born on 17/10/1976 in Senigallia, Marche, Italy
Alias Fabrizio Tarducci
|Birth name||Fabrizio Tarducci|
|Born||October 17 1976|
|Origin||Senigallia, Marche, Italy|
Fabri Fibra (born Fabrizio Tarducci on 17 October 1976) is an Italian rapper. In the mid-2000s, Fibra became one of the most popular and well known rappers in Italian hip hop.
Tarducci was born in Senigallia, Marche. He became interested in music from a young age; he wrote and performed his first piece when he was 17 years old.
In 1995 he recorded his first demo. He created the tandem Uomini di Mare with DJ Lato, beatmaker and deejay, and in 1996 they produced the underground CD Del mare quest'el gruv. In 1999 Fabri and Lato produced and distributed the LP Sindrome di fine millennio ("End of the Millennium Syndrome"), with collaborations from El Presidente (also known as Esa), Inoki, Joe Cassano and his brother Nesli.
Following his underground success, Fabri Fibra began performing around Italy. In 2000 he established his label and group Teste Mobili Records (Bobbing Head Records), and collaborated with various Italian rap groups, lending vocals as well as lyrics to the mixtape circuit.
In 2002 Fabri released his first solo album, titled Turbe giovanili (Juvenile Troubles), for which he wrote and recorded his lyrics under the production and arrangement of Neffa. A year later Fabri distributed Lato e Fabri Fibra which brought a close to the partnership with Lato and the Uomini di mare project.
Nesli's Home and Fabri Fibra's Mr. Simpatia were released simultaneously on 1 September 2004.
Mr. Simpatia (2004)
Released in 2004, Mr. Simpatia (Mr. Sympathy) is Fibra's second solo album. All the instrumental bases were made by his younger brother, the rapper Nesli Rice, with the exceptions of Non Ti Invidio (made by Bassi Maestro) and the album's bonus track (by Bosca).
The album cover shows Fibra's head lying on its side with a gruesome injury. Mr. Simpatia is an ironic title; the tracks' main themes are the Italian hip hop scene, contempt for society, relationships with girls, and Fibra's frustration about his job.
After splitting from his recording company contract at Vibrarecords, Fabri went underground and went unheard from for a year, until he resurfaced with a new deal at major recording company Universal Music Italia. Under the production of Fish and brother Nesli Fabri created his most commercially and artistically successful album, Tradimento ("Betrayal"). His first single, released in Europe 4 April 2006, was "Applausi per Fibra". The single discussed Fibra's personal and life experiences overcome by Fabri himself, with a certain emphasis on self-praise.
Only a week after the official launch (6 June 2006) the album reached the number one spot in album sales. However it was criticized for its use of expletives, indifference in its presentation of provocative themes, and its misgoynist views of women, all of which were found across the album.
Following the success of "Applausi per Fibra", the second, more urban-themed single, "Su le mani", was released. This was followed by the release of "Mal di stomaco", which gained instant infamy, most notably for the originality of its music video (a fabricated broadcast of SKY TG24 - a Satellite news station) that reports on the death of Fabri Fibra in a car accident. The authenticity is sealed with "live coverage" reports, interviews from famous stars such as Fernanda Lessa, Eva Henger, Jimmy Ghione, producer Fish, rapper Vacca and brother Nesli. The video ends with Fabri's body disappearing from the morgue.
The last single is "Idee stupide", with a black and white video which, whilst not as original as the former video, uses a Rocky style montage that compliments Fabri's underdog lyrics.
In 2010, Tradimento came second in a newspaper poll, making it the second most important album of the decade in Italy. Tradimento is the biggest selling album in Italian music history.
Fabri Fibra's next album, Bugiardo (Liar), came out on 9 November 2007, after the release of the street-single "Questo è il nuovo singolo" ("This is the new single"). The first official single, "Bugiardo", came out on 15 October 2007 and the second official single being "La Soluzione", which came out on 9 November 2007. On 25 April 2008, Fibra released the single In Italia featuring singer Gianna Nannini. The song became a massive summer hit, being the most watched music video in Italy of 2008 and earning a nomination at the MTV Europe Music Awards for Best Italian Act.
Chi Vuole Essere Fabri Fibra? (2009)
On 10 April 2009, Fibra released his fifth album, entitled Chi Vuole Essere Fabri Fibra? (Who Wants To Be Fabri Fibra?) He released two songs from the album, entitled Incomprensioni (featuring Federico Zampaglione) and Speak English, which discusses the cultural differences between Italy and England; the video for "Speak English" was shot in Brighton, where Fibra lived and worked for four years. A track off the album, entitled Donna Famosa, is amongst the soundtracks of the FIFA 10 football video game.
Controcultura Moviment: In Italy program and Quorum web-album (2010 - Present)
From 18 February 2010, MTV Italia broadcast a program on Thursday nights entitled Fabri Fibra: Italy. The program was defined as a docu-drama, and included five episodes. The program shows the lives of young people living in socially disadvantaged situations. On 4 May 2010, Fibra released a remastered album of Turbe giovanilili, entituled Turbe giovanili Remaster. On 20 July 2010, Fibra also released his fist web-album, entituled Quorum, which is available in his website.
The album Controcultura (Counterculture) was released on 7 September 2010 and reached #1 in the Italian albums chart.
- Turbe giovanili (2002)
- Rapimento della Vulpa
- Sindrome di Fine Millennio
- Pensieri Scomodi
- Mr. Simpatia (2004)
- Tradimento (2006) (Platinum)
- Bugiardo (2007) (Platinum)
- Chi vuole essere Fabri Fibra? (2009) (Gold)
- Turbe giovanili Remaster (2010)
- Quorum (2010)
- Controcultura (2010) ( Gold )
- Applausi per Fibra (2006)
- Mal di stomaco (2006)
- Su Le Mani (Street Single) (2006)
- Idee Stupide (2006)
- Questo è Il Nuovo Singolo (Street Single) (2007)
- Bugiardo (2007)
- La soluzione (2008)
- In Italia featuring Gianna Nannini (2008)
- Incomprensioni featuring Federico Zampaglione (2009)
- Speak English (2009)
- Festa Festa featuring Crookers & Dargen D'Amico (2010)
- Vip in Trip (2010)
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