Poldi is a newcomer from Germany and one who is keen to represent his true values through his music. He knows that what he wants to do is different from many of his peers, as he sets out to make his brand of rap less ‘gangsta’ and more ‘gentleman’!
Having a listen to Poldi’s debut single “Liebe > Hass” (love is bigger than hate) the difference in his sound is clear, providing a much-needed breath of fresh air for an industry that some may accuse of being fatigued from an influx of show-boating and faked stream numbers. But that does not mean that this young rapper is stuck in the past, quite the opposite. Poldi addresses the burning topics of today and his generation. As Leopold Karrer aka Poldi states himself “Why do we, the youngest, have to take care of the aftermath of your past irresponsibilities?”
After the recent presidential elections in the United States, CNN commented that “This year’s Thanksgiving is going to be the most uncomfortable in decades”, pointing out the huge differences of opinions and approaches between the young and older generations. Poldi definitely stands as an advocate for progressive unity, tolerance and respect as opposed to personal profit and materialistic interests. This talented rapper aims to speak words of truth in his music, and he raps with great skill, bringing his writing talents to the forefront as he lays down his bards to get his points across.
This artist grew up on what we would now refer to as “old school rap” and he keeps the values he learned from that music with him every day. Poldi, who is signed by 99 Problemz Music says that it would be “unimaginable for him to rap about topics and visions that don’t represent his actual life and lifestyle.” Poldi wants to build and maintain a deep connection with his audience and is clearly not in it to just make some quick fans and put out music that will make waves in the short term, but soon be forgotten about. He does not want to join in on the perceived lack of authenticity and identification that many believe this industry is troubled with, and the course for the genre being filled with many careers that don’t stand the test of time. As he says himself
“It’s not about showing off. I want people to feel as if we’re on the same level and have similar issues. There wouldn’t be a point in talking about a lifestyle I don’t care about. I want people to know that I actually care about my listeners and the subjects I speak upon. This provides a special connection between the listener and the artist, which bragging about my wealth just won’t cut.”.
The refreshing thing here is that we are not only looking at a talented rapper, but one that is basing his whole material around authenticity, whilst exploring important topics for this age we live in. He knows where he wants to be with his career and the impact he wants to have on his followers, making him a very exciting prospect to keep an eye on.