Julio Kompoloi

JUΛIO is a Cypriot rapper from Limassol who writes all his music in the Cypriot dialect.  His lyrics are direct and provocative, usually addressing social and cultural issues transpired from his own personal experiences. 

JUΛIO had his first contact with hip hop as a teenager. At 18 he began rapping and produced his first recording as an amateur artist. In 2013 he made his first live appearance, and a year later produced and wrote his first album, «Ξύπνα τζ’ άκου».  His second album, “To Λάθος”, was produced soon after with music by Smilin.  In 2015 he released «Της ζωής τζαι του θανάτου», his most personal project to date.  “Τα Μαύρα Άσματα”, another collaboration with Smilin, was produced in 2017. 

In addition to his solo career, JUΛIO is also a founding member of Barco Pirata Collective, a collective group of artists established in 2017.