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Savaş Yurderi (born 10 February 1975), known by his stage name Kool Savas, is a German rapper and hip hop artist. Along with Taktlo$$, he formed the highly influential German rap duo Westberlin Maskulin (1997–2000). He was also a founding member of the German rap crew Masters of Rap in 1996. Savas is considered one of the most successful German rappers.
Kool Savas in 2010
|Birth name||Savaş Yurderi|
|Also known as||King Kool Savas, S.A.V.|
|Born||10 February 1975|
|Genres||German hip hop, battle rap|
|Labels||Essah Entertainment (since 2009)|
Sony Music Entertainment (since 2002)
Optik Records (2002–2009) Subword (2002–2007)
Put Da Needle To Da Records (1999–2001)
|Associated acts||Masters of Rap (1996–2001, 2016)|
Westberlin Maskulin (1997–2000)
In 2012, he collaborated in "Xavas", a duo formation with Xavier Naidoo, a German soul and R&B singer-songwriter and actor in the album Gespaltene Persönlichkeit. The two had already worked together on a number of other releases.
Born in Aachen, Germany to a German mother and a Turkish father. Savas' family moved to Turkey when he was one year old. His father, who is from Çorum, Turkey, was arrested because of his political posture against the then-military government in Turkey, and as a result his mother was forced to return to Aachen with Savas.
Essah Entertainment (2010–present)Edit
His 2011 album Aura included a single with the same name and a song featuring Xavier Naidoo, titled LMS 2012. In May 2012, Savas announced a collaborative album with Xavier Naidoo titled Gespaltene Persönlichkeit under the alias "Xavas" scheduled for release in Germany on 21 September 2012. The track list was announced in August 2012, containing a total of 15 tracks
His fourth studio album, Märtyrer, was released on 14 November 2014.
- 2002: Der beste Tag meines Lebens
- 2007: Tot oder lebendig
- 2011: Aura
- 2014: Märtyrer
- 2019: KKS
- 2004: Kool Savas goes Hollywood
- 2005: Die John Bello Story
- 2006: Wer hatz erfunden? (with Optik Schweiz)
- 2008: Die John Bello Story II
- 2009: Die John Bello Story II – Brainwash Edition (remix version)
- 2010: Die John Bello Story III
- 2016: Essahdamus
- 2008: The Best of Kool Savas
- 1997: Hoes, Flows, Moneytoes (with Westberlin Maskulin)
- 2000: Battlekings (with Westberlin Maskulin)
- 2001: NLP (with M.O.R.)
- 2003: Nur noch 24 Stunden (with Freunde der Sonne)
- 2005: One (with Azad)
- 2006: Optik Takeover! (with Optik Army)
- 2012: Gespaltene Persönlichkeit (with Xavier Naidoo as Xavas)
- 2017: Royal Bunker (with Sido)
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 June 2011. Retrieved 22 March 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Ankeny, Jason. "Biography: Kool Savas". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 May 2010.
- "Kool Savas & Xavier Naidoo bringen XAVAS im September 2012". hiphop.de (German). 7 May 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
- "Kool Savas & Xavier Naidoo Gespaltene Persönlichkeit". hiphop.de (German). Retrieved 21 August 2012.
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