Born Macan Wigit, after being active for years in Indonesian J-Music scene in various bands, by 2016 toRa started his career as a solo artist in the Indonesian hip-hop world by releasing his first mixtape: “Perempuan” with “Empat Dinihari” music video on his YouTube channel. He continued this step by releasing various music via digital media for free before he finally released his first commercial double single in March 2018 entitled “KALAMALAM” with the songs “Ani” and “Feel My Love”.
In August 2018 toRa became one of the two winners of GoAhead Challenge, a nationwide competition that brought him to Soundrenaline 2018 stage.
This Indonesian rapper was born and raised in a distinguished theater environment: Bengkel Teater Rendra. He grew up surrounded by art that was rooted in activism and social criticism during the New Order Era. Something he also found in hip-hop music: a space to tell stories that came from the reality of life.
Taking inspiration from rapper like Common, Lupe Fiasco, Tupac and Kanye West, toRa made songs inspired by Jakarta city life from various angle of social classes; something he called “Urban Poetry”.
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