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MOK

A Berlin-born hardcore rapper of Turkish descent, MOK is associated with the favorite Aggro Berlin collective as an associate of Pass away Sekte, the label’s flagship group. He offers his personal label, Ersboeserjunge, for single releases, plus a collaboration with Sony BMG. Created in the Neukölln area of Berlin, MOK (an acronym for Muzik Oder Knast — in British, “Music or Jail”) moved into the rap market via Bassboxxx, a pioneering 3rd party German rap label that was house to Mach One, a fellow rapper with whom he’d become acquainted. In 2002, Bassboxxx released Fick MOR, the rapper’s full-length debut. MOK was consequently caught in 2002, at that time he was focusing on his second recording, Neukölln Hustler (later on released in 2004), and was billed with bandenkriminalität (gang criminality) and körperverletzung (electric battery). He was sentenced to five years and half a year in JVA Tegal (Justizvollzugsanstalt Tegel), the biggest and among the oldest prisons in Germany. By using Aggro Berlin, nevertheless, it was organized that he could provide an offenen vollzug (open up execution), which, because of German law, pertains to almost 20 percent of offenders in the united states, according to figures. Besides his legal difficulties, MOK was encountering issues with Bassboxxx. He and Tony D, another Bassboxxx affiliate marketer, consequently approved an invitation to become listed on the Aggro Berlin collective as people of Die Sekte, the label’s flagship group. Via Sektenmusik, an Aggro Berlin subsidiary label focused on Sekte-related produces, MOK released Musik Oder Knast (2005), a single recording that tackled his legal scenario in musical conditions. Three MOK produces implemented in 2006 — Das Beste, a compilation; and two mixtapes, Badboys and Badboys, Vol. 2 — and a few re-releases in 2007: Muzik Oder Knast [Superior Model] and Badboys [Superior Model]. Hustler (2007), MOK’s first genuine full-length since Musik Oder Knast, spawned the strike single “Big Employer,” which broke the very best Ten on MTV’s TRL countdown in March.

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