German Rap Special with Frauenarzt
Live from RBMA Berlin: Berlin-Tempelhof’s dirty bass specialist Frauenarzt, plus Deutschrap classics with Ralf Theil & Julian Brimmers.
Live from the Funkhaus Berlin, today’s show is fixated on the Berlin rap scene. First up, Vivian talks to hip-hop veteran Frauenarzt of the Bassboxxx crew, AKA “the gynecologist,” AKA Vincente de Teba Költerhoff. The brash, Berlin-Tempelhof-bred rapper rose to fame in the early aughts alongside likeminded producer and rapper Manny Marc as the Atzen; the two were leaders in introducing a German audience to the sounds of Miami bass, ghettotech and Memphis rap. Despite some controversies, Frauenarzt’s storied career is dappled with chart successes and high-profile collaborations that have secured him a place in Berlin’s modern-day rap scene. In the second hour, we’re joined by music journalists (and erstwhile Juice Mag correspondents) Ralf Theil and Julian Brimmers to discuss and play German rap from 1998 until now.