baddest” was released on 1 April 2008, and was followed by her fifth album “Amazin’” on 4 May 2010, which topped the Billboard Independent Albums Chart, and sold over 30,000 copies in only a week.
Some of Trina’s following releases were her mixtape “Diamonds Are Forever” on 28 March 2011, her mixtape “Back 2 Business” on 3 December 2012, and her extended play (EP) “Dynasty 6” on 3 December 2016.
Most recently, on 21 June 2019, Trina released her sixth album – “The One” – and hasn’t since released any new albums or mixtapes.
She’s been nominated for 10 BET Awards, four Source Awards (winning one), six MTV Music Video Awards, and a single American Music Award.
Trina’s also an actress, and some of the most popular movies in which she’s appeared include the 2003 comedy “A Miami Tail”, for which she won a Golden Trailer Award, a 2004 comedy “Sweet Potato Pie”, and the 2011 comedy “The Cookout 2”.
She’s a philanthropist, and has founded her own non-profit organization Diamond Doll Foundation, which aims to help underprivileged girls.