Gionata Boschetti aka Sfera Ebbasta, born in 1992, is a rapper originally from Cinisello Balsamo. Together with Charlie Charles, his producer and friend of all time, he made his debut in 2015 with the first XDVR album. The single Ciny which tells the story of the street reality of Cinisello Balsamo ("Ciny", in fact) becomes an anthem for children of the suburbs all over Italy. The album reveals the novelty of the Italian rap scene of 2015 and Sfera Ebbasta nicknamed " Trap King" for the new musical genre that characterizes his songs, becomes the Artist to keep an eye on. The image of Sfera Ebbasta deals with the issues of life in the neighborhoods with an almost disarming spontaneity with the critical and attentive gaze of those who have experienced it for real, describing with extreme clarity a cross-section of the common youth reality in many suburbs of main Italian cities. In September 2016, the first official album Sfera Ebbasta was released on the Universal / Def Jam label. Successful months followed for the Cinisello rapper. Between 2016 and 2017, Sfera's collaborations with some of the best known French rappers are also worthy of note: with SCH he collaborated on the song Cartier Cartine, while Lacrim "borrowed" the song Figli Di Papà and created a new French version, entitled La Dolce Vita.
Rapstar of the new Italian and international scene today, Sfera Ebbasta is the musical character of the moment, an artist with over 3 million three hundred thousand followers on Instagram, the first Italian artist to have sent 7 songs in the Spotify global chart, a phenomenon of billions of streaming and views. Sfera Ebbasta is the idol of new rap, a real "Rockstar" in a contemporary key, an eccentric character, an icon of fashion and trends who continues to climb every chart and dominate the record market with excellent sale performance for both the physical and digital market. Rockstar, in addition to being the best-selling album in Italy in 2018 and certified fivefold platinum by FIMI, it also entered the charts in Switzerland, France, Germany and many other European countries, becoming a real best seller of the Hip Hop culture. In December 2018, Sfera Ebbasta Rockstar - Popstar Edition was released, a very special re-edition of his latest work which consists of a double cd with 3 new songs (Popstar, Happy Birthday and Uh Ah Hey) and 3 special remix versions (Cupido feat Khea , Duki, Quavo, Elettra Lamborghini, XNX feat Guè Pequeno and Serpenti A Sonagli feat Lacrim). After a tour in the main Italian arenas, the artist departs for a European tour in the main festivals that took him to 12 different countries. During his performances, the record rapper presented all his greatest live hits, without forgetting the songs that marked the beginning of his career, consecrating him as one of the most popular rappers of the new generation. The great success with the public, the satisfactions of the Rockstar album, the European tour and the request for Sfera abroad are evidence of his great international appeal confirmed by the collaborations with international music giants. An artist who through a recognizable sound and a unique and inimitable style has managed to establish himself on the global scene, bridging a large gap and bringing Italy back to compete with the rest of the world. In the spring of 2019, he was chosen as a judge for X-Factor Italia, a broadcast in which he triumphs thanks to his competitor Sofia Tornambene in the under 18 woman category. His new album will be called Famoso and will be released on November 20th, 2020.
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