A collective of producers, musicians, and songwriters, The CookUp Academy strive to create new sounds and to be ahead of the ever changing music industry. Florida being our main hub, The CookUp Academy is just as dedicated to working new emerging artists as we are to working with established mainstream artists. We work collectively with the artist to establish the sound they are trying to achieve and provide quality service
Ryan R.Chris, Christian, started his journey into music at the early age of 7 teaching himself how to play his favorite songs on the piano. As his passion for music grew he moved on to the bass guitar and the gift of singing had been present since he could formulate words. His initial dream was to be an artist but after being introduced to the world of music production in high school, R.Chris sought to further is music career that way. He'd would first make beats for his friends for fun but after graduating, he knew that was what he wanted to do professionally. It wasn't until 2009 when he would begin to make his mark with landing a placement with Ace Hood. After that, he'd go on to produce for Plies, 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane, T-Pain, the late Bankroll Fresh, Raheem DeVaughn, the late Nipsey Hussle and more! Not satisfied or complacent with his growth, R.Chris looks to continue to make his mark in the music industry and make one that lasts.
Raye “BluRaye” Davenport was born and raised in the pentecostal church and has been around music his entire life. Starting on drums around 5 or 6, his Aunt Rose looked at his hands one day and told him he would play the piano. Upon her passing, her piano was left to him and he began playing anything he would hear on the radio. In 4th grade, his music teacher the late Darlene Coleman tasked him with making a beat to an inspirational song for upcoming standardized testing. He made the beat live and fell in love with music production right there. After meeting Tim Coons in 9th grade via his son, he learned the art of digital production and the workflow of DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations). Young and talented BluRaye was offered a production contract at age 16, but he declined and went on to build his own studio at age 17. Having a home studio opened the door that allowed him to begin recording, writing, and producing for independent artists throughout the southeast. While He is currently a staple in the entertainment industry for his photo and video projects, BluRaye is very dedicated to giving the world a sound to remember for generations to come.
REIGN THE PRODUCER
James "Reign" Winfrey musician and producer, born in Chicago but grew up in Orlando, Florida. I've been into Music Production since I was 15 and have been perfecting my craft since then. At 19 years old I had my first song on the radio called "Heal The City" with artist HiswWill and since then, I've made a Name for my self around Orlando and surrounding areas. I've made it to Billboard with Orlando artist Mook Boy. I intend to continue collaborating with artists and other producers in the name of making dope shit furthering the sound of Orlando. My end goal is to build my own studio to service the world with top tier audio Services.
CPBKEY aka “Key” has been a deep lover of all things music since birth! Born into a musical family he learned to hone his ear skills by always listening to what his parents and relatives had going on! Growing up in church really has had a huge affect on him for when it comes to creativity and spontaneity. Being so influenced by Soul, Hip-Hop and Gospel music continues to be a huge aid in his process when working on all other styles of music arrangement and music production. Whether that be Pop, R&B, Hip-Hop, Trap music or any project that may come down the pipeline! You can absolutely “feel” the real emotions in the music when Key adds his signature "sawse” to any collaboration, melody arrangement or simply a backing piano track! Some major musical influences on his sound and inspirations would be Stevie Wonder, Kanye West, Timbaland, Earth Wind And Fire, Quincey Jones, Sean “Love” Combs, Donny Hathaway and the famous Motown sound! Key’s musical aspirations far exceed just that of making radio hits! He’d like to make timeless music for the word to share and grow a love through a better understand for one another. Hopefully it’s already started to take place, and will continue on for as long as people need music in the world!