Massimo Pericolo

Massimo Pericolo

How do you feel ? Nervous about the album?
To be honest, I’m already nervous about the next album.
How would you describe this first album?
It’s like a taster: if you like it, hopefully you’ll come back. I really hope I can gain enough attention for my next albums.
What is the long story before '7 miliardi'?
'7 miliardi' was like the apex of a 3-year period after getting out jail that was full of sacrifices, disappointments and repressed rage.
Rafilù and Speranza played a important role in your career?
Absolutely. They were the ones that introduced me to Phra (Crookers). I’m especially friends with Rafilù and we speak very often.
Do you see yourself as a provocateur?
I think the provocation makes people feel what I feel everyday, the annoyance and the meaningless of living in this world, just in an opposite way.
Are you looking for big emotions when you’re making music now?
There are people that are living better lives than me, but would want to be in my place, and there are people that live similar situations to mine and finally feel understood. Whatever people feel when they hear my songs, I just want to be able to write them.
"I think the provocation makes people feel what I feel everyday, the annoyance and the meaningless of living in this world, just in an opposite way." [Massimo Pericolo]
Do you think music can still change how people think these days?
I don’t think it does, I don’t think it ever did, but it can unite people that think in similar ways.
How did you find your creativity in prison?
It was only when I was put in house arrest, that I managed to write; I had to force myself… it was either that or I would have killed myself.
What are three things you look for when you see an artist play live?
Beer, cigarettes and girls...
Why did you change your name from your first rapper name ?
To be different.
We can see in the lyrics there is a lot of anger in you. Is that true?
Actually, I think it’s sadness. Sadness that makes me cross because I would like to be happy.
When was the last time you stepped out of your comfort zone?
Every time I wake up!
Photos: Giulia Bersani; '7miliardi', 'Sabbie d'oro'

Massimo Pericolo

How do you feel ? Nervous about the album?
To be honest, I’m already nervous about the next album.
How would you describe this first album?
It’s like a taster: if you like it, hopefully you’ll come back. I really hope I can gain enough attention for my next albums.
What is the long story before '7 miliardi'?
'7 miliardi' was like the apex of a 3-year period after getting out jail that was full of sacrifices, disappointments and repressed rage.
Rafilù and Speranza played a important role in your career?
Absolutely. They were the ones that introduced me to Phra (Crookers). I’m especially friends with Rafilù and we speak very often.
Do you see yourself as a provocateur?
I think the provocation makes people feel what I feel everyday, the annoyance and the meaningless of living in this world, just in an opposite way.
Are you looking for big emotions when you’re making music now?
There are people that are living better lives than me, but would want to be in my place, and there are people that live similar situations to mine and finally feel understood. Whatever people feel when they hear my songs, I just want to be able to write them.
"I think the provocation makes people feel what I feel everyday, the annoyance and the meaningless of living in this world, just in an opposite way." [Massimo Pericolo]
Do you think music can still change how people think these days?
I don’t think it does, I don’t think it ever did, but it can unite people that think in similar ways.
How did you find your creativity in prison?
It was only when I was put in house arrest, that I managed to write; I had to force myself… it was either that or I would have killed myself.
What are three things you look for when you see an artist play live?
Beer, cigarettes and girls...
Why did you change your name from your first rapper name ?
To be different.
We can see in the lyrics there is a lot of anger in you. Is that true?
Actually, I think it’s sadness. Sadness that makes me cross because I would like to be happy.
When was the last time you stepped out of your comfort zone?
Every time I wake up!
Photos: Giulia Bersani; '7miliardi', 'Sabbie d'oro'