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Articolo 31

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Articolo 31 is a popular band in Italy, melding , and traditional musical forms. They are one of the most popular Italian groups.

Band history
Members are rapper J Ax and DJ Jad; their producer is Franco Godi who produced the music for the Signor Rossi animated series. They took their name from the Irish constitutional law guaranteeing freedom of the press.

They moved from pure to hip hop with many influences from (sampling Bob Dylan), (sampling the Klezmatics) etc. to a rock/pop-inspired kind of rap.
With “Domani Smetto” they left the world of hip hop per se, rapping and singing to rock/pop tracks. They worked together with Kurtis Blow on the album “Xché Si!”, which also included an electro track.
Their posse, Spaghetti Funk, has other popular members like Space One and especially pop rappers Gemelli Diversi.

Band members
J Ax - vocals
DJ Jad - turntables

Discography
Year - Title Label
1996 - Così Com’è (Ricordi)
1997 - Messa Di Vespiri (Ricordi)
1997 - Strade di città (Ricordi)
1998 - Nessuno (Ricordi/BMG)
2001 - XCHè SI! (BMG)
2002 - Domani Smetto (BMG)
2003 - Italiano Medio (BMG)

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