Il-Lapes has been rapping and performing for the past 10 years. It all started for him releasing songs on YouTube with Marmalja which is a Hip Hop group composed of him and long-time friend Andrea Delicata performing open mics sessions from when he was about 17. He then was picked up by already established rapper Jon Mallia and joined No Bling Show alongside his two best friends Andrea Delicata and Luke Bonavia.
With No Bling he wrote his first album: Ċar Kristall also releasing Marija s-Sabiħa a big Maltese Music Short film which blends għana with hip hop, something that has never been done before. In 2015 he went back to his roots and released an underground Maltese rap album called "Demm Ġdid" with Marmalja.
Now for the past year he has been on a solo tip ready to release his debut solo album called "Merħba Malta". This year will be the culmination of that. He has a whole team behind him now with veteran Hip Hop Producer Graham Dj Mac Coleiro, Guitarist-Myles Azzoppardi, Manager: David Leguesse, Singer: Nadine Fenech, Drummer: Yan Schembri and collaborator/marketing manager John Castiel from Decline the Fall. More info on Il-Lapes can be found on
Watch Il-Lapes’ performances for Għanafest Online on Wednesday 10th, Friday 12th and Saturday 13th June at 20:35 on and the Għanafest Facebook page.