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|Birth name||Peter Pangerl|
|Born||February 22, 1981|
|Associated acts||Bushido, Beatlefield Productions, Baba Saad|
After finishing an apprenticeship to become chef, he teamed up with DJ Stickle and MC J and formed the hip hop group Verbale Systematik. When MC J left the group in 2002, they changed their name to Beatlefield and became a production duo.
In 2005 the two of them approached Bushido and handed him a demo tape of theirs, which consisted of numerous beats and one song. At about the same time Austrian police had taken Bushido in because of battery allegations, and during the trial the rapper was not allowed to leave Austria. This resulted in Bushido temporarily living at Chakuza's place and further in the signing of Chakuza and DJ Stickle to Bushido's label ersguterjunge.
Chakuza's first mixtape, Suchen und Zerstören (German "Search and Destroy") was released in April 2006 and reached rank #50 in the German long-play charts. In October 2006, he released a collobaration album with fellow ersguterjunge artist Bizzy Montana, titled Blackout. This peaked at 69 in the German long-play charts. The song Vendetta, which is included on the label sample of the same name, scored Chakuza's first chart ranking in Austria (peak: 53).
After three albums, City Cobra (2007), Unter der Sonne (2008) and Monster in mir (2010), he left ersguterjunge in November 2010 and moved back to Linz. According to him, he couldn't identify with gangsta rap anymore and wanted to move to new artistic grounds.
In November 2012 it was announced that Chakuza had been signed to Four Music. His fourth solo album Magnolia was released in March 2013 and featured a more non-electronic, songwriter attitude than the previous ones.
- (German) Biography at ersguterjunge.de
- (German) Biography at laut.de
- (German) Biography and pictures at ersguterjunge.org
- (German) Chakuza leaving ersguterjunge for Beatlefield
- (German) Beatlefield
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