Ich Lebe Für Hip Hop

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"Ich Lebe für Hip Hop"
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Single by DJ Tomekk featuring GZA, Curse, Prodigal Sunn and the Stieber Twins
Released 2000
Format CD single
Genre Hip Hop
Length 4:30
Songwriter(s) Green, Gary Grice, Tomasz Kuklicz, Michael Kurth, Tomas Schmidt, Christian Stieber
DJ Tomekk singles chronology
"1, 2, 3, ... Rhymes Galore"
"Ich Lebe für Hip Hop"
"Return of Hip Hop (Ooh, Ooh)"
"1, 2, 3, ... Rhymes Galore"
"Ich Lebe für Hip Hop"
"Return of Hip Hop (Ooh, Ooh)"

"Ich Lebe für Hip Hop" (English: I Live for Hip Hop) is a single by DJ Tomekk, released in 2000. The song features GZA, Curse, Prodigal Sunn and the Stieber Twins. With the exception of repeating the songs title, Prodigal Sunn and GZA rap in English. Curse and the Stieber twins rap in German. The song peaked at No. 11 in Germany.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video shows a car pulling up to a building and GZA emerging from it. As he walks inside the building the songs music begins. DJ Tomekk is seen inside the building performing on turntables to a cheering crowd. GZA walks up to the stage and begins rapping his lyrics. Curse can be seen obtaining a cassette tape from two individuals in the street, which gains the attention of some border police officers. He passes the tape on to somebody else before the officers confront him, and the raps his lyrics at the officers. The tape is couriered from person to person. A car stops and picks Curse up, and the officers return to their vehicle and begin driving off. The tape is eventually handed to a motorcycle rider. Prodigal Sunn is seen on stage rapping near Tomekk and GZA. One of the Stieber Twins raises from the now seated crowd listening to Sunn and also begins rapping. The other Stieber twin is seen with a group graffiting an old building. The officers pull up and pursue the now fleeing graffiti artists. The motorcycle rider who has the cassette tape picks up the Stieber twin, and rides to the building where DJ Tomekk is performing. The tape is eventually handed to Tomekk, who puts it in his pocket and continues performing.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Ich Lebe Für Hip Hop (Radio Mix)" 4:30
2. "Ich Lebe Für Hip Hop (Stieber Twins Remix)" 4:41
3. "Ich Lebe Für Hip Hop (True Busyness Remix)" 3:51
4. "Ich Lebe Für Hip Hop (Censored Version)" 4:40
5. "Ich Lebe Für Hip Hop (Busy Edit)" 4:40
6. "Ich Lebe Für Hip Hop (Instrumental)" 4:15


Chart Peak
Germany 11
Austria 31
Switzerland 17