German rapper Marteria, who also records as Marsimoto, was born Marten Laciny on December 4, 1982, in Rostock, East Germany. Laciny formed his first group Warn Direct in 1995 and then, in 1997, adopting the Marteria pseudonym. At 18 he signed with Punchline/SPV. In 2001, he became a member of the Underdog Cru, performing several live concerts and touring Europe with England's Mark B & Blade, the Delinquent Habits, and Germany's Flowmarkt in 2002. In 2006, he released his first proper solo album, Halloziehnation. In 2008, he signed with Four Music and released a second Marsimoto album, Zu Zweit Allein. A new album followed in 2010: Zum Glück in die Zukunft, which featured guest appearances by Peter Fox, Jan Delay, and Miss Platnum.