Salmo, aka Maurizio Pisciottu (born June 29, 1984), is an Italian rapper. His 2016 album Hellvisback placed at the first place on the Italian hit parade.
Born in Olbia in 1984 Salmo began his musical career at age 13, recording the early strophes between 1997 and 1998. In 1999, he made and published the demo Premeditazione e dolo with olbian rappers Bigfoot and Skascio (with which formed the Premeditazione e dolo group), while in 2004 published the first demo solo, entitled Sotto pelle. The next year he self-produced and published the second demo Mr. Antipatia.
To his solo career, Salmo also flanked some projects with several groups, firstly the rap metal band Skasico, with which has recorded and produced the albums Therapy (2004), 21 Grams (2006) Orange and Bloom (2008). In 2008, he has instead collaborated with the Ed Gein in the production of Toedgein (2008) and Shell Shock (2011), while in 2009 produced the Merciful Bullets EP of stoner rock band Three Pigs Trip.
The Island Chainsaw Massacre and Death USB
In 2011, Salmo published his first studio album, titled The Island Chainsaw Massacre, which quickly gives notoriety to the rapper in the rap scene nationally. The following year was in the mixtape Machete Mixtape (self-produced by Machete Empire Records) in which took part several rappers of the Italian scene as Ensi, Bassi Maestro, Clementino and MadMan. Inside the disc is the song Go Jack!, dissing turned to Pino Scotto.
Furthermore in the same year Salmo made the second album Death USB, published on 23 February and which saw the publication of five video, namely those of Il pentacolo, Negative Youth, Death USB, Doomsday and Demons to Diamonds. Also, at the MTV Hip Hop Awards 2012, Salmo wins in the category "Best Crossover". Still in 2012, the rapper has participated with the realization of Machete Crew mixtape Machete Mixtape Vol II, in which are present Stupido gioco del rap and Disobey, from which some video clips have been extracted, published on 17 November and 24 January 2013.
- 2011 – The Island Chainsaw Massacre
- 2012 – Death USB
- 2013 – Midnite
- 2014 – S.A.L.M.O. Documentary
- 2016 – Hellvisback
- 2004 – Terapia
- 2006 – 21 Grams
- 2008 – Orange Bloom EP
With Three Pigs' Trip
- 2010 – Merciful Bullets (EP)