German-speaking rap breaks charts again. New genres are coming from France and America, which the artists can pick up and refine here. Many long-term musicians or newcomers are pushing the rap scene in a new direction. Drugs, violence and sex are no longer the main topics, so that more and more people like to listen in. Spotify, Youtube, Soundcloud, even on the radio rap music is getting more and more popular.
Extremely celebrated – women in the rap scene
SXTN – a German hip hop duo from Berlin, two rappers Juju and Nura. In 2015, the girls achieve a breakthrough. Sold out tour tickets and on the lists of the top 20 charts take the two to the top. Their announcements are unmistakable: SXTN demonstrate self-confidence and cannot be talked into. The trapbeats come hard and demanding, the lyrics are vulgar and coarse. The provocation is undoubtedly successful.
Eunique – known as the Hustler. She simply raps down the themes of social injustice, sexism and racism. The Hamburg girl put in her freestyle rap video at that time and thus began her career as a rapper – who dares. Eunique also known as Kobra, founds a fan club Kobra Military – to expand their community.
Rap Genius – Which man can keep up?
Besides long-term musicians, more and more newcomers are making a quick start into the rapper charts. More and more male musicians rap about topics like drugs, sex, violence, love, music, friends or other soft areas.
With Sido, Miss Platum and RAF Camora & Bonez MC Bausa can be heard since a long time. His music is played up and down on the radio and with a few titles he is in the top three of the charts.
Ronny Trettmann , a reggae and dancehall artist, conquers the country’s single charts for four weeks. With his Saxon dialect and a sexy autotune voice, he arouses attention. Besides big appearances at different festivals, he records songs with other German rappers like Gringo, GZUZ, Materia and Megaloh, which everybody should know by now.
Gross lyrics, big feelings and questionable poses – his songs have been at the top of the trend charts at Spotify and Apple Music for weeks now. His tour in all cities almost sold out. In 2017 he won the award for Best Newcomer National at the Hip Hop.de Awards.