GrimmGhozt stands for stories straight from the soul.
You can feel them, but GrimmGhozt you can only guess.
Of importance is my work and not my person.
GrimmGhozt is suffering, pain, anger and hatred that leave my system in creative ways. GrimmGhozt is love, confidence and the longing for perfection.
But above all, GrimmGhozt is tremendous energy that knows only one outlet:
creativity, manifested in film and music, written with blood, sweat and tears.
I have loved music for as long as I can remember and movies for almost as long.
At the age of 5 I started to discover the keyboard and all its possibilities, started to make my feelings audible through the instrument and to understand what potential lies hidden in it. At the age of 12 came the first video camera, which was still something special in the early 90s.
At a time when hip hop was not the mainstream it is today, my love for the culture blossomed.
A love that has now lasted 30 years.
When it came to rap, I consumed everything I could get as a kid. From 2LiveCrew to Eazy - E, Westcoast - Eastcoast music as well as Boyz'n'the Hood and MenaceIISociety.
That was my world.
When I was about 15, I saw the dopest music video I had ever seen. Not only that the song itself still puts everything in the shade. No, also the video was "state of the art" and combined cartoon and animation with the coolest music where there was. The song is called: "You Can't Stop The Prophet" by Jeru The Damaja.
From that moment on, my desire was born to make animation not just for a video or just for a song, but to create a whole world centered around an animated rap crew and their music.
But I had no idea how to do that when I was 15. Almost seven years later I was thrilled by the band "Gorillaz" who did exactly what I couldn't do. I loved the style and the feeling that they triggered in me. Only the music was not the music I wanted to listen to. But it made me realize that it was possible to do something like that.
The years went by and so this idea was forgotten at some point. I got older and tried myself in many musical projects, as a beat maker, producer, videographer, author and also as a rapper. During this time I had a lot of fun and learned a lot, but still something was missing in my life.
It stayed that way until I graduated, where I finally found what I was looking for all along.
Although my degree program had nothing to do with it, I focused on animation and film. I graduated with an animated short film, for which I also did the music. This graduation film later became very successful and went viral.
And so the circle was closed. I remembered my idea of the virtual rap crew and was confident I could do it this time.
But life had other plans for me. I fell in love and became a happy family man, earning a living full time.
But I still hadn't forgotten my dream and I realized that if I ever wanted to live that dream, I had to do something now.
So I started to build my own amateur studio with my own hands besides family and job. I learned what I could about mixing and mastering, wrote and composed an album with 14 songs, rapped and sang all the parts, designed "ThruHell" and the world they live in. I designed their look and prepared them (technically, graphically) for their future as a virtual rap band.
To not give up my hope and this dream, I had to go through hell in the last 5 years. And now it's here, my virtual rap crew, which serves me as a platform to present you my creative ideas and experiences.
This has been a long and rocky road for me and those I love. And therefore I am very grateful for every support and every fan. You can support me by listening to the music, sharing the videos and following me/ThruHell on our channels.
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