Rap is certainly not sexier than the society in which it is embedded, but why can not it be part of the solution? It was written by Gzuz, a very successful Hamburg rapper whose ex-girlfriend has now accused him of being violent. Like most member outputs of 187 Strassenbande, his style is gangsta rap and street rap talking about crime on Hamburg streets. He announced his separation from the band on June 14, 2014. Does he really mean that? This time it is different.
He was close to Maxwell another member of 187 Strassenbande and in 2015 he released a collaborative album Obststand with Maxwell making it to number 5 on the German Album Chart. He had a very difficult childhood growing up in Hamburger Plattenbauten. Now we have an answer and we do not like it. The exciting thing about him was just this raw and wild side, which he presented on and behind the stage and which he also took off. More and more voices are being heard criticizing not only the behavior but also the lyrics of the artist. She is absolutely right, but it does not relieve anyone of the responsibility to do anything about it.
The frontman of the Toten Hosen had denounced at the Echo Awards 2018 a line by Kollegah and Farid Bang, in which they compared with concentration camp prisoners. Sa4 was represented on all four samplers of the 187 Strassenbande with several contributions. The same year, Gzuz released his solo album Ebbe und Flut. There is no indication from the outside, but an artist who has allegedly beaten his girlfriend. Rap is a game of fire: nice people say evil things and we listen to them. Does Deutschrap just experience metoo? The same year the Berlin-based Mosh36 joined.
Gzuz was one of those characters we admire, but we are a bit afraid of it. He left the band in 2013. On 10 November 2017, he released his debut solo album Neue Deutsche Quelle that made it to number 3 on the German Albums Chart. This has been little discussed. And doing what he preaches. At the same time, there are always artists who are being celebrated for their authenticity.
His artistic name Gzuz comes from Ghetto Zeug unzensiert zusammen. In October 2010, he was sentenced to three years and six months in prison for robbery theft. The indignation was great, but not within the rap world. To a relationship that not only looks more closely at sexism, but also no longer tolerates homophobia, anti-Semitism and other derailments. Actually, it is now a consensus that there is no true authenticity, art figures completely sufficient and it does not matter who has robbed which Geldtransporter. But what if people who say evil things do bad things too? Starting initially as a hip hop graffiti crew, it developed into a street band as a collaboration between many rappers mainly from Hamburg.
In 2013 he released his second album Wohlstand in 2013 making it to the Top 20 in the German Albums Chart. Relevant media are clearly positioning themselves in this matter and researching, for example, that Gzuz had been reported by a festival visitor in 2018 that he had sexually harassed. Without really wanting to ask. Perhaps the current discussion can lead to a more critical approach to texts and behavior. It topped the German Albums Chart.
However he could not attend the celebrations because he did not get a clearance for the event. His uncle plays guitar in the English band The Stranglers. But even more, we are afraid to ask the question: do you really think so? He left the band in 2014. It reached number 2 on the German Albums Chart.
In 2009 Sa4 released his mixtape Undercover. Well then I gossip it away! His third album Unikat and his first after leaving 187 Strassenbande released in 2015 reached number 7 on the German Albums Chart. He has continued to release further solo album and in 2016 AchtVier founded his own record label Steuerfrei Money signing Hamburg rapper TaiMo. Are we experiencing an awakening of the scene media who are perhaps dealing with sexism in the Deutschrap for the first time? Because of their popularity, band has accompanied the group in their German tour in 2015.
Gzuz, a rapper in the band was jailed for 3 years prompting the band organizing the Free Gzuz Tour. . Rap is not the problem but only part of it, says journalist Salwa Houmsi, for example, on the current debate. The 187 street gang that Gzuz belongs to has a very fanatical and very young fanbase that glorifies their idols. Other members included AchtVier, Hasuna and Mosh36 who left for various reasons between 2013 and 2015. Artists, fans and the media like to react to allegations of sexism by arguing that it is a societal problem that also occurs in rap.
Of course, Campino was not the right one, but he did. AchtVier was keen on following a solo career after his first solo album Aufstand in 2011. The formation is considered part of the movement in Germany. However, the staged fictional character faces authenticity, a thoroughly controversial concept.