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RAF Camora (born June 4, 1984 in Vevey, Switzerland, Raphael Ragucci), also known as RAF 3.0, formerly Raf0Mic, is an Austrian dancehall and hip-hop musician and producer from Vienna who lives in Berlin.Born in Vevey in Switzerland as the son of a Vorarlberg and an Italian, Raphael Ragucci came to Vienna as a 13-year-old and grew up in the district of Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus. At that time he rapped for the first time - exclusively in French - and produced his first beats , At the age of fifteen he ran away from home and spent a year on the street in Vienna. During this time he founded Rapatoi with a Polish-born friend. As a result, his popularity grew in the Austrian rape scene. After a year and a half he parted again from the crew.At 17, he got in touch with the rap crew, French Connection. Later he became part of the French speaking group Assaut Mystik. Since he did not see himself as a member of the German-speaking hip-hop scene, he decided to just rap in French.Camora got to know the rapper Joshi Mizu a short time later. They then joined forces with the rap group Balkan Express and performed on the Splash. The group broke, however, and only Joshi Mizu, DJ Mezuian, Pimp Beats and RAF Camora remained. Together they founded the Rap group Family Bizz, which became known, among other things, by the Life Ball Song and the participation in the Ö3 Soundcheck. Due to many changes in personnel, however, the group dissolved again. In 2006 the street scandal appeared together with Emirez. RAF Camora produced the bulk of the album and appeared for the first time as a producer.At the same time Chakuza`s debut album Cobra appeared. RAF Camora produced several beats on this album and was a guest on the Titelsong City Cobra. In 2008, Camora`s first street album appeared before the album, which served to bridge the waiting period to his solo album. This was then published on November 13, 2009 with the title Next Stop Future. In March 2010 the album Artkore was released, which was developed in collaboration with Nazar.In addition, the video for My City with Nazar, Kamp and Chakuza was published in 2010. The entire costs for this video were paid by the SPÖ. On September 24, 2010, RAF Camoras Streetalbum Therapy appeared after the album. It featured feature contributions from Marc Reis, Nazar, Manuellsen, Chakuza, JokA, MoTrip, Silla, D-Bo, Tarek, Tua, Consuls and Delus.RAF Camora (right)On 24 December 2010, RAF Camora released Mixtape Inédit. On the album were unpublished songs, which emerged between 2003 and 2010. DJ Maxxx hosted the album.In January 2011, he announced that he would now only perform under the artist name RAF 3.0.This he relativized in an interview in September 2011, in which he stated, in the future, if he has established the artist RAF 3.0, synonymous quite an album as RAF Camora record. He has, however, refrained from publishing his next album under this artist name, since he is musically pursuing different ways on this album than the fans of Raf Camora would know and expect from him.On the album RAF 3.0 published in February 2012 at the Viennese Plattenlabel Irievibrations Records are among others Sizzla, Konshens and Marteria represented. The album rose to # 7 in the German charts.On July 3, 2012, Raphael Ragucci announced on his official Facebook site to release a new street album under the old name of RAF Camora. This ensured a comeback of the rapper, who brought therapy after death a continuation of his Mixtape series on the market brought. The album was available in limited edition and exclusively via the Hip-Hop-Versand Mzee.com, the Mixtape was released on September 7, 2012, and later as an iTunes Re-Release. On 9 September, Raf Camora released the instrumental version of the album (INEDIT-TNDT) free of charge on the Internet, which contains four exclusive songs of the original mixtape.In January 2013, Ragucci announced the creation of its own label, Indipendenza. On July 5, 2013 the second studio album of the rapper under the name of RAF 3.0 was released with Hoch 2, with which the artist could reach number one in Germany for the first time. Subsequently, RAF collaborated with Chakuza on the Kollabo album Zodiak, which was released on 14 March 2014. In May 2014 he was honored with an Amadeus Award in the category `HipHop / R`n`B`.On April 15, 2016 RAF Camoras fourth solo album Ghøst was released, which entered the third place in the German charts. In September of this year, the collage of palettes made of plastic followed with Bonez MC, which is by far the most successful release of RAF Camora. It reached the top of the German charts