Piotta (singer)

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Background information
Birth name Tommaso Zanello
Born (1974-04-26) April 26, 1974 (age 43)
Rome, Italy
Genres Hip-hop
Pop Rap
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 1994–present
Website www.piotta.net

Piotta is a stage name of Tommaso Zanello (born 26 April 1974 in Rome, Italy), an Italian rapper. Piotta, which in Roman slang means "100 liras", became famous with his song "Supercafone" which describes the Coatto (suburban impolite, politically incorrect peasant).

Piotta's single "La Mossa del giaguaro" hit #15 on the Italian charts in 2000.[1]

Now considered a "veteran" of Italian hip hop, Piotta set up a record label, La grande onda, with a focus on emerging Italian musicians.[2]


  • Comunque vada sarà un successo, 1998
  • Comunque vada sarà un successo '99, 1999
  • Democrazia del microfono, 2000
  • La Grande Onda, 2002
  • Tommaso, 2004
  • Multi Culti, 2007
  • S(u)ono Diverso, 2009
  • Odio gli indifferenti, 2012
  • ...senza Er, 2013


  1. ^ Search for "piotta" performed at Italiancharts.com database on August 19, 2008.
  2. ^ Ferrari, Paolo. "Er Piotta, cafone pensante", La Stampa, 2007-03-16. Retrieved on 2008-08-19.