Ceza

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Ceza
Birth name Bilgin Özçalkan
Also known as Ceza, Fatalrhymer
Born (1977-12-31) December 31, 1977 (age 36)
Origin Üsküdar, Istanbul, Turkey
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper, singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1996–present
Associated acts Tech N9ne, Yelawolf, Killa Hakan

Bilgin Özçalkan, also known by his stage name Ceza (pronounced je-ZAH, Turkish for 'punishment'), is a Turkish rapper. His albums have featured many artists including Tech N9ne, Sezen Aksu, Killa Hakan, and his sister Ayben. His song titled "Holocaust" was featured in the film Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul by Turkish German director Fatih Akın, and was included on the official soundtrack.

Career[edit]

Early Success[edit]

Ceza's collaboration with Dr. Fuchs as the group Nefret was instrumental in the advent of 'Oriental hip hop' in Germany. As Ceza became increasingly popular and young Turkish immigrants in Germany came to identify more with their Turkish roots and culture, 'Oriental hip hop' was born. The central shift was "the rejection of African-American samples in favor of samples drawn from Turkish Arabesk and pop" and this was "emblematic of the blending of diasporic Black culture and diasporic Turkish culture."[1]

2006[edit]

He then released his first Maxi-Single (EP/Hybrid album) titled Feyz Al ("Take a shape"). He released his sixth album titled Yerli Plaka on September 5, 2006.

2007[edit]

MTV EMA Award[edit]

Ceza won the MTV Europe Music Award for Best Turkish Act of 2007 on November 1 of the same year.

Discography[edit]

Year Title Label
2000 Meclis-i Ala Istanbul
(big parliament Istanbul)
Hammer Muzik
2001 Anahtar
(Key)
Hammer Muzik
2002 Med-Cezir
(Ebb And Flow)
Hammer Muzik
2004 Rapstar
130.000
Hammer Muzik
2005 Feyz Al
(Be enlightened)
Hammer Muzik
2006 Yerli Plaka
(Domestic Plate Number)
Hammer Muzik
2007 Evin Delisi
(Mad Person of the house)
Underground EP
2008 Bomba Plak with Killa Hakan
(Bomb Record)
Dolunay Muzik ve Orjinal Muzik
2010 Onuncu Köy
(Tenth Village)
Esen Muzik
2010 Artık Suç Değil Sevgi İşleyin - Yüksek Gerilim
Esen Muzik
2012 Turkish March (single)
Esen Entertainment
International (featured in)
Year Single Peak position Certification
US
2011 "Worldwide Choppers"
(Tech N9ne featuring Busta Rhymes, Yelawolf, Twista,
U$O, Ceza, D-Loc, JL of B.Hood & Twisted Insane)
104

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brown, Timothy S. “‘Keeping it Real’ in a Different ‘Hood: (African-) Americanization and Hip-hop in Germany.” In The Vinyl Ain’t Final: Hip Hop and the Globalization of Black Popular Culture, ed. by Dipannita Basu and Sidney J. Lemelle, 137-50. London; A

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