Number of songs: 12 | Total weeks on charts: 51 Appearing in a total number of: 12 charts | Total period running: 310 days
Mikko Kuoppala (born 28 October 1981), professionally known as Pyhimys (in English The Saint), is a Finnish rapper, songwriter and founder of the record company Yellowmic Records. He has gained success both as a solo artist and as a member of groups such as Teflon Brothers and Ruger Hauer. He is also working as a songwriter.
Pyhimys was signed to Monsp Records in early 2006. Previously he had released independently some material, such as the Tapaus trilogy in 2004 (Poikkeustapaus, Ongelmatapaus and Rajatapaus). His first official release was Ai, tähän väliin? EP in May 2006.
In September 2007, Pyhimys released his first official album Salainen Maailma. The album received generally positive reviews, although some critics blamed it for being too long and for exhausting listeners with too much lyrical content. His second album Tulva followed just six months later in March 2008, and in August 2008, Pyhimys collaborated with a fellow rapper Timo Pieni Huijaus on an album Arvoitus koko ihminen.
In May 2011, Pyhimys returned with his third album Medium, and in October 2011, he released Paranoid, a 13-track album with each song named "Paranoid" and produced by Steen1. In an interview later that year, Pyhimys said that he would be quitting his solo career, although he plans to continue performing with his two groups.
Pyhimys teamed up with Heikki Kuula in February 2012 on an album Katuvisioita which they released under pseudonyms Perhosveitsi-Heikki and Lika-Aki.