The German rap scene has been very active in recent years and a many talented artists brought in new impulses into German hiphop.Today we show you 8 German newcomers which are currently hot or which might will be in 2018.
Rap’s germination is sometimes attributed to the righteous street poetry of the Last Poets and the Watts Prophets, but it didn’t begin to take full shape — and earn its tag — until after the Sugarhill Gang released “Rapper’s Delight” in 1979. Since then, rap spread from its New York epicenter throughout the remainder of the U.S. (with each region taking on its own specific flavor) and then to countless countries. Rap’s core components are beats and rhymes, but that simplicity belies the wide range of sounds that have sprung from them. Instrumentalists, a sampled breakbeat, or a drum machine can form the backbone of a track, while an arrangement can be spaciously spare or chaotically dense, and a chorus can range from atonal shouting to a sweet melody. Detractors were still calling rap a fad in 1985, when LL Cool J released his first single. They were doing the same thing when, roughly 20 years later, the same MC released his tenth album, and they’ll probably continue to do so as long as the genre exists. Should rap ever die, which isn’t likely, it would be far too late to prevent its effect on most other music forms, from R&B to rock to jazz
The 23 year oldRinis the official winner of thehiphop.de awardin thecategory newcomer. He got a lot of attention with the songBiancofeaturing Yung Hurnin 2016(click here for the video). He released six singles last year and in September finally his debut albumEROSappeared. The young artist was born and raised in the little townBietingheim-Bissingennear Stuttgart, where also other famous artists likeShindy or Bausaoriginate from. He releases his music on the labelDivision Recordingsand is known for his brilliant live performance.
His biggest hit was the fourth single of his debut album and is calledBros:
Dardanhad his breakthrough in 2016 with the songWer macht Parrain collaboration withEno. Despite the hype he remained focused, released some successful songs and dropped his first albumHallo Deutschrapin mid-2017. The 20-year-old lives inStuttgartand was completely independent so far. He’s originally fromAlbania, a fact he likes to show in his music videos. Recently he also released a song in Albanian with the Albanian rapper Buta(click here for the video). He’s known to be a big fan ofGrime musicand tries his hand at this style.
His most successful solo song is called „Mister Dardy“
TheLocoSquadmemberLucianois one of the freshest rapper in Berlinat the moment. He started publishing music in 2015 and since then has released two mixtapes and his debut albumEiskalt. His sound is a nice mix between street rap and soft melodies, which sounds very interesting asLucianooften sings alongside his raps.
This dude isn’t actually a German, he emerged fromVienna in Austriaand lives inBerlinfor a long time now, doingGerman rap.Joshi Mizuis active in the rap scene since the early 2000s and dropped his first solo album in 2012. He never had a big breakthrough, but he got a contract with the labelIndipendenza, owned by his longtime colleagueRAF Camora, one of Germany’s biggest hip-hop artists at the moment. He is known for his futuristic style and finally is attracting attention with his new albumKaviar & Toast.
One of his most clicked videos is calledFress mich sattfeaturingBausa:
Enohad his breakthrough together withDardanand their common songWer macht Parra in 2016. Just like his colleague, Eno is only 20 years oldand has blossomed into a promising artist during the last two years. He was signed on the labelKopfticker until the end of 2017 but is now independent. In 2017 the newcomer released his debut albumXalax,which is very varied and goes in many different directions.
The 26-year-oldMortelwas a very interesting character last year. He released his debut projectRacailleand attracted a lot of attention with his bigBantu Squad throughout the scene. He’s sponsored by the brandÜnkut, which belongs to the French rapperBooba.Mortel’s influences are also fromFranceand he tries to bring this style into German Rap.
Racaille Gangisn’t his most famous song, but it shows his style in perfection:
TheHamburgbased newcomerTaiMois on the labelSteuerfrei Moneyunder contract and does what manyGerman rapfans currently miss:Good old boom bap. He’s about 21 years of age and has so far released a mixtape calledWashington Alee (2015) and his debut albumHorner Corner(2017). He works closely with the label ownerAchtvier, who discovered him two years ago.
Was würdest Du machenwas a single of his debut album Horner Corner:
Sandzois probably the most unknown newcomer in our list but this guy is really talented. The 1996 born rapper is based inBerlinand does veryfuturistic music. He released his biggest project up until now calledApolloin 2017 and it’s a piece of art. He’s doing almosteverything himselfand isn’t signed anywhere.
Not a lot of views but a lot of quality.Nextlevel appears on „Apollo“ :