Curated by splash! 【DE】
As an Afro-German of a new generation whose self-image is not based on being a foreigner in their own country, Albi X speaks deeply to the soul of many young people, whose identities often transcend national borders, living more complex realities than "simply German". Trying to find himself on the difficult paths of German everyday life, the artist reports on his everyday realities, such as racism or classism, but chooses to not do this with aggression or a gangsta attitude.
Instead, Albi X celebrates a multinational self-understanding with a lyrical fusion of Lingala, French and English, which gives an extremely positive, energetic and inclusive view of the world - "be your best version possible" is his motto. His sound is truly international, he breaks boundaries on all levels - country borders as well as style and genre borders.
Much like his idol Travis Scott, who "gave the sky its own color" from his hood, Albi X wants to inspire people and set the example, that your and otherness can be used as a source of strength. The multiple setbacks, exclusions and massive discrimination he experienced, are used again and again as a stepping stone and eventually a way to the top. Albi X literally walks through the shadows, right into the sun.