Named after the protagonist in Brazilian crime epic City of God, Gue Pequeno has been an instrumental figure in the success of the Italian hip-hop culture's two biggest collectives. Born Cosimo Fini, he started out in urban crew Le Sacre Scuole before joining two of its members, Jake La Furia and Joe Dan to form Club Dogo, and later the 17-member-strong outfit Dogo Gang. With eight official releases in five years between them, the two acts became the dominant force on Italy's rap scene, but like most of his bandmates, Pequeno still found time to pursue other projects. He teamed up with producer Deleterio for the Hashishinz Sound, Vol. 1 compilation, and DJ Harsh for two Fastlife Mixtapes, wrote a book with La Furia entitled La Legge del Cane, and co-hosted the Un Giorno Da Cani show on Radio Deejay before unleashing his Top Five debut solo album, Il Ragazzo D'oro in 2011. ~ Jon O'Brien, Rovi