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Lost in Berlin - Apsilon

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In the artist's words:

As the son of Turkish parents and migrant workers, he is still where he grew up - in his home town of Moabit. After almost 10 years of writing lyrics, Apsilon has been spending a lot of time in the studio for a good two years now. The content is German rap with anti-capitalist analysis without moralizing.

Provocative social criticism without compromise against white German comfort and resignation. The delivery is pure rage, the sound is trappy and modern. New Wave. Apsilon comes casually around the corner and places basketball references next to criticism of racism, skillfully stringing together German idioms while breaking them and thus dribbling with the German language.

His EP "Gast" takes some of the experiences of the guest worker generation and spits them out again as contradictions between pain and hope. It processes the false promises of hospitality made to guest workers and shows the defiance of a younger generation that does not want to integrate into the bulwark of people, capital and contempt for humanity. Apsilon is no know-it-all rap, no Street 2.0 and manages without glorifying drugs, blind hedonism or contempt for women. At the same time, he does not exclude himself, but acts as part of this young, promising, broken society that lives in contradictions and wants to create something of its own socially and musically after all the disappointments of previous generations.

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