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Kollegah in 2014
|Birth name||Felix Blume|
August 3, 1984 |
Friedberg, Hesse, West Germany
Felix Blume (born 3 August 1984), better known as Kollegah is a German rapper. He is also known as "Kollegah der Boss" or the pseudonym "T.O.N.I.". He is signed to the Hip-Hop independent label Selfmade Records. His style and demeanor is heavily based on gangsta rap. Kollegah is known for his punchlines, double time-ability, complex and polysyllabic rhyme structures.
Felix Blume's  father is of Canadian descent and his mother of German descent. He spent his childhood partially without a father. His nickname Kollegah came from his Algerian stepfather. Kollegah grew up in Simmern.
On May 9, German Rapper Kollegah released his fourth solo album "King". It reached gold status in Germany within 24 hours after its release for more than 100,000 units and 160,000 within a week sold and has become the first album of a German artist to peak at number one of the global album charts from Spotify. Also, no other rap-album in Germany ever reached the Gold-status after just 24 hours.
Feud with Aggro Berlin
On 11 March 2009, Chronik 2 was released, an album featuring the Selfmade Records artists. The song "Westdeutschlands Kings" performed by Kollegah, Favorite and Farid Bang, targeted insults at Sido, Fler and Kitty Kat from Aggro Berlin.
On 13 March, a song titled "Früher wart ihr Fans" was released by Fler, Kitty Kat and Godsilla as a reaction. In the song, they accuse Selfmade Records artists of having created the feud for the sole purpose of marketing their album; Kitty Kat also attacks Favorite by referring to the death of his parents, who died in a car accident.
Kollegah responded on 20 March with the song "Fanpost", calling Fler a "fat potato" and claims that he was penetrated with a carrot.
Awards and Certifications
- 2008 Juice Awards 1st place in the category Newcomer National.
- 2009 Juice Awards des Hip-Hop-Magazins Juice 1st place in the category Album National for his mixtape/street album Zuhältertape Volume 3 and second place in the category Künstler National.
- 2014 German 1 Live Krone in the category Best Hip-Hop-Act for the single Du bist Boss
- 2014 German Webvideo-Preis in the categories Epic, AAA for the music video Armageddon 
- 2014 German Webvideo-Preis in the category Newbie for his YouTube promotion announcement 
- 2015 German Echo for Best Interactive Act and best act in the category Hiphop/Urban
Gold-certification in Germany
Platinum-certification in Germany
- 2014: for the album King 
- Niko Hüls: Die Akte Kollegah. in: Backspin Hip Hop Magazin. November 2007 (Interview mit Kollegah, Backspin 90; p. 40–42).
- 12.03.2009: Aggro Diss: "Westdeutschlands Kings" – News (Downloads, Beef). Bassdraft (2008-12-31). Retrieved on 2011-10-24.
- 20.03.2009: Kollegah: "Fanpost" (Fler Diss) – News (Downloads, Beef). Bassdraft (2009-03-20). Retrieved on 2011-10-24.
- 23.03.2009: Fler: "Schrei nach Liebe" (Kollegah Diss) – News (Beef). Bassdraft (2009-03-23). Retrieved on 2011-10-24.
- Juice, Edition 03/2008, p. 28
- Juice, Edition 03/2009, p. 28
- Süddeutsche Zeitung (german)
- Süddeutsche Zeitung (german)