We heard your single 'Appell Zu Chemnitz' ….. what was the inspiration for this song?
Seeyou: I made this beat in 2010 for a rapper from my City, but he didn´t want it. I wrote the chorus in 2011 and wanted to use it for me as a solo song, but I never finished it. Maybe it was fate, because the theme from the chorus is appropriate now, because of racism and neo Nazi protests in Germany. Ramzez: Seeyou showed me his beat, I liked it and started to write the verse. This was written many months before the neo Nazi protest that took place but was about racism generally. We recorded it on 30th August the day the protest in Chemnitz started. When Nino heard the lyrics he had the idea to make it a reaction to the protest, so we changed our lyrics a little bit. Seeyou: And the original song title was “Der Schwarzkopf wars (engl = the blackhead was)” but we decided to call it for ‘Appell zu Chemnitz’, because of the Nazi protest in Chemnitz.
In the video you show neo Nazi protests - what is the situation politically for Roma living in Germany?
: Believe it or not, Roma are still discriminated in Germany. Seeyou:
Especially at the present time where the right-wing is getting stronger. Ramzez
: We are classified as violent, criminal or primitive, which of course is not true. Nino:
The situation of Roma and BAME in Germany has been very tense since the protests of neo-Nazis in Chemnitz. Although we live in „Niedersachsen“ and not in „Sachsen“ I notice the tense atmosphere. (Note: Niedersachsen is a state in West Germany and Sachsen is a State in East Germany and Chemnitz is a city of The State Sachsen.) Roma are regarded as "not bio-German". The behaviour of the President of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution
(Germany's domestic security agency) President Maaßen and his support of right-wing sentiment, as well as his promotion in the Ministry of Interior brings the political culture and the credibility in Germany very much in question. In addition, violence increases to BAME in Germany. Therefore, we have no choice to fight with other democrats in the country for our core values and constitution to combat racism, before Nazism becomes socially acceptable again.
What can we expect next from YWB?
Seeyou: We will be releasing 'Appell zu Chemnitz' on 3rd Oct 2018 on Spotify, iTunes and Google Play. We decided to release on the 3rd October because its a German holiday called ‘Tag der deutschen Einheit (engl = Day of German unity)’ Ramzez: We want to make an album next year, but I don´t want to give too much away. Nino: We will also have different Music Seminars, to record Songs and freestyle lyrics about the basics of Hip-Hop to search for new talented people, we want to support young people who want to make music. Ramzez: And before we release our album next year we want to release an EP on Spotify in a couple of months.