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Birth name Tarkan Karaalioğlu
Born (1976-09-21) September 21, 1976 (age 40)
Berlin-Neukölln, Germany
Origin Turkey
Genres Gangsta Rap
Hip-Hop & Rap
Years active 1997 to present
Labels Yo!Musix (2006-2009)
Associated acts Sido, Automatikk, Die Sekte

Tarkan Karaalioğlu (born 21 September 1976), better known as MOK, is a German rapper of Turkish descent. His name "MOK" means "Muzik oder Knast" ("Muzic or jail"). It was awarded to him by Berlin hip hopper Maxim. He is a member of rap crew Die Sekte. He got his own label at Sony BMG called Yo!Musix.

MOK is well known for his controversies with other German rappers, including Bushido, Kool Savas,[1] and Farid Bang.[2] During his career he released many diss tracks, but they did not receive much attention, so the others did not respond.


Early life[edit]

He was born in Berlin-Neukölln. MOK later joined the crew NHS. In 1994 he met the group Berlin Crime and he became a member of the crew. 1995 he left the crew and started again with graffiti.

His first rap tries were with ASEK of Kaosloge. At that time he met Mach One of Bassboxxx. MOK, Mach One and Tony D decide to record a track together and they formed the group "Die Echten".


On 12 September 2002, while recording his first album Neuköln Hustler, MOK was arrested by the Berlin police for gang activities and carrying a gun. Three months later he was transferred to Bavaria, where he waited eighteen months for his trial. He was sentenced to five years and six months. He was first held in the JVA Tegel in Berlin, but with the help of Aggro Berlin he was transferred to the open prison in Berlin-Plötzensee.


  • 2004: Neukölln Hustler
  • 2007: Hustler
  • 2007: Straßenmukke
  • 2008: Geldwäsche (with G-Hot)
  • 2009: Most Wanted
  • 2013: Ghetto Picasso


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2010-06-20. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2010-06-20. 

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