Artist verifiedKontra K

Kontra K: German rapper, singer, and songwriter making waves in the hip-hop scene.

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Who is Kontra K? Kontra K is a German hip hop artist and songwriter from Berlin. He has released several albums, EPs, and mixtapes since 2012. He has been featured on many songs by other artists such as Gzuz, Bonez MC, Kollegah, Farid Bang, and B-Tight. His music is known for its hard-hitting beats and lyrical content that often focuses on his personal experiences. Early Life Maximilian Diehn was born on June 1st 1984 in Berlin, Germany. He was raised in a musical family and started playing the drums at the age of 8. He was also heavily influenced by the hip-hop music he heard on the radio. After graduating from high school he studied music production for a few years before deciding to pursue music as a career. Career Kontra K began his career in 2010 when he released his first EP titled “NKL”. The EP gained him some local recognition and allowed him to start performing live shows. In 2012 he released his first full-length album “Der Abgrund” which was well received by fans and critics alike. Since then he has released several more albums and EPs that have established him as one of Germany’s top hip-hop artists. He has also collaborated with various other artists such as Gzuz, Bonez MC, Kollegah, Farid Bang, and B-Tight. Discography Kontra K has released several albums, EPs, and mixtapes throughout his career. His most notable releases include: <ul><li>Der Abgrund (2012)</li> <li>Erde & Knochen (2013)</li> <li>Auge des Tigers (2016)</li> <li>Gute Nacht (2017)</li></ul> Influences Kontra K has cited Nas, Eminem, 50 Cent, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Tupac Shakur, Jay Z and Notorious B.I.G as some of his major influences. Additionally he has been influenced by German hip hop acts such as Azad and Bushido who were popular during in his youth.Awards & Accomplishments Kontra K has achieved considerable success throughout his career. He has won several awards including two Echo Awards in 2017 for Best Hip Hop/Urban Artist of the Year and Best National Video of the Year for his song “Gute Nacht”. In 2018 he won an MTV Europe Music Award for Best German Act.