Gangsta rap: Investigation set against Kollegah and Farid Bang

The Düsseldorf public Prosecutor's Office has examined the controversial text of rapper Kollegah and Farid Bang. The result: they fall under the freedom of art.

Gangsta rap: Investigation set against Kollegah and Farid Bang

Dieumstrittenen lyrics of Gangsta rapper Kollegah and Farid Bang are not punishable. Dashat an examination of Düsseldorf Public Prosecutor's Office. From DiesemGrund investigation had been discontinued, said official spokesman Ralf Herrenbrück at request of German press agency. DieErmittler had checked texts on offences of sedition, insult and denigration of memory of deceased. A complaint is still possible against DieEntscheidung.

ZurBegründung says that controversial lines of text would be in genre of gangsta-Rapgerecht, for which freedom of art, which is enshrined in Constitution, applies. In decision, which had been served to parties involved, it was said that y were lyrics vollervulgärer, human and women-paying violence and sex fantasies.

One of most criticized lines is: "My body is more defined than VonAuschwitzinsassen". This, however, is neir an endorsement nor eineVerharmlosung of Nazi rule and its genocide, according to DieStaatsanwaltschaft. The comparison of concentration camp occupants with ir own body mögegeschmacklos be, but: it does not represent denial of Holocaust. Gleichesgelte for line "make once again a Holocaust". DieseAnkündigung is neir an invitation to violence nor a trivialization of Holocaust. The essence of gangsta rap is now glorification VonKriminalität and violence.

After scandal at award of Music Award Echo had received several criminal charges against musicians. The lyrics of rappers were n checked for ir criminal relevance.

Kollegah and Farid Bang had recently visited DieKZ memorial site in Auschwitz. The inspiration for this came from musician Marius Müller-Westernhagen. In an opinion, DasMusiklabel BMG had first posed behind musicians, but n collaboration ceased.

Updated Date: 17 June 2018, 12:02

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