Taco Hemingway during the concert in Warsaw – Ekodiesel Tour – with Quebonafide (as duet Taconafide). Under the Wikimedia Common Rights, Date: 21 April, 2018, Source: Own work, Author: Itokyl, link here, accessed: January 30, 2019).
[Real name: Filip Szcześniak] , b. 1990
Taco Hemingway, real name Filip Tadeusz Szcześniak, was born July 29, 1990 in Cairo, Egypt. When he was still a small child his family moved to China, where he attended a local kindergarten. However, because of problems with adapting to a different country, Filip’s family decided to move to Warsaw in 1996. There he attended school and later – the University of Warsaw, graduating with a BA in Cultural Studies.
Szcześniak is bilingual – he spoke English and Polish with his parents – and that is probably why he wrote his first lyrics in English. In 2011, he released a mixed tape called Who Killed JFK under a pseudonym Foodvillain. This production turned out not to be very successful. Three years later he released a mini album Trójkąt Warszawski [Warsaw Triangle] using the name “Taco Hemingway”, a nick that he used while playing “FIFA Football” (a video game by EA). One of the most popular music studios in Poland, Asfalt Records, recognized him as a talented and promising artist and produced a re-edition of Trójkąt… under their label. Since then Taco has released 6 albums and has become the most successful commercial musician in Poland. He is famous for being very private, not appearing on any celebrity parties, and for not giving interviews or promoting any clothing or other products. He lives only out of his music, which he often raps about in his songs.
Taco Hemingway is one of the most popular artists in Poland. His albums were on the highest OLIS places (official Polish sales list); he has won numerous awards (see: Awards) and has gained enormous popularity among young people. His concerts are attended by – mostly – teenagers and are sold within a few hours from the opening of the sale.
List of Albums
2011 mixtape Who Killed JKF as Foodvillain
2012 mini album Young Hems
2014 mini album Trójkąt Warszawski [Warsaw Triangle/Threesome] as Taco Hemingway
2015 studio album Umowa o dzieło [Freelance Contract]
2016 mini album Wosk [Wax]
2016 studio album Marmur [Marble]
2017 mini album Szprycer [Spritzer]
2018 Taconafide (duet with Quebonafide) Soma 0,5 mg
2018 studio album Café Belga, plus EP Flagey
Official website (accessed: January 30, 2019)
Bio prepared by Anna Mik, University of Warsaw, firstname.lastname@example.org
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