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Gué Pequeno
Guè Pequeno
Guè Pequeno
Background information
Birth nameCosimo Fini
Born (1980-12-25) 25 December 1980 (age 40)
Milan, Italy
Occupation(s)Rapper
LabelsVibrarecords (2004-2006) , EMI (2006-2007) , Virgin Records (2007-2008) , Universal Music (2009-) , Tanta Roba (2011-) , Def Jam (2015-)
Associated actsClub Dogo, Jake La Furia
Websitewww.guepequeno.it

Cosimo Fini (born 25 December 1980), better known by the stage name Gué Pequeno (Italian pronunciation: [ˈɡwe ppeˈkeɲɲo]) or sometimes just Gué, is an Italian rapper and record producer . He was also earlier a member of various formations, notably the hip hop duo Club Dogo with rapper Jake La Furia and producer Don Joe . Between 1999 and 2001, he was also in "Sacre Scuole ", a group made up by Gué Pequeno, Dargen D'Amico and Jake La Furia.

Solo career[edit]

Beginnings[edit]

With the initial pseudonyms of "Lucky Luciano" and "Il Guercio", the rapper started his musical career around 1997, when he met Jake La Furia. The friendship between the two leads to the creation of "Sacre Scuole", to which is added Dargen D'Amico, the latter previously classmate of Pequeno. Meanwhile, beatmaker Don Joe becomes their close collaborator. The trio will only release "3 MC's al Cubo" mixtape, and will then disband due to contrasts between D'Amico and La Furia. This will lead to D'Amico leaving, and the remaining members, together with Don Joe, will subsequently give birth to Club Dogo.

Pequeno also took part in the production of several albums and mixtapes in those years, including "50 Emcee's Pt. 1" by ATPC and "Tutti x uno" by DJ Enzo.

Solo Career Step 1 (2005-2010)[edit]

In 2005 Gué Pequeno released the EP Hashishinz Sound Vol. 1 together with the Italian-Angolan producer Deleterio, nowadays known as Del, while the following year he published the Fastlife Mixtape Vol. 1, recorded with DJ Harsh. Three years later, he releases the sequel, "Fastlife Mixtape Vol. 2 - Faster life".

Over the years he has collaborated with the major artists of the underground and non-underground scene, including Noyz Narcos from TruceKlan, J-Ax, Marracash and Entics. In 2010 he published the book "La legge del cane" (The law of the Dog), written together with Jake La Furia. In March 2011, he aired on Deejay TV with the program "Un giorno da cani" (Dogs days), a four-part television format where he and Jake La Furia turn working experiences into lyrics for their songs.

Il ragazzo d'oro and Bravo Ragazzo (2010-2014)[edit]

In June 2011, his first solo album was released, entitled "Il ragazzo d'oro" (The Golden Boy), which had the participation of several Italian rappers, including Marracash, Entics, Ensi and Jake La Furia. The disc was anticipated by the singles "Non lo spegnere" (Do not turn it off ) and subsequently the video clip for the song "Ultimi Giorni" (Last days).

Also in 2011, the rapper together with DJ Harsh founded the independent record label "Tanta Roba", whose first product was "Il mio primo disco da venduto" (My first sellout record), by Fedez. Fastlife Mixtape Vol. 3 was also released on January 20, 2012, the result of collaboration with DJ Harsh and other Italian artists of the genre such as the aforementioned Fedez, Emis Killa, Salmo, Gemitaiz and Daniele Vit.

On March 28, 2013 the mixtape "Guengsta Rap" is released in free download from its official website. The tracks on the album are mixed by DJ Jay-K. On April 5 Gué releases "Business", which is the first single from the second studio album and produced by 2nd Roof. Its video clip is anticipated by a teaser in which it's found out the release date, set for June 4.,[1] instead it is published on April 9.[2] Subsequently the second single "Rose Nere" (Black Roses) is announced, released on iTunes on April 23; instead, the video clip was published on YouTube on April 26, the date on which the new album title, Bravo Ragazzo (Good Boy), is revealed. On 9 May he announced the track list of the album through his Facebook page, while the following day he released the third single extracted from the album, named "Bravo Ragazzo" like the Album itself. On 13 June Gué releases a preview of the video clip of the song "Il drink & la jolla", made with the participation of 'Ntò and British singer Arlissa. The video was Published two days later. On September 12 the video clip of the song Brivido was announced, made together with Marracash and published on September 17. In June 2014 Bravo Ragazzo was certified platinum for the average 50,000 copies sold.

Vero (2015)[edit]

In the spring of 2015 Pequeno renewed his contract with Universal Music Group and signed the signature for Def Jam Recordings, thus becoming the first Italian artist to sign for the label. Following this, the rapper released the video clip of an unreleased track, named "Squalo".

[3] The latter, together with the singles Le bimbe piangono and Interstellar, anticipated the release of the rapper's third solo album, entitled True and released on June 23 of the same year.[4]

Collaboration with Marracash (2016-2017)[edit]

On January 4, 2016, through social networks, the rapper announced the creation of an album in the studio together with Marracash.[5] Released on June 24 of the same year, the album is titled Santeria and consists of fifteen tracks, including the single forerunner Nulla Accade, released on June 7.[6]

Gentleman and Sinatra (2017-present)[edit]

On April 21, 2017, Gué Pequeno published the single Trinità for digital download and streaming, promoted by the related video clip directed by Igor Grbesic and Marc Lucas. To follow was the double single Non ci tu tu / T'apposto, released on June 2 of the same year.

On June 6, the rapper officially announced the fourth solo album Gentleman, released on the same month and composed of several songs in collaboration with various artists, including Sfera Ebbasta and Marracash.[7] On 1 August 2018 he officially announces his entry into the Billion Headz Music Group, a label founded by Sfera Ebbasta and Charlie Charles .[8] On the 24th of the same month, it announces the release of its fifth solo album Sinatra [9] through its official social networks, which took place on the following 14 September and anticipated by the single Trap Phone. The album was later also promoted by the subsequent single Bling Bling (Gold) and 2%, both of moderate commercial success.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

in Sacre Scuole

  • 1999: 3 MC's al cubo

in Club Dogo

  • 2003: Mi fist
  • 2006: Penna capitale
  • 2007: Vile denaro
  • 2009: Dogocrazia
  • 2010: Che bello essere noi
  • 2012: Noi siamo il club
  • 2014: Non siamo più quelli di Mi fist

in Dogo Gang

  • 2005: Roccia Music I (with Marracash)
  • 2008: Benvenuti nella giungla

Solo

Year Album Peak positions Certification
ITA
[10]
BEL
(Wa)

[11]
SWI
[12]
2011 Il ragazzo d'oro 5  –  – IT: Gold
2013 Bravo ragazzo 2  – 69 IT: Platinum
2015 Vero 1  – 31 IT: Gold
2016 Santeria
(credited to Marra / Guè)
1  – 12 IT: Platinum
2017 Gentleman 1 188 26 IT: 2x Platinum
2018 Sinatra 1  – 34
2020 Mr. Fini 1  –  – IT: 2x Platinum
2021 Fastlife 4
(with DJ Harsh)
1
[13]
 –  –

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak positions Album
ITA
[10]
2013 "Business" 7 Bravo ragazzo
"Rose nere" 5
"Bravo ragazzo" 9
"Quei bravi ragazzi"
(feat. Clementino)
33 Bravo ragazzo (Royal Edition)
2015 "Interstellar"
(feat. Akon)
69 Vero
2017 "Trinità" 6 Gentleman
"T'apposto" 15
"Non ci sei tu" 25
"Lamborghini"
(feat. Sfera Ebbasta)
1
2015 "Interstellar"
(feat. Akon)
69 Vero
2018 "Lungomare latino"
(feat. Willy William)
26
"Trap Phone"
(feat. Capo Plaza)
1 Sinatra
"Borsello"
(feat. Sfera Ebbasta & DrefGold)
1
"Claro"
(feat. Tony Effe & Prynce)
2
"2%"
(feat. Frah Quintale)
4
"Modalità Aereo"
(feat. Luchè & Marracash)
5
"Bastardi Senza Gloria"
(feat. Noyz Narcos)
6
"Bling Bling (Oro)" 9

Featured in

Year Title Peak positions Album
ITA
[10]
2013 "Pensavo fosse amore e invece..."
(Fedez feat. Guè Pequeno)
35 Fedez album
Sig. Brainwash – L'arte di accontentare
2018 "Mamacita"
(Vegas Jones feat. Guè Pequeno)
21 Vegas Jones album
Bellaria
"Nero bali"
(Elodie, Michele Bravi & Guè Pequeno)
29

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Title Peak positions Album
ITA
[10]
2016 "Nulla accade"
(Marra / Guè)
16 Santeria
"Money"
(Marra / Guè)
50
"Salvador Dalì"
(Marra / Guè)
25
"Cosa mia"
(Marra / Guè)
44
2017 "Guersace" 19 Gentleman
"Mimmo Flow" 23
"Punto su di te" 44
"Relaxxx"
(feat. Marracash)
10
"Milionario"
(feat. El Micha)
9
"Scarafaggio"
(feat. Tony Effe, Frank White)
11
"Oro giallo"
(feat. Luchè)
28
"La malaeducazione"
(feat. Enzo Avitabile)
38
2018 "Hotel" 20 Sinatra
"Bam Bam">
(feat. Cosculluela & El Micha)
25
"Babysitter"
(feat. Cosculluela & El Micha)
27
"Hugh Guefner" 29
"Sobrio"
(feat. Elodie)
30

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trailer Nuovo Album Guè Pequeno".
  2. ^ "Trailer Esce il Nuovo Album Guè Pequeno".
  3. ^ "Squalo".
  4. ^ "Vero".
  5. ^ "Album with Marracash".
  6. ^ "Album released".
  7. ^ "Gentlemen".
  8. ^ "Billionheadz".
  9. ^ "Sinatra".
  10. ^ a b c d "Gué Pequeno discography". italiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 September 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Gué Pequeno discography". ultratop.be/fr/. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 September 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "Gué Pequeno discography". hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 September 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "Album" (in Italian). FIMI. 9 April 2021. Retrieved 16 April 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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