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Birth nameBilgin Özçalkan
Also known as
  • Ceza
  • Fatalrhymer
  • Fatalflex
Born (1976-12-31) December 31, 1976 (age 42)
Üsküdar, Istanbul, Turkey
Years active1995–present
  • Kod Müzik (1999)
  • Hammer Müzik (2000–2006)
  • EMI (2006)
  • Orijinal Müzik (2008)
  • Pasaj Müzik (2009)
  • Esen Müzik (2010–present)
Associated actsTech N9ne, Sansar Salvo, Yelawolf, Killa Hakan, Sagopa Kajmer

Bilgin Özçalkan (born 31 December 1976), also known by his stage name Ceza (pronounced je-ZAH, Turkish for 'punishment'), is a Turkish rapper and songwriter. His 2015 song "Suspus"[1] has been compared to Eminem's anti-Trump freestyle rap "Storm".[2]

Early works[edit]

In 1995, Özçalkan started a group called U.C.S, and performed with this group until about 1998. His group Nefret got signed under Hammer Music in 2000, and the album Meclis Ala - Istanbul was released. In 2001, Özçalkan proceeded to release the album Anahtar. The title track on this album that holds the same name as the album itself was the first one that came with a music video. The album was a great success, and Özçalkan got to give many concerts with it.[3]

However, Özçalkan's big breakthrough came in 2004. He was invited to one of the biggest rock festivals in Turkey, namely RockIstanbul, and was asked to perform on stage there. He was able to showcase his rap music in an environment that held the largest Turkish popular music acts.[4]

In 2005, at the Turkish rock music festival Rock 'n Coke, Ceza let out a profanity laden freestyle rap directed at the singer Kıraç, who had made comments about rap not being real music.[5]

After these two projects, Özçalkan had a featuring with artist Mercan Dede, in his album Su (water).[6]


Solo albums[edit]

Year Title Label
2002 Med-Cezir
(Ebb And Flow)
Hammer Müzik
2004 Rapstar
Hammer Müzik
2005 Feyz Al
(Be enlightened)
Hammer Müzik
2006 Yerli Plaka
(Domestic Plate Number)
Hammer Müzik
2007 Evin Delisi
(Mad Person of the house)
Underground EP
2008 Bomba Plak with Killa Hakan
(Bomb Record)
Dolunay Müzik and Orjinal Müzik
2010 Onuncu Köy
(Tenth Village)
Esen Müzik
2010 Artık Suç Değil Sevgi İşleyin - Yüksek Gerilim
Esen Müzik
2015 Suspus
Esen Müzik

Split albums[edit]

with Dr. Fuchs
Year Title Label
2000 Meclis-i Ala Istanbul
(Big Parliament Istanbul)
Hammer Müzik
2001 Anahtar
Hammer Müzik
with Killa Hakan
Year Title Label
2000 Meclis-i Ala Istanbul
(Big Parliament Istanbul)
Hammer Müzik


  • "Açık Ara Bul Kon" (2009)
  • "Suç Değil Sevgi İşleyin" (2010)
  • "Sende Biraz Delisin" (2011)
  • "Türk Marşı" (2012)
  • "Mind Right" (feat. Kaan) (2016)
International (as featured artist)
Year Single Peak position Certification
2011 "Worldwide Choppers"
(Tech N9ne featuring Busta Rhymes, Yelawolf, Twista,
U$O, Ceza, D-Loc, JL of B.Hood & Twisted Insane)


Year Title Role
2005 Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul Himself
2013 Leyla and Mecnun 'Guest appearance'


  1. ^ Suspus (Ceza) Official Music Video. Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  2. ^ "Eminem 'Fırtına'ysa, Ceza 'Suspus'". Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  3. ^ http://www.mailce.com/ceza-kimdir-ne-zaman-dogdu-muzik-hayati-cezanin-album-isimleri.html
  4. ^ http://www.mynet.com/tv/ceza-rock-istanbul-canli-performans-vid-2999804/
  5. ^ Ceza's freestyle verse at the 2005 Rock 'n Coke. ultraslan39 (2007-01-14), ceza - kıraç, retrieved 2017-05-08
  6. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Mercan-Dede-Su/release/1319640

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