Fler

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Fler
Fler 2011 by NicoJenner.JPG
Fler in Magdeburg on September, 20. 2011
Background information
Birth name Patrick Losensky
Also known as Frank White
Born (1982-04-03) April 3, 1982 (age 32)[citation needed]
Berlin, Germany
Genres Hip-Hop
Years active 1999-present
Labels Aggro Berlin (2003-09)
Maskulin (2011-present)
Associated acts Bushido, Kay One, Sido, B-Tight, Silla, French Montana, Juelz Santana, Jihad & Silla

Patrick Losensky (born 3 April 1982)[citation needed] better known as Fler is a German rapper.[1] He also uses the pseudonym Frank White after the character in King of New York.[citation needed]

He became known in the German hip hop scene through his collaboration on Carlo, Cokxxx, Nutten and Bushido's album Vom Bordstein bis zur Skyline.

Life and career[edit]

2004-2006: Neue Deutsche Welle[edit]

Fler released his first solo album Neue Deutsche Welle, on 1 May 2005. The first single was "NDW 2005", with a sample of Falco's hit single "Rock Me Amadeus".[2] Due to supposed right-wing extremist lyrics, the album was very controversial.

In 2006, he released a second solo album entitled Trendsetter. The first single "Papa ist zurück" reached in Germany number 23 and in Austria number 32. The second single "Cüs Junge" was not very sucesessful, it reached in Germany number 50 and in Austria number 75.

2007-2008: Airmax Muzik and Fremd im eignen Land[edit]

On 25 January 2008, Fler released his third solo album Fremd im eignen Land.

2008-2009: Südberlin Maskulin, Fler and Carlo, Cokxxx, Nutten 2[edit]

Bushido contaced Fler, shortly after the closing of Aggro Berlin, wanting to end their feud. They officially showed their reconciliation with a photo shooting and an interview for Bravo HipHop Special.[3] The only single "Eine Chance/Zu Gangsta", off their collabo album Carlo, Cokxxx, Nutten 2, released on 28 August 2009 and reached #26 in Germany and Austria. The album Carlo, Cokxxx, Nutten 2 released on September 11. It reached succesessful #3 in the Media Control Charts.[4] "Honestly I've never believed it. With all that competetion... and totaly without digital release...without big promotion", wrote Bushido on the album's website.[4]

2010-2011: Flersguterjunge, Berlins Most Wanted reunion, Airmax Muzik II, Im Bus Ganz Hinten and Südberlin Maskulin II[edit]

Main article: Flersguterjunge

Fler's fifth album titled Flersguterjunge released on June 2010 over ersguterjunge.[citation needed]

On February 11, 2011 the song "Nie an mich geglaubt", from his 6th album Airmax Muzik II, leaked as digital single with inclusive two remixes, an instrumental version and the video on the internet for downloading. The video was shoot in New York City and celebrated already on January 28 online premiere. The single entered for during one week on #64 in the German charts.[5]

Airmax Muzik II released on April 8 over Fler's record label Maskulin. The album ranked on the 17th calendar week of 2011 (25 April - 1 May) on #6 in the charts.[6] The Premium Edition features two bonus songs and an 30 minutes long DVD, about the rapper's childhood. It features also private photos and footages from his childhood, and interviews with his stepfather, Shizoe, Silla and others.[7]

2012-2013: Hinter Blauen Augen and Blaues Blut[edit]

Fler's eighth solo album Hinter blauen Augen was released on 2 November 2012 and reached number 3 in Germany. Music videos were made for the songs Nummer 1, Hinter blauen Augen, La Vida Loca and Du bist es wert . The single Nummer 1 is also to number 92 in the German charts. 8 February 2013 appeared the single Barack Osama, five days before the music video on YouTube.[8] A single instrumental and a remix version with the rappers Silla and G-Hot is available. The single rose to number 68 in the German charts. On 19 April 2013 appeared the ninth solo album by rapper,Blaues Blut on Maskulin, Also reached position 3 on the German charts[9]

Business Ventures[edit]

In March 2010 Fler opened his clothing store "Psalm 23", in Berlin-Wilmersdorf. The shop was later renamed Flerstore. In December 2011 it was closed after an announcement that the clothing line and merchandising articles would only be sold online in the future.[citation needed][10] Since 2013 he has also established his own line of collections from his fashion brand Maskulin.[11]

Attack on Fler[edit]

On 27 September 2007, after being co-host at the MTV TRL: Urban show, at 18:00 PM Fler was attacked by three unknown men armed with knives, but one of his bodyguards was able to hold them off, while Fler left through the rear entrance. Nobody was harmed.[12]

Feuds[edit]

Eko Fresh[edit]

In 2004, Eko Fresh released his diss track "Die Abrechnung", that mainly attacks Kool Savas, but also referend to various German rappers, including Bushido, Sido and Fler.[13]

In December 2004, released Fler his controversial diss track "Hollywoodtürke" mocking Eko Fresh as a "wanna be gangster" and also referenced label Royal Bunker and Bushido.

Big Derill, Marcus Staiger and Boba Fettt of Royal Bunker responded with "Wer? Fler?"[14] and Eko Fresh with "FLERräter", a track from his mixtape Fick noch immer deine Story, that also features Bushido.[15] The feud continued as Fler and B-Tight disses Eko Fresh on the track "Du Opfer".

Eko Fresh released in 2006 a diss song titled "F.L.E.R." poking fun at Fler, over the beat of his single "L.O.V.E.".[16] Fler responds on his 2007 mixtape Airmax Muzik, on some tracks. Since then both rappers kept quiet for a long time. In 2011, Fler name dropped Eko Fresh in his song "Autopsie", from Airmax Muzik II. Following that, Eko Fresh tweeted with irony to his fans, to buy Fler's album and called the song "whack".[17]

Bushido[edit]

Kollegah[edit]

On March 11, 2009 the artists of label Selfmade Records released Chronik 2. It features the track "Westdeutschlands Kings" by Kollegah, Favorite and Farid Bang, an diss track aimed at Sido, Fler and Kitty Kat.[18]

On March 20, released Kollegah his response titled "Fanpost", where he insulted Fler calling him "fat potato" and mocked him claiming that he was penetrated with a carrot.[19] Fler responds with the song titled "Schrei nach Liebe", that based on the hit song "Schrei nach Liebe" performed by Die Ärzte.[20] Since then both rappers were quiet for a while, near an year. In 2011, Fler name dropped Kollegah in his song "Autopsie".[21]

In 2013, after the release of Kollegah and Farid Bang's collaboration album Jung, brutal, gutaussehend 2, released Fler a track, called "Mut zur Hässlichkeit", where he makes fun of their images and also imitates them.[22]

Discography[edit]

Main article: Fler discography

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fler - Biography[unreliable source?]
  2. ^ Michael Custodis, Tadel verpflichtet. Indizierung von Musik und ihre Wirkung, in: No Time for Losers. Charts, Listen und andere Kanonisierungen in der Populären Musik (= ASPM Beiträge zur Popularmusikforschung 36), hg. von Dietrich Helms und Thomas Phleps, transcript Bielefeld 2008, ISBN 978-3-89942-983-1
  3. ^ Bravo HipHop Special, July 2009
  4. ^ a b http://www.carlocokxxxnutten.de/
  5. ^ Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche - musicline.de
  6. ^ Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche - musicline.de
  7. ^ Airmax Muzik 2 • Fler (Review) - Paperblog[unreliable source?][dead link]
  8. ^ http://www.amazon.de/Barack-Osama-Fler/dp/B00B23Z0ZY
  9. ^ Blue blood DE # 3
  10. ^ SüdberlinMaskulin[unreliable source?]
  11. ^ http://www.maskulin.de
  12. ^ http://www.mtv.de/article/843374-aggro-berlin-fler-nach-angriff-bei-mtv-unverletzt.html
  13. ^ Eko Fresh – laut.de – Band
  14. ^ ROYALBUNKER /audio
  15. ^ Bushido und Eko: Flerräter - Hiphop.de
  16. ^ EGJ Eko Fresh - Diss gegen Fler F.L.E.R - YouTube
  17. ^ Eko Fresh macht sich über Fler lustig: “Bitte kauft euch alle Airmax Muzik, ein gutes Stück Imagerap” | hiphopholic.de Hip Hop Portal
  18. ^ Bassdraft - 12.03.2009: Aggro Diss: "Westdeutschlands Kings" - News (Downloads, Beef)[dead link]
  19. ^ Bassdraft - 20.03.2009: Kollegah: "Fanpost" (Fler Diss) - News (Downloads, Beef)[dead link]
  20. ^ Bassdraft - 23.03.2009: Fler: "Schrei nach Liebe" (Kollegah Diss) - News (Beef)[dead link]
  21. ^ "Air Max Muzik II" von Fler – laut.de – Album
  22. ^ http://meinrap.de/2013/02/27/fler-mut-zur-hasslichkeit-jbg-audio/

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