New German Rap Star: Casper

Mr. Saxobeat now is one of three tracks in 2011 that had a six weeks run at the top of the German single’s charts. But it is the first track counting six consecutive weeks at the Top in 2011. Both others – grenade by Bruno Mars and On The Floor by JLO feat. Pitbull – had a break in between. Question right now is: will Alexandra Stan keep seeling most copies the next week too?

A real rival is not seen anywhere. Well – the iTunes chart of today list a new David Guetta release at number 3: Titanium – that’s it. Physical sales see Tim Bendzko still at position 2 and Lucenzo feat. Don Omar at position 3.

Newcomer of the week is German rapper Casper. Three weeks ago his second album XOXO stormed to Number 1 at the album charts. This week the single So Perfekt follows and can enter at position 14. The hard core scene around Bushido and Co. critizices Casper cause his sound is much more a fusion of indie pop and hiphop. In other countries such a crossover melange is common for years. In Germany it still ranks as a novum. An almost established one of course as the high start of Casper’s single tells us.

The story of So Perfekt is about finding the perfect moment in life (and the perfect life) even if life is sometimes hard or unfair. The lyrics are full of optimism – quite an attitude hard to find in German hiphop. Probably that’s a reason why people like the track (and the artist) that much.