ALBI X speaks deep from the soul of those growing up with complex identities, even if they don’t understand all of his lyrics. After all, the Afro-German act from Cologne with Congolese roots usually raps in a mixture of Lingala, French and English. His sound is truly international, breaking down borders – not just national ones but also the borders of genres and styles. Listeners who do understand his rhymes know that they’re about his everyday realities such as racism, classism and experiences of discrimination. But instead of reacting to this with aggression or a »gangsta« attitude, ALBI X champions a multinational self-image, countering marginalisation with highly infectious hip-hop, upbeat African sounds and an inclusive worldview. With this positive vibe as well as impressive dance interludes, he sweeps everyone along, especially at his live shows – no matter what language they speak.