K.I.Z.

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K.I.Z
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K.I.Z members
Background information
Origin Berlin, Germany
Genres German hip hop
Alternative hip hop
Horror rap
Years active 2000–present
Labels Universal
Website Official website
Members Tarek
Maxim
Nico
DJ Craft
K.I.Z. 2009

K.I.Z is a German hip hop group from Berlin, Germany. The members are the three rappers Tarek, Nico and Maxim, with a DJ called DJ Craft. Their lyrics often contain a lot of black humor and irony as well as sociocritical content.

Meaning of the name[edit]

K.I.Z has several meanings. Members of the band have suggested numerous meanings for the acronym, such as Kriegsverbrecher in Zwangsjacken ("war criminals in strait jackets"), Kannibalen in Zivil ("cannibals in plain clothes"), Künstler im Zuchthaus ("artists in penitentiary"), or Kreuzritter in Zentralasien ("crusaders in central Asia"), Krüppel im Zwinger ("cripples in the kennel"), Kapitalismus ist Zauberhaft (literally: "capitalism is magical" idiomatic: "capitalism is lovely"), Knoblauch, Ingwer, Zwiebel ("garlic, ginger, onion").

Members[edit]

Tarek[edit]

Tarek Ébéne was born in Freiburg im Breisgau. His family moved soon to the Mediterranean coast of Spain. As a young man, he moved back to Berlin where he met Maxim. Tarek is also known as Skinhead-Black.

Maxim[edit]

Maxim and DJ Craft

Maxim Drüner is of French descent and speaks French fluently (as for instance in his part on the group's song "Tanz"). He was born and grew up in Berlin.

Nico[edit]

Nicolas Seyfried grew up in Berlin and began to make rap music at the age of 15.

DJ Craft[edit]

Sil Yan Bori was born 1985, in Berlin. He mixes songs from many different music styles like Dancehall, Dunk or Hip-Hop.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Chart Positions 4 Sales
GER AT CH
2005 Das RapDeutschlandKettensägenMassaker
2007 Hahnenkampf 9 47
2009 Sexismus gegen Rechts 7 32 69
2011 Urlaub fürs Gehirn 4 17 19

Mixtapes[edit]

Year Title Chart Positions 4 Sales
GER AT CH
2006 Böhse Enkelz
2013 Ganz Oben 91

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Album
GER AT CH
2007 "Ellenbogengesellschaft" Hahnenkampf
"Geld essen (Ausgestopfte Rapper)" 60 71 Hahnenkampf
"Spast" 94 Hahnenkampf
2008 "Hölle" (feat. Bela B. from Die Ärzte) 39
2009 "Das System (die kleinen Dinge)" (feat. Sido) 89 Sexismus gegen Rechts
  • 2007: Fieber (Fever) (Peter Fox feat. K.I.Z.)
  • 2009: Straße (Street) (feat. Celina)

Other releases[edit]

Year Title Info(s) Format
2006 Waffen der Frau Juice Exclusive Juice-CD #62
2007 Ellbogengesellschaft (Pogen) eSingle (free download)
Taxi, Taxi Juice Exclusive Juice-CD #74
Wir sahnen ab! Juice Exclusive Juice-CD #75
F***** (Celina & Nico) Juice Exclusive Juice-CD #77

2007: Wir sind auf Tour (Frauenarzt und K.I.Z.) (Juice Exclusive! auf Juice-CD #78)

External links[edit]