Fabri Fibra performing in Rimini, 2011
|Born||17 October 1976|
|Origin||Senigallia, Marche, Italy|
|Genres||Hip hop, pop rap, political rap|
|Labels||Testemobili Records (1999-2004) , Vibrarecords (2002-2005) , Tempi Duri Records (2011-2015) , Universal Music (2006-2019) , Sony Music (2020-)|
|Club Dogo, Marracash, Dargen D'Amico, Emis Killa, Nesli, Clementino|
Fabrizio Tarducci (born 17 October 1976) , better known as Fabri Fibra, is an Italian rapper. In his career he has sold more than 2 millions of certified copies.
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 Dei del mare quest'el gruv. In 1999 Fabri and Lato produced and distributed the LP Sindrome di fine millennio ("End of 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 his career he has sold more than 2 millions of certified copies.
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 with aky il grande.
Released in 2004, Mr. Simpatia (Mr. Niceness) 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" ("I Don't Envy You") (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. 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" ("Applause for 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[who?] for its use of expletives, indifference in its presentation of provocative themes, and its misogynist views of women, all of which were found across the album.
Following the success of "Applausi per Fibra", the second single, "Mal di Stomaco" ("Stomachache"), 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" ("Stupid Ideas"), 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.
Fabri Fibra's next album Bugiardo, 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" ("The Solution"), 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.
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" ("Incomprehension") (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" ("Famous Woman"), is featured in the soundtrack of the FIFA 10 football video game.
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 showing 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 first web-album, entitled 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. The album has so far spawned three singles named "Vip In Trip", "Tranne Te" ("Except for You") (both peaking at #2 in the Italian singles chart), "Qualcuno Normale" ("Somebody Normal") featuring the artist Marracash and "Le Donne" ("The Women"). Fibra said that "Le Donne" music was a response to the bales of misogyny that he had to face for years, mainly because of "Mrs. Simpatia".
On 1 March 2011, Fibra released the "Tranne Te: Rap Futuristico EP", an extended-play which had remixes of Tranne Te with other artists, like Redman, the French rapper Soprano and old friends from Fibra like Marracash and Dargen D'Amico. At the same month, Fibra released an online mixtape named "Venerdì 17" ("Friday 17"), available to download for free on his website. It contains many freestyles and remixes of some of his earlier work including many remixes of some of his more recent work.
The year of 2011 was also remarkable for Fibra, which he has won four consecutives awards: the platinum disc for "Controcultura", a multiplatinum disc for "Tranne Te", a "Superman" award from the TRL Awards 2011 and a "Wind Music" award.
Fabri Fibra met Clementino in the summer of 2011 at his Controcultura Tour in Naples, and immediately they began to record together. The initial idea, as stated by Clementino in an interview, was simply to make a mixtape. Subsequently, however, both changed their minds and decided to produce a whole album under the name of Rapstar. On 9 January 2012 out double single: Ci rimani male/Chimica Brother, single opening of Non è gratis (That's Not for Free), debut album of the band, released on 31 January 2012.
Fabri Fibra's seventh studio album, titled Guerra e pace (War and peace) was released on 5 February 2013, preceded by the EP Casus belli, which came out for free on 30 October 2012. The album, the third one by Fibra to enter at #1 in the Italian albums chart (the others being Tradimento and Controcultura), features various productions by many American producers, such as Organized Noize, Fyre Dept., Lee Major, Dot da Genius & Woodro Skillson, Rob Holladay & Mr. Franks, Antwan "Amadeus" Thompson and J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League.
On May 21, 2014 Fabri Fibra published the works carried out from the eighth studio album via Facebook, after leaving the diatribe with Vacca behind admitting that the interest concerns a story done was over, as there was nothing vaguely anymore artistic in the last answer of Vacca. The dispute was however continued by Vacca with the song Patti Chiari, made with Entics and present on the latter's album, Entics Television. - Vol. 3.
In 2014 Fabri Fibra also starred in the film Numero zero - Alle origins of Italian rap, as well as having collaborated with rapper Nitro on the realization of the song Doggy Style, present in Machete Mixtape III. At the beginning of 2015 he collaborated with the rapper Marracash on the song Vita da star contained in Status (which was then re-proposed in a new version in which in addition to the refrain the rapper from Senigallia can also have an exclusive verse, together with his own song Playboy), with Club Dogo at the remix of Ten years ago, and updated with Nitro to the song Ong Bak, inserted in Suicidol.
On April 7, 2015 the rapper announced a surprise through Twitter the publication of the eighth studio album, entitled Squallor. On the same date, the first single Come Vasco and the video clip of the song Il rap nel mio paese were also released. The promotion of the album continued through the publication of the video clips of the songs Playboy, Alieno and E tu ci convivi, released between July and October.
In 2016 he collaborated with Mondo Marcio on the realization of the song Scoppia la bomba, contained in La freshness del Marcio, and with Jake La Furia on the single Ali e roots, featured in Fuori da qui. On May 11 of the same year he announced the re-release of the third album in the studio Betrayal on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the latter. Called Tradimento 10 anni - Reloaded and released on June 10, the re-release contains a second CD consisting of 14 remixes of the original songs made by various and producers, including Don Joe and Big Fish, and featuring unpublished verses as singer by various rappers, such as Gemitaiz, Emis Killa and MadMan.
On March 1, 2017 Fabri Fibra released the title of the ninth studio album, Fenomeno, and the publication of the single of the same name, which took place on the 3rd of the same month.The album was released on April 7, 2017 and consists of 17 tracks, three of which in collaboration with Thegiornalisti, Roberto Saviano and Laïoung. Particular attention to the scope for tracks 16 and 17, namely No help and Thanks, where the rapper discusses the difficult relationship with the family, especially with his brother Nesli and his mother . Before the release of the album, Fabri Fibra also made available for free download a song rejected by Fenomeno, entitled Tony Hawk.
On May 5, 2017, the second single of the album, Pamplona, was released, accompanied by the relative video clip published on YouTube. On the 11th of the same month the rapper held an exclusive concert for RadioItaliaLive performing some historical pieces of his career and others taken from Fenomeno.
During the year Fabri Fibra also collaborated with Bassi Maestro on the song Non move the neck, present in My Majesty, with Izi in After Esco, contained in Pizzicato, and with Maruego in the track Oh Fra !!!, present in Tra Zenith and Nadir.
On 22 June 2017 the unpublished single Luna published a surprise for digital download, which saw the participation of Mahmood, while on 22 September the single I was thinking of you was released, third extracted from Phenomenon.
At the end of October Fabri Fibra published the publication of the EP Fenomeno - Masterchef EP, composed of unpublished songs originally originally discarded by Fenomeno and published on 17 November. On December 18, the rapper made available for digital download a new version of Stavo thinking about you, created in collaboration with the singer-songwriter Tiziano Ferro.
On 11 May 2018, the single "Fotografia" by Carl Brave was published, in which Francesca Michielin and Fabri Fibra participated as guests. The rapper from the Marche also collaborated with Lazza for the single Lario RMX, and with Marracash for the remix of Non confondermi, as well as a featuring with Salmo in the song "Stai Zitto", present in "Playlist".
In 2019 he appeared among the guest artists of the single Calipso by Charlie Charles and Dardust, as well as among those who made the mixtape Machete Mixtape 4, appearing in Yoshi and Star Wars.
On October 25, 2019 the collection Il tempo vola 2002-2020 was published, which celebrates the career of the rapper from the Marches. Anticipated in the same month by the single Come mai (recorded with Franco126 and composed by the two together in Calcutta), the disc was distributed in standard triple CD edition with the hits of the rappers and five outtakes (also published separately in the EP Outtakes), edition deluxe with additional bonus content, including a VHS with the video of the single Applause per Fibra; the collection was also published in the Single Box edition, a set of 19 single CDs.
On January 23 2020 Fabri Fibra announces that he has signed a contract with Sony Music terminating Universal Music  saying textual words "Da oggi faccio parte della famiglia sonymusicitaly" ("From today I am part of the sonymusicitaly family").
From 2006 to 2007, Fabri Fibra and Grido from Gemelli Diversi have been pierced with blows of dissing. In 2006 Fabri Fibra attacks Grido and Gemelli Diversi in the song Idee Stupide and Grido reply with the song Standing Ovation changing the words of the famous Applausi per Fibra. Some weeks later, in Bologna, there is the MTV Day and Fabri Fibra, with Vacca insults again Grido with another dissing changing the words of his song Oh yeah Mr. Simpatia. The latest reply arrives in 2007 with the song Bboy-Bband of Gemelli Diversi, and so ends the controversy.
In October 2010, his brother Nesli released an interview to the newspaper Panorama about his relationship with Fabri Fibra.
|"||I ended the relationship with my brother three years ago, when his life fell apart the boundary that separates the person from the character. From a certain point he didn't want to take off the mask of Fabri Fibra. I returned to the surface after being dropped by Universal Music (Fabri Fibra's label). Fabri Fibra and his entourage tells me that I was an idiot, because I wasn't enough nasty, because I didn't do the things that needed to be done.||"|
|-- Interview on Panorama.it|