Snik

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Snik
Native name
Δημήτρης Γιαννούλης
Birth nameDimitris Giannoulis
Born (1989-05-04) May 4, 1989 (age 30)
Kifissia, Athens, Greece
Genres
Occupation(s)Rapper
Years active2012–present
Labels

Dimitris Giannoulis (Greek: Δημήτρης Γιαννούλης, born 4 May 1989) better known by his stage name Snik (stylized as SNIK) is a Greek rapper. He has been described as the most popular Greek rapper and an absolute online phenomenon, having more than 92 million views on his official YouTube channel.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Dimitris Giannoulis was born and raised in Kifissia, Athens. After his parents' divorce, he moved to London, where he worked as a barman for 2 years.[2]

Career[edit]

From an early age he had a passion for music singing and making songs on an amateur level. In 2012 he released his first single "Thema Chronou" which quickly reached 100,000 views on YouTube. Following this success, he signed his first contract with the Panik Records label.[4] Immediately, he released the first two songs with his label; "Kounisou Dipla Mou" and "Ti Zoi Mou Grafo" (with DJ Young). During this time, SNIK gained a lot of reputation on the internet, with many critics judging negatively his songs.[5]

After almost two years break, in 2015, he returns with his new hit single "Tony Montana" in collaboration with the rapper Light, with whom he once again collaborated for the song "Gucci Mane". Snik has stated that "Tony Montana" is his favorite song from his discography.[6] In this period of his career, SNIK released some singles; "Ferrari", "Harry Houdini" and "DAB", in a collaboration with the rapper Ypo. Subsequently, he reached a new level of success, releasing five new songs that became pretty popular in Greece and Cyprus, these are; "Ath", "9", "Gangsta", "Gango" and "Medusa". The last song remains Snik's most popular song on YouTube, having collected more than 15 million views, until April 2019.[7]

Snik performed the song "To Gucci Forema" with Giorgos Mazonakis on Mad VMA 2018.[8]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
GRE
[9]
"Thema Chronou"
(feat. Bret)
2012 Non-album single
"Kounisou Dipla Mou"
"Ola Allazoun"
(feat. Josephine)
2013
"Epistrofi sto Mellon"
"Ti Zoi Mou Grafo"
(with DJ YOUNG)
"So Fly"
"Booty"
(feat. Diamond)
2015
"Tony Montana"
(feat. Light)
"Gucci Mane"
(Light feat. SNIK)
"Gia Panta"
(feat. Light)
2016
"Ferrari" 1
"DAB"
(feat. YPO)
1
"Harry Houdini"
(feat. A.M. SNiPER)[10]
2017 6
"E.S.M., Pt. 2"
"Gucci Store"
"Selfmade"
"Cognac & Valeriana"
"Ath"
(feat. Mente Fuerte)
18
"9" 14
"Sou Eipa Tha Anevo 2018
"Medusa" 2
"211"
(feat. Mente Fuerte)
"To Gucci Forema (MAD VMA 2018 Uncensored Version)"
(Giorgos Mazonakis feat. Snik)
8
"GANGSTA"
(feat. A.M. SNiPER)
1
"GANGO"
(feat. Noizy)
1
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

Awards[edit]

MAD Video Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Result
2018 Himself Best Hip Hop Artist Won
"Harry Houdini" feat. A.M. SNiPER Best Duet/Collaboration Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ο SNIK στην MINOS EMI
  2. ^ a b "Τον λένε SNIK και είναι ο πιο δημοφιλής Έλληνας ράπερ". Lifo.gr (in Greek). 19 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Gangsta: Το νέο single του SNIK". pagenews.gr (in Greek). 17 October 2018.
  4. ^ Vogiari, Athanasia (21 September 2012). "Γνωρίστε τον SNIK, το νέο αστέρι της Panik Records!". tralala.gr (in Greek).
  5. ^ "Snik: Είναι αυτός ο τύπος νούμερο ένα; Σοβαρά τώρα;". Andro.gr (in Greek).
  6. ^ "Tony Montana - Snik".
  7. ^ "Το νέο τραγούδι του Snik "Medusa" έγινε viral". Youmagazine.gr (in Greek). 24 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Γιώργος Μαζωνάκης & SNIK - Ακούστε την uncensored έκδοση για το "To Gucci Φόρεμα" από τα MAD VMA 2018". mikrofwno.gr (in Greek). 12 July 2018.
  9. ^ IFPI Digital Singles Charts Greece
  10. ^ ""Harry Houdini" - Νέα συνεργασία από τον SNIK με τον A.M. SNIPER". Mikrofwno (in Greek).

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