The question is: Why, for anything in the world, is Chefket actually no star yet? The 32 year old has a rousing live support for sizes as Marteria or Jan delay opened in front of thousands of people in clubs and festivals and has traveled as a language ambassador of the Goethe Institute through world history. He has already released albums, EPs and Mix Tapes and be able to countless collaborations with the Who's Who asked the German hip-hop to prove - and despite everything Chefket still trading as a newcomer. Something that with his new album "night owl"Change is.
But first things first: is Born Şevket Dirican, as Chefket The real name 1981 as the son of Turkish immigrants in Heidenheim an der Brenz. Şevket goes to school, he goes skateboarding and hanging out - what you do stop in a town with over 40,000 inhabitants that. But then brings his sister "It Was Written", the second album of New York MC legend Nas, home. Obsessed with beats and lyrics, Şevket begins immediately even making music, changes his name Chefket - a simplified modification of his first name, which as much as "excellent" in German means - and founds with classmates his first band Nile.
But the applause of friends at school is no longer sufficient at some point. He wants to know if this art, in which he puts his whole heart and soul, is really good and can reach people. So he moved in 2004 from now on equal to Berlin. »I did not know anyone in Berlin, let alone the city. So I Google the words ›Hip hop‹. ›party‹ and ›Berlin‹ input and let them play at the door my charm", recalls Chefket, but do not want to only in the clubs, but on stage.
What helps him is - as in Heidenheim - the DIY. He seeks only a DJ, then to which they connect a car battery microphone and turntables. Then the duo plays comes from a street corner to the next to the police. But stop? No way. Chefket attempts also as Poetry Slammer and writes lyrics, sings and raps in front of each microphone Berlin. The fees are Manageable, often made even only beverage brands. pay to rent is not to think in terms of time. Sometimes Chefket remains until dawn in the clubs - and then comes but still in any of his countless friends. For now Chefket in the city is known as a sore thumb.
Also, since 2008 he German winner of the "End of the Week"-Freestyle Battles will and in the subsequent world championproperties makes second place in February 2009 in London. demonstrated in the same year Chefket with his debutalbum »On the one hand on the other hand"An enormous musical variety, which as of blues and soul composed of rap and song exactly. The album is only a moderate success, but brings with it the Chefket in the same year as the first rappers "Fritz Eight of talents'Wins and the title song disc for a while every day on the radio runs
Then suddenly asks none other than Marteria whether Chefket would not like to accompany him on tour. Was followed by performances as support Samy Deluxe, Jan delay and Tech N9ne. Soon hurries Chefket A reputed as a gifted live performer. 2013 he released the EP "Identitaeter"On which he faithfully entitled reflects its cultural identity as the shortly thereafter published Mix Tape" Good day "rather impresses with carelessness. Both topics examined you on Chefkets new album "night owl"Vain. His distinctive style of rap and singing mingled with musical situation of every stripe and so allows him to formulate serious and winking concerns equally, Chefket has been maintained and perfected.
»night owl"Has emerged in the last fifteen years in close cooperation with Farhot. The producer from Hamburg, which already Nneka, Megaloh, Talib Kweli, arrest warrant and also Chefket has provided in the past with its own unique sound between vintage sound, hip hop varieties and pop confessions .. After the first joint studio sessions, the two decided freethinkers, get away from the routine. In common travel DENMARK, Morocco and the Turkish metropolis Istanbul matured Away from the busy lifestyle gradually the sound image of "night owl". »Farhot is the first who has understood my vision", is glad Chefket About the fruitful cooperation. »He gave me inspiration in the form of beats, but stood me advice and we have developed an almost brotherly relationship during the production.«
The result is twelve polyphonic songs that are not only a trenchant observations of everyday life, but rather - according to the title - even with the night in all its facets deal. »The city is so nice and quiet at night and you can relax a bit from the bustle of the day"Explains Chefket. »Then come to me the best ideas. Not only for text, but in general." If Chefket So raps in "dance" About hedonistic escapism in the partying, then he thinks the same with the reasons for this escape from the affluent society. And if Chefket the "destruction" of mankind wishes then only for the sake of the planet.
»night owl"Showed all facets of Chefket. He raps Übers going out, sings of love, is the thoroughbred rappers just like the gefÜhligen Crooner and the charming rascal. All of the attributes that earned him, in recent years a reputation as a gifted entertainer and Chefket have a live tip first class can be. Because to stand on a stage, many, fill it with life, only a few. And the question why Chefket actually is not a star, has come up with this great album "night owl"Well done.
In autumn Chefket goes on Night People tour, 2015.
27.10. Vienna, B72
28.10. MÜnchen, Hansa
29.10. Leipzig, Conne Iceland
30.10. Berlin. C-club
31.10. Münster, Skaters Palace
02:11. COLOGNE, Underground
03:11. Stuttgart, in Wizemann Club
04:11. Frankfurt, Nightlife
05:11. Nuremberg, Stereo
06:11. Weinheim, Cafe Central
08:11. Dresden, barn
09:11. Hamburg, Knust
10:11. Bremen, Tower
11:11. Hanover, Mephisto
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