Gustavs Butelis

Arstarulsmirus Arsujumfus Tarus[1](born as Gustavs Butelis, June 19, 1978) better known by his stage name Gustavo is a Latvian rapper and producer.[2] He's released 4 albums, latest one being Pilsētas portāls, and received multiple awards for his songs and albums.

Birth nameGustavs Butelis
Born (1978-06-19) 19 June 1978 (age 44)
Riga, Latvian SSR
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper, record producer, songwriter
Years active1995–present
LabelsMicrophone, Gailītis G


Butelis was interested in music from young age, when he wanted to play drums or guitar, but his father convinced him to partake saxophone play. He was interested in many music genres, at one point especially metal music, but Butelis interest in hip-hop started at age of 15.[3] He began work on his musical career in 1995 at age of 18, when with his friends he started a band Fact. Butelis was lead musician in the band and took music work very seriously. His solo career as Gustavo began after Fact fully disbanded.[3]

In 2002, after more than 2 year silence, he released his first single Jau-tā-jums, but his debut album Beidzot was only released in 2004.[4] Gustavo's second solo album Pa pāris pantiem/viesības viesnīcā was released in 2006.[5] Gustavo also produced 2008 album Tur kaut kam ir jābūt by Latvian band Brainstorm. Gustavo released 3 singles from his next album 3. elpa - Plus/mīnuss,[6] Par citu meiteni,[7] Mūsu soļi.[8] All three singles were publicly well-received, becoming top hits in many Latvian radio stations. Song Mūsu soļi also became basketball club's Rīgas VEF official anthem. On December 10, 2009, in club "Essential" was the album presentation.[9] The album was released on June 16, 2010.[10] After release of his last album, he turned to Iisiidiology[11] and changed his official name to Arstarulsmirus Arsujumfus Tarus and started doing educational lectures about life.[3]



  • Beidzot! (2004)
  • Pa pāris pantiem/Viesības viesnīcā (2006)
  • 3. elpa (2010)
  • Pilsētas portāls (2011)


  • Jau-tā-jums (2002)


  • Jau-tā-jums (ft. Žaks)
  • E.V.I.T.A. (ft. Čižiks)
  • Taisnā tiesa (ft. Čižiks)
  • No lūpām lasi (ft. Vlady no Kasta)
  • Mūsu soļi
  • Paldies, ka esat!

As a featureEdit

  • Ozols - Bokss (ft. Gustavo and Astra)
  • Prāta Vētra - Tur kaut kam ir jābūt (ft. Gustavo)
  • Pikaso - Esi brīvs (ft. Gustavo and R-viss)
  • Camillas - Mainīt pasauli (ft. Gustavo)

Annual Latvian Music Recording Awards[12]Edit

Received awardsEdit

  1. 2004: "Šāda veida ainas" (best hip hop song)
  2. 2004: "Beidzot!" (best hip hop album)
  3. 2006: "No lūpām lasi" (together with Vlady) (best dance music, hip hop or R’n’B song)
  4. 2006: "Pa pāris pantiem/Viesības viesnīcā” (best dance music, hip hop or R’n’B album)
  5. 2007: "Esi brīvs" (together with Pikaso (rapper) and R-viss) (best music video clip)
  6. 2010: "Trešā elpa" (best hip hop album)
  7. 2010: "Mūsu soļi" (best music video clip)


  1. 2003: "Zaudētās tiesības" (together with Mirdza Zīvere) (best hip hop song)
  2. 2007: "No lūpām lasi" (together with Vlady) (best music video clip)
  3. 2010: "Mainīt pasauli" (together with Camillas) (best music video clip)
  4. 2010: "Kur ir mana galodiņa" (together with Čižiks) (best song)


  1. ^ "Arstarulsmirus atvadās no Gustavo". Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  2. ^ "Muzika". Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  3. ^ a b c Personība. 100g Kultūras. Arstarulsmirus, retrieved 2018-05-08
  4. ^ "Reperim Gustavo debijas albums "Beidzot!"". Sejas (in Latvian). Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  5. ^ DELFI (2006-05-17). "Gustavo beidzot izdod albumu 'Pa pāris pantiem/viesības viesnīcā'". DELFI (in Latvian). Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  6. ^ "Gustavo piedāvā pirmo singlu no gaidāmā albuma". Sejas (in Latvian). Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  7. ^ "Gustavo piedāvā otro singlu no topošā albuma". Sejas (in Latvian). Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  8. ^ "Gustavo singls "Mūsu soļi" — "VEF Rīga" himna". Sejas (in Latvian). Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  9. ^ "Gustavo noslēguma koncerts jau rīt". Sejas (in Latvian). Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  10. ^ "Gustavo iznāk jauns albums". (in Latvian). Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  11. ^ Liirrgmmiilliss, Lluuss. "What is Iissiidiology". Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  12. ^ "Gada Balva | Jaunumi". (in Latvian). Retrieved 2018-05-08.