German rapper KC Rebell, affiliated with Banger Musik, was born Hüseyin Köksecen in Essen, Germany in 1988. He was first noticed as part of the rap duo SAW (Schwarz auf Weiß), where he teamed up with German-Iranian rapper PA Sports and released two albums, a mixtape titled Schwarz auf Weiß in 2006 and a proper album titled Kinder des Zorns in 2008.
Signing with Life Is Pain, KC Rebell released his first solo album, Derdo Derdo, which he followed up with Rebellismuss in 2012. While Rebellismuss sold well, rising to number 33 on the German sales charts, KC Rebell made a much bigger impression with 2013's Banger Rebellieren, which peaked at number two in Germany, number five in Austria, and number six in Switzerland. Fourth album Rebellution became his first number one hit, thanks in part to features from Farid Bang and Kollegah. In 2015, Fata Morgana reached the top of the charts in Germany, as well as Austria and Switzerland; the single "Augenblick" (featuring Summer Cem) hit the Top 20. Sixth album Abstand was released in 2016, and became his third straight chart-topper in Germany. ~ Christian Genzel