Ceza

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Ceza
Birth nameBilgin Özçalkan
Also known as
  • Ceza
  • Fatalrhymer
  • Fatalflex
Born (1976-12-31) December 31, 1976 (age 41)
Üsküdar, Istanbul, Turkey
Genres
Occupation(s)
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1995–present
Labels
  • 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
Websiteceza.com.tr

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.

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.[1]

Özçalkan's big breakthrough came in 2004, however. He was invited to one of the biggest rock festivals in Turkey, namely RockIstanbul, and was asked to perform on stage here. He was able to showcase his rap music in an environment that held the largest Turkish popular music acts.[2]

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.[3]

After these two projects, Özçalkan had a featuring with artist Mercan Dede, in his album Su (water).[4]

Discography[edit]

Year Title Label
2000 Meclis-i Ala Istanbul
(Big Parliament Istanbul)
Hammer Müzik
2001 Anahtar
(Key)
Hammer Müzik
2002 Med-Cezir
(Ebb And Flow)
Hammer Müzik
2004 Rapstar
130.000
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
International (featured in)
Year Single Peak position Certification
US
2011 "Worldwide Choppers"
(Tech N9ne featuring Busta Rhymes, Yelawolf, Twista,
U$O, Ceza, D-Loc, JL of B.Hood & Twisted Insane)
104

References[edit]

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

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