Ray Babee (born 10/05/71) is an American skateboarder from San Jose, California, and is the first African-American professional skater to become famous. He started skateboarding in 1984 when he was in seventh grade. Barbee was on the cutting edge of skateboarding in the late '80s, being a leading pioneer of applying freestyle/flatland tricks to street, technical ollie combinations and numerous no comply variations.
He had memorable video parts in the Powell Peralta videos "Public Domain" and "Ban This."
In 1991, Barbee left Powell Peralta for The Firm Skateboards and now he rides for Element skateboards. Rays smooth and effortless style will always inspire us.