»Liebst du Geld/ Bist du ein Mensch?« (»Do you love money/ Are you a human being?«) is the very first question on Amewu’s new album. He’s back, the Berlin rapper who has been considered one of Germany’s best and most talented (live) MCs since his debut album »Entwicklungshilfe«, which he further proved in 2012 with »Leidkultur«. It’s taken ten years for Amewu to report back with »Haben und Sein«. Rap, grime and trip-hop with uncountable words per minute combine to offer a clear message: about unlimited growth and what it’s doing to us, the climate crisis, colonialism and racism and how it plays out in our everyday lives. Amewu raps against inequality. »Viele Rapper reden zu viel, aber sie denken zu wenig« (»Many rappers talk too much, but they think too little«), he raps. He, on the other hand, thinks a lot. Luckily, he also talks.