-"sensation" from Finland
Petri Nygård got hugely popular
due to his officially distributed mp3
and two singles. So popular, he was both the first and
in the Finnish single
Petri's music is characterized
by hillbilly lyrics
, getting laid
and making fun of Finnish rock
artists, combined with inept
backgrounds and a total unprofessional
feeling. He naturally raps using the Finnish language
, so everybody can understand
is also carefully constructed
, convincing the masses
that he actually does nothing but parties
, drinks hard liquor
, smokes tons of weed
and gets pussy
all the time.
The man is also very mysterious
. He never shows his face
, gives TV interviews
nor performs live
Because Petri Nygård doesn't exist.
He is actually a project by a group of serious
Finnish rappers, nuERA
, who normally rhyme in english
. Petri's voice is done by Petri Laurila
, the founding member of the act. Apparently nuERA got pissed off
at the bad sales of their recent album, and decided to create an artist
who would top the charts
just by being a stupid disgusting redneck
, and at the same time a spoof
most people couldn't understand.
And they succeeded
The first full P.N. album
was released today. It will
be no.1 next week. Go Finland.
But I must admit that while Petri Nygård was just created to fuck
with the entire country
(pardon my french
), his lyrics are still quite funny
. He has often been described as the "Eminem of Finland"
, and that is actually very fitting
. Both say crazy
stuff they don't really believe in just to make people buy their record and make others mad
. Petri just adds the basic-Finn-yokel
-image to the mix.
Update - February 21, 2000
In a recent interview Sport, who is one of the guys running Petri's label and has also appeared on his mp3-EP as Obelix Häkkinen, told that the first Petri Nygård tracks were made around 1998. They were initially just created as a joke (duh), but after "waiting for the right moment" the Liepo posse decided to see if they could actually sell it to the public by first creating a hype on the internet. I would say this "experiment" was quite successful. :)
After I created this node, Petri actually has performed a few live gigs around Finland. His wardrobe naturally consisted of a thick jacket, a scarf around his face and sunglasses, so nobody could recognize Dream and the Petri myth wasn't broken.
No, I didn't witness the performance myself. But I've seen photographic evidence.
Update - May 13, 2001
Petri's second official album was released last friday. I wasn't expecting it to be good, but I must say it was surprisingly bland and boring. The funny lyrics were the only redeeming feature of this joke product, but for the most part they just seem tired and repetitive.
The last track of the album is the only one I found funny and listeneable, probably because it is a direct continuation to the Pillumagneetti EP.
I love the message "Vitun MP3Äpärät" ("fucking MP3-bastards") behind the back cover's copyright notices. :)
May 29, 2000
Kanava Nolla (Antakaa Mun Olla)
July 3, 2000
August 11, 2000
Rääväsuu (featuring EM:EL
Petri Hallitsee Liigaa
April 12, 2001
May 11, 2001
Petri's official page:
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