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Bushido in 2010
|Birth name||Anis Mohamed Youssef Ferchichi|
September 28, 1978 |
|Genres||Hip Hop, gangsta rap|
|Occupations||Rapper, producer, entrepreneur|
|Associated acts||Baba Saad, Chakuza, D-Bo, Fler, Sido|
Anis Mohamed Youssef Ferchichi, (born September 28, 1978), better known as Bushido, is a German rapper. The word "bushido" is Japanese and means "Way of the Warrior". He also uses the pseudonym Sonny Black, based on Dominic Napolitano. As of 2009, he sold more than 1.5 million albums in Germany alone. He is the owner of the record label ersguterjunge and entrepreneur in the real estate industry.
- 1 Life and career
- 1.1 1978-1998: Early life
- 1.2 1999-2001: Early career and King of KingZ
- 1.3 2002-2003: Carlo, Cokxxx, Nutten, and Vom Bordstein bis zur Skyline
- 1.4 2004-2005: ersguterjunge, Electro Ghetto, Carlo, Cokxxx, Nutten II and Staatsfeind Nr. 1
- 1.5 2006-2007: Von der Skyline zum Bordstein zurück and 7
- 1.6 2008-2009: Autobiography, Heavy Metal Payback and Carlo, Cokxxx, Nutten 2
- 1.7 2010-2011: Film debut and Zeiten ändern dich album, BMW reunion Jenseits von Gut und Böse and 23
- 1.8 2012-present: Internship at the Bundestag, AMYF, "Stress ohne Grund" controversy and Sonny Black
- 2 Controversy
- 3 Feuds
- 4 Personal life
- 5 Discography
- 6 Tours
- 7 Filmography
- 8 Awards & Record Certifications
- 9 Literature
- 10 Sources
- 11 References
- 12 External links
Life and career
1978-1998: Early life
Bushido was born of a Tunisian father and a German mother in Bad Godesberg, a small town, part of Bonn in West Germany. Shortly after, his family moved to Berlin. Bushido grew up with his mother and brother, in Berlin-Tempelhof district of former West Berlin. He attended Eckener Gymnasium up to the tenth grade, then changed to another gymnasium before leaving school early, and accumulated a criminal record for drug possession and vandalism. A judge ordered him to attend vocational training as a painter or face a jail term. During the training as a painter, he met and made friend with rapper Fler. Bushido sprayed graffiti under the pseudonym "Fuchs" (fox).
1999-2001: Early career and King of KingZ
Bushido's career started in 1998, with several demo releases like 030 Squad - Westberlin. He also appeared on Es gibt kein Battle from King Orgasmus One.
In 2001 he and King Orgasmus One, Bass Sultan Hengzt and D-Bo formed the label I Luv Money Records, where he released his first official demo album King of KingZ. He later moved to Aggro Berlin, where he worked with Sido, B-Tight and Fler. The album was digitally remastered and released on CD in 2003, titled King of KingZ (Digital Remastered) and in 2004 King of KingZ 2004 Edition with some remixes over ersguterjunge.
2002-2003: Carlo, Cokxxx, Nutten, and Vom Bordstein bis zur Skyline
On October 21, 2002 Bushido and Fler released the collaboration album Carlo, Cokxxx, Nutten. They used the pseudonyms "Sonny Black" and "Frank White", which they took from the films Donnie Brasco and King Of New York. Bushido's pseudonym may be a nod to his American musical influence; in that country, Sonny Black was the mafia nickname of notorious Bonanno crime family mobster Dominick Napolitano.
On July 14, 2003 he released his first solo album, Vom Bordstein bis zur Skyline. It was an enormous success for what was still essentially an underground release. The album reached #88 in the media-control-charts and became one of the first German hip hop albums in the genre Gangsta rap.
2004-2005: ersguterjunge, Electro Ghetto, Carlo, Cokxxx, Nutten II and Staatsfeind Nr. 1
In summer 2004, due to artistic differences regarding his future solo career, he left Aggro Berlin and signed with Urban/Universal. Together with DJ Ilan, he produced a remix of the industrial metal group Rammstein's song "Amerika", which appeared as a B-side on the single.
In October 25, 2004 he released his second solo album, Electro Ghetto, which reached number six on the German charts. Three singles from the album were released: "Electro Ghetto" (DE #31, 9 weeks), "Nie wieder" (DE #31, 9 weeks) and "Hoffnung stirbt zuletzt" (DE #29, 8 weeks).
On April 4, 2005 he released his second collaboration album Carlo, Cokxxx, Nutten II, once again using his alter ego "Sonny Black" but this time recording with Baba Saad rather than Fler. On November 4, 2005 released his third solo album, Staatsfeind Nr. 1, which reached number four on the German charts.
2006-2007: Von der Skyline zum Bordstein zurück and 7
On February 2, 2006 Bushido released the sampler ersguterjunge Sampler Vol. 1 - Nemesis, which features artists who were signed to ersguterjunge.
Bushido won an Echo as the "Best Live Act" and a MTV Europe Music Award in the category "Best German Act" in both 2006 and 2007.
On September 1, 2006 he released his fourth solo album Von der Skyline zum Bordstein zurück (abbreviated as VDSZBZ), which contains no features. The singles are "Von Skyline zum Bordstein zurück" (released August 18), "Sonnenbank Flavour" (released October 27) and "Janine" (released February 9). The second sampler, ersguterjunge Sampler Vol. 2 - Vendetta, was released on December 1, 2006. The only single of the sampler is called "Vendetta" and features Bushido, Eko Fresh, and Chakuza. The same year, Bushido also took part in Stefan Raab's "TV total Stock Car Crash Challenge".
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In the beginning of 2007 Bushido founded the girl band Bisou with former candidates of the casting show Popstars. He also bought a mansion for himself and his mother in Berlin Lichterfelde for €1,200,000 plus €800,000 for redecorating and won his second Echo award as best hip hop/rap artist. At the end of June, Bushido announced that he and his label ersguterjunge were transferring from Universal/Urban to Sony/BMG. His first release with Sony/BMG was 7, released on August 31, pre-selling 100,000 copies in Germany, making it a gold record.
2008-2009: Autobiography, Heavy Metal Payback and Carlo, Cokxxx, Nutten 2
In January 2008 it became known that Bushido and an unknown partner had founded a real estate business. It yielded a million Euros in the first ten months. Bushido released his autobiography Bushido on September 8, which reached number 1 on the Spiegel bestseller list. His eighth album, Heavy Metal Payback on October, 10 200, which pre-sold 100,000 copies in Germany and reached Gold-status. The singles released were "Ching Ching", "Für immer jung" and "Kennst du die Stars".
The video for the single "Für immer jung" caused some controversy because MTV stopped airing it after two days of heavy rotation. The main editorial office decided that the feature with Czech musician Karel Gott didn't fit the image of MTV. In a meeting with Bushido, the chief editors offered to air the video on their other music channel, Viva, but Bushido didn't agree and later forbade MTV and Viva from airing his videos because he couldn't reconcile this with his conscience. Bushido wrote in his forum about the topic:
|“||Ich habe lange an diesem Freitag überlegt. (...) für mich stellte sich einfach nur die Frage ob ich diesen Betrug hinnehmen oder die einzige logische Konsequenz treffen soll. (...) und deswegen habe ich auf MTV geschissen. Egal was passiert, ich übernehme die volle Verantwortung, aber ich kann mir und vor allem Karel Gott in die Augen gucken.
(I thought about this friday for a long time. (...) for me it was simply a question of whether I should accept this betrayal or come to the only logical consequence. (..) and that's why I left MTV. No matter what happens, I accept responsibility, but I can still look myself, and above all Karel Gott, in the eye.)
After that, all cooperation between Bushido and MTV ended. However, the single became very successful, earning Bushido his first gold certification for a single in Germany. In Fler's music video for the single "Das alles ist Deutschland", which featured Bushido, a burning MTV Europe Music Award can be seen. It probably belongs to Bushido, since Fler has never won one.
As Fler left Aggro Berlin and the label closed down on April 1, Bushido reached out to his former partner to end their feud. The renewed friendship led to the production of a sequel to the 2002 album Carlo, Cokxxx, Nutten. The album is titled Carlo, Cokxxx, Nutten 2, as distinguished from the Carlo, Cokxxx, Nutten II sequel, recorded with Baba Saad in 2005. Carlo, Cokxxx, Nutten 2 was entirely produced by Bushido, and most of the beats were planned for the soundtrack of the movie Zeiten ändern dich. The album was released on 11 September, with the single "Eine Chance/Zu Gangsta" and the video promoting it.
2010-2011: Film debut and Zeiten ändern dich album, BMW reunion Jenseits von Gut und Böse and 23
The movie Zeiten ändern dich was shot in and around Berlin from July 21 to mid-September 2009. It was released on February 4, 2010. The movie is based on Bushido's autobiography, featuring Bushido as himself. Uli Edel directed and Bernd Eichinger produced it. 80,000 people watched the movie on the release date.
Bushido and Kay One wrote and recorded "Fackeln im Wind", which was dedicated to the German national football team in honor of the start of the soccer World Cup 2010 and was released on June 11. Bushido got the idea for the song after meeting football player Sami Khedira during the "Zeiten ändern dich - Live durch Europa" tour. "For me it's a great honor to make a song for the national team... Now I hope that the song drives the players and the fans to use all their power to bring the cup home," Bushido said.
In August, Bushido reformed the group Berlins Most Wanted, which originally consisted of himself, Bass Sultan Hengzt and King Orgasmus, in 2001 during the King of KingZ era, and added Kay One and Fler to the group. Together they released the album Berlins Most Wanted with a single also called "Berlins Most Wanted".
On March 31, 2011 Bushido released a video on his YouTube channel, in which he confirmed plans for a new album entitled Jenseits von Gut und Böse and the guest appearance of French rapper Booba. On April 19, his second statement video was published, where he first thanked singer J-Luv for his vocal parts on the single "Vergiss mich", which was released on April 22 in digital format along with the music video. He also presented the producers Rsonist and Benny Blanco and confirmed that Xavier Naidoo from Söhne Mannheims is featured as guest performer on the song "Du bist ein Mensch". His third statement video was published on April 28 on his YouTube channel. In this video, Bushido confirmed that his label mate Kay One has a guest appearance on the album, and introduced DJ Desue as producer. Bushido also announced that the song "Wie ein Löwe" could be downloaded on iTunes the following day.
American record producers DJ Premier, Swizz Beatz, Araab Muzik and R'sonist each contributed one beat for the album. A meeting with Dr. Dre was also intended, but Bushido cancelled due to the high price. Later DJ Premier became disappointed that new vocals were added to the song "Gangster" and that his DJ-cuts were edited without giving him a chance to hear the new version before it was released. However it is unknown if this was Bushido's idea or that of his production team.
The video for the second single "Wärst du immer noch hier?" released on May 30, 2011, and the CD and digital format of the single released four days later on June 3.
In 2011, Sido and Bushido reconciled after an 6 year during dispute, and on August 15, 2011 Sony Music Entertainment stated that a collaboration album of the two rappers, titled 23, release on October 14. A teaser trailer promoting the project leaked the same day on Bushido's YouTube channel. The first single "So mach ich es" released on September 30, 2011 via internet and the CD single released on October 21. The music video released via Bushido's YouTube channel on October 10 and later the platform set an age restriction, because the video has been flagged as being inappropriate. At the Echo awards it won in the category "Bestes Video National" (Best video national).
2012-present: Internship at the Bundestag, AMYF, "Stress ohne Grund" controversy and Sonny Black
On June 14, 2012, Bushido announced in an interview with the Bild newspaper that he would found a political party with the aim of becoming mayor of Berlin. The same month he completed an internship for CDU deputy Christian von Stetten in the Paul-Löbe-Haus in Berlin. This lead to a lot of criticism due to Bushido's controversial song lyrics and his criminal past.
Bushido announced his eleventh album AMYF via Facebook, which was also presented on Amazon.com. Later the track list and the iTunes version were published. The first announcement video has been put online on August 22, 2012 via YouTube on his channel. Bushido confirmed that the Deluxe version features a DVD which shows footage of the recording period and also announced Sido, Eko Fresh, Julian Williams (aka J-Luv), MoTrip and Joka as guest performers. On September 19, 2012 released Bushido the second announcement video. In this video he announced several producers, including Beatzarre, Djorkaeff, X-Plosive Beats and Phat Cripsy, and represented the other guest performers King Orgasmus One (who is only featured on the Premium edition) and Brutos Brutaloz. The third and last video released on September 26, 2012, where Bushido introduced Frauenarzt and Elmo as last guest features, and announced the premier of his music video for "Kleine Bushidos" (released via YouTube on October 4) and the next day the song was available for any digital platform. The second single "Theorie & Praxis" (featuring Joka), released on November 9, 2012, but failed reaching the charts. The third and final single release of the album, "Panamera Flow" (featuring Shindy), released on March 15, 2013 and ranked #51 in Germany and Austria.
On July 12, 2013, released Shindy's debut single "Stress ohne Grund", which features Bushido, of his debut album NWA. After it's release, it caused a lot of controversy among the medias and politicians. In the song, Bushido attacks and threatens the politicians Serkan Tören, Claudia Roth and Klaus Wowereit. He also mentions comedian Oliver Pocher and rapper Kay One. The song has been heavily criticized especially for the lines:
|“||Ich will, dass Serkan Tören jetzt ins Gras beißt. (...) Ich schieß auf Claudia Roth und sie kriegt Löcher wie ein Golfplatz.
(I want Serkan Tören to bite the dust now. (...) I shoot at Claudia Roth and she gets holes like a golf course.)
Tören and Wowereit filed charge against Bushido. The attorney of Berlin also filed charge against him for hate speech, libel and depiction of violence in his lyrics. The Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons indexed NWA and confirmed it on September 5, 2013. The charge has been delivered to Bushido in September 2013.
On February 14, 2014, his twelfth studio album titled Sonny Black was released, including the single "Gangsta Rap Kings", featuring Kollegah and Farid Bang. The beats got made by Bushido, Shindy, Djorkaeff, Beatzarre, Young Piano, M3, Dj Desue, Valon Mehmeti and X-plosive.
Hip-hop has always been an expressive outlet for people across ethnic lines, primarily the underprivileged in the United States. This may highlight the parallel between the United States and its macho persona in rap/hip hop music and Bushido's image or glorification of so-called gangsta rap. However, some point to his partial North African ethnicity and collaboration with minority artists, like Azad, Eko Fresh and Cassandra Steen as evidence that Bushido is not racist. The controversy was magnified by the line "Salutiert, steht stramm, ich bin der Leader wie A" ("Salute, stand to attention, I am the leader like A") in Bushido's single "Electro Ghetto". The "A" is interpreted by many as referring to Adolf Hitler . According to Bushido, the line is a citation from a rap by Azad, who often calls himself "A". Bushido also called this a "willkommene Provokationsmöglichkeit" ("welcome opportunity to provoke").
Misogyny and homophobia
Bushido provoked much discussion through his use of controversial song lyrics, which can be interpreted as being misogynistic, homophobic, sexist and violence-glorifying. For example, the song "Nutte Bounce", from his demo album King of KingZ (2001), frequently uses the term "Nutte" (German for prostitute or "bitch"). When questioned, Bushido explained that he doesn't mean women in general but rather the "real bitches". The song "Berlin" from his debut Vom Bordstein bis zur Skyline (2003) has the following line, which can be interpreted as homophobic:
|“||Berlin wird wieder hart, denn wir verkloppen jede Schwuchtel.
(Berlin is going to be hard again, because we beat up every faggot)
In November, 2005, Bushido hit the headlines after he made a scornful remark about Paris Hilton in an interview with net.zeitung.de: "She is just a stupid piece of meat... I would like to have her for the sexual act: humiliating and then bye."
|“||Du bist ein krasser Gee auf eurem krassen Campus. Aber ich sperr’ dich ein wie Natascha Kampusch.
(You are a cool Gee [gangster] on your cool campus. But I imprison you like Natascha Kampusch.)
In late August 2007, it also caused a lot criticism against Bushido's involvement on the concert Schau nicht weg, a campaign against violence at schools, organized by Bravo and VIVA. The critics argue that Bushido could not count as a role model because of his "homophobic and anti-women lyrics". But since 2006 he was, according to Bravo, very involved in the project, so his live performance could not be canceled. During the performance, Bushido appealed in an aggressive manner to a small group of homosexual protesters by saying: "You fuckers can demonstrate, hang yourself – I don't give a shit". This led to more criticism and controversy.
In June 2009, after participants of the Kreuzberg Pride spotted Bushido on the Berlin U-Bahn Schlesisches Tor, a verbal conflict ensued between the rapper and the participants in which Bushido insulted individuals by referring to their sexual orientation. As result, he and his entourage were splashed with drinks and the organizers of the pride sued him for libel.
Anti-Israel Twitter controversy
In January 2013, Bushido garnered additional media attention by tweeting “Free Palestine” and using the colors of the Palestinian flag to symbolize a Middle East without Israel. German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper that “this illustration does not serve peace, rather it sows hate.”
Israel’s embassy in Berlin responded to the rapper’s actions by tweeting, with irony, directly to his Twitter handle: “@Bushido78 first women, then gays and now Israel: We are proud to belong to the victims of the integration prize winner Bushido.” 
In 2011, Bushido received a Bambi Award for successful German integration in Germany – despite his reputation for homophobia and misogyny. The Bambi Foundation head Patricia Riekel reacted to his tweet by saying: “We are examining the incident and will react accordingly.”
Lawsuits for assault
More legal trouble ensued following an incident at a party in Linz, Austria on July 30, 2005. Upon discovery that his tires had been slashed, he and two of his bodyguards were involved in a physical altercation with a 19 year old Austrian man from Linz who was left with severe head injuries. Bushido blames the victim for damaging all tires of his BMW 7 Series. Bushido spent 15 days (August 3–18) in jail before being released on €100,000 bail. He ended up paying €20,000 to the Austrian courts and another €1,000 to the victim himself. It was during this time that it became publicly known that Bushido had been married to another woman for several years, when the judge questioned him on the topic. Bushido later denied the claims of his marriage.
Bushido garnered some press coverage when his record company, Universal Music Group, sued EMI over an alleged copyright violation that derived from similarities between the cover of Deutschland Gib Mir Ein Mic and Music Is My Savior, an album by American rapper Mims.
In 2007, Bushido earned more international press coverage when he was threatened with legal action by the symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir, who claimed that Bushido had sampled two of their songs without permission, "Mourning Palace" and "Alt Lys Er Svunnet Hen". Bushido's songs named were "Mittelfingah" and "Engel".
Dimmu Borgir's manager was quoted saying:
|“||Since we were not contacted by Bushido through proper channels and told about his desire to do this, it is clear that Bushido has seriously infringed our intellectual property rights.||”|
No case was brought against him. Two songs from the Liverpool band Antimatter had also been sampled by Bushido without permission, although this dispute was settled later before any legal action was taken. The songs were "Terminal" and "Epitaph" (sampled on "Von der Skyline zum Bordstein zurück" and "Sonnenbank Flavour").
September 26, 2008, Bushido was charged with international copyright infringement by the American gothic band Nox Arcana for copying music from three of their songs: "Beyond Midnight" (copied by Bushido on "Weißt Du?"), "No Rest for the Wicked" (copied by Bushido on "Kurt Cobain") and "Cthulhu Rising" (copied by Bushido on "Blaues Licht"). Nox Arcana's songs appear on their albums Darklore Manor (2003) and Necronomicon (2004). Bushido's album Von der Skyline zum Bordstein zurück (2006), which was re-released in 2007 after going Platinum in Germany.
Here a section taken from the official page of Nox Arcana:
|“||The German rapper, Anis Mohamed Ferchichi, who calls himself "Bushido" or "Sonny Black" is looking at international copyright infringement charges. (...) This time, however, Bushido has stolen music from the American Gothic group Nox Arcana, who is taking legal action against the rapper and his label.||”|
Also the French band Dark Sanctuary accused Bushido of taking songs off their material without permission. For his single "Janine" he used the melody of the song "Les Mémoires Blessées". On March 23, 2010, German courts convicted him and ordered him to make reparations and to stop the sales of the affected albums, singles and samplers, including Von der Skyline zum Bordstein zurück. In addition to that, he was ordered to recall and destroy all unsold copies.
A video leaked online by Marzel Becker and Stephan Heller, two German music criticizers. In their video they compared Dark Sanctuary's songs to Bushido's.
In April 2013, it became publicly known that Bushido signed on December 22, 2010 a general power of attorney to Arafat Abou-Chaker, the leader of the Lebanese criminal clan Abou-Chaker, which allows him to dispose of Bushido's whole estate, including accounts, cars and gains. German magazine stern reports about Bushido's relationship towards to mafia-clan and they also printed the general power of attorney.
The feud that began in 2004 between Bushido and his former label Aggro Berlin is arguably the most renowned in German hip-hop history. It started with a personal fallout between the label bosses Halil, Specter and Spaiche and Bushido, who later left the label. Afterwards Bushido formed together with D-Bo the label ersguterjunge and signed several artist. In 2004, Eko Fresh released his single "Die Abrechung", where he attacks Kool Savas, Sido, Fler and Bushido.
Later that year released Fler his response, titled "Hollywood Türke", where Fler referenced Bushido as "Pussido". Eko Fresh and Bushido released the diss track "FLERräter". Following that Fler and B-Tight released their response "Du Opfer".
The feud ended in 2011.
On March 30, 2012 Kay One's videos, along with their million views, has been removed from Bushido's YouTube channel. Bushido tweeted following this action: "I don't have beef, with anyone". Following that, Kay One reacts via Facebook:
|“||Some people are scared, that I become far too successful. 60 million clicks like fallen off the face of the earth (...) You can remove the videos, but not me (...) The truth will come out soon. Everyone in Germany will find out what happened (...)||”|
The statement ends with the word "exguterjunge".
Bushido tweeted hours later: "Kay is not an exguterjunge for me, my doors are open for him". Kay One's answer via Facebook: "(...) Therefore you banned all my videos, with over 60.000.000 clicks (...)". Also rapper Shindy, who has been recently signed to ersguterjunge, left the label.
On May 9, 2013, released Shindy a diss track against Kay One, titled "Alkoholisierte Pädophile". On the track, Shindy claims that he co-wrote songs for Kay One's second album Prince of Belvedair and that he didn't get paid. He also accused Kay One and his step-father Oliver Brodowski (also known as Olliwood), who is also the manager, being pedophile. This accusation led to many discussion.
Kay One banned the track and reacted via Facebook to it, where he stated that the diss track is just for promomting Shindy's then up-coming album NWA and that he will "uncover the truth" about Bushido and Shindy. On August 1, 2013, released Kay One's diss track "Nichts als die Wahrheit", where he rapped about the past that he spend with Bushido and Shindy. In return to the accusation being pedophile, he claims that Bushido has cheated with a seventeen-year-old girl on his wife. Following that, Bushido announced via social networks, including Facebook and Instagram, to release a diss track called "Leben und Tod des Kenneth Glöckner".
Marriage with Anna-Maria Lagerblom
Bushido lives in Kleinmachnow and has been married since May 2012 to Anna-Maria Lagerblom, sister of Sarah Connor and ex-wife of Pekka Lagerblom. They had been engaged since early 2011 . It is Lagerblom's third marriage.
- Auf die harte Tour – with Azad (2004)
- ersguterjunge Tour (2005)
- Gib mir ein Mic Tour (2006)
- ersguterjunge Tour (2006)
- Von der Skyline zur Bühne zurück Tour (2007)
- "7" Tour (2007)
- Carlo, Cokxxx, Nutten 2 Tour – with Fler (2009)
- Zeiten ändern dich - Live durch Europa (2010)
- v2.010 Tour (2011)
- Jenseits von Gut und Böse Tour (2012)
|2009||Horst Schlämmer – Isch kandidiere!||Guest part||Comedy|
|2010||Zeiten ändern dich||Himself||Autobiographical film|
Awards & Record Certifications
- 1. Place in the categories Beste Website für kingbushido.de, Bestes Album National for Staatsfeind Nr. 1
- Bravo Otto in Silber in the categorie HipHop National
- Echo-Winner in the categorie Live-Act National 
- "Goldenes Tape" for 20 number 1 positions of the video Von der Skyline zum Bordstein zurück in the MTV-Show TRL
- MTV Europe Music Award in the categorie Best German Act 
- Juice-Awards: 1. place in the categories Live Performance National, Video National für Sonnenbank Flavour, Single National for Von der Skyline zum Bordstein zurück, Rap Solokünstler National
- Echo-winner in the categorie Hip-Hop/R&B National
- "Bravo Otto" in Gold in the categorie HipHop National
- "Comet" winner in the categorie Bester Künstler 
- "Goldener Pinguin" of the Austrian Youth-magazine "Xpress" in the categorie: Bester Rapper Des Jahres
- MTV Europe Music Award in the categorie Best German Act 
- "Goldener Pinguin" of the Austrian Youth-magazine "Xpress" in the categorie: Bester Rapper Des Jahres
- Echo-winner in the categorie Hip-Hop/R&B National
- Echo-winner in the categorie Live-Act National
- "Comet" in the categorie Beste/r Künstler/in
- "Bravo Otto" in Gold in the categorie Bester Hip-Hop Act national
- "Goldener Pinguin" of the Austrian Youth-magazine "Xpress" in the categorie: Bester Rapper Des Jahres
- Juice-Awards: 1. place in the categories Solokünstler National, Produzent National, Single National (Für immer jung, ft. Karel Gott), Album National (Heavy Metal Payback), Video National (Für immer jung, ft. Karel Gott), Live Performance National, Bestes Cover
- "Bravo Otto" in Gold in the categorie Supersänger international
- "Bravo Otto" in Gold in the categorie Bester Rapper national
- "GQ-Mann des Jahres" in the categorie Musik national
- Echo-winner in the categorie Bestes Video National for So mach ich es with Sido
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- Bushido – laut.de – Band
- Bushido: Im Knast nach schlimmer Schlägerei! | News & Video | Stars | BRAVO.de
- Bushido muss 20.000 Euro zahlen · Kino-News auf KINO.de
- Urheberrecht: Bushido klagt gegen US-Rapper – laut.de – News
- der Beweis: Bushido klaut seine Beats & Melodien - YouTube
- Antimatter – laut.de – Band
- [Musik] Bushido klaut von Nox Arcana - Zeitzeuge
- "Dreister Diebstahl": Metal-Bands greifen Bushido an – laut.de – News
- "Gericht lässt Bushido-Alben schreddern (Court enforces destruction of Bushido albums)". spiegel.de. Retrieved 2010-03-23.
- DER BEWEIS: BUSHIDO KLAUT BEI DARK SANCTUARY | Scoop.at - Social News aus Österreich
- SOPOR AETERNUS (official) | Gratis muziek, tourneedata, foto's, video's
- Bushido zieht ins Grüne
- Bushido hat geheiratet web.de May, 23. 2012
- Bushido ist unter der Haube Frankfurter Rundschau May, 24. 2012
- Bushido liebt Anna-Maria Lagerblom jetzt offiziell
- Bushido-Hochzeit Skandal-Rapper traut sich focus.de May, 16. 2012
- echopop.de - Gewinner Live-Act national[dead link]
- mtv.de - Liste der Gewinner[dead link]
- Viva TV COMET 2007: Die Gewinner[dead link]
- Juice Magazin 3/2009; S. 84ff
- BAMBI.de - Bambi 2011 - Preisträger
- Auszeichnungen für Musikverkäufe: DE AT
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bushido (Rapper).|
- Works from and about Bushido (rapper) in the German National Library catalogue
- Bushido at the Internet Movie Database
- Official Homepage (German)
- Official Website about the film (German)
- Biography and pictures at ersguterjunge.org (German)
- Site with quotes by Bushido (German)