Aggro Berlin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Aggro Berlin
Parent company Universal Music Group
Founded 2001
Founder Specter, Halil and Spaiche
Status Defunct
Genre Hip hop, Gangsta rap
Country of origin Germany
Location Berlin, Germany
Official website www.aggroberlin.de

Aggro Berlin was a German hip-hop independent record label based in Berlin, Germany that existed from 1 January 2001 until 1 April 2009.[1] Three artists; Sido, Tony D and Kitty Kat were signed with the label at the time of its closure. Since the end of 2007 it used to be a sub-label of Universal.

"Aggro" (in this context a noun) is German slang for having an aggressive attitude (as in British English). Berlin is the city where the label was headquartered.

History[edit]

The label was founded on 1 January 2001 by Berlin rappers Specter, Spaiche and Halil. The first signed artists were Sido and B-Tight. Later, the label also signed Bushido. The same year it released EP Das Mic und Ich by A.i.d.S (formerly Royal TS) on the label, which was the first release of Aggro Berlin. In 2002 released the two samplers Aggro Ansage Nr. 1 and Aggro Ansage Nr. 2, which contains tracks by its signed artists. Fler was also featured on the second sampler, but he had not yet signed on to the label. Bushido and Fler released, in the same year, the collabo album, entitled Carlo, Cokxxx, Nutten.

In 2003 Aggro Berlin released Bushido's debut album Vom Bordstein bis zur Skyline, which was indexed by BPjM (Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons).

Later, in 2004, Sido's debut album, Maske sold more than 100,000 copies in less than a month. In September of that year, the rapper won a prestigious German music award for "Best Newcomer", but his album had been indexed.

In June 2004 Bushido left the label and signed with Universal.

G-Hot's contract ran out in Autumn 2006. After the song "Keine Toleranz" (No Tolerance) appeared on the internet in July 2007, Aggro Berlin renounced any further business association with him. The song, which featured Boss A, discriminates against homosexuals and calls to kill homosexuals. It was not officially released by any label and G-Hot stated that it had been recorded many years prior to its leak and was never intended to be released.[citation needed]

According to Sido and Fler in an interview with the German hip-hop magazine Juice, Aggro Berlin has not been a fully independent label since October 2007 but now collaborates with Universal Records.

Artists[edit]

Former acts[edit]

Act Years on the label Albums under Aggro Berlin Description
Bushido 2001–2004 2 Rapper from Bonn. His debut album Vom Bordstein bis zur Skyline (2003), reached #88 in the charts. In 2004, he left the label after a dispute with the three bosses.
G-Hot 2005–2007 1 Rapper from Berlin. He was discovered by Fler. Because of his controversial homophobia song "Keine Toleranz" the label stopped to work with him.
Fler 2003–2009 6 Rapper from Berlin. He left on March 2009, a month before the label's closure.
Sido 2001–2009 4 Rapper from Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg.
B-Tight 2001–2009 2 Rapper from Berlin. He was born in Palm Springs, California, but grew up in Germany.
Tony D 2005–2009 1 Rapper from Berlin-Kreuzberg.
Kitty Kat 2006–2009 - Rapper from Berlin. She was the only female artist on the label.

Releases[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Artists Chart Positions Status
GER AUT
2001 Splash Special A.i.d.S.
Das Mic und ich
2002 Alles ist die Sekte: Album Nr. 3
Aggro Ansage Nr. 1 Aggro Berlin
Carlo, Cokxxx, Nutten Sonny Black (Bushido) & Frank White (Fler)
Der Neger (in mir) B-Tight
Aggro Ansage Nr. 2 Aggro Berlin
2003 Garnich so schlimm A.i.d.S.
Vom Bordstein bis zur Skyline Bushido 87
Aggro Ansage Nr. 3 Aggro Berlin
2004 Maske Sido 3 Gold
Aggro Ansage Nr. 4 Aggro Berlin 9 Gold
2005 Neue Deutsche Welle Fler 5
Heiße Ware B-Tight & Tony D
Dein Lieblingsalbum Deine Lieblingsrapper 2
Aggro Ansage Nr. 5 Aggro Berlin 7 Gold
2006 Trendsetter Fler 4
Ich Sido 4 Gold
2007 Willkommen in Abschaumcity MC Bogy 92
Neger Neger B-Tight 6
Eine Hand wäscht die Andere Sido 21
Airmax Muzik Fler 13
Alles oder Nichts Jom & Said
Totalschaden Tony D 21
Ghetto Romantik B-Tight 54
Auferstanden aus Ruinen Joe Rilla
2008 Fremd im eigenen Land Fler 7
Ich und meine Maske Sido 1 Gold
Südberlin Maskulin Frank White (Fler) & Godsilla 22
Goldständer B-Tight 36
Aggro Anti Ansage Nr. 8 Aggro Berlin 25
2009 Fler Fler

Singles[edit]

Year Title Artist Chart position Album
Germany Austria
2003 "Bei Nacht" Bushido Vom Bordstein bis zur Skyline
"Gemein wie 10"
2004 "Mein Block" Sido 13 Maske
"Arschficksong"
"Fuffies im Club" Maske
"Aggroberlina" Fler 59
2005 "Mama ist stolz" Sido
"NDW 2005" Fler 9 Neue Deutsche Welle
"Steh wieder auf" Deine Lieblings Rapper 12 Dein Lieblings Album
"A.G.G.R.O./Nach eigenen Regeln" B-Tight feat. G-Hot & Tony D 22
"Aggroberlin Zeit" Aggro Ansage Nr. 5
2006 "Wahlkampf" Sido feat. G-Hot
"Papa ist zurück" Fler 23 Trendsetter
Cüs Junge Fler feat. Muhabbet 51
X-Tasy B-Tight
Straßenjunge Sido 20 Maske
Weihnachtssong 2006
2007 Teil von mir 14 Ich
Ich bins B-Tight 45
Schlechtes Vorbild Sido 18 Ich
Der Coolste B-Tight
Totalschaden Tony D Totalschaden
2008 Deutscha Bad Boy Fler 16
Augen auf/Halt dein Maul Sido 7 Ich und meine Maske
Carmen
2009 "Beweg dein Arsch" Sido feat. Scooter, Kitty Kat & Tony D
"Check mich aus" Fler Fler
"Ich sing nicht mehr für dich" Fler feat. Doreen Steinert

Controversy[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aggro Berlin". 2009-04-01. Archived from the original on 20 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-17. 

External links[edit]