Articolo 31 was one of the first and most successful hip hop groups in Italy, active from 1990 to 2006 and again from 2018. The duo, composed of rapper J-Ax and DJ Jad, released seven studio albums, one live album, two compilations and over thirty singles, mixing rap with rock, funk, reggae and pop influences.
The name of the group was inspired by the Irish constitutional law that guarantees freedom of expression (Section 31 of Broadcasting Authority act, 1960). Their debut album, Strade di CittÃ (City Streets), came out in 1993 and introduced their style of social commentary and humor. Their breakthrough came in 1996 with CosÃ Com'Ã (As It Is), which featured collaborations with Italian rock singer Franco Battiato and reggae artist Papa Ricky.
Their subsequent albums, Messa di Vespiri (Vespers Mass), Nessuno (Nobody), XchÃ Si! (Why Yes!), Domani Smetto (I Quit Tomorrow) and Italiano Medio (Average Italian), consolidated their popularity and experimented with different genres and sounds. Their last album before their hiatus was La Riconquista del Forum (The Reconquest of the Forum), a live recording of their sold-out concert at the Mediolanum Forum in 2004.
In 2006, J-Ax and DJ Jad decided to pursue solo careers, but they occasionally reunited for some performances in 2007 and 2018. In 2020, they announced their official comeback with a new single, Siamo Tutti Matti (We Are All Crazy), and a tour planned for 2021.
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Articolo 31 is widely regarded as one of the most influential and innovative hip hop acts in Italy, as they introduced rap music to a mainstream audience and blended it with various musical genres. Their lyrics often addressed social issues, such as racism, poverty, violence and corruption, but also personal themes, such as love, friendship, dreams and fears. They also used humor and irony to criticize the Italian society and culture, as well as to parody other artists and celebrities.
Some of their most famous songs include Ohi Maria (Oh Maria), a humorous tribute to the Italian singer Maria De Filippi; Tranqi Funky (Chill Funky), a funky anthem to relax and enjoy life; La Mia Ragazza Mena (My Girlfriend Beats Me Up), a funny story of a masochistic relationship; 2030, a dystopian vision of the future; Domani (Tomorrow), a motivational song about overcoming difficulties; and Tocca Qui (Touch Here), a rap battle against their rivals.
Articolo 31 has also collaborated with many other Italian and international artists, such as Carmen Consoli, Elio e le Storie Tese, Caparezza, Neffa, Gemelli Diversi, Grido, Space One, Sud Sound System, Paola Turci, Piero PelÃ, Luciano Ligabue and Redman. They have also appeared in several movies and TV shows, such as Tutti gli uomini del deficiente (All the Men of the Idiot), Natale a Miami (Christmas in Miami), Nemici per la pelle (Enemies for Life) and Zelig. aa16f39245