Miami-based artist Richard Santana, AKA Ra Santana, has been making waves in the music world with his unique blend of genres and styles. Listening to his music, it’s easy to feel the passion and emotion he pours into every song he writes and performs.
Born and raised in Miami, FL with roots in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, Ra Santana’s music is a unique blend of genres and styles that reflects his diverse background and experiences. Whether composing his own songs or producing for others, Ra Santana is always driven by his desire to connect with his audience and share his thoughts and feelings through his art.
But his journey as an artist was challenging. From struggles with bullying and abuse as a child, to navigating the music industry as an up-and-coming artist, Ra Santana has had to overcome many obstacles along the way. Yet through it all, he remained dedicated to his craft and vision. Today, he is an emerging talent with a growing fan base and a bright future ahead.
Growing his career as an artist, producer, and audio engineer, Ra Santana has been willing to give opportunities to other independent artists, a dream that’s been years in the making. His accomplishments include working with independent and established artists such as Brisco (Violated Album), SmilesOfficial (Tax Season Album), Luh Kel, BFb Da Packman, (City Girls DJ) FatboyRhymer [Go Rhymer prod. by Ra Santana & 7ranquil], 7ranquil, YoSoyFragmento, and many more.
Coming from humble beginnings, Ra Santana’s life didn’t start the best way, but those experiences eventually made him what he is today.
“I struggled in school as a kid, mainly with the teachers, because they didn’t care to pay much attention to what I had to say or went about certain things, so to me they just didn’t care,” Ra Santana recounts. “I know some students bullied me because of the way I dressed and spoke. There even became a time when I wasn’t interested in learning things that didn’t make much sense to me, so then I was drawn into music and the arts and just everything that came with it.”
Ra Santana started DJing at the age of 13, and by 15, he was composing his own songs. Convinced he’d found his life’s purpose, he got into a lot of trouble because all he wanted to do was play music and DJ, whether that meant to be at home or even in school. Music also increased Ra Santana’s likeability to his peers and instantly became the life of the party since he always wanted to focus on music and follow his dreams. He managed to get through middle and high school, but by senior year, he was done. He dropped out, got his GED, set a plan for himself and went to college for music production.
After some time, Ra Santana decided to dive head first into the music industry and has not looked back since. By 21, he had started studying business and how billionaires moved, spoke, and taught others. He followed in those steps, became aware of his gifts, started embracing them, and put those lessons into practice throughout his music career. Ra Santana’s success is evident in the results he’s produced for himself and others. He started a company that helped him find financial independence, and he’s now helping other artists do the same. His dream is to scale it further and to help even more artists find success.