Wasiem Taha (Arabic: وسيم طه‎), better known as Massiv (born 9 November 1982), is a gangsta rapper living in Berlin. During his early career Taha was signed to the label Horrorkore Entertainment, but later he left and signed to major label Sony BMG. He acts in the German TV-Series 4 Blocks (TV series)

Massiv
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Background information
Birth nameWasiem Taha
Born (1982-11-09) 9 November 1982 (age 38)
Pirmasens, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
GenresGangsta rap, Hip hop
Years active2004–present
LabelsHorrorkore Entertainment (June–August 2006)
Al Massiva (Sony BMG) (2007)
Websitemassiv65.de

Life and careerEdit

Early lifeEdit

Taha had been influenced by hip-hop from an early age. He visited Berlin for the first time in 1996, where he would struggle to find a job having not finished school.[1]

2006: Early career and debut albumEdit

In July 2006 Taha's debut album, Blut gegen Blut, was released. On 22 August, Taha left the Horrorkore Entertainment label and signed to Sony BMG. Reasons for the separation were not mentioned.

The label has reportedly invested 250,000 euros into Taha's career.[2] Frankfurt-based rapper Azad said in an interview that he was interested to sign Taha onto his label, Bozz Music.[3]

ShootingEdit

In January 2008, Taha was purportedly shot three times by a masked man while talking on a cell phone near his car.[4] Taha was subsequently hospitalized and lost a lot of blood, but was apparently able to leave the hospital later that same night. The Independent reported a rumor that the incident was a publicity stunt.[5]

DiscographyEdit

SoloEdit

Year Title Chart positions Sales
GER AUT SWI
[6]
2004 Zahltag (aka Pitbull)
2006 Horrorkore Mixtape Teil 1
(with MC Basstard)
Blut gegen Blut
2007 Blut gegen Blut Re-Release 55
2008 Ein Mann ein Wort 18 66 25
2009 Meine Zeit 30 53 32
Der Ghettotraum in Handarbeit 100
2011 Blut gegen Blut II 22 42 32
Eine Kugel reicht nicht 58 70 50
2012 Solange mein Herz schlägt 18 43 22
2013 Blut gegen Blut III 4 13 7
2014 M10 3 14 6
2015 Ein Mann ein Wort II 16 62 18
2016 Raubtier 8 20 9
2017 BGB X 8 22 26
2018 M10 II 16 57
[7]
59
2020 Lativ 15 62

SinglesEdit

Year Title Chart positions Album
GER AUT SWI
2007 "Wenn der Mond in mein Ghetto kracht" 44 72
2008 "Weißt du wie es ist?" (samples "Sibylla" from Kingdom of Heaven[8][9]) 29
"Es tut mir Leid" 84
2009 "Hollyhood" / "MAS Techno"
2018 "Hubba Bubba" (feat. Capital Bra) 43 65

Free tracks and other releasesEdit

Year Title Info(s)
2006 "Weil es meine Strasse ist"
  • Released on the Juice CD #67.
"Stellungnahme"
"Nichts als mein Hemd an"
2007 "Von der Siedlung in das Blockhaus"
  • Released on the Juice CD #81.
"Kein Ausweg" (with Shai)
"Die Antwort"
  • Diss vs. Manuellsen, Snaga & Pillath.
"Opferfest"
  • Diss vs. Shok-Muzik.
2008 "Gangsta Shit" (with Hot Rod of G Unit)
  • Released on the Juice CD #84
"Ohne euch wäre ich nichts"
2009 "Meine Zeit"

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Der palästinensische Gangsta-Rapper Massiv provoziert - Nachrichten Welt Print - DIE WELT". Welt.de. 23 November 2011. Retrieved 20 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Massiv unterschreibt bei Sony BMG". 16bars.de. Retrieved 20 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Neues vom Splash!". Rap.de. Retrieved 20 April 2014.
  4. ^ SPIEGEL, DER. "Straight Outta Rhineland-Palatinate: German Hip Hop Gets Real as Rapper Shot in Berlin". www.spiegel.de.
  5. ^ "German gangsta rapper 'faked shooting to boost street cred'". The Independent. 23 October 2011.
  6. ^ "Massiv – M10 II". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Ö3 Austria Top40: Longplay-Charts - Ö3 Charts". oe3.ORF.at.
  8. ^ "Sibylla 06 - Kingdom Of Heaven" – via www.youtube.com.
  9. ^ "- YouTube". www.youtube.com.