“Using reggae as a springboard, Italian rapper TerronRissa takes a fairly liberal and free-form approach within the constructs of his hip-hop. Aimed squarely at house parties across Italy’s suburbs, TerronRissa dispense his rhymes with humor and easygoing charm. The beats skip and throb with the kind of abandon usually reserved for pop music. Having just released his first proper album of material, L’Era Dei Distratti, the rapper has attracted quite a following in its native Italy.
Though TerronRissa’s music may place much emphasis on the more carefree and jovial vibes of the Italian hip-hop scene, his music is not without the merits of the socially conscious youth movement brewing in their country. “The media, politics and the economy seem to bombard us constantly with distorted and conflicting information”, he says. “We’re no longer able to understand what the real problems which threaten our future are. It becomes difficult to even be able to understand where the good is and where the rot hides”. If you don’t speak Italian these sentiments in their music might escape you, but hopefully a good groove is enough to hold your focus.”
L’Era Dei Distratti is out now via So Far Away.