Clementine, born Clemente Vaccaro, is a rapper, television personality And actor. He participated in the Sanremo Festival, Beijing Express And MTV Spit. His collaborations with Jovanotti and Fabri Fibra are famous. Clementino was also one of the judges of the first edition of The Voice Senior and guest in Stefano De Martino’s program Everything is possible tonight.
Who is Clementino?
- First name: Clemente Maccaro
- Art Name: Clementino
- Date of birth: December 21, 1982
- Zodiac sign: Sagittarius
- Birth place: Avellino
- Profession: rapper, actor, television personality
- Age: 38 years old
- Height: 179 cm
- Weight: 77 kg
- Tattooingi: Pino Daniele’s face on the shoulder, the number 21, the words “Hyena”, a lion, a parrot, a panda, a shark, a skull, a rhinoceros, a bulldog and an elephant
- Instagram profile: @clementinoiena
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Clementino was born in Avellino into a family with a passion for music: his sister is an opera singer, while his brother plays blues. He, for his part, began his adventure with hip hop at the age of 14 when he joined the Trema Crew and TCK Crew. In this way he has the opportunity to learn and refine the freestyle technique (improvise in rhyme), beating, among other Ensi, a member of the OneMic group at the 2thBeat of 2006 and obtaining the first place in the Perfect Techniques freestyling competition.
The participation of Clementine to the compilation “Napolizm: a fresh collection of neapolitan rap” (which comes out only in the United States) and the collaboration with Malva and DJ Rex makes him obtain a recording contract with Lynx Records. In fact, in 2006 he presented his first album “Napolimanicomio”, rapped both in Italian and in Neapolitan. Already here there are important participations by artists such as OneMic, Kiave and Francesco Paura. Three years later, in 2009, together with DJ Tayone and Francesco Paura he founded Videomind with whom he released the album “Afterparty”. In 2011 he made his second album “IENA”. The title is the acronym of “I And No Other” because the songs tell only and only of Clementino. Iena is an alter ego of the artist himself, a metaphor for the fact that he “left the carcass of his opponents on the ground” in music. Thus comes the collaboration with Fabri Fibra with which he gives life to the Rapstar project. From this union comes “It is not free”. After “Iena”, the third album, “Armageddon” is released with the participation of Dope One and the beatmaker O’Luwong. The video clip of the first single extracted “Atomic bomb” was released on 21 December 2012, the date according to which the end of the world would have occurred.
On 11 December 2013 comes “Mea culpa”, a work recorded under the Tempi Duri Records label with the voices of Fabri Fibra and Marracash and songwriters Gigi Finzio and Jovanotti. The album soon went gold with 250,000 copies sold. In the same year he was a guest at the Giffoni Film Festival together with Ensi and Salmo, two other characters of the Italian hip hop scene. It is the first time that a film festival has opened up to this musical genre. Clementino opens the concert of Snoop Dogg (or Snoop Lion) and is called up in the Italian National Singers, a football team of Italian-speaking singers. In 2014 he published the Italian and Neapolitan version of the famous song by Eminem “Rap God”, a song that entered the Guinness Book of Records with the highest number of words pronounced in a song (1,560 words in 6 minutes and 4 seconds, with an average 4.28 words per second).
Two more albums “Miracle!” (2014) and “Ora o mai più” (2015) and 7th place at the Sanremo Festival 2016 with “When I’m away”. The following year Clementino tries again in Sanremo with “Guys out”, but it ranks in 16th place. This is followed by “Vulcano” of 2017 and the last album “Tarantelle” (2019) where he shows off what Clementino calls “Black Pulcinella”, a mix of old school American hip hip and Neapolitan roots.
The Voice Senior
In 2020 he is coach of The Voice Senior the Rai home program conducted by Antonella Clerici which sees the over 60s with musical talent competing. Clementino is in the capacity of judge together with Gigi D’Alessio, Loredana Bertè, Jasmine Carrisi and her father Al Bano. His manager is Paola Zakar, the same as Madame, Marracash and other important personalities from the world of music. He is one of the young Rapper / Trapper with the greatest following along with Tedua, Ghali, Geolier, Sfera Ebbasta, Ernia, Tony Effe and Ghemon. His team includes Pietro Dall’Oglio (Pietrosauro), Gianni Pera and Alan Farrington arrived in the final!
Clementino was confirmed in the second edition of the talent show The Voice Senior broadcast on Rai due from 19 November 2021: instead of Al Bano And Jasmine Carrisi the new entry is Orietta Berti, while the other coaches of the first edition Loredana Bertè and Gigi D’Alessio are confirmed.
Clementino does not hide the addiction to cocaine and the two years spent in the communities to clean up. The album “Tarantelle” is dedicated to that period, “Desperate people who danced to overcome the pain, which is a bit like what I did,” he declares. From the love point of view, there are supposed flirts with Adriana Pelusi, Maria Rodriguez, Marianna Vertola and Valeria Sammarco. Clementino currently declares himself committed only to his music.
TV and theater
There are few who would associate a rapper with theater, yet it is so. Clementino loves the theater. He has always dreamed of being an actor and succeeds in his intent, making small extras in fictional films such as “District of Police” and acting in the play by Pino Quartullo “What time is it?”, Taken from the 1989 film of the same name by Ettore Drain. «Without the theater I would not have done rap! It is something that I am very attached to and that helps me in the lives. I think I have found the right balance between memory, improvisation, modulation of the voice, contact with the public and, why not, also the interpretation of the text! These are things that my rap has in common with my theater! ” Has participated in the television programo MTV Spit and Beijing Express with his brother Paolo.
Currently Clementino has over a million followers on her Instagram profile. There we can see photos with Gigi D’alessio, Fabri Fibra, Sergio Castellito, Achile Lauro, Fiorello, Carlo Bucirosso, Marracash, Jovanotti and Caparezza. In addition, countless photos of promotional tours around Italy and the world.
Here is the video of the famous song Cos Cos Cos, written jointly with the actor and director Alessandro Siani.
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