RAF Camora

Raphael Ragucci (born 4 June 1984), professionally known as RAF Camora, colloquially referred to as RAF, is an Austrian rapper.

RAF Camora
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Ragucci in Costa Rica (2017)
Born
Raphael Ragucci

(1984-06-04) 4 June 1984 (age 35)
Vevey, Switzerland
NationalityAustrian-Italian
Other namesRAF 3.0, RafOMic
Occupation
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
  • producer
Years active2002–present
Home townVienna, Austria
Musical career
GenresHip hop, Dancehall
LabelsIndipendenza
Associated actsBonez MC

Life and careerEdit

Ragucci was born in Vevey, Switzerland, to an Austrian father, from Voralberg and an Italian mother, from Naples. Ragucci settled in Vienna in 1997 and grew up in Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus. Known initially as RAF Camora, he founded a hip hop crew with the Polish Rapatoi. At 17, he was in the French Connection crew and soon later in French-speaking Assaut Mystik. He founded with rapper Joshi Mizu the band Balkan Express. Family Bizz was a debut joint album with both Assaut Mystik and Balkan Express. In 2006, he released his EP Skandal with Emirez. In 2009 he released his studio album Nächster Stopp Zukunft as RAF Camora.

In January 2010, he took the stage name RAF 3.0 shelving his earlier name and signed with Vienna-based Irievibrations Records with whom he released the self-titled album RAF 3.0 in 2012 and Hoch 2 in 2013. Both were huge successes on the German, Austrian and Swiss charts.

Reverting to his original name RAF Camora, in 2013 he founded his own record label Indipendenza. His albums Ghøst in 2016 and Anthrazit in 2017 were big successes on German, Austrian and Swiss charts. Ragucci announced his fourth studio album Ghøst in January 2016.[1]The album was released on 15 April 2016 and debuted in the top-20 of German speaking Europe.[2]

Ragucci released a new album, Zenit on November 1, 2019. It has peaked at spot number one for two weeks on Ö3 Austria and Schweizer Hitparade, and for one week on Offizielle Top 100. [3][4][5]

AwardsEdit

1Live KroneEdit

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2016 RAF Camora & Bonez MC Best Hip-Hop Act Won [6]

Amadeus Austrian Music AwardEdit

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2014 RAF Camora HipHop/R'n'B Won

Hiphop.de AwardsEdit

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2013 RAF Camora Best National Producer Won
2016
RAF Camora & Bonez MC Best National Group
Palmen aus Plastik Best National Release
"Palmen aus Gold" Best National Video
2018
RAF Camora & Bonez MC Best National Group

Juice AwardsEdit

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2016 RAF Camora & Bonez MC Best National Album Won [7]

DiscographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hellmich, Karo (29 January 2016). "RAF Camora kündigt neues Album "Ghøst" an (Release Date & Trailer)" [RAF Camora announces new album "Ghøst" (Releasedate & trailer)] (in German). Hiphop.de. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  2. ^ Hellmich, Karo (4 February 2016). "RAF Camora – Ghøst" (in German). Hiphop.de. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  3. ^ Hung, Steffen. "RAF Camora - Zenit". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2019-11-23.
  4. ^ "Offizielle Deutsche Charts - Offizielle Deutsche Charts". www.offiziellecharts.de. Retrieved 2019-11-23.
  5. ^ "RAF Camora - Zenit - swisscharts.com". swisscharts.com. Retrieved 2019-11-23.
  6. ^ "257ers, K.I.Z., Clueso Das sind die Gewinner der „1Live"-Krone 2016" [257ers, K.I.Z., Clueso these are the winnes of the "1Live" Krone 2016] (in German). Express. 2 December 2016. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Juice Awards 2016 – Die Ergebnisse (national)" [Juice Awards 2016 – The results (national)] (in German). Juice. 20 January 2017. Retrieved 11 October 2018.

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