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Abra (rapper)

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Birth name  Raymond Abracosa
TV shows  Wowowillie
Role  Hip-hop artist

Name  Abra (rapper)
Instruments  Vocals
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Born  Bangued, Abra
Genres  Hip hop, alternative hip hop
Occupation(s)  Rapper, musician, actor
Years active  2012–present (as a solo artist)
Labels  Artifice Records Ivory Music & Video
Education  University of Asia and the Pacific
Albums  BLQ Velvet, FHM: Filipino Horror Movies, Musique des Andes, ROSE, Abra, Journey EP
Similar People  Chito Miranda, Ron Henley, Julie Anne San Jose, Ebe Dancel, Arci Munoz

Associated acts  Gloc-9, Quest, Vice Ganda

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Raymond Abracosa, better known as Abra, is a Filipino hip hop artist and occasional actor. He gained popularity in his song "Gayuma". The music video for the song shows Abra being given a potion only to realize that his love interest is in fact transgender. When the video reached more than 26 million views on YouTube, it was hailed as the highest number generated by any local artist.


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His career started as a member of Pinoy hip hop group Lyrically Deranged Poets (LDP) in 2010. He joined the Fliptop Battle League as Abra. They released their independent debut album, The Project in 2009, and had their first major concert at the legendary Music Museum in 2010. LDP was awarded Best Urban Group at both the 2010 and 2011 Urban Music Awards, among other nominations. In 2011, LDP was granted TV air time on myx for the music video of their song, "Here to Own It", which was able to enter the charts. He is also a major icon in the Fliptop battle league, as well as a co-host on PTV 4's show iConnect.

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When the Fliptop and Sunugan rap battle leagues came about in 2010, Abra was one of the first battle emcees to compete and gradually make a name for himself. After a couple of intense rap battles, Abra has been considered as one of the heavyweights in Filipino rap battling. Using his compelling lyrical style coupled with witty antics, he is able to impress viewers and artists alike; and has YouTube videos that have amassed millions of views. It did not take long until Abra was able to perform on live television, radio shows and various events across the country.

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In 2013, Abra and his label Artifice Records signed a major distribution deal with Ivory Music & Video. He released his self-titled debut album nationwide on February 21, 2014. He took home the 'Best Music on YouTube Award' for his YouTube Channel called 'Abra TV' at the 2013 Globe Tatt Awards. On March 29, he collaborated with Maja Salvador for the song "Halika Na" on her debut album Believe.

The music video "Cerberus"- featuring Loonie& Ron Henley under the direction of Willan Rivera won MYX Philippines Best Music Video Award of 2016.


  • Abra – self-titled album (released nationwide February 21, 2014)
  • Group albums

  • The Project (with Lyrically Deranged Poets) (2009)
  • Compilation albums

  • Various Artists: Homegrown Hiphop (Universal Music Group, 2013)
  • Various Artists: Juan dela Cruz: The Official Soundtrack (Star Records, 2013)
  • Singles

  • "Abrakadabra"
  • "Gayuma" (featuring Thyro Alfaro and Jeriko Aguilar) (2012)
  • "Alab ng Puso" (theme of Juan dela Cruz)
  • "Ilusyon" (featuring Arci Muñoz) (2013)
  • "Midas" (featuring Jaq Dionisio) (2013)
  • "Bolang Kristal" (featuring KZ Tandingan)
  • "Cerberus" (featuring Loonie and Ron Henley) (2014)
  • "Diwata" (featuring Chito Miranda) (2014)
  • "Sanib Pwersa" (featuring Raimund Marasigan) (2014)
  • "Dedma" (featuring Julie Anne San Jose) (2014)
  • "'King Inang Bayan" (featuring Reese Lansangan) (2016)
  • As featured artist

  • "Halika Na" – Maja Salvador
  • "Mine" – Pow Chaves
  • "Tanyag" – Loonie
  • "Halik sa Hangin" – Ebe Dancel
  • "Gurl" – Father
  • Television

  • The Voice of the Philippines (season 2) (ABS-CBN, guest performer)
  • ASAP (ABS-CBN, guest)
  • It's Showtime (ABS-CBN, guest judge/performer)
  • Kris TV (ABS-CBN, guest)
  • Gandang Gabi, Vice! (ABS-CBN, guest)
  • Sarah G. Live (ABS-CBN, guest)
  • Rated K (ABS-CBN, guest)
  • Showbiz Inside Report (ABS-CBN, guest)
  • Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal (ABS-CBN, guest player)
  • Minute to Win It (ABS-CBN, guest player)
  • Pilipinas Got Talent (ABS-CBN, guest)
  • Banana Split: Ihaw Na! (ABS-CBN, guest)
  • Bandila: Ikaw Na! (ABS-CBN, guest)
  • Wowowillie (TV5, 2013)
  • iConnect (PTV 4, 2012–present)
  • Sharon: Kasama Mo, Kapatid (TV5, guest)
  • Party Pilipinas (GMA, guest)
  • H.O.T. TV: Hindi Ordinaryong Tsismis (GMA, guest)
  • Celebrity Bluff (GMA, guest player)
  • Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA, guest)
  • The Ryzza Mae Show (GMA, guest)
  • Flashbook (GMA News TV, guest)
  • Front Row (GMA, guest)
  • Aquino & Abunda Tonight (ABS-CBN, guest)
  • Buzz ng Bayan (ABS-CBN, guest)
  • Tunay Na Buhay (GMA, guest)
  • Film

  • Boy Pick-Up: The Movie, as fictional version of himself (cameo)
  • Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles, as Benjie
  • Music videos

  • "Gayuma" (feat. Thyro Alfaro & Jeriko Aguilar; September 2012)
  • "Abrakadabra"
  • "Ilusyon" (feat. Arci Munoz; July 2013)
  • "Alab ng Puso" (Juan dela Cruz OST)
  • "Rejoice Haba ng Hair" (for Rejoice commercial)
  • "Rejoice Ikaw na ang Malupit" (for Rejoice commercial)
  • "WonderfulXmasTime"
  • "Midas" (feat. Jaq Dionisio – Boy Golden OST)
  • "Sanib Puwersa" (feat. Raimund Marasigan, for Colt 45 commercial)
  • "Dedma" (feat. Julie Anne San Jose; October 2014)
  • "Diwata" (feat. Chito Miranda; December 2014)
  • "Cerberus" (feat. Ron Henley & Loonie; September 2015)
  • "Bolang Kristal" (feat. KZ Tandingan; March 2016)
  • References

    Abra (rapper) Wikipedia

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