Vom Bordstein bis zur Skyline

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Vom Bordstein bis zur Skyline
Album Vom Bordstein bis zur Skyline cover.jpeg
Studio album by Bushido
Released July 14, 2003
Genre German hip hop
Length 69:32
Label Aggro Berlin
Producer DJ Ilan, Bushido
Bushido chronology
Carlo, Cokxxx, Nutten
(2002)
Vom Bordstein bis zur Skyline
(2003)
Electro Ghetto
(2004)
Singles from Vom Bordstein bis zur Skyline
  1. "Bei Nacht"
    Released: May 25, 2003
  2. "Gemein Wie 10"
    Released: November 9, 2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
laut.de 5/5 stars[2]
hiphop-jam.net 4.5/5 stars[3]

Vom Bordstein bis zur Skyline (German: "From The Curb To The Skyline") is the first studio album by Bushido. It released on July 14, 2003 by independent label Aggro Berlin. The album was later indexed by the Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons due to the controversial lyrics. The album reached #88 in the German Media Control Charts. It was entirely produced by Bushido and DJ Ilan.

Indexing[edit]

The youth welfare office from Trier-Saarburg proposed online on April 6, 2005 for indexing the album. In addition, Bushido and Aggro Berlin intervened prior to the meeting and argued with art freedom.

The songs "Eine Kugel reicht", "Tempelhof Rock", "Dreckstück" and "Pussy" have been indexed. The lyrics of these songs contain discriminatory passages towards homosexuals, disabled people and women.[4] Following text passage in "Dreckstück" has been heavily criticized (translated from German into English): "Only because you are a woman and can get fucked in the stomach, do not mean that I can't beat you up until you are blue".

The song lyrics are mostly about violence, crime, sexism and discrimination. On 30 September 2005 the album was indexed by the Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons. Since then it is not allowed to sell the album to people below the age of 18.

Legacy[edit]

The album applied besides Carlo, Cokxxx, Nutten as one of the influential German speaking gangsta rap album.[5] It achieved the breakthrough to the German gangsta rap and also for Aggro Berlin. Bushido's album was the first one of the label, that entered the German Charts, reaching place 88.

This album was also Bushido's last releases over Aggro Berlin. He only worked for the last time with the label on Aggro Ansage Nr. 3. Later it cames to disputes with the three bosses Spaiche, Halil and Spaiche. In 2004 he left the label and started his own career by forming label ersguterjunge. Afterwards there follows several successful records including Electro Ghetto (2004) and Staatsfeind Nr. 1 (2005).

For many fans applied Vom Bordstein bis zur Skyline as Bushido's best record album and is constituted as "milestone" in German hip hop history.[6] In 2011, fellow German rapper Casper named Vom Bordstein bis zur Skyline in an interview with Süddeutsche Zeitung as "one of the most important German rap records of all time".[7] Lead vocalist of band Kraftklub, Felix Brummer named the album in an interview with 16Bars hostess Visa Vie, as one of the five most influential German rap albums of all time.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Electrofaust" (Electro fist) DJ Ilan 2:12
2. "Bushido" (featuring Billy13) Bushido 4:49
3. "Bei Nacht" (At Night) Bushido 3:23
4. "Berlin" Bushido 3:13
5. "Vaterland" (Fatherland) (featuring Fler) Bushido 3:21
6. "Eine Kugel reicht" (One bullet is sufficient) DJ Ilan 4:48
7. "Pitch Bitch" Bushido & DJ Ilan 0:42
8. "Mein Revier" (My territory) (featuring Fler) Bushido & DJ Ilan 4:44
9. "Renn" (Run) (featuring A.i.d.S) Sido 4:35
10. "Gemein wie 10" (Mean like 10) Bushido & DJ Ilan 3:50
11. "Streetwars" Bushido 0:34
12. "Tempelhof Rock" (featuring Joek2) Bushido 4:07
13. "Asphalt" (featuring Fler) Bushido 4:04
14. "Stupid White Man" (featuring Sahira) Bushido 4:42
15. "Zukunft" (Future) (featuring Fler)   3:44
16. "Dreckstück" (Bitch, literally: Piece of dirt) (featuring Fler) Bushido 5:23
17. "Pussy" Bushido 4:19
18. "Vom Bordstein bis zur Skyline" (From the curb to the skyline) (featuring Fler) Bushido 3:52
19. "Outro" (featuring Sahira) Bushido & DJ Ilan 3:02

Samples[edit]

A sample list is available here.

References[edit]

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