Born in Switzerland, the son of an Italian mother and a Vorarlberg father moved to Vienna at the age of six - to the 15th district of Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus. Incidentally, this is where the title of his successful album XV, written in Roman numerals, comes from. It was also in Vienna that he started rapping, was part of various bands and produced the EP Skandal in 2006 under his former name RafOMic together with the Viennese rapper Emirez. His first solo album "Nächster Stopp Zukunft" was finally released in 2009.
Five of his seven further studio albums reached number one in the charts, and in June 2023 RAF Camora set a new record for the most streamed act in Germany with a total of 4.5 billion views. The hip-hop star will now go on tour again - and probably for the last time for some time. "I'm going to take a break for now," he explained on Instagram in October 2023, "I need it, my creativity needs it. And my family needs it." The musician spoke of "closing a chapter" and added cryptically: "Camora will become a phantom after that." Anyone who wants to see him in action as a colossal live act will have another opportunity to do so on 1 March 2024 in the Olympic Hall.