Genetikk

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Genetikk
Genetikk (2013) - 3.jpg
Genetikk (2013)
Background information
Origin Saarbrücken, Germany
Genres German hip hop
Alternative hip hop
Years active 2009–present
Labels Selfmade Records
Website Official website
Members Karuzo
Sikk

Genetikk is a German hip hop group from Saarbrücken, Germany. Members Karuzo and Sikk formed the group in 2009 and have since released three studio albums.

Band history[edit]

The duo has gotten to know each other in school and started recording music. In the process, a hip hop group was formed with constantly changing members. The debut album Foetus was recorded in Paris and released for download in October 2010. It was rated by critics as presenting a Realo-Gangster charme and comical exaggeration of own character. Moreover, the style alludes to the appearance of the hip hop group Insane Clown Posse which represent Juggalos.

Their second album was announced in spring 2011 with music video releases of the singles Inkubation, Genie und Wahnsinn and Konichiwa Bitches while the latter was later removed. After signing to Düsseldorf-based label Selfmade Records in late 2011, the album Voodoozirkus was released in February 2012. Performing as a supporting act for GZA and French rapper Sefyu in the same month, the rap group's popularity was raised and album sales thrived. Genetikk signed a publication contract with BMG and performed with 257ers and DCVDNS for the tour Menschen, Tiere, AKKtraktionen.

On June 21, 2013, the group's third album D.N.A., which stands for Da Neckbreaker Aliens, including the singles D.N.A. and Champions was released and reached the top of the German album charts. The album also includes contributions by rapper RZA and label partner Kollegah.

In March 2015, the track list for their fourth album Achter Tag,[1] was announced. The songs "Achter Tag/Dago", "Wünsch dir was", "Caput Mundis" and "Überüberstyle" were released on YouTube to promote their album. "Achter Tag" was released on May 8, 2015 and reached the top of the German, Austrian and Swiss album charts.

They also collaborated with Kollegah, Favorite, 257ers and Karate Andi on the third Selfmade Records sampler "Chronik III", which was released on October 9, 2015 and reached the top of the German charts as well.

"Wünsch dir was" was featured as a song on the 2015 video game Need For Speed.

A new album was released on December 2, 2016 called "FUKK GENETIKK". Songs include "Jordan Belfort" and others.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Sales
GER AUT SWI
2010 Foetus
2012 Voodoozirkus 70
2013 D.N.A. 1 4 5 75,000+[2]
2015 Achter Tag 1 1 1
2016 Fukk Genetikk 6 9
[3]
5

EPs[edit]

Year Title Chart positions
GER AUT SWI
2013 Liebs oder lass es

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Album
GER AUT SWI
2013 D.N.A. D.N.A.
Champions
Liebs oder lass es (feat. Sido) 33
Maskerade (feat. Sido & Marsimoto) 56 30-11-80
2014 Es ist Rap (feat. Kollegah) 92 King

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Genetikk: neues Album "Achter Tag" im April / Update: Tracklist & Features veröffentlicht" (in German). 16bars.de. March 7, 2015. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Genetikk: "D.N.A." mit IMPALA Gold ausgezeichnet" (in German). 16bars.de. February 10, 2014. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  3. ^ http://oe3.orf.at/charts/stories/2602614/

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