|Birth name||Anna Maria Rahikainen|
|Born||19 February 1979|
|Genres||Rap, hip hop|
Mariska (born Anna Maria Rahikainen, 19 February 1979 in Helsinki) is a Finnish rapper, singer and songwriter. She writes her songs by herself, and the lyrics often deal with relationships, male chauvinism and politics.
Mariska began to play piano in Sibelius-Akatemia at the age of 7. She soon changed her style to punk and joined a punk-band called Oheisvasara. Mariska moved to London in 1998 to study Latin and old Greek in university.
She returned to Finland in 2002 and her first album "Toisin sanoen" was released the same year. Mariska's second album, "Memento mori" was released in 2004, and the third, "Suden hetki" followed in August 2005. The latter two were nominated for Emma Awards.
Mariska and Pahat Sudet
More recently Mariska switched genre teaming up with Jaakko Jakku, Klaus Suominen and Luis Herrero. The new formation was named Mariska & Pahat Sudet. The self-titled album Mariska & Pahat Sudet was released in May 2010 and characterized as punk jazz and blues pop spiritual.
In recently dying her hair red Mylène Farmer-style, she enhanced her image for the release of her 2012 album Kukkurukuu, which has thus far spawned the singles "Liekki", "Kukkurukuu" and "Kuolema on kalamies".
- 2002: Toisin sanoen (In Other Words – FIN #23)
- 2004: Memento mori (FIN #9)
- 2005: Suden hetki (Hour of the Wolf – FIN #11)
- 2016: Matador
- as Mariska & Pahat Sudet
- 2010: Mariska & Pahat Sudet (FIN #16)
- 2012: Kukkurukuu (FIN #3)
- 2002: "Tarkasta tämä" (Check This Out – FIN #6)
- 2002: "Anteexi/Tee ze/Hiphoptauti" (Sorry/Do It/Hip Hop Disease – FIN #9)
- 2003: "Matematiikkaa" (Mathematics)
- 2004: "Hetken kestää elämää" (Life Is Just for a While – FIN #11)
- 2004: "Murha" (Murder)
- 2005: "Keinu" (Swing)
- 2005: "Sivustakatsoja" (Bystander)
- Mariska & Pahat Sudet singles
- 2010: "Suloinen myrkynkeittäjä" (The Sweet Poison Cooker)
- 2012: "Liekki" (Flame)
- 2012: "Kukkurukuu"
- 2012: "Kuolema on kalamies" (Death Is a Fisherman)
- Featured in
- 2010: "Minä" (Kymppilinja featuring Mariska) (Me)
- Maritta Kuula: Tukka ja järki samassa päässä Elvis ry. (artist of the month) (in Finnish)
- Suomiräppäri vaihtoi iskelmään Archived 20 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine The Voice.fi (11 December 2009) (in Finnish)
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Official website (in Finnish)