We fight our grounds"
DEBUT ALBUM 'RHIIZOME' OUT OCTOBER 2
German based rapper and producer PHIILOSOPHER rides dark trap beats with post-hardcore shouts and sing-rap autotune vocals, crafting a new level of alternative trap comparable to contemporaries such as GHOSTEMANE, SCARLXRD and $UICIDEBOY$. After releasing two EPs, he now issues his debut album ‘Rhiizome’, out in October 2020 via Redfield Records.
The album title ‘Rhiizome’ emphasizes the idea of connecting things from different origins: According to the metaphorical term "rhizome", influenced by the French post-structuralist Gilles Deleuze, unity and difference are not seen as a pair of opposites, but heterogeneity is understood as a connection of difference: "Variousness becomes unity through its connection, but without cancelling out the differences.“ On his debut album PHIILOSOPHER is connecting different musical styles that enter into an interrelation, without comprehensively merging into a new unity, so the LP always remains dynamic and fresh.
With regards to the content, PHIILOSOPHER remains true to his name – as the doctor of philosophy he actually is: His lyrics explore philosophical, socio-critical and political issues. He examines present-day problems in the light of Kant, Sokrates and Deleuze. Based on the philosophical tradition, his songs offer ideas for solutions as well as an outlook on the future. Take a look into the future!