Vladislav Balovatsky (born 23 November 1994), known professionally as Capital Bra is a German rapper. Born in Siberia, Russia and raised in Dnipropetrovsk in Ukraine, he moved with his mother to Berlin, Germany when he was seven. He started rapping at age eleven and participated at Rap am Mittwoch in 2014, a German battle rap tournament. Intent on pursuing a solo career as a rapper, Capital Bra released his first studio album Kuku Bra in January 2016 to minor commercial success in Germany. The follow-ups Makarov Complex and Blyat were realesed in February and September 2017 and peaked in the Top 5 of German-speaking Europe. His fourth album, Berlin lebt (2018), peaked at number one in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. As of August 2018, Capital Bra achieved six number-one-hits on the German singlecharts in a row.
Vladislav Balovatsky was born on 23 November 1994 in Siberia, Russia to Russian parents, who worked in the petroleum industry. At a young age Balovatsky moved with his parents to Dnipropetrovsk in Ukraine. At age seven, he and his mother moved to Alt-Hohenschönhausen, Berlin in Germany, where he spent his youth. His father stayed in Ukraine. He played soccer for Berliner FC Dynamo. He started rapping at age eleven but didn't publish music until 2014, when he went to Rap am Mittwoch, a German battle rap tournament, where he participated in a couple of battles and won in 2015.
On January 2016, his first studio album Kuku Bra was released. The album debuted on 32 on the German and 61 on the Austrian Albumcharts. In June 2016, he was a featured artist on the song "Paff paff & weiter" by Gzuz. In February 2017, he released his second studio album Makarov Komplex, which became his first album to enter the Top 5 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. "Es geht ums Geschäft" was his first single to enter the German Singlecharts. Blyat was released in September 2017 and could enter the Top 5 once again. "Nur noch Gucci" and "Olé olé" became his first singles to be certified Gold by Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
Capital Bra announced Berlin Lebt in March 2018 and released the first single "5 Songs in einer Nacht" on 5 April 2018. On 13 April 2018 the single debuted at number one of the German Singlecharts. The second single "Neymar", featuring Ufo361, topped the German singlecharts for three weeks straight, making it Capital Bra's best charting single to date. On 11 June 2018, Capital Bra split from his label Team Kuku.. On July 2018, Capital Bra signed for the label ersguterjunge.
Capital Bra's musical style has been described as gangsta rap. According to Rap.de one of his trademarks are east slavic and albanian words.
Kuku Bra (2016)
Makarov Komplex (2017)
Berlin Lebt (2018)
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia
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