El Presidente (musician)

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Esa aka El Presidente
in 2007
Background information
Birth name Francesco Cellamaro
Origin Reggio Calabria, Italy
Genres Hip-hop
Occupation(s) Musician, singer, record producer
Years active 1991–present
Labels Sony BMG
Website frankie.tv

Esa aka El Presidente, born Francesco Cellamaro (Reggio Calabria, 1 October 1972), is an Italian rapper and beatmaker of Calabrian origins.[1] l Presidente has been active since the early stages of the Italian hip hop movement in the early 1990s, and predominantly discusses Politics and Society in his music.


Esa in 2008

He is the brother of Tormento (in group Sottotono) and Marya, both became rappers. Francesco grew up musically listening to groups such as Eric B & Rakim, Run-DMC, Public Enemy and the Beastie Boys. In his teens he starts to attend hip hop circles, first as a breaker, and later approaching MCing.

In 1991 the collective Otierre (Originale Trasmissione del Ritmo) is founded, union of breakers, beatmakers, DJs and MCs, or representatives of each of the four core disciplines of hip hop. The roster consists of Azza, DJ Fede, DJ Irmu, DJ Nitro, DJ Vez, DJ Vigor, Esa, Intruso, Limite, Polare, Torrido, and later by The Female Mc La Pina.

In 1998 Esa and Polare change their names respectively to El Presidente and Polaroide founding the group Gente Guasta.

In 2002 he starts his first solo project Tutti Gli Uomini Del Presidente, self-produced and distributed by Vibrarecords.

In 2006 he released his second solo album Tu sei bravo on the label La Serra.

In 2008 he founded 'Siamesi Brothers' hence the name with his brother Tormento and released a self-titled LP.


With Otierre (OTR)[edit]

With Gente Guasta[edit]

With Siamesi Brothers[edit]


Other collaborations[edit]

Other productions[edit]


  1. ^ "Esa e Tormento sono 'Siamesi brothers' (e insieme pubblicano un disco)". Rockol (in Italian). 15 September 2008. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 

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