Can o Mithridates to be more widely known as a singer from “Semi-Cumbria”, but before he decided to enter the political arena as a candidate in the southern sector with SYRIZA, he had also erased his own, solo path in music.

In the 12-minute long song released last year, titled “To not owe”, Mithridates criticizes the government with his rhymes.

Lyrics of the song were also invoked by the president of SYRIZA Alexis Tsipras when he announced the candidacy of Mithridates: “All in corruption and in camphor, calamity and hammer make no difference.”

The music track splits in seven acts with subjects of his caustic commentary being the management of the pandemic or the phenomena of police brutality.

Mithridates Hatzihatzoglou, popularly known as Mithridates (born March 7, 1975, Gyzi, Athens), is a Greek composer, lyricist, performer and visual artist in the field of painting and video art. He is best known as a member of the hip hop music group Half Cumbria.

He was born and raised in Kypseli. He is the son of actors Kostas Hatzoglou and Anthis Gounaris. At the age of 15, he worked as a cartoonist for newspapers and magazines. Until 1994, he worked as a clerk in a Metropolis store. At the same time, he was studying at the School of Fine Arts, from which he finally graduated in 2019.