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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Samon Kawamura - Unfold (2008)

Samon Kawamura is a Japanese-German Hip Hop DJ/Producer.
Unfold is his sophomore full-length effort. This fine album features Madlib’s brother Oh No... and a ton of other artists.

1 Intro
2 Sugar Hill - Kawamura, Samon & Om’Mas
3 Love And Sex
4 Still Significant - Kawamura, Samon & Kev Brown
5 0804-005
6 Right Here - Kawamura, Samon & OH NO
7 Morioka Sunset (JS Love)
8 Night Will Fall
9 Interlude
10 Try - Kawamura, Samon & Aloe Blacc
11 Let’s Do It
12 Lovelude - Kawamura, Samon & Ta’Raach
13 Get Down - Kawamura, Samon & Ta’Raach
14 No Te Puede Ver - Kawamura, Samon & Laura Lopez Castro
16 Cp2sk - Kawamura, Samon & Christian Prommer
17 Playground
18 Outro

I'd be wrong to google:
Samon Kawamura Unfold connectdastyle

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Tag am Meer - Instrumentals

Die Fantastischen Vier's Masterpiece -- besonders chill... in the Alps.
Tag am Meer - Alpine Style

If you click on disdick this link: "This Link"
You could download this rare piece. It's track no. 6 on VAAL Vol.05
Yeah, with da iPhone cam indeed.

Download Snowgoons - Black Snow (2008) Gratis

Notorious German Producers The Snowgoons, comprised of Det, DJ Illegal, Torben & DJ Waxwork, are back with their fresh sophomore release called, ”Black Snow”. Guest performances from independent hip-hop's finest. "Black Snow" features Defari (Dilated Peoples), Killah Priest, Smif-N-Wessun, ILL Bill (Non Phixion & La Coka Nostra), Outerspace, C-Rayz Walz, R.A. The Rugged Man, Apathy, Edo G., Sabac Red (Non-Phixion), Doap Nixon, Reef The Lost Cauze, Sick Jacken, Rasul Allah (Lost Children of Babylon), Scheme (The Molemen), Main Flow, El Da Sensei, Block McCloud, Pace Won, Slaine & many more.

1. The Curse Feat. King Magnetic Charon Don, Sicknature and Reef The Lost Cauze
2. Black Snow Feat. ILL Bill and Apathy
3. Casualties of War Feat. Smif-N-Wessun and Respect Tha God
4. Who? Feat. Outerspace
5. Hold Up Feat. R.A. The Rugged Man, Lord Lhus of Bloodline and Savage Brothers
6. This Is Where The Fun Stops Feat. Reef The Lost Cauze
7. Starlight Feat. Viro The Virus
8. Knockatomi Plaza Feat. Side Effect
9. Pay Attention Feat. Decay, Astonish and Scheme of The Molemen
10. Serve Justice Feat. Killah Priest, Rasulallah and Richard Raw from LCOB
11. Still Got The Ammo Feat. Main Flow, Godilla, El Da Sensei and J. Sands
12. Ride On Feat. Defari, Maylay Sparks and Sondro Castro
13. Incite A Riot Feat. King Magnetic and Adlib
14. Lost Feat. Respect Tha God, Block Mccloud and Doap Nixon
15. Still Waters Run Deep Feat. Supastition
16. Raining Feat. Brainstorm, Edo G and Jaysaun of Special Teamz
17. Sick Life Feat. Sick Jacken, Cynic and Bacardi Riam
18. The Storm Feat. Boom Bap Project
19. Avalanche Warning Feat. Pace Won, Nervous Wreck and Adlib
20. The Hatred Feat. Slaine, Singapore Kane and Lord Lhus of Bloodline
21. Helpless Feat. Equinox

The Snowgoons did it again: Another blessing for the NAU coastline.

Download Snowgoons - Black Snow (2008) Gratis

Friday, July 11, 2008

iDeutschrap 3G - Second to none...

Now that all music phones and MP3-Players are obsolete, reading about medieval shit like this is kinda... funky:

FORGET a battle of the bands, get ready for a battle of the music phones.
SONY ERICSSON and MOTOROLA have each just released tune-based handsets that can give your MP3 player a good kicking in the handy stakes.
For a start, the latest SE WALKMAN W350i has all the controls on the front of its flip, meaning there's no need to open it up to change tracks.
It's a wonder they never thought of it before really, I'm not sure what took the firm so long. [...] Sony Ericsson say the UK is fast becoming a nation addicted to 'Sound Snacking', which means getting a music fix with short 30 second bursts of tunes before moving onto the next. And its research found Dutch folk music and German Hip Hop were the best for getting the country a little jiggy in the bedroom. ~Da Sun.co.uk (Link? When Blogger.com got their shiznit together!)

The new iPhone 3G ain't perfect, but it's still SECOND TO NONE! All other music phones and gizmos are Microsoft! Don't sleep on the 3rd platform!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Bushido - Gay for that American Gangsta image - Nazis love it!

One of Germany's foremost spinning machines, Der Spiegel, did a piece on German hip-hop/rap & hate crimes against homosexuals -- mos def not because it became a sudden problem in Germany last year. The trend has been brewing for a while. Insulting "fags" is not just an old theme in American rap ("Your mother, you fuckin' faggot" ~Eminem)--surprisingly, Germany has always been full of fag-bashing, but the new "hardcore style" has caught fire ... e.g., Bushido posing as American gangster (Check the accent!), and nevermind Galatasaray Rapper Kool Savas, who wrote fag-bashing bars in the 90s. "Bushido now reaches so many more people. He's a phenomenon, he really is. He's the most popular rapper in German history". Even Neo-Nazis digg the shit of this half-Tunisian German MC ... who supposedly hates Nazis. G-G-Gay Unit!

Friday, July 04, 2008

German Rap, Hitler's Volkswagen & cWhoring

Volkswagen, brought to you by Hitler, announced at Wörthersee (close to Braunau, Austria:) the start of a partnership made in heaven: Europe's largest car maker is going to pimp Fanta4, Germany's #1 hip-hop brand till 2010! Die Fantastischen Vier agreed to engage in utter corporate whoring ... at various Volkswagen rallies events.

But seriously, The Volkswagen Sound Foundation Tax Shelter & Goodwill Builder has also been profiting lately from the four German hip-hop MCs’ years of experience. Smudo & Co. mentor young wanna-be artists and up-and-coming bands when they take their first steps in show business with Volkswagen.

Volkswagen, like many other "savvy fictitious persons", has been established in the global music scene for a long time--Die Fantastischen Vier join a long list of world stars global brands like the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Seal ... and Bon Mofockin' Jovi.
Happy Indpendence day!
Happy "Independence" Day!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

German hip-hop magazine No. 2 in June/July

Backspin number 95 profiles Lueneburg-born Daim "The Professional", gives love to Jonesmann's new album "Echte Musik" ("Real Musc") and his new label -- other editorials cover NY MC Scram "Hype" Jones (Discovered Saigon?), Oldschool B-boy Shabba-Doo ( (Movie "Breakin"), and German rap act Smer, straight outta Cologne. Furthermore: Roger, MTV HipHop Open, Die Orsons, Sepalot and DOA21. International artists in this issue: Hip Hop Kemp, Lyrics Born, Mark Bodé, Torae, Bun B, Three 6 Mafia, Meeting Of Styles, Busy P, Nazar, Killa Kela, and Tommy Boy Records' Tom Silverman.

Summer 2008, and Juice magazine, Germany's number one hip-hop publication, does it offline only ... still -- you can just purchase subscriptions at Juice.de -- Interesting strategy! Must be the last major music magazine without a proper web presence.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Deutschrap and Euro 2008

Ain't related? Think again. There's a YouTube playlist called "2008 UEFA Euro 2008", and the original idea is to have one WAG or geile bitch from every single country that participates and kick off a Euro 2008 Lesbian Orgy hip-hop video for each single country that participates in the UEFA Euro 2008 co-hosted by Austria and Switzerland.
The 16 countries are: Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Portugal, Italy, France, Greece, Turkey, Czech Republic, Croatia, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Romania, Netherlands, and Germany:

Olli Banjo - "Deutschland"

Then there is that Lichtgestalt who goes by the name of J-Klinsmann. He's currently one of the biggest promoters of German hip-hop. Germany's Fussballer-der-Herzen-Maker emailed his former fairy tale pals a special attachment: The inspiring "Euro 2008 Rap" called "Nummer 4".

Although we all know who's NOT going to win the Euro 2008 (i.e. Germany) Klinsmann's endorsement should make Deutschrap, or at least the rap group Kunstrasen, even more populaer. The mainstream media's picked up on this (because it's a slow news week -- who cares about the Bilderberger meeting!) so chances are: Kunstrasen's Nummer 4 could be Germany's corny Euro 2008 pre-game locker room theme song: "Attention Europe: Football ain't no poker, the best one gets the pot, and who's gonna be it is clear: Germany!" Like Xavier said: "Dieser Weg wird kein leichter erfolgreicher sein!"

We love Deutschrap (标签 – 歌曲) , but the corny German football propaganada machine ... not!

Monday, June 02, 2008

F*cking watch this, you fuck!

Watch this

Speaking of: My fuckin' iTunes library features Fuck You Lucy, I'd Rather Fuck With Yo, Just Don't Give A Fuck, Still Dont Give A Fuck, Fuck Everyone, Fuck the Dumb, Fuck Tony Montana, Fuck Heros, You Don't Want To Fuck With Me, Nothing to fuck with, Fuck The Dumb, Last Motherfucker Breathing, Fuck The World, Fuck Wit Dre Day, Somebody Done Fucked Up, Fuck The Police

Sunday, June 01, 2008

You Lionazzi?

Hot 97 radio host Miss Jones, famous for her ribald morning show, once again makes news for offensive racist slurs. Earlier [last month], Miss Jones interviewed the German rapper Lionezz, ostensibly to poke fun at her for being cut from VH1's Miss Rap Supreme. Unfortunately, the tone quickly descended from jokey to racist, as Miss Jones compared Lionezz to the Nazis!

At first, Lionezz rhymed and Miss Jones and her studio mates began cracking jokes. Lionezz has been in the business for almost ten years and is no stranger to criticism. However, these comments were not about skills, they were straight up personal, so Lionezz responded with insults in German. This was apparently too much for the high and mighty Hot 97 staff, so they cut off Lionezz's mic and began slinging racist slurs like "Heil Hitler!" "Shine my boots!" and "Mein Reich siegt!" (Victory to my Reich!).

Lionezz may be German, but she is of Armenian immigrant origin and grew up suffering abuse from the real ethnocentric Neo-Nazis. How ludicrous that Lionezz would cross the ocean to be compared to her enemies by an ignorant American!

Beyond Lionezz, Miss Jones showed her complete disregard for the millions of victims of the Nazi regime, who suffered true political persecution and do not deserve to be cheapened by a music shock jock. Miss Jones has exercised similarly bad judgment in the past, when she was suspended in 2005 for racist comments against Asians after the Tsunami crisis. Miss Jones is supposed to be part of a multicultural art form, but once again, she has abused her platform by spewing racist vitriol, and deserves to be held accountable.

If you read the whole article on SOHH.com you'll realize that all of this boils down to:

German rappers must not drop English bars!!

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Backspin May/June

BACKSPIN #94 covers "Sido and his Mask …not as good as it gets," and features the following German hip-hop/rap products: Fuhrmann & Bendt, Fard, Maeckes & Celina, Chakuza, F.R., Lady Bitch Ray, "Rap City Berlin DVD II", BOTY 2008, Automatikk, Prinze Low. Featured international artists include Estelle, Mistah F.A.B, Looptroop, Ces53, Egyptian Lover, Mr. Cartoon:

Thursday, May 22, 2008

This is Deutschrap

Deutschrap: German lyrics, German production, German flavor,
... German problems


Tuesday, May 06, 2008

German hip-hop failure does electronic

Ex rapper Loco Dice is set to release his debut artist album on Desolat, record label founded together with Martin Buttrich. 7 Dunham Place is a personal journey for Loco Dice, moving away from Dusseldorf and opting for the busy metropolitan streets of New York.

Dice chose to pursue a career in electronic music, after the German hip hop scene went stale. He was more into the west coast hip hop style and found the German style was very different. He took the next step and started producing electronic music.

After the excellent debut on Cadenza, Mr. Dice is ready to do it again, this time with a proper long player. [9 songs]

Source: Beatfizzle

Der Interactive World Cup und Das Bo

For the world's premier virtual football players from all corners of the globe, the climax in the battle for the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2008 crown will get underway at the Sony Center in Berlin on 24 May 2008. After a busy qualifying season over seven months with live qualifier events in 20 countries around the world, and with over 25,000 players having competed in the online qualifiers, the 32 finalists are now known. Among them are defending champion Andries Smit from the Netherlands and Chris Bullard from the UK, champion in 2005 and the only previous winner to have reached three FIWC Grand Finals in a row in the tournament's four-year history.

Dictator Sepp Blatter

The interactive football virtuosos will compete for the fourth FIFA Interactive World Cup title with EA SPORTS™ FIFA08 on PlayStation®3, enjoying the most authentic virtual football experience to date. Spectators will be in for a treat at the Grand Final with a combination of the very best real and virtual sporting action coupled with appearances by various football and music celebrities such as a performance by German hip-hop artist Das Bo. Anthony Baffoe, a former Ghanaian international and the first African player in the German Bundesliga, will not only be one of the many football guests that evening but also the co-host of the event. FIFA Executive Committee member Chuck Blazer will represent FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter.

Source: Fifa-cks

Das Bo

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Great to be alive, fa shizzle!

A very special combination of music[, weed] and mobile phone can be encountered in the new vybemobile tv ad for german mobile provider e-plus.

After a concept and an idea by Berlin based Vybemobile lead agency Plantage Berlin, you can see US rap superstar Snoop Dogg singing a song by late german pop singer Roy Black. His interpretation of the Roy Black hit “Schön ist es auf der Welt zu sein” (it’s great to be alive) is very humorous cause during his lifetime Roy Black, who died in 1991, was a very controversial person - loved by the older and conservative german population and hated by the youth.

Source: Berlinista


(Take a break after 1 minute and 47 seconds)

The music video we directed for the Grouch’s new single “Artsy” is [...] a Youtube burner, hilarious lyrics & animations. Shot entirely green screen and treated in only the most Artsy of ways. We got to imitate our favorite Artsy spots and touch upon all the cliche's of hip design. To further our social experiment in Artsyness we ask you to watch the Youtube version and order the hires [Yardwork] from Itunes next week. ~Buildestroy.com

Friday, April 18, 2008

Oldschool German Hip-hop Docu (1989)

Mixery Raw Deluxe and Imperial Nation Berlin present: ENTERPRISE TV feat. DJ DEREZON, Berliner Aerosol Art Legend ADRIAN NABI aka ADRIAN A.M., die EMPIRE STATE BREAKERS mit HARRY DEE., Die FIVE CITY ROCKERS mit Crazy G., Die Maler DANE & SHEK von der TCF / 156 CREW, DJ CRIZZ an den 1210ern, THE ALLIANCE im Studio, PARTNERS OF CRIME, und die WHEELS OF STEEL CREW.

Watch this movie at SchwänzenGäng's

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Google China: "German Rap Video goes Anal Watch that Video"

Still much love from all non-german Google sites, including communist Google.CN -- at least for "Deutschrap". Search term "German rap"? This one made the Top 5 10er Bloecke:

German Rap Video goes Anal - FreeOnes Bulletin Board - [ 翻译此页 BETA ]
German Rap Video goes Anal Watch that Video. ... FreeOnes Bulletin Board > Freeones > Watch that Video · Reload this Page German Rap Video goes Anal ...
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Friday, April 11, 2008

As Deutschrap as it gets?

Scotty 76 -- Backspin's fresh April coverheld.

Also featured in Backspin #93:
Atom One, Alpa Gun, K.I.Z., SAE Jam Session – The Grand Finale, Olli Banjo, Casper, Franky Kubrick, Drei Glorreiche Halunken, and Favorite

Reason to battle

This fresh documentary focuses on five of the finalist teams sent to the Battle of the Year in Germany, an international b-boy ("breakdancing") competition where the world's best b-boy team is crowned. For the uninitiated, the doc starts with an overview of hip-hop and b-boying in particular as one of the four legs of hip-hop culture (tagging, scratching, rapping and b-boying) along with its evolution. Then we be taken into an overview of the Battle of the Year competition.

"The term b-boy identifies hip-hop-obsessed dancers who have devoted themselves to breakdancing. Today, that word holds currency in a number of languages, and Benson Lee’s Planet B-Boy [Watch the trailer] follows French, Japanese, Korean and American dance crews from their home countries to a global competition in Braunshweig, Germany."
~Reason Magazine

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Sieg Bushido

Crest powers rapper Bushido to victory

Germany - Rap star Bushido savoured the taste of a dual victory at Germany's 17th Echo Awards, held in Berlin last month. Billed as the Teutonic Grammys, the Echos are considered to be one of the most important music prizes in Europe. Rubbing shoulders with international prize-winners such as James Blunt, Linkin Park, 50 Cent and Nelly Furtado, Bushido was voted Best Domestic Live Act and Best Domestic Artist R&B/Hip-Hop for the third time running.

Something of a national icon in Germany by virtue of his controversial lyrics and colourful live presence, Bushido has recently finished a sold-out tour supplied by premier German live production specialists, Complete Audio, Berlin. The rider specified a Martin Audio line array driven by Crest Audio Pro8200 and 9200 amplifiers.
Bushido has been working with Complete Audio for all his recent tours. According to Complete Audio's project manager André Rauhut, the combination of a Crest Audio-driven Martin Audio line array system complete with XTA control was precisely what was required to deliver Bushido's powerful, energetic rap show. "I love the dynamic and crystal clear sound of the Crest Pro200 amps. They offer plenty of headroom for Bushido's muscular groove."
(Jim Evans) (1 April 2008)

Source: LSIOnline

Sunday, March 23, 2008

When it comes to big time major-league bullshit

...Religion takes the cake: Da Easter bunny hides funny eggs on this 1X,000-year-old planet while Elvis Jesus impersonators do their thing on da pagan cross, and the masses stuff their ohnehin schon fat faces, get high on sugar, coffein, and alcohol.

The only thing that makes sense on Easter is the fact that the markets are closed: sheeple are not able to trade stocks and Forex because the financial industry is full of conservative Christians ... like George Dubya:

Bush Meets Pope Benedict for the First Time
Published: June 9, 2007
VATICAN CITY, June 9 — President Bush met today for the first time with Pope Benedict XVI, a religious conservative like the American president ...


US Deaths in Iraq Approach 4,000
Mar 22, 7:07 PM (ET)
BAGHDAD (AP) - A roadside bomb killed three American soldiers north of Baghdad on Saturday, pushing the U.S. death toll in the five-year conflict to nearly 4,000.


Pope Baptizes Prominent Italian Muslim

Mar 22 09:24 PM US/Eastern
Associated Press Writer

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Italy's most prominent Muslim, an iconoclastic writer who condemned Islamic extremism and defended Israel, converted to Catholicism Saturday in a baptism by the pope at a Vatican Easter service.


Ho-ly shit!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The 100th Post

No recap, no Top 10 list, just a link to a must-see documentary called:

Drop Top Benzie Mixed Tape

Mercedes-Benz launches Mixed Tape Music Magazine

The Mixed Tapes project from Mercedes Benz has proven to be very successful ever since it launched in 2004, as more than 2,5 million users around the world have downloaded over 28 million songs so far. {...} The half-hour Mixed Tape Music Magazine features videos, album reviews and profiles of newcomers and established artists - with a different theme for every show. The first Mercedes-Benz Mixed Tape Music Magazine air[ed] on 28 February 2008 and puts the spotlight on “modern vintage”.

Viva la corporate marketing!

Video: Forensikk "Sex fists"

Back on the set. Watch girl's pussies get wet wet wet wet wet. Drip drip drip drip, drop drop drop drop. Hip-hop you just can't stop stop stop stop -- one of those ... in German:

Actual YouTube tags: "porno rap ballern [balling} bumsen [fucking] bitches aggro killah pussy schwänze [dicks] alles man hip hop deutsch rap"

Videos: Berlin Graffiti

> S-Bahn Berlin - Diashow 2007 | Berlin Graffiti

> Graffiti in Berlin, Germany. Featured in the movie "Color-marked"

German Hoochie MC Tydra Bangs

- Straight outta prison

- Based in Berlin

- Raps in German

- One English song
("Get Dirty in the USA)

- Nice hooters

- MySpacerIn

Germany: Full of Nazi MCs?

Bow, wow, wow! No wonder people (who couldn't even find Germany on a map) think German Rap is full of alien-hating swastika MCs with like-minded fans ... fuck 'em! (Certain polarizing media people, that is ... they don't use this: Deutschrap mit Gehirn)


Lizas Welt examines a German rap scene that increasingly spews Jew-hatred, extols terrorist attacks, and idolizes Osama bin Laden. [...] Threats of violence are, in any case, commonplace among rivals in the German rap scene. Among Massiv’s most adamant foes, for instance, is the Stuttgart-based rapper Bözemann [roughly, “Badman”], who likes to appear in the persona of an armed Albanian guerrilla fighter and who makes a point of his Muslim faith, as does Massiv.

In other news:

German Economists Rap Minimum-Wage Plans, Handelsblatt Reports

By Andreas Cremer

March 13 (Bloomberg) -- Germany's main economic institutes made a joint plea against the government's plans to introduce minimum wages, saying the move would lead to "considerable'' job losses, Handelsblatt reported. [...] Implementing further minimum wages ``would damage the foundations of the successful system of the market-economic order,'' Handelsblatt quoted seven institute leaders.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Fat German Lesbians

Straight outta Hamburg, Germany

DJ TomeKKK ueber alles

German hip-hop artist thrown off reality show over Hitler salute

By The Associated Press
Tags: Nazi, Germany, RTL Television

A hip-hop artist was thrown off the German reality TV show Jungle Camp for giving the stiff-armed Hitler salute to the cameras, RTL television said Wednesday.

DJ Tomekk, a 31-year-old Polish-born disc jockey who lives in Berlin, was thrown off the show on Tuesday night, the television network said in a statement. [...] On RTL's Web site, however, he is quoted as saying that he was anything but xenophobic.

"I haven't seen the video personally and don't know what's on it (but) I have heard through a third party that there is allegedly a Hitler salute on it," he was quoted as saying. "There's no way I can explain this at the moment. Particularly not as anything meant seriously."

Giving the Hitler salute is illegal in Germany, but since the video was shot in Australia, it was unclear whether Tomekk could face any legal repercussions.

Source: Haaretz.com

Thursday, March 13, 2008

This is Fler

Patrick Losensky goes by the name of Fler, Baujahr 1982. He's a bastard child, and did not rap at all till his early 20s, starting his rapping career later in life. He has been accused of nationalist views, because of his lyrics in songs like "Neue Deutsche Welle" (New German Wave [allusion to the so called "Neue Deutsche Welle" in the 1980s]) and "Das hier ist schwarz, rot, gold - hart und stolz" (This is black, red, gold - hard and proud).
After co-hosting the 2007 MTV TRL:Urban show, Fler was attacked by three unknown men armed with knives. He survived unharmed. Fler is down with the music label Aggro Berlin, with whom he released a number of hit singles. Among them, "Neue Deutsche Welle", which peaked at 9th position on the German Top 100 charts.

German breakdancing, B-boy, Deutschrap, German hip-hop

Friday, March 07, 2008

Censored German rap!

German hip hop is more diverse than its squeaky clean reputation suggests. The German counterparts to the likes of Dr. Dre and Busta Rhymes used to be middle-class white boys in baseball caps. But not any more. In the 1980s, while hard-hitting line-ups like Public Enemy were giving mainstream America sleepless nights during the golden age of hip hop, German rap was a movement still very much in its infancy. [...] German hip hoppers were finally getting the message. The growing self-confidence of its immigrant population as well as an inexorable spiral into economic depression went hand-in-hand with a burgeoning subculture that finally identified with young, black America.

Ten years later, the brand of quirky social criticism peddled by well-meaning white rappers with a penchant for a nice bassline has been replaced by an altogether edgier genre. [..] in Berlin's run-down high-rises, where it's been reclaimed by kids who know at least as much about inner-city deprivation as Snoop Dog does.

Artists such as Sido and Bushido, who share the Aggro Berlin label, deal with sex, drugs and violence, and have even been censored by the BPjM, Berlin's Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons. That hasn't stopped them amassing a vast and loyal following of fans -- many of whom have far-right political sympathies. The racist content sets it apart from US rap, but in many other ways, performers such as Bushido -- who is half-Tunisian -- are unmistakably taking their cues state-side.

Former member of hip hop combo Anarchist Academy and the author of several specialist books, Hannes Loh accuses this new generation of rappers of fuelling cultural stand-offs. "Bushido styles himself as the typical aggressive Arab, confirming precisely the stereotypes the majority of Germans expect from Arabs and Turks," he said. "Basically that all they do is deal drugs, take cocaine and beat their women." Loh thinks it's right that much of this music has been censored, but says it's symptomatic of deep-rooted social problems.

"They're victims themselves," he said. "They have no education and no jobs. All they have is a big mouth."

Source: Deutsche Welle

Monday, March 03, 2008

Classic German Hip-hop II

Cora E.

- from Kiel, Germany
- former nurse
- aka Zulu-Queen
- born in 1968
- real name: Sylvia Macco

1993 - Swift (zusammen mit Marius No.1, Sampler Kill the Nation with a Groove), Buback
1993 - Könnt ihr mich hör’n / Ich geh ins Ziel (Maxi mit Marius No. 1), Buback
1994 - Nur ein Teil der Kultur (Maxi mit DJ Marius No. 1), Buback
1996 - Keep Shit raw / Fenster zum Hof (Maxi feat. Taino Tactix und den Stieber Twins), MZEE
1996 - Schlüsselkind (Maxi), MZEE
1996 - Schlüsselkind Remixe, MZEE

1998 - CORAgE (CD), EMI
1998 - … und der MC ist weiblich (LP), MZEE
1998 - … und der MC ist weiblich Instrumental (DLP), MZEE
1998 - Zeig es mir (Maxi mit Curse), EMI
1998 - Die Uhr tickt (Album: Geheimrezept - Jazzkantine), RCA
1998 - Queen of the City (Track feat. ZORA, Album Chill - AOH Family), Wrecked Records
1999 - Hija (Maxi mit Brixx und Sabrina Setlur), 3p
2000 - Bonnie und Clyde (Maxi mit Moses Pelham), 3p
2001 - ...noch Fragen?, Universal
2001 - Queen of the City (s.o.), Deck 8 / Zomba
2003 - Könnt ihr mich hör’n / Ich geh ins Ziel (1. Maxi mit Marius No.1 Reissue), Chiefrocker
2004 - Non Stop (Track mit vielen anderen auf dem Album Geteiltes Leid II von Moses Pelham)
2005 - Fragen (Track auf dem Album Threeshot von J-Luv), Amadea

Classic German Hip-Hop

Advanced Chemistry

Advanced Chemistry is a German hip hop group from Baden-Württemberg, South Germany. Advanced Chemistry was founded in 1987 by Toni L, Linguist, Gee-One, DJ Mike MD (Mike Dippon) and MC Torch. Nowadays, it is said that the original members of the Advanced Chemistry are the pioneers of German HipHop, although another hip hop band called "Die Fantastischen Vier" has dropped two singles and one album on a major label in 1991.
Influenced by North American conscious rap and the Native tongues movement, the central subjects of Advanced Chemistry's lyrics were politically and intellectually motivated and focused mainly on their identity as Germans of foreign descent and the status of hip hop around the world.

Like Water for Chocolate Brownies

The Heidelberg based hip-hop band Advanced Chemistry rose to fame with the song “Fremd im eigenen Land” in the early 1990s, and Torch, Linguist and Toni L are since regarded as German hip-hop legends. “My passport’s green, with a golden eagle on it”, is one of the lines in the song, which breaks with rigid conceptions about what should be considered German. Representative for many migrants and Afro-Germans, the band offers resistance to being verbally maltreated as soon as one looks as if one might come “from somewhere else”. The music video reenacts everyday scenes which are exemplary for the decades long denial of the fact that Germany is an immigration country.
Advanced Chemistry was among the very first bands to rap in German. The band introduced the term “Afro-German” into the hip-hop context, and this term was also at the core of their political message. Influenced by American artists such as Melle Mel, KRS-ONE or Public Enemy, they became a standard to the young hip-hop scene in Germany when it comes to technique, rhyme and beat. In their texts, they point to existing grievances such as the increasing exclusion of minorities and the spread of rightwing radicalism. However, their form of hip-hop could not establish itself in the musical mainstream, so that by the mid nineties, people were mostly talking about “Deutschrap” – as the music of the “majority society”. This “Deutsch-rap” model structured rap music along ethnical lines, contrary to the image the scene had of itself. By creating their own structures, Advanced Chemistry tried to escape from being pocketed. In the meantime, racist, homophobic appropriations in a hip-hop context are making the headlines. With “Fremd im eigenen Land”, Advanced Chemistry protests against the structural and factual violence of which this development is also indicative.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Ich kenne nichts

Artist: RZA f/ Xavier Naidoo
Album: The World According to RZA

[Intro: RZA]
You know they say
In every man's life, there comes a time
When you get struck by the arrow of cupid
By the love of God, or the beauty of a woman
Sometimes this love, brings thunder into your life
And it brings the storm, sing about it

[Xavier Naidoo]
There is more to love than this
Love is more than just a kiss
Will we take you to that step
Will we do more than just connect
And will you, bring the thunder in my life
And the fire in my eyes
Cause then there, will be days of pleasure and
Everything far will be so near

[Hook: Xavier Naidoo]
I have never felt thunder (thunder)
And lighting (lightning) like this
I have never been struck by (struck by)
A wonder (a wonder) like this

Source: OHHLA

Monday, February 25, 2008

Graffiti: Not a contact sport in Germany?

While graffiti has gotten a bum rap here in the states because of its association with gangs and violence, in Germany it's done more for artistic and political self-expression than turf-tagging. ''The graffiti art community in Germany, while not always moving on legal ground either, at least doesn't support people who shoot each other with guns,'' says Lafayette College junior Felix Forster, who is from Rostock, in northern Germany. Forster is studying mathematics and economics full-time and practicing graffiti art (legally) when time permits. [...] Murals are the most popular form of graffiti art in Germany, according to Forster. ''There's a great amount of illegal graffiti in Germany, some of it very beautiful and artistic, and some of it just ugly tagging on a wall,'' he says. [...] Forster says that German graffiti has a thicker and bulkier style than the American version, which uses more line art and thin lettering. German graffiti artists have also copied the American practice of assigning themselves ''tag names'' to identify their artwork.

Read the whole article at The Morning Call

Backspin Feb/Mar 2008

The current issue of Germany's Backspin magazine features Patrice, SDiddy, Damion Davis, Dynamite Deluxe, Das Bo, Royal Bunker, Saad, Das Ende vom Aufstand der Zeichen?, Rider OC, Big Toni & RubberLegz, Morlockk Dilemma, Aero One, 667 OneMoreThanTheDevil, Fayzen, Caput, and Sprachtot -- on the cover: German gangsta MASSIV.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Backspin #1 २००८

BACKSPIN #91 - Dezember 2007/Januar 2008

Ersguterjunge – Bushido, Chakuza, Kay One
spielen das Spiel für sich allein

Hip-Hop in Deutschland 2007:
Das kleine Nachschlagewerk
Meeting Of Styles
Deso Dogg
Style Crax

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Mad Fundstueck

If you haven't seen it it's neu fuer dich.

Mad, Madder, Jaylib's "Hydrant Game" Redux

Free is a charm: Da Beat Konducta in India: Movie Finale -- YouTube ripped it for the last time ...

Ohne Bulllyshit.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Efficient German beats

Fanta4 live in Nürnberg

No video, but better quality (nothing compared to iTunes on the new MacBook Air, d'oh)

Deluxe Beatz - Ladies & Gentlemen

Deluxe Beatz - Samy Deluxe Pt. 2

Thursday, January 10, 2008

German Gangsta Rap

Neo Gangstas rule!
Almost Like Real Gangstas. This time, German rap is coming from the streets. By Scott Roxborough

A new generation of German hip-hoppers is doing what the first generation failed to do – adding a touch of the ghetto to German pop culture. [...] Their images of crime and police brutality, drug abuse and casual violence is not the way most Germans think about their own country, but their mix of crude German and English slang rapped over a pounding beat is climbing the charts. A whole generation of German rap stars with tags like Sido and Azad, Kool Savas, Bushido and B-Tight are dressing ghetto, talking trash and keeping it real. Call it German Gangsta Rap. Visit any German high school and it is clear German kids also want to walk the walk and talk the talk of U.S. hip-hop. [...]

And as it is in the United States, aggression is a big part of German gangsta rap. Aggression is one of the foundations of our street culture,” argues Specter of AggroBerlin.
“I’ll burn you like napalm,” screams Azad in one song. “I’m planning murder and rape... I’m a fighting dog on the mike,” raps Bushido. However, what rappers of the new generation are most interested in is not politics, but music. They want to change rap. That‘s why more often that not their anger is directed at older rapper rivals like Blumentopf and Die Fantastischen Vier.

“If you’d rather sit at home by your pool, eat from a nicely-set dinner table/Then you’ll soon realize Berlin’s not for you,” Sido raps on Mein Block. “This is my block, not Blumentopf’s block! Yeah!” The fans are in on the joke. Many of the kids who bought Sido‘s debut Maske also checked out Viel, the latest best seller from Die Fantastischen Vier, and groove to Eminem, 50 Cent and Jay-Z. German kids, after all, have never had much of a problem playing mix-and-match with U.S. and German culture, or adapting U.S. imports to fit local customs. If you can mix Sauerbraten with French Fries, why not gold chains with Lederhosen?

- Scott Roxborough is a Canadian journalist living in Cologne and German bureau chief for the leading media trade daily The Hollywood Reporter.

Source: The Atlantic Times

Tuesday, January 01, 2008