Popek

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Popek
Popek.jpg
Born Paweł Ryszard Mikołajuw
(1978-12-02) 2 December 1978 (age 39)
Legnica, Poland
Nationality Polish
Other names Popek Rak Monster
Occupation Rapper, MMA fighter
Children Daughter
Website Popek Monster on Facebook
Musical career
Genres Gangsta rap, grime, dubstep, trap, Hardcore rap
Instruments Vocals, guitar[1]
Years active 2001–present
Labels EntyRecords, Wag Wan Production, Prosto
Associated acts Gang Albanii, 72 Hours, Firma, Stitches
Popek.jpg
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 116 kg (256 lb; 18 st 4 lb)
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of London, England
Team Team Titan
Years active 2008-present (MMA)
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Paweł Ryszard Mikołajuw (born 2 December 1978), also known as Popek, Popek Monster and Król Albanii (The King of Albania),[2] is a Polish rapper and professional mixed martial arts fighter permanently residing in London. In 2000, together with such rappers as Bosski Roman, Tadek, Pomidor and Kali founded the group Firma.[3] Popek creates music from the border of dubstep, grime and gangsta rap.[4]

Popek left his family home at the age of 14 and because of that reason he never got a proper education. He speaks Polish, English and German.[citation needed]

Solo activities began in 2007, Popek has since released three albums, including one self-released. The album Monster was certified Gold in Poland and the Czech Republic. Firma has recorded 6 albums, Popek however was not involved in the production of the album NieLegalne Rytmy: Kontynuacja.

He collaborated with such artists as Chronik,[5] Krept and Konan,[6] Big Narstie,[7] JME,[8] Professor Green,[9] Jędker,[10] Sokół,[11] Peja,[12] Virus Syndicate, Tempa T, P Money,[13] Devlin,[14] Wiley,[15] Małolat,[16] The Game,[17] Sean Price[18] and Stitches.[19] Big H.

Popek became famous for getting his eyeballs tattooed.[20] For the cloip to the song Pain by My Guest Popek hung on hooks.[21]

Discography[edit]

With Firma
Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
POL
2001 Pierwszy nielegal
  • Released: 2001
  • Label: Self-released
2002 Z dedykacją dla ulicy
  • Released: 8 October 2002
  • Label: Zooteka
2005 Nielegalne rytmy
  • Released: 2 May 2005
  • Label: Self-released
2008 Przeciwko kurestwu i upadkowi zasad
  • Released: 8 October 2008
  • Label: Rockers Publishing
2011 Nasza broń to nasza pasja
  • Released: 28 March 2011
  • Label: Fonografika
30[22]
"—" enotes a title that did not chart.
Solo albums
Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
POL
2007 Wyjęty spod prawa
  • Released: 27 July 2007
  • Label: Self-released
2008 HeavyWeight[24]
  • Released: 5 June 2008
  • Label: EntyRecords
2013 Monster[25]
  • Released: 11 January 2013
  • Label: Wag Wan Production
28[26]
"—" denotes a title that did not chart.

Monster 2 (2014)

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Result[28] Record Opponent Method Round Time Event Date Place
Poland Tomasz Oświeciński KSW 41 23 December 2017 Poland Katowice
Win 3–2–0 Lithuania Robert Burneika Submission (punches) 1 0:45 KSW 39: Colosseum 27 May 2017 Poland Warsaw
Loss 2–2–0 Poland Mariusz Pudzianowski TKO (punches) 1 1:20 KSW 37: Circus of Pain 3 December 2016 Poland Kraków
Loss 2–1–0 Netherlands Sander Duyvis TKO (punches) 1 4:04 FX3 – Fight Night 9 13 September 2008 United Kingdom Reading
Win 2–0–0 United Kingdom Kev Sims KO (punch) 1 1:12 Cage Rage 26 – Extreme 10 May 2008 United Kingdom Birmingham
Win 1–0–0 United Kingdom Glen Reid TKO (strikes) 2 1:56 Cage Rage – Contenders 2 February 2008 United Kingdom London

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sankowski, Robert (13 April 2005) Kochany i wyszydzany. Jak Popek podbił internet. wyborcza.pl
  2. ^ "PIERWSZY WYWIAD POPKA PO ARESZTOWANIU: TO JA CHCIAŁEM WALCZYĆ Z PUDZIANEM!" (in Polish). mma.pl. Retrieved 29 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Firma". hiphopedia.info. 
  4. ^ a b "W lustrze widzę Monstera". onet.pl. Retrieved 20 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Popek Monster feat. Hijack, Porchy, Chronik "Pain Be My Guest" – teledysk". popkiller.pl. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "POPEK MODELEM W KLIPIE MUZYKÓW Z LONDYNU (VIDEO)". glamrap.pl. 
  7. ^ "BIG NARSTIE NA PŁYCIE POPKA (VIDEO)". glamrap.pl. 
  8. ^ "Popek – "Monster 2"". hiphopedia.info. 
  9. ^ "Popek i Professor Green w jednym kawałku?". popkiller.pl. 
  10. ^ "POPEK O JĘDKERZE: "NASZE DROGI SIĘ ROZESZŁY"". glamrap.pl. 
  11. ^ "SOKÓŁ KOLEJNYM GOŚCIEM NA PŁYCIE POPKA "MONSTER"!". glamrap.pl. 
  12. ^ "Mam Wyjebane Remix (ft. Peja, Popek) – Firma". eska.pl. 
  13. ^ "Popek "Monster 2" – Preorder / Tracklista". kupujciepolskirap.pl/. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 
  14. ^ "Popek zaprosi wykonawców z całego świata". cgm.pl. Retrieved 8 April 2013. 
  15. ^ "Popek – "We party hard we never rest" ft Wiley (Steel Banglez )". glamrap.pl. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  16. ^ "Popek "Monster 2" – preorder, tracklista". popkiller.pl. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 
  17. ^ "POPEK MONSTER & THE GAME – "CONNECT" – SINGIEL". glamrap.pl. 
  18. ^ Popek Monster x Sean Price x Bonson x TomB x Nizioł x Kieru "Hometown" – nowy numer
  19. ^ "Popek & Chronik Introduce Miami Rapper Stitches 'Brick in Yo Face'". linkuptv.co.uk. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  20. ^ "Eye Tattoos Are Real, And So Is Polish Rapper / MMA Fighter Popek (NSFW)". massappeal.com. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  21. ^ "Polski raper wiesza się za skórę. AŁA!". fakt.pl. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  22. ^ "OLiS – sprzedaż w okresie 28.03.2011 – 03.04.2011". olis.onyx.pl. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  23. ^ a b "ZPAV: złote płyty". www.zpav.pl. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  24. ^ "Popek – HeavyWeight". hiphopedia.info. Retrieved 3 December 2012. 
  25. ^ "POPEK "MONSTER" – WYSTARTOWAŁ PREORDER!". glamrap.pl. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  26. ^ ANDRZEJ PIASECZNY – TO CO DOBRE. onyx.pl
  27. ^ "POPEK "MONSTER" – WYSTARTOWAŁ PREORDER!". Retrieved 20 March 2013. 
  28. ^ "Pawel "Popek Monster" Mikolajuw MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography". Sherdog. Retrieved 6 December 2016. 

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