Raphy Pina is a music executive and producer, and the founder and CEO of Pina Records, a reggaeton music label.
He is also known for being the manager of Daddy Yankee and Natti Natasha.
In August 2020, Pina was indicted on charges of possessing two handguns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition despite being barred from doing so.
In May 2022, he was sentenced to 41 months in prison and ordered to pay a $150,000 sanction for his illegal possession of firearms conviction.
Pina’s sentence came after he was convicted by a jury of one count of possession of an automatic weapon and another count of possession of firearms by a person convicted of a felony.
Pina was hospitalized just one day after being sentenced to prison on illegal possession of firearms conviction after his sugar levels spiked.
His lawyers confirmed that he was hospitalized but denied rumors that he was hurt during a physical fight with another inmate.
|Full Name||Rafael Antonio Pina Nieves|
|Date of Birth||July 4, 1978|
|Current Age||45 years old (as of 2023)|
|Place of Birth||San Juan, Puerto Rico|
|Height||5 ft 10 in or 178 cm|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Race||Mixed ethnicity (Puerto Rican)|
|Tattoos on Body||He has various tattoos on his body including one of his dad’s picture|
Raphy Pina had firearms illegally. The firearms he possessed were a Glock pistol, Model 19, 9mm caliber, which was modified to shoot more than one shot, without manual reloading.
He was convicted of one count of possession of an automatic weapon and one count of possession of firearms by a person convicted of a felony.
The firearms he possessed were in violation of federal laws, as he was barred from possessing firearms.
Family and Relationships
|Father||Rafael Sr. (music producer and businessman)|
|Mother||Mia (stay-at-home mom)|
|Marital Status||Engaged to Natti Natasha|
|Girlfriend||Carolina Aristizabal (ex-wife)|
Influenced by his father’s passion for music, Raphy started his career in the music industry at the age of 16.
After his father’s passing, Raphy took over the responsibility of his dad’s music company.
In 1996, he founded his own record label, Pina Records.
Since its inception, the label has worked with numerous popular artists.
Some notable mentions include Nicky Jam, Daddy Yankee, and Don Chezina.
Besides being a remarkable record producer, Raphy has also worked as an executive producer on various films and TV shows.
Two of his most notable projects in this regard include the television series Bravas and the documentary series titled Everybody Loves Nitti.
In 2021, Raphy and his fiancée, Natti Natasha, created a self-named podcast for YouTube.
However, Raphy has also been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
From his illegal possession of firearms to his eventual imprisonment, the renowned music producer has had his fair share of negative publicity. He faced legal trouble and was sentenced to prison for 3 years and 5 months.
|Net Worth||$10 million dollars (as of May 2023)|
|Source of Income||CEO of Pina Records, owner of gas stations and car and truck dealerships in Puerto Rico, music production, investments|
Raphy Pina has an estimated net worth of $5 million to $10 million as of May 2023.
Most of his wealth comes from his music career, which includes producing and managing top reggaeton artists such as Daddy Yankee and Natti Natasha.
Raphy Pina also invested in a luxury car rental business, which rents out high-end sports cars to clients. As an entrepreneur, he earns revenue through his business ventures.