TALENTArtist / Musician
Monrovia / Liberia
GenreHip-Hop / Afrobeats
Label / AgencyRaging Bull Ent.
Karwoudou Cole (born April 30), better known by his stage name Bucky Raw, is a Liberian rapper and songwriter from Monrovia. He rose to fame after appearing in a cypher at the 2016 Liberian Entertainment Awards. Raw has released two mixtapes: 2017’s “Country Soda” and 2018’s “Cs2”. Bucky Raw was born on April 30, 1984, in Monrovia, Liberia. He moved to the United States when he was 9 years old. Raw grew up in a public housing unit in Southwest Philadelphia. He attended Pepper Middle School and John Bartram High School. Raw released his debut mixtape Country Soda in 2017. It features guest appearances from King Sammy, Drape Lawson, Mz Menneh and Monica Ree. His second mixtape “CS2” was released in August 2018. It comprises 12 tracks and features guest appearances from Takun J, Jay Awesome, Tieah Boy and Rickslyn. It peaked at number 10 on the Billboard World Albums chart.
On November 16, 2019, Raw won Artist of the Year and the Liberian Entertainment Awards Best Hipco Artist-2017 Liberian Music Awards Album of the Year – 2018 Liberian Music Awards MTN People’s Choice – 2018 Liberian Music Awards Artist of the Year – 2018 Liberian Music Awards Video of the Year – 2019 Tunes Liberia Music AwardsFan Army Of The Year – 2018 Tunes Liberia Music Awards Album/Mixtape Compilation- 2018 Tunes Liberia Music Awards Trapco Artist of the Year- 2018 Video of the Year for “Thank You” at the Liberian Music Awards.