Raphael Greene was born and raised in the rural parts of South Carolina, so he is a country boy at heart. He has been published many times and wrote the book From Boys to Men: Lessons in Love. He is also a photographer, videographer, and creative at heart. He graduated from Clemson University in 2011 with a degree in graphic communications. He believes it’s important for other small town kids to see that someone from a place that has much of nothing can still grow up to be a successful individual. Raphael joined UPTOWN’s staff in 2021 and currently contributes as a writer for UPTOWNMagazine.com.