|Birth name||Bilgin Özçalkan|
|Also known as||Ceza, Fatalrhymer|
|Born||December 31, 1977|
|Origin||Üsküdar, Istanbul, Turkey|
|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.
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."
MTV EMA Award
Ceza won the MTV Europe Music Award for Best Turkish Act of 2007 on November 1 of the same year.
|2000||Meclis-i Ala Istanbul
(big parliament Istanbul)
(Ebb And Flow)
(Domestic Plate Number)
(Mad Person of the house)
|2008||Bomba Plak with Killa Hakan
|Dolunay Muzik ve Orjinal Muzik|
|2010||Artık Suç Değil Sevgi İşleyin - Yüksek Gerilim
|2012||Turkish March (single)
- International (featured in)
(Tech N9ne featuring Busta Rhymes, Yelawolf, Twista,
U$O, Ceza, D-Loc, JL of B.Hood & Twisted Insane)
- 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