Rap newcomer Poldi from Germany wants to use his music to share his opinions on important real-world topics. From listening to Poldi and what he stands for, it is clear that he is not just saying these things for the image purposes, but he is genuinely carrying this message with his music.
One of the ways in which he wants to be different compared to many of the mainstream rappers is that he wants to engage with his audience on a much deeper level, exploring topics that they can generally relate too. He is not in the game to release any kind of generic gangsta rap, nor is he interested in boasting about materialistic possessions. Poldi wants to take on the big issues, using his talents for music and lyrics as an outlet.
Poldi grew up listening to what we would now call old school rap, and he always keeps the values that they explored with him. He is with 99 Problemz Music in Munich and as he says when commenting about what he does: “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.”.
Leopold Karrer aka Poldi is ready to tackle the big questions, one of which being “Why do we, the youngest, have to take care of the aftermath of your past irresponsibilities?” a statement he recently made and it is, of course, a very evocative point to make. Take after the recent presidential elections in America when CNN said “This year’s Thanksgiving is going to be the most uncomfortable in decades”, pointing out the massive differences of opinions and approaches between the younger and older generations.
As the rapper explores issues through his writing and performing skills, asking about the legacy of values and morals, it becomes very clear that we have an artist who is clearly separating himself from the antics of recent playlist entires, who just come and go on the scene.