Richard Morales, Jr. (born July 18, 1979), better known by his stage name Gunplay, is an American hip hop recording artist from Carol City, Florida. He embarked on his career in hip hop, as a member of fellow Florida-based rapper Rick Ross' southern hip hop group, Triple C's. Triple C's would go on to release their debut album, titled Custom Cars & Cycles, in 2009. After signing to Ross' Maybach Music Group label, upon its inception in 2009, Gunplay would announce he secured a solo recording contract with Def Jam Recordings, in July 2012. After breaking out as a solo artist, he released several mixtapes, such as 601 & Snort. His debut studio album, titled Living Legend, was released on July 31, 2015.