Basta

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Birthday
20, 1980
Birthplace
Russia
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
20, 1980 (age 38)
Birthplace
Russia

About

Russian rapper who has won fans with solo singles like "City" and "Genuine Pleasure" as well as his work with the band Kasta. In 2008 he began releasing music as his gangsta rap parody alter ego Noggano.

Before Fame

He attended a Russian music college but dropped out. As a teenager, he performed as a member of the group Psycholyric.

Trivia

His song with the group Centr, "City of Roads," was named as one of Russia's top 6 rap songs of all time by To Discover Russia.

Family Life

His real name is Vasiliy Mikhaylovich Vakulenko. He married Elena Vakulenko, with whom he has children.

Associated With

His group Kasta was heavily influenced by Wu-Tang Clan, including Raekwon and Ghostface Killah.