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Kool Savas in 2010
|King Kool Savas, S.A.V.|
10 February 1975|
|Genres||German hip hop, battle rap|
Essah Entertainment (since 2009)|
Sony Music Entertainment (since 2002)
Optik Records (2002-2009) Subword (2002-2007)
Put Da Needle To Da Records (1999-2001)
Masters of Rap (1996-2001, 2016)|
Westberlin Maskulin (1997-2000)
Sava? Yurderi (born 10 February 1975) also known as Kool Savas (or as well King Kool Savas), is a German rapper and hip hop artist. Along with Taktlo$$ he formed the highly influential German rap duo Westberlin Maskulin (1997-2000). Also he was a founding member of the German rap crew Masters of Rap in 1996. To the present day Kool Savas is one of the most successful German rappers.
In 2012, he also collaborated in Xavas, a duo formation with Xavier Naidoo, a German Soul and R&B singer songwriter and actor in the album Gespaltene Persönlichkeit. The two had already worked together on a number of other releases.
Born in Aachen, Germany to a German mother and a Turkish father, Savas' family moved to Turkey when he was one year old. His father, who is from Çorum, Turkey, was arrested because of his political posture against the then-military government in Turkey, and as a result his mother was forced to return to Aachen with Savas.
His 2011 album Aura included a single with the same name and a song featuring Xavier Naidoo, titled LMS 2012. In May 2012, Savas announced a collaborative album with Xavier Naidoo titled Gespaltene Persönlichkeit under the alias "Xavas" scheduled for release in Germany on 21 September 2012. The track list was announced in August 2012, containing a total of 15 tracks
His fourth studio album, Märtyrer, was released on 14 November 2014.