Necro (rapper)

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Necro in 2011
Necro in 2011
Background information
Birth nameRon Raphael Braunstein
Also known asThe Sexorcist, Mad Mooney
Born (1976-06-07) June 7, 1976 (age 46)
OriginBrooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
GenresHip hop, heavy metal
  • Rapper
  • record producer
Years active1990–present
LabelsFunk Volume, Ruthless Records
WebsiteOfficial website

Ron Raphael Braunstein is an American rapper, producer, director, and Label CEO better known by his stage name, Necro. His stage name is derived from the Slayer song, Necrophobic. Necro invented the term "death rap" which he describes as ultraviolent hip hop.[1] Necro is the younger brother of other local rapper, Ill Bill.[2] He is a Jew[3] of Israeli and Romanian ethnicity.

Discography[change | change source]

Studio albums[change | change source]

Necro has released 9 studio albums:

Year Album
1997 Get On Your Knees EP
1998 Cockroaches EP
2000 I Need Drugs
2001 Gory Days
2004 The Pre-Fix for Death
2005 The Sexorcist
2007 Death Rap
2010 Die!
2012 The Murder Murder Kill Kill EP

Controversy[change | change source]

He has also been involved in controversy which includes a riot that erupted at one of his shows when he didn't show up in Vancouver, British Columbia,[4] Necro being fined $3000 for fracturing a man's jaw in Perth, Western Australia,[5] being sued by Ani DiFranco after he sampled one of her songs and his music was connected to a murder in London, Ontario because the murderer was a fan of Necro and was inspired by his song "Garbage Bag".[6][7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Tori Stafford trial aftermath: Religion and the death rapper".
  2. "Necro - "The Art of Necro"". Archived from the original on 2013-11-14. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
  3. "sputnikmusic New NECRO INTERVIEW from Jew School". Retrieved 2013-11-14.
  4. "Rapper Necro's No-show Sparks Concert Riot".
  5. "US rapper Necro fined for Perth assault".[permanent dead link]
  6. "NECRO UPDATE - JULY 2010 - Message Board". Archived from the original on 2012-03-09. Retrieved 2012-10-26.
  7. "McClintic planned Tori's abduction, lawyer suggests".

Other websites[change | change source]