|Estimated value:||€4 million|
|Country of origin:||Lebanon|
|Source of Wealth:||rapper|
Zuna is a rapper from Dresden. He’s actually from Lebanon. Zuna is part of the KMN Gang. His preferred musical style is street rap, although he also draws on stylistic devices from the areas of dancehall and afrobeat.
Zuna’s real name is Ghassan Zeaiter. He was born on July 3, 1993 in Lebanon. He lived there until he was fifteen. His family fled Lebanon and reached Germany via France and Belgium. For a long time he was housed in a refugee home with his parents. It was not easy for him to feel at home in Germany. Rap music helped him deal with stress and problems.
After Zuna made a stint in drug dealing for a while, the 17-year-old youth joined the KMN gang, which had just formed. The first joint productions initially achieved no major success. The big breakthrough came in 2015 with the song “Fuck the Police”, when it first managed to reach a national audience. In the same year his debut album “Planet Zuna” was released. He reached his first place in the German single charts the following year with the song “KMN”. In February 2017, the rapper began a collaboration with the Moroccan-born Dortmund Miami Yacine. As their co-production, the single “Cazal” was released, which made it into the top 20. Zuna is now also a sought-after guest musician, having created projects with other musicians such as Bausa and Capital Bra.
Zuna has released four studio albums to date. The most successful were the album “Mele 7” released in 2017, which took it to number 2 in Germany, number 4 in Austria and number 1 in Switzerland, and the album “Super Plus” released in 2019, with which he released it in Germany and 1st place in Austria and 2nd place in Switzerland in the album charts.
He received a gold award for the single “Number 1”, which arose from a collaboration with KMN colleagues Noizy and Azet and was the first KMN project to make it into the top ten places in the German singles chart. Zuna is a popular performer on Spotify. Around 1.4 million users listen to his songs every month.
“If you don’t like my music, then don’t listen to it.” “I used to listen to a lot of street rap, but we try to make music out of it, not just rap.” “We do it in a way that we celebrate and in a way that we believe will resonate best with the consumer.” “No one can presume to decide where a person may or may not live.”
tips for success
Zuna has no set plan to achieve musical success. He orients himself to the rules that apply to rap songs. However, he does not see these as rigid schemes, but also lets himself be guided by intuition and emotions in order to create a song. When it comes to video production, Zuna is an esthete who is very fond of visual subtleties. He then works so meticulously that before he starts shooting he looks at the sets and runs through the tracking shots in his head to make sure everything works out perfectly and as he and his fellow musicians envisioned. In general, Zuna is a very hard worker when it comes to creating new songs. He also thinks it’s very important not to stand still, but to keep evolving musically. On the one hand, he works hard to release a quality song. On the other hand, he is also aware of the fact that there is no perfect song. Tolerance towards other people and towards other styles are important to Zuna. He is aware that not everyone likes his music, just like he doesn’t like all other music.
|Estimated value:||€4 million|