Stephanem(joe palermo) from Roman Rap Duo 'Bottarga De Borgata' (Fisheggs From The Suburb) is the toughest and meanest gangsta rapper in the world, and he shows it in this video. 'Anakapitonaka???' is a word from the street slang of Rome, roughly translated as 'you know wot it mean???'
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Leo is a visiting lecturer of Film Music Theory at the National Conservatory of Music "Luca Marenzio" of Brescia, Northern Italy.
From 2002 to 2004, he worked as the resident composer of Swiss Film and TV production company Polivideo SA, producing scores for feature documentaries and programmes broadcast by The History Channel, RAI International, TSI. The feature documentary "Urbi Et Orbi", co-produced by Polivideo SA and Focus Magazine, including Leo's score, sold 250.000 copies in DVD.
In 2003 he met British orchestrator and pianist Guy Dagul (The Last Of The Mohicans, Cliffhanger, In The Name Of The Father) with whom he established a friendship/work relationship that led to many collaborations, one above all the Blues-based score for the feature documentary "Storm That Drowned A City", on the Hurricane Katrina disaster ("…the most definitive presentation to date" - The Hollywood Reporter").
In 2005 he finally moved to London, starting his career as a freelance composer/producer.
In 2007 Mark Stewart Productions commissioned him to write the official theme for CFR's (China Formula Racing) television campaign. Carlin Music Publishing was intrigued by this Chinese connection, and later on commissioned Leo to produce a track for the Chinese-Fusion project "Fuxian", funded by the Arts Council Of England, to be used during the Chinese Olympics TV broadcasts.
In 2009 he became the first composer to be commissioned by the California Institute Of Technology, for which he wrote the chamber music suite "Dream Of An Astronaut", celebrating the first launch of the "Atlantis" shuttle from Cape Canaveral on May 11 of the same year.
His non-film music has been performed at some of Britain's best venues, including the Ronnie Scott's Club, Trafalgar Square, the 606, and the Dean Street Jazz Club, and abroad, at the Blue Note and the Auditorium designed by Renzo Piano in Rome.
He is currently co-writing with Ray Gelato, the "Godfather" of British Swing, and Canadian Singer/Songwriter Tammy Weis (2010 London Jazz Vocalist Of The Year Nominee) for their new projects.
Other current projects include "Don Juan" The Musical, on book by David Crook, the score for the feature documentary "A Walk On The WIld Side" by Germaine McKormack-Kos, the symphonic version of "Dream Of An Astronaut" and the release of his first Blues single "Fallen Angel" (I Got My Mind Made Up).
He has also recently started using video as a medium for his eclectic musical creativity. His first experiment is the comedic music video "Anakapitonaka???" (a parody of Roman Hip Hop), starring Joe Palermo.www.ldlmusic.com