YMMV / Caparezza

  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: According to The Other Wiki, his early album as "Mikimix" was a success in France only, while in his home country of Italy it was largely ignored.
  • Growing the Beard: Literally. As the young, clean-shaven "Mikimix", he only sang innocuous rap songs about trivial arguments... then he let his hair and beard grow and became Caparezza, who rejected his past persona since he disowned the mainstream of music and began singing about politics and society's problems, enjoying a LOT MORE success and critical acclaim.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In one of his songs he sang "If the movie theater is full, the movie sucks". The one and only movie he appeared in, What A Beautiful Day, was at the time (2011) the highest-grossing Italian film ever. No word from him on whether it sucked or not...
  • One of Us: See Reference Overdosed below. Let's face it, how many rappers can reference Silent Hill and Mouseton in the same verse? He often references toys from his youth, comic books, anime, videogames and so on, and is almost always seen with a Fun T-Shirt in videos and concerts.
    • He himself sings in one track: "I'm not from the street, I'm too much of a nerd"!
  • Viral Marketing: The spoken part at the end of one song from Il Sogno Eretico mentions a site, staperarrivarelafinedelmondo.com ("the end of the world is near.com"). It was a (fake) blog of a conspiracy theorist that talks about catastrophes, reptilians and backmasked messages in Capa's songs... the latter one, however, really was inserted into one song!
    • Harsher in Hindsight: The first entry of the blog is about catastrophes such as earthquakes and eruptions that will destroy Earth one day. A couple weeks after the album was released, a massive quake hit Japan causing thousands of deaths and a nuclear meltdown.