Michele Matera, aka Highsnob, is age 37 and was born in Avellino and raised in La Spezia. He is one of the most successful artists in the Italian rap scene. With a turbulent past, he founded the duo Bushwaka together with Italian rapper Samuel Heron in 2013 and released “Pandamonium”, an album published by the Newtopia label. After this experiment, he embarked on a solo career and in June 2015 released his first single “Harley Quinn”, a gold record in which he fused trap with the sounds of classic rap.
Anticipated by the single “Wannabe” featuring Junior Cally, his first studio album “Bipopular” was released in summer 2018. In 2019 “23 coltellate” was awarded gold status by FIMI and in 2020 the singles “Wannabe vol. 3” and “Per odiarti non ho tempo” were released.
In 2022, Highsnob debuted at the Sanremo Festival in a duo with singer-songwriter Hu with “Abbi cura di te”, a song dedicated to the end of a love story, in which pop, rap and electronic genres are mixed.
Editor in Chief Federico Poletti
Photographer Filippo Thiella
Stylist Davide Pizzotti
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