Young Person Of Colour wears a cream-coloured coat with a large light fur collar, creole earrings and sunglasses. Her parted black hair is pinned back with colourful hair clips. The rapper Wa22ermann carries a black bag over her forearm and holds a mobile phone in her hand, with which she also shyly holds the other hand. By pressing her lips together, her face makes a sad impression. She is illuminated, behind her a city scene with a fence, a parked car and an underground sign can be made out in the darkness.
Wa22ermann (photo: Luis Frederik)
Friday, 1.9.2023
21:20 – 22:00, Alte Kantine
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Wa22ermann

When Wa22ermann performed at Pop-Kultur last year, it was one of the Berlin newcomer’s first major gigs. She was already championed for her set at the Çaystube, but it was clear that she had barely began her ascent. Now she’s returning to the festival – as a celebrated Berlin rapper who’s making an impact on the hip-hop scene, from TikTok to Diffus Mag. With a casual matter-of-factness and blunt punchlines, Wa22ermann talks about everyday life in Berlin in her songs, unafraid to switch between thick 808 bass and synthetic soundscapes. The Kreuzberg native doesn’t feel the need to sell an exaggerated image, instead captivating listeners with her honest lyrics. Her single »gogos« combines Jersey drill and trap with German lyrics, virtually inventing Berlin drill. True to the mantra, »Ich mach was ich will, wie türkische Ampeln« (»I do what I want, like Turkish traffic lights«).

Young Person Of Colour wears a cream-coloured coat with a large light fur collar, creole earrings and sunglasses. Her parted black hair is pinned back with colourful hair clips. The rapper Wa22ermann carries a black bag over her forearm and holds a mobile phone in her hand, with which she also shyly holds the other hand. By pressing her lips together, her face makes a sad impression. She is illuminated, behind her a city scene with a fence, a parked car and an underground sign can be made out in the darkness.
Wa22ermann (photo: Luis Frederik)