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Azad (rapper)

Background information
Birth name Azad Azadpour
Born (1974-01-01) 1 January 1974
Origin Sanandaj, Iran
Genres Rap, Hip hop
Years active 1988 – present
Labels Bozz Music
Website Official website

Azad Azadpour (Persian: آزاد آزادپور‎) (born 1 January 1974) is a German rapper of Kurdish descent based in Frankfurt am Main.


  • Career 1
  • Discography 2
    • Albums 2.1
    • Singles 2.2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


After having arrived in Germany from Iran at the young age of 10, he was into hip hop, rap, beatboxing and graffiti. In 1988 he joined D-Flame (Daniel Kretschmer), A-Bomb, and Combad in Cold-N-Locco. The band was renamed Asiatic Warriors in 1990 and mixed songs in German, English, Persian and Kurdish and achieved great fame through signing with Ruff'n'Raw Label and the EP Told Ya!. Internal differences between the band members resulted in the Asiatic Warriors breaking up.

In 1999, Azad signed as a solo artist with Pelham Power Productions. He became a sensation on the hip hop scene winning "Da Swing DJ Battle". Single "Napalm" followed by his solo album Leben completely produced by Azad and follow up album Faust des Nordwestens firmly established him as a successful artist and a cult figure.

In 2004, Azad founded his own production company "Bozz Music",[1] the urban music wing of Universal Music. Azad formed the group Warheit with Sezai, Lunafrow, Jeyz, Chaker. Soon a huge rivalry erupted between Azad and Bozz Music label on the one side and Aggro Berlin label on the other. This put Azad even more in the spotlight as the rivalry escalated.

Azad released his third studio album Der Bozz in 2004 reaching the German Albums Top 10 by far outselling his first 2 albums. However the watchdog body BPjM slammed the album as too violent and a "danger to youth".

Oddly enough, Azad's biggest commercial success was a joint effort with German rapper Kool Savas in One released on BMG and hitting the Top 5 in German Albums Chart. Game Over his fourth album reached #8. He has released further albums but with relative success (Blockschrift in 2007, Azphalt Inferno and Assassin both in 2009)

He is also known for his collaborations with various artists like Seryoga, a successful Belorussian rapper.

His German #1 hit single is "Prison Break Anthem (Ich glaub' an dich)", featuring Adel Tawil of Ich + Ich. It is a German language theme song for the hugely popular American television series Prison Break broadcast with German voice over on RTL.[2]



Year Title Chart Position
2001 Leben 46
2003 Faust des Nordwestens 24
2004 Der Bozz 10 66
2005 One (with Kool Savas) 5 32 33
2006 Game Over 8 48 28
2007 Blockschrift 37 59 39
2009 Azphalt Inferno 24 55 29
2009 Assassin 31 52 27
2010 Azphalt Inferno II 18
2014 Nebel ? ? ?


Year Title Chart Position Album
2001 Napalm Leben
Gegen den Strom
2003 A 65 Faust des Nordwestens
Faust des Nordwestens
Mein Licht
2004 Phoenix 65 Der Bozz
Kopf hoch (feat. Jonesmann) 57
2005 Signal (J-Luv feat. Azad) 52
Locked Up (Akon feat. Azad & Styles P.) 15 Trouble (Akon)
Monstershit (with Kool Savas) 29 One
All 4 One (with Kool Savas) 4 24 85
2006 Guck My Man (with Kool Savas) 27
Alarm 48 Game Over
Eines Tages (feat. Cassandra Steen) 28
2 Kaiser (with Seryoga) 85
2007 Prison Break Anthem (Ich glaub' an dich)
(feat. Adel Tawil)
1 12 13 Blockschrift
Zeit zu verstehen (This Can't Be Everything)
(feat. Gentleman)
30 72
2008 Alles Lügen/ Ghettobass 74
On Top (with Kool Savas) Tot oder Lebendig (Kool Savas)
2009 Klagelied (wie lang) (with Tino Oac) 92 Assassin


  1. ^ Official website of Bozz Music
  2. ^ Music video for "Ich Glaub an Dich"

External links

  • Bozz Music Official website
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