|Estimated value:||€4 million|
|Country of origin:||Lebanon|
|Source of Wealth:||rapper|
Rapper Samra, whose real name is Hussein Akkouche, is a Berlin-based rapper originally from Lebanon. He is currently under contract with Universal Urban. The company works with Sony/ATV, among others.
Samra, who was born in 1995, grew up in the Berlin district of Berlin-Lichterfelde. The first time you heard about Samra, at that time still under the name Samra45, was in 2016. At that time he participated with guest contributions on the Alpa Gun album zurück zur Straße. On the track Chaos he dissed the then just popular 187 Strassenbande und Fler. A little later, Farid Bang spoke out and showed interest in Samra, whom he wanted to sign with his Banger Musik label. In 2016, Samra also released a track with well-known YouTuber and rapper Mert.
Samra signed his first contract with the Berlin label Ersguterjunge in 2017. Already on April 13, 2018 he released his first single called Rohdiamant. This immediately reached number 26 in the German charts. A little later, Bushido separated from the Abou Chaker clan. Only Samra remained on the label as the only active signing until a new name joined the label with the rapper Capital Bra. A little later, Bushido and Samra shot the video for the song Hades in Japan, which became the first song on Bushido’s next album Mythos. After the release, the single reached number 8 in the German single charts on June 22, 2018. On July 5, 2018, the track “For you all” was released together with Bushido and Capital Bra. With this single, the two reached number one in the German and Austrian single charts. It became the first number one hit for Samra and Bushido. The song Cataleya, which was released on November 9, 2018, also reached number one in the German single charts. Samra again took a top position. A new track called Instincts was released on January 11, 2019 via the Amazon Music streaming service. A music video was then published on YouTube, which immediately took first place in the German trends. The song was also Samra’s last project under Ersguterjunge.
After the rapper released the collaboration Wir ticken with Capital Bra on March 15, 2019 via the Capital Bra label, this song also went straight to number one in the German single charts. After it became known almost simultaneously that Samra had split from Bushido’s Ersguterjunge label, he signed a contract with Universal Urban. After the release of the single Harami, Samra was able to move to the top of the German single charts for the fourth time in April 2019. His single Marlboro Rot, released exactly one week later, received more than 2 million clicks on YouTube within 2 days. The debut album Marlboro Rot, announced for September 13, 2019, was renamed Smoking Kill in June 2019. It is now scheduled for release on February 28, 2020. In addition, on October 4, 2019, Samra released a collaboration album with Capital Bra entitled Berlin Leben 2. The singles Tilidin, Zombie, Number 1, Huracan and 110 had already been released beforehand.
For his musical achievements, Samra received the Best Newcomer National award in 2018 and the Best Newcomer award in 2019. Both were presented to him as part of the Hiphop.de Award.
There are no direct quotes about Samra, but there are various text excerpts from his songs on the Internet.
You don’t find me funny because I’m constantly at war with myself
You love me even though I least deserve it
My heart is broken and I’m writing it down
Glasses fly, doors slam as we fall and we scream loudly.
Just because we love each other doesn’t mean we’re made for each other
You were like an addiction
My cocaine and booze
Not love, but frustration.
Habibi, we shoot lead
that’s why our enemies wear Kevlar
White skirts in socks
like Reinhold Messner.
Before Samra was even known to a large number of people, he was already taking on some heavyweights from the rap scene. These included none other than the band 187 Strassenbande. On a track with Alpa Gun he fired a few lines against the Hamburg legends. A little later he admitted that this was an own goal for him. After all, the action brought him some attention, because Farid Bang noticed him. could inspire. He wanted to get him to “Banger Musik”, where he should diss the “Ersguterjunge” camp as a real Berliner.
|Estimated value:||€4 million|