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Pyhimys performing in March 2012.
Background information
Birth name Mikko Kuoppala
Also known as Pyhi, Miguel Santos, Michael J. Fax, Michel J. Fix, Michael J. Fux, Lika-Aki, Holy Mike, Paradise Mikko
Born (1981-10-28) 28 October 1981 (age 32)
Origin Helsinki, Finland
Genres Rap
Occupations Rapper
Instruments Vocals
Labels Monsp Records, Yellowmic Records
Associated acts Teflon Brothers, Ruger Hauer, Heikki Kuula, Voli, Juju

Mikko Kuoppala (born 28 October 1981),[1] professionally known as Pyhimys, is a Finnish rapper and founder of the record company Yellowmic Records.[2]

Solo career[edit]

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.[3]

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.[4] 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.[5]

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.[6] 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.[7]

Pyhimys teamed up with Heikki Kuula in February 2012 on an album Katuvisioita which they released under pseudonyms Perhosveitsi-Heikki and Lika-Aki.[8]

Teflon Brothers and Ruger Hauer[edit]

Pyhimys formed a group Teflon Brothers with Heikki Kuula and Voli in 2006, and their first album T was released in July 2009. Teflon Brothers released a free mixtape Iso hätä in April 2010, and their second album © followed in August 2010. Their third album, Valkoisten dyynien ratsastajat, was released in January 2013.[9]

Pyhimys is also a part of the group Ruger Hauer, with Tommishock and Paperi T. Their first album Se syvenee syksyllä came out in November 2010, and in October 2012, they released a follow-up album, Erectus.[10]

Selected discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Peak position
2004 Poikkeustapaus Pyhimys
2004 Rajatapaus Pyhimys
2004 Ongelmatapaus Pyhimys
2007 Salainen Maailma Pyhimys 39
2008 Tulva Pyhimys
2008 Arvoitus koko ihminen

Pyhimys & Timo Pieni Huijaus

2009 T Teflon Brothers 26
2010 Se syvenee syksyllä Ruger Hauer
2010 © Teflon Brothers 26
2011 Medium Pyhimys 19
2011 Paranoid Pyhimys 16
2012 Erectus Ruger Hauer 16
2012 Katuvisioita Perhosveitsi-Heikki & Lika-Aki 9
2013 Valkoisten dyynien ratsastajat

Teflon Brothers



  1. ^ "Räppilapsuus – Pyhimys". Vimeo. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Pyhimys Discography". Discogs. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Tapaus-trilogia". Pyhimys / Yellowmic. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Tolonen, Arttu. "PYHIMYS: Salainen Maailma". Soundi. 
  5. ^ "Arvoitus koko ihminen". Pyhimys / Yellowmic. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Paranoid". Pyhimys / Yellowmic. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Pyhimys lopettaa soolouransa". Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "Katuvisioita". Pyhimys / Yellowmic. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  9. ^ Lindfors, Sami. "Veljekset trendintappajat". Voima. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  10. ^ "Ruger Hauerin pojat: "Naiset etsivät tekosyitä antaa!"". Como. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 

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