Eko Fresh

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Eko Fresh
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Background information
Birth name Ekrem Bora
Also known as Eko Freezy
Born (1983-09-03) 3 September 1983 (age 31)
Mönchengladbach, Germany
Origin Turkey
Genres German hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper and Songwriter
Labels Optik Records (Eary 2002-late 2002)
German Dream Entertainment
ersguterjunge (2006-2008)
Associated acts Summer Cem, Killa Hakan, Ceza

Ekrem Bora, better known as Eko Fresh and or Elektro Eko, is a German rapper of Turkish descent.[1]

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Bora was born in Cologne and grew up in Mönchengladbach, raised by his single mother, a postal worker.[2] He began rapping at age 14 and eventually dropped out of school in tenth grade. Afterwards, he found work in a shoe store.[1]

Wrestling[edit]

The German Stampede Wrestling, a professional wrestling promotion based in Cologne, featured him.[3] He had wrestling matches in promotional events including Night in Motion X, Southern Conflict II, X-Limits, Battlefield 2008 and Northern Night since 2007.[4]

Kool Savas[edit]

Main article: Das Urteil (song)

A feud started in 2004 with his song "Die Abrechnung", where he criticised his former mentors Kool Savas, Optik Records, Bushido and Aggro Berlin.[5][6] The song was controversial among the German rap scene and after its release, Eko Fresh engaged in conflicts with other rappers. Many rappers replied to "Die Abrechnung", including Illmatic with "4Eko" and Fler with "Hollywoodtürke". Rappers from Optik Records also reacted: Caput with "Ich geb n fuck" and Ercandize with "Verdanken".[5][citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Main article: Eko Fresh discography
  • 2003: Ich bin jung und brauche das Geld
  • 2004: L.O.V.E. - with Valezka
  • 2004: Dünya Dönüyor - Die Welt dreht sich - with Azra
  • 2006: Hart(z) IV
  • 2007: Ekaveli
  • 2010: Was kostet die Welt
  • 2011: Frezy burmaye
  • 2011: Ekrem
  • 2012: Ek to the Roots
  • 2013: Eksodus
  • 2014: Instagram > mrs_Bilgin

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ALEM, EKO FRESH-EK IS BACK Retrieved 2010-09-05 (German)
  2. ^ "Official biography on his MySpace page". MySpace. Retrieved 2010-11-12. [unreliable source?]
  3. ^ HAMBURG WEB, Stampede Wrestling GSW Northern Night Retrieved 2010-09-05 (German)
  4. ^ Online World of Wrestling, Stampede Wrestling Retrieved 2010-09-05
  5. ^ a b http://markindahouse.myblog.de/markindahouse/page/1089116/Der-Beef-zwischen-KOOL-SAVAS-un-eko[unreliable source?]
  6. ^ Video on YouTube[unreliable source?]

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