Salmo, aka Maurizio Pisciottu (born June 29, 1984), is an Italian rapper. His 2016 album Hellvisback placed at the first place on the Italian hit parade.
Born in Olbia in 1984 Salmo began his musical career at age 13, recording the early strophes between 1997 and 1998. In 1999, he made and published the demo Premeditazione e dolo with olbian rappers Bigfoot and Skascio (with which formed the Premeditazione e dolo group), while in 2004 published the first demo solo, entitled Sotto pelle. The next year he self-produced and published the second demo Mr. Antipatia.
To his solo career, Salmo also flanked some projects with several groups, firstly the rap metal band Skasico, with which has recorded and produced the albums Therapy (2004), 21 Grams (2006) Orange and Bloom (2008). In 2008, he has instead collaborated with the Ed Gein in the production of Toedgein (2008) and Shell Shock (2011), while in 2009 produced the Merciful Bullets EP of stoner rock band Three Pigs Trip.
In 2011, Salmo published his first studio album, titled The Island Chainsaw Massacre, which quickly gives notoriety to the rapper in the rap scene nationally. The following year was in the mixtape Machete Mixtape (self-produced by Machete Empire Records) in which took part several rappers of the Italian scene as Ensi, Bassi Maestro, Clementino and MadMan. Inside the disc is the song Go Jack!, dissing turned to Pino Scotto.
Furthermore in the same year Salmo made the second album Death USB, published on 23 February and which saw the publication of five video, namely those of Il pentacolo, Negative Youth, Death USB, Doomsday and Demons to Diamonds. Also, at the MTV Hip Hop Awards 2012, Salmo wins in the category "Best Crossover". Still in 2012, the rapper has participated with the realization of Machete Crew mixtape Machete Mixtape Vol II, in which are present Stupido gioco del rap and Disobey, from which some video clips have been extracted, published on 17 November and 24 January 2013.
On March 18, 2013, the rapper announced the track list of the third album Midnite (slang for "midnight"), released on April 2 and March 21 by the single Russell Crowe. The album debuted at the first position in Classifica FIMI Album. On April 18, Rob Zombie's video clip, a song made in collaboration with Noyz Narcos, was released, while the video clip of S.A.L.M.O. was released on July 1st. On July 22, the video clip of the song Killer Game was released, in collaboration with Gemitaiz and MadMan, while Midnite on July 25 was certified as a gold record for reaching the threshold of 30,000 copies sold.
In August, the rapper collaborated with Dutch horrorcore group Dope D.O.D. in the track Blood Shake, which was made available for listening on September 5th. The video clip was published in December.
The Island, a single featured with El Raton, En?gma and DJ Slait, was released on September 17, the date when the video was also released. On the 7th of October was released the video clip of Midnite's closing track, Faraway, while on November 26 was released that for the piece Space Invaders, which saw the participation of Nitro.
On December 24, the rapper released a Christmas freestyle entitled Buon N ***** and made with rappers Gemitaiz and MadMan.
On May 19, 2014, through his Facebook page, Salmo announced his release from Tanta Roba, revealing that the fourth studio album would be published by Machete Empire and that the latest publication, with the label of DJ Harsh and Gué Pequeno, it would have been the live album S.A.L.M.O. Documentary, released June 17. This last album contains some songs performed live during the tour in support of Midnite, a documentary and the unreleased Mussoleeni, published digitally on June 6th.
On 5 August 2014 the rapper made available for listening to La bestia in me, a track record of Machete Empire Machete Mixtape III, released in September. On 2 September the video of the song Venice Beach, extracted also by Machete Mixtape III, was published exclusively on the Red Bull website.
2011 – The Island Chainsaw Massacre
2012 – Death USB
2013 – Midnite
2014 – S.A.L.M.O. Documentary
2016 – Hellvisback
2018 – Playlist
2004 – Terapia
2006 – 21 Grams
2008 – Orange Bloom EP
With Three Pigs' Trip:
2010 – Merciful Bullets (EP)
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia
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