Aside from Casa Productions, each group member founded his own label for personal projects. Retrieved September 10, This page was last edited on 19 October , at The album was initially planned to be released in late but Ines changed their location, upgrading their recording technology, making group producer Tataee to insist for a re-do of the whole album in the new studio. Tataee wanted the group to re-record the vocals for every song that was to be included on the album, while he produced new beats for the updated versions of the tracks.
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Oncescu has since changed his professional name to Nicalai and has pursued a career as an electronic music artist, releasing his debut album A. From left to right, Caddilac, Uzzi, Tataee.
An unexpected success came from the single's b-sidea song entitled "N-ai fost acolo" You weren't therea viral response to critics claiming that the group's lyrics were pure fiction and had no factual basis whatsoever, became a massive hit during the summer and provided a strong launch pad for the album's release in September A commercial failure, it sold just over 1, units and it led to the group's disbanding and the release from their contract in They were eventually released after 10 hours of giving statements at the police station and district attorney's office in Turnu Severin.
Group producer Tataee employed several new production techniques and this was reflected in the overall sound of the album, as well as in the way it was received by its fans and critics. Mafia continued to work throughout and, after the impressive success one of their concerts in Bucharest had, they were invited by TV host Mihai Tatulici to talk about their work and history in a special edition of his talk show. The live performance took place in mid and is frequently mentioned by TataeeCaddilac and Uzzi as a very special and meaningful moment in the group's history.
A music video was shot by the then newly formed Atomic TV music channel, but the result was disappointing for the group's members and management and thus the video was never released. Mafia album to be released on both cassette tape and CD.
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The group had been interested in founding a record label since the late s so they could obtain more creative control in producing their own music and also sign and develop new artists. One hit single wasn't enough for B.
As Irimia and Vlad-Neagu learned that their musical tastes coincided, they decided on pursuing their careers as a group which they named Black Underground and abbreviated it to B. Focusing on subjects such as the post-communist Romanian political class, poverty and crime in Romania 's communist-built housing projects or their recurring hostility towards Romanian Policethey were subsequently banned from many mainstream T. As Cat Music had grown into a fully professional record labelthe group started to get noticed by the romanian media.
The first single was the title track "Viata Noastra" Our Life. Shortly following their radio debut, Tataee and Caddillac managed to book their first live appearance during a local hip hop concert in Bucharest, an experience they would both later remember as unpleasant, but also significantly influential in their choice of pursuing careers as professional musicians.
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The album sold over 40, copies and was certified gold in Romania. Tataee had stated in various interviews that he had been interested in adding a professional DJ to the group since the early 90s but the few mafla hop DJs in Romania were already committed to other mafi. Throughout the years, the group endured a long-standing controversy due to the explicit and confrontational nature of their lyrics.
Archived from the original on Mafia's last release on Cat Music, their home label for over 14 years, as the group went independent from However, group producer Tataee repeatedly mentioned that the break up had not been a friendly one and that he had not maintained any connection to DJ Swamp.
Refusing to take into account that the violent lyrics were not actually performed in a public msfia, the Romanian Police forces arrested the five artists, charging them with outrage against good customs.
Mafia is frequently quoted among Romanian hip hop historians as the third hip hop album to be released in Romaniaafter R.
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Group producer Tataee had just started maifa with Eddy "DJ Phantom" Schneider, one of the most well known romanian composers in the s, who helped refine the g-funk sound the group was trying to achieve at the time. Mafia - Pantelimonu' Petrece feat. Mafia were one of the few Romanian groups that received radio airplay in the mid 90s.
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Mafia collaborators over time. Pantelimon, BucharestRomania. Tataee, who was still in highschool, had been interested in becoming a professional musician sincewhen, under the stage name Doom, he had produced an independent demo called "Straight Outta da Hell", stirring Caddillac's interest, as he was also an amateur recording artist mmafia under the name MC La Duc and had recorded a track titled mafiia on his own earlier in Mafia - Part 1 - YouTube.
Mahsat were the first act to release their album under Casa Productions in late Nobody also joined later but, due to a lack of interest and involvement, quit in earlybefore the group recorded any songs.