December 16, 1985|
Offenbach, Hessen, Germany
Aykut Anhan (born 16 December 1985) known as Haftbefehl (meaning "arrest warrant" in German) is a German rapper of Kurdish descent born in Offenbach. He was signed to his own record label Azzlack, before he was signed to the label Echte Musik.
Anhan was born in Offenbach am Main, Germany, on 16 December 1985 to a Turkish mother and Zaza-Kurdish father from eastern Turkey. By Anhan's own account, he dropped out of school. In 2006, he fled to Istanbul because of an impending imprisonment; from there he had moved to the Netherlands and lived in Amsterdam and Arnhem. Along the way he had written his first lyrics. After his return to his hometown Offenbach he began training as a vehicle mechanic, after 3 weeks he had quit. Subsequently he ran a betting shop in the "Offenbacher Kaiserstraße". After that he began recording his first songs. After Samson Jones (owner of the label Echte Musik) had heard Haftbefehl´s songs, he was assured of his skills and contract him. Haftbefehl was involved with eight contributions at the Label-Sampler Kapitel 1: Zeit für was Echtes. He also attained attention by bis contribution at the Sampler La Connexion and the singles from Kollegah and Manuellsen.
On 29 October 2010 Haftbefehl had released his first album called Azzlack Stereotyp. After the closing of the label Echte Musik he had launched his own label called Azzlacks, where Celo & Abdi and his brother Capo and Veysel are contracted.
In spring 2012 he had released his second album Kanacki? which contains songs with other German prominents like Jan Delay and Sido. On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the death of the American rapper The Notorious B.I.G. the splash! magazine had released a mixtape named The Notorious H.A.F.T..
With the single Chabos wissen wer der Babo ist Haftbefehl attained a placement in the German single-charts for the first time.
Haftbefehl's album Azzlack Stereotyp reached 59 on musicline.de's top 100 chart on November 15, 2010. The discography was translated from the German popflock.com resource page.