German Rap is doing well these days as you can tell (and see) by this Tune of the Day.
38 (referring to the gun) is the second single off of KALIM’s newly released album Thronfolger (heir to the throne). The MC, who is currently signed to XATAR‘s Alles oder Nix Records has been making waves for the past couple of years and in my honest opinion, delivered his best work with Thronfolger. KALIM already came out strong with his first single Tresi featuring LUCIANO, which made today’s announcement that he was able to enter the German album charts at number 7, a fact that came by no surprise.
Although KALIM and GZUZ deliver excellent parts on 38, I think it’s newcomer GRINGO44 who shines the most on the track. Refreshingly different, he flows with ease on the beat by David Crates, including tons of cultural references in his bars, as well as local Berlin slang, which is shaped by Turkish and Arabic, that even a lot of German speaking people will have to look for explanations over at genius.com.