Pop Giganten:
German Hip Hop

Pop Giganten – German Hip Hop

20.11.2018 – 10:15 PM – RTL2

The share of hip-hop in the German charts is higher than ever. From Underground Culture to the Pop Phenomenon – How German hip-hop integrates into society is revealed in exclusive interviews and insights.

Hip-Hop has managed to turn from a trend to a whole movement. Also in Germany the genre is accepted as own music style and has produced many successful artists. Often comes from the rape scene socially critical and political impetus – whether Samy Deluxe with his legendary “Wake me up,” which was often cited in the wake of the September 11, 2001 or the fabulous song “MfG” of the Fantastic Four. But who was the first to rhyme to music in German? The 90-minute documentary “Pop Giants – German Hip-Hop” explores the origins of this musical genre in our country and shows us newcomers and veterans who have devoted themselves to rhythmic chanting.

Experts and artists such as Eko Fresh, Sabrina Setlur, Nilz Bokelberg, Giovanni Zarrella, Frauke Ludowig, Teesy and Senna Gammour clarify for us all sorts of questions about this unmistakable musical genre and the resulting attitude towards life. In addition, representatives of the younger followers, such as Chethrin Schulze, Danny Liedtke and David Ortega, who tell us their very personal points of intersection with well-known speech acrobats like Sido, Casper, Bausa or Capital Bra.

The development from suspicious observation to the tolerated rap culture gives us an interesting look at the emergence of this genre. So we can see artists like the Fantastic Four and Falco as the beginnings of German hip-hop. Whether aggressive, funny or profound, sexy and full of entertainment – hip-hop has arrived in the midst of society.