RJ Payne, formerly known as Reign Man, is a Brooklyn bred, Philly groomed battle rap legend. hIS career took off while performing under the name Reign Man. He was selected as a finalist for MTV’s Making The Band 2 by P Diddy and six months later won the MTV MC Battle, landing him a deal with Def Jam Records. HE linked with Reed Dollaz and joined Top Klass, PHILLY'S largest independent label, where He was an integral part of the battle rap DVD era. Reign Man decided to drop the stage name and start recording music under his real name – RJ Payne. HE HAS BEEN RELEASING ALBUMS UNDER HIS OWN LABEL, EDUCATED IGNORANCE MUSIC GROUP. in may 2019, he was recruited to the black soprano family, a label formed by benny the butcher of griselda records, and a merger between eimg and bsf records took place.