When I was traveling in Heidelberg, I had the spontaneous opportunity to meet DRAMAH. The rapper from Heilbronn, whom I have known for many years, was allowed to make my first acquaintance with my camera.
DRAMAH grew up in Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg. At the age of 10, he first came into contact with German hip-hop through the former rapcrew ‘Cartel’. He began writing his first texts in 1999, either at school or at home in front of the cassette player. The first attempts were of course in English. In his early years, his first track in German, “DU WIRST GEDROPPED”, was written in 2001 on an EPMD instrumental made in the basement studio of his former rap colleague ATI & WFL. After he and his buddy ‘DEALMAN’ decided to produce, write and record their own songs in 2003, they released their first official album “RAPTEAM EXTRA”, which they sold for a few euros in their neighborhood, youth centers and jams. In early 2004 he met Alexander Babacan (Popstar’s winner 2012), with whom he recorded four mixtapes and three albums, as the then duo ‘G & A’. He then met PADISAH. Since the beginning of 2006 the group ‘El Marees’ exists. Through their songs and their performances, they quickly made a name for themselves in their hometown Heilbronn and the next largest cities Stuttgart and Mannheim. In 2008, Dramah took part in the hip-hop musical “Changes – Mut zur Veränderung” in Mannheim and flew with the team to Las Vegas in 2010. The musical took first place in the program, “Grosse Helfer” on Sat.1, and got the Las Vegas trip sponsored. Since 2013, the group ‘El Marees’ consists only of the two members DRAMAH and Padisah. After a few songs as a couple and various performances all over Germany, among other things as support for artists like Azad or Eko Fresh, the duo decided to set up an album or an EP.