Piotta (singer)

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Background information
Birth nameTommaso Zanello
Born (1974-04-26) April 26, 1974 (age 44)
Rome, Italy
Pop Rap
Years active1994–present

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 (roman 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. In 2015 he worked with Afrika Bambaataa for his album "Nemici".[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
  • Interno 7 (Lato A) EP, 2018


  1. ^ Search for "piotta" performed at Italiancharts.com database on August 19, 2008.
  2. ^ Ferrari, Paolo. "Er Piotta, cafone pensante Archived 2011-05-23 at the Wayback Machine", La Stampa, 2007-03-16. Retrieved on 2008-08-19.