Schänis, Switzerland – Born and raised in the tough neighborhoods of Schänis, Swiss rapper and producer Ralfiz (real name: Ralf Zimmermann) has turned to music as a way to cope with his struggles and inspire others to do the same.
Growing up in an impoverished neighborhood, Ralfiz faced numerous challenges, including the loss of many of his close friends to drugs and violence. Despite the odds, he never lost sight of his dream to pursue music, which started when he began producing his own beats at the age of 17.
In 2017, Ralfiz made his debut with a series of instrumental tracks on his YouTube channel. Although he has since deleted the channel, he continued to produce beats and upload them to his current YouTube channel, which has garnered a significant following.
In early 2019, Ralfiz released his first instrumental album, “AP Iced Out,” on Spotify. He followed this up with “AP Iced Out 2” later that year. In 2020, he took a bold step in his music career by transitioning to rapping, featuring well-known rappers like Cole The VII on his album “Gold Flow.” He also released his first English-language single, “The Bag,” on his social media accounts in August of the same year.
Ralfiz’s breakthrough in the Swiss music scene came in 2021 with the release of his Swiss-German single, “Honey.” The track, which showcases Ralfiz’s unique style blending drill, trap, and R&B, has gained thousands of streams and a growing fan base.
Despite his success, Ralfiz has never forgotten his roots and the struggles he faced growing up. Through his music, he aims to inspire others to overcome adversity and pursue their dreams, no matter the circumstances.
Ralfiz’s journey as a rapper and producer is a testament to the power of perseverance and the human spirit. With his passion for music and his ability to connect with audiences through his lyrics and beats, Ralfiz is on his way to becoming a rising star in the Swiss music scene.