Sfera Ebbasta

Italian rapper Gionata Boschetti (aka Sfera Ebbasta) was born and raised in Cinisello Balsamo, Italy in 1992, a fact that he often referenced in his music.

At the young of 13, his father passed away, leaving Sfera responsible for his mother and sister --a responsibility he coped with by writing rhymes. Together with his friend and producer Charlie Charles, they founded their own brand, Billionheadz, through which they released merchandise and music; their first release was a mixtape titledXDVR Reloaded. Cinisello Balsamo --or Ciny as they referred to it --was located just outside of Milan, and in order to further pursue their dreams, both Sferaand Charlie moved to the bigger city, giving them access to a wider variety of media opportunities. By 2016, Sferareleased his debut self-titled album; this time through publication deals with Universal and Def Jam. Sfera Ebbasta featured two collaborative tracks with French rapper SCH, "Balenciaga"  and "CartineCartier." In 2018, his albumRockstarlaunched him into the most Italian streamed artist ever, with over 700 million streams, 5 Platinum plaques, and collabs like Quavo, Tinie Tempah, Rich The Kid, Lary Over,and Miami Yacine. Additionally, for the first time ever, he had seven tracks on the 200 Global Spotify Chart. Since then he hasn’t stopped, collaborating with massive Italian and international artists.