Fabri Fibra is one of Italy’s most popular hip-hop artists. He first appeared on the Italian rap scene in the 90s before breaking into the mainstream in the early noughties. In 2004 Fibra released Mr. Simpatia. The album is widely recognized as the final break between the old school and new school of Italian rap and allowed him to sign a new contract with major label Universal Music Italy.
His explosively creative anger has made him a national hero of the rap new wave. Subjects which fall under his line of fire include contemporary habits, relationships, employment issues, and more. These themes always come out in provocative ways thanks to the vivid imagery Fabri creates through his lyrics, with a style unique in the Italian rap scene.
In 2006 he released Tradimento to huge success and the album was quickly awarded platinum status. In 2007 Bugiardo was released and re-released again in 2008 with the title of Bugiardo 2. It also features a song with Gianna Nannini, one of the most popular Italian singers of all time. In 2009, the rapper released the album Chi vuol essere Fabri Fibra?, accompanied by a documentary focusing on his life as a rapper- including studio and live concerts. The following year (2010) Fabri Fibra released Controcultura, once again premeiring at the top of the Italian charts.
Fabri changed the face of the Italian rap scene with his outspoken and honest take on both himself and music. His career, and the growth of mainstream Italian rap, continues to move from strength to strength. Fabri himself remains an active participant in helping the scene grow by working with up and coming artists as both mentor and producer.
Hi latest album Guerra e Pace was released in 2013, debuting at the top of the Italian charts and earning gold record status within a month. Fabri Fibra is one of the most popular artists on social networks in Italy, and has become a taste maker in Italian pop culture society.
Fabri Fibra will be performing on 21st June in Milan, Italy as part of Yahoo! On the Road
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