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Ilya Lapidus, better known as Zippo, whose biography is almost never described, is a popular Ukrainian rap artist from Kyiv. The artist was born on March 7, 1998 in Nikolaev. Despite his young age, Ilya has over 600,000 social media followers and is currently one of the twenty most popular Russian hip-hop artists according to HipRap.
The beginning of the creative path
Singer Zippo started writing the first tracks very early. The artist's debut song was the composition "Smoke Often", which after the release instantly became a hit in Runet and is still very popular. In addition, a video clip was recorded for this work. The singer's popularity is growing dramatically thanks to Ilya's loud and sonorous voice, as well as his good looks. Rapper Zippo, whose biography is full of mysteries, some time after the release of the first track, releases his debut album "Unforgettable" in 2013, which includes 16 songs. The tracklist for the release can be viewed below.
- "Become Strangers" (featuring Jios & VitalyaM'b).
- "The Divine Comedy".
- "It remains for us."
- "I wanted another life".
- "Those times".
- "Remainder of words".
- "You smoke often".
- "City of roads".
- "The sky ahead".
- "My world".
The album immediately flies into numerous tops and ratings, Zippo becomes the star of Russian rap, and his friends, with whom he makes joint songs, become celebrities thanks to Ilya.
An interesting fact: despite his young age and schooling, the artist is constantly writing new tracks and releasing high-quality new items that not only gain popularity among old fans, but also provide the rapper with new listeners. In just a year, the number of subscribers on his page on the social network "Vkontakte" exceeds 100,000, and by the end of the year slowly begins to approach half a million.
The most productive year for Zippo, whose biography is becoming more and more vivid, was 2014. First, the performer releases the next release "Creativity Collection", and then performs for the first time on the stage of the Studio club. The debut concert of the rapper took place on October 4. And just a month later, Ilya is already performing at a large concert venue"Mega Chel" in Chelyabinsk. Zippo's work becomes not just lyrics in which the performer puts his soul, but the real voice of the generation - young and unbridled. For all his popularity, the rapper does not leave his friends and continues to cooperate with them.
On November 3, 2014, along with a major concert in Chelyabinsk, Zippo will present his second solo album - "Wick". Ilya's comrade, CUBA, took part in the creation of the album, in addition, the re-recorded version of the debut track "Smoke Often" was included in the tracklist, which became a kind of gift for the fans.
- "Redhead" (featuring CUBA).
- "You smoke often".
- "Icons" (featuring CUBA).
- "Left alone".
- "No sleep".
After some time, video clips were filmed and published for the tracks "Doll" and "Icons". Ilya Zippo, a performer whose biography developed by leaps and bounds, did not stop at the success achieved and embarked on a concert tour with rapper NaCl. As a result, 2014 was the most productive year for the artist.
Understanding the direction in which to develop, the artist constantly improved, creating new compositions, taking into account the wishes of the fans,most of which, by the way, are girls under 20.
Singer Zippo, whose biography became known to all connoisseurs of Ukrainian rap, released his third album on September 2, 2016. The new release is called "Remainder of Words" and includes 10 tracks:
- "Remainder of words".
- "Hold her hand".
The artist travels around the cities with concerts, and releases a video clip for the song "Gorim", as well as for the track "Sleep". At the end of the year, the Zippo album gets into many ratings. The rapper's biography is laconic due to the fact that Ilya Lapidus rarely gives interviews and is very young. Fans extract all information from video messages and when communicating on Periscope.
Despite the individuality of creativity, Zippo, whose biography is similar to many Internet celebrities, is similar in style to many artists. For example, the text and manner of reading are reminiscent of the works of HOMIE, Depo, Kavabanga, Kolibri, Flesh Smile, NaCl and others. At the same time, Ilya's fans are a separate community that recognize him as an exceptional rap artist, do not betray their idol and stay with him even during the singer's silence.
In 2017, Zippo announced a massive concert tour,which will be held in 46 cities. That's a huge number for a young rapper. Thus, the performer will not only gain even more popularity, but also may become the record holder for the number of performances by rap artists this year, because this concert tour will take place from February to May 2017.
The performer promises to please his fans with novelties for a long time, so his discography will certainly be wider. Listeners in Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine are waiting for a rap artist with performances in many cities. Most likely, Ilya will perform with his old tracks, namely: "Smoke often" (which is Zippo's most popular hit), "Remainder of words", "Doll", "Burning".
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