Neonschwarz - Photo by Till Glaeser

Photo by Till Glaeser

Neonschwarz

What the name means: neon-black
Where they come from: Hamburg
What it sounds like: Rap with intelligence and attitude
What it’s all about: From political frustration to just having a good-time. NEONSCHWARZ are one of the better examples of current German hip-hop which seems to constantly evolve into multiple directions. From hateful gangsta-rap (HAFTBEFEHL) to teenie pop (CRO) the German rap scene is packed with basically everything you desire but also plenty of crap. The collective from Hamburg marks a lovely exception.