B-Tight

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B-Tight
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B-Tight at Promiboxen 2013 (boxing contest)
Background information
Birth nameRobert Edward Davis
Also known asB!Tight, Der Neger, Bobby, Bobby Dick
Born (1979-12-28) December 28, 1979 (age 38)
Palm Springs, California, United States
Origin Berlin, Germany
Genres Hip hop, Gangsta rap
Years active1998–present
Labels Aggro Berlin (2001–2009)
Sektenmuzik
Associated acts Sido, A.i.d.S, Tony D, Fler

Robert Edward Davis (born 28 December 1979), better known by his stage name B-Tight, is a gangsta rapper, who grew up in Berlin, Germany.

Berlin Capital of Germany

Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany by both area and population. Its 3,748,148 (2018) inhabitants make it the second most populous city proper of the European Union after London. The city is one of Germany's 16 federal states. It is surrounded by the state of Brandenburg, and contiguous with its capital, Potsdam. The two cities are at the center of the Berlin-Brandenburg capital region, which is, with about six million inhabitants and an area of more than 30,000 km², Germany's third-largest metropolitan region after the Rhine-Ruhr and Rhine-Main regions.

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Early life and personal life

Davis was born in Palm Springs, California, to a German mother and an African American father, but he grew up in Germany.

Palm Springs, California City in California, United States

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Germans citizens or native-born people of Germany; or people of descent to the ethnic and ethnolinguistic group associated with the German language

Germans are a Germanic ethnic group native to Central Europe, who share a common German ancestry, culture and history. German is the shared mother tongue of a substantial majority of ethnic Germans.

When he was younger he initially wanted to become a professional basketball player, however a foot injury prevented him from doing so. Davis grew up in Märkisches Viertel in Berlin, where he also met his later roommate and rap partner Sido, with whom he formed the duo A.i.d.S and they began to write song lyrics. The group's beats were made on a PlayStation.

Märkisches Viertel Quarter of Berlin in Germany

Märkisches Viertel  (MV) is a German locality (Ortsteil) in the borough (Bezirk) of Reinickendorf in Berlin.

Sido (rapper) German rapper

Paul Würdig, better known as Sido, is a German rapper. He interprets his artist name as "super-intelligentes Drogenopfer". It used to stand for "Scheiße in dein Ohr", a line from his track Terroarr. Sido is currently signed to Urban/Universal Music Group.

PlayStation gaming brand that consists of home video game consoles, a media center, an online service, handhelds and phones, as well as multiple magazines, created and owned by Sony Interactive Entertainment

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Career

1998–2000: Early career

Davis and Sido released their first demo album, Wissen Flow Talent, over hip hop label Royal Bunker, as duo called Royal TS. It follows more demo recordings of them, joined by Vokalmatador and Rhymin Simon. Later they formed group Die Sekte, but they broke up in 2000. In the same year, released Davis' first release B-Tight sein Album as demo tape.

Hip hop music music genre consisting of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping

Hip hop music, also called hip-hop or rap music, is a music genre developed in the United States by inner-city African Americans in the late 1970s which consists of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted. It developed as part of hip hop culture, a subculture defined by four key stylistic elements: MCing/rapping, DJing/scratching with turntables, break dancing, and graffiti writing. Other elements include sampling beats or bass lines from records, and rhythmic beatboxing. While often used to refer solely to rapping, "hip hop" more properly denotes the practice of the entire subculture. The term hip hop music is sometimes used synonymously with the term rap music, though rapping is not a required component of hip hop music; the genre may also incorporate other elements of hip hop culture, including DJing, turntablism, scratching, beatboxing, and instrumental tracks.

Die Sekte is a German rap group from Berlin, Germany. The group was formed in 1998 by Sido, B-Tight, Rhymin Simon and Vokalmatador. Originally it consisted of only Sido and B-Tight also known as duo A.i.d.S.

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2001–04: Rise to "fame"

In 2001, B-Tight signed in January to Berlin-based label Aggro Berlin, as well as Sido. Both rapper released their EP Das Mic und ich as Royal TS and the labels official first release. B-Tight released his EP Der Neger (in mir), in 2002, but it caused controversies as its hard and aggressive song lyrics, which were typical for the labels music style. Later rapper Bushido signed, who joined B-Tight and Sido.

Aggro Berlin was a German hip-hop independent record label based in Berlin, Germany that existed from 1 January 2001 until 1 April 2009. Three artists; Sido, Tony D and Kitty Kat were signed with the label at the time of its closure. Since the end of 2007 it used to be a sub-label of Universal.

Bushido (rapper) German rapper

Anis Mohamed Youssef Ferchichi, better known as Bushido, is a German rapper, hip-hop producer, entrepreneur and co-founder of record label ersguterjunge. Born in Bonn and raised by a single mother in Berlin, Tempelhof, Ferchichi came in contact with hip-hop through graffiti and his friend and fellow rapper Fler. Ferchichi released his demo, King of KingZ in 2001, which later led him to sign a record label deal with Aggro Berlin. Ferchichi's first official release was Carlo Cokxxx Nutten, released in October 2002, a collobaration with Fler. His first solo release, Vom Bordstein bis zur Skyline (2003) peaked at number 88 in Germany.

In 2002, B-Tight worked with his label mates on their label albums Aggro Ansage Nr. 1 and Aggro Ansage Nr. 2 (released 2003).

In 2005, Davis recorded songs with Tony D for their mixtape Heisse Ware.

Muhamed Ayad better known under stage name Tony D or Tony Damager, is a German rapper of Lebanese descent. He was signed to Aggro Berlin, but later changed to Sektenmuzik.

Music

B-Tight is affiliated with the music label Aggro Berlin with whom he released a number of hit singles. Amongst them, "Der Neger". Another popular single was titled "Neger bums mich!" (Negro bang me!) on the "Aggro Ansage Nr. 3". His songs often tell about a fight between black and white in himself, because he is a so-called mulatto.

Discography

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