Born in Berlin in 1983, Amewu experimented even while he was at school with the possibilities of freestyle rap. His texts are multi-layered and honest, aggressive and yet well thought through. They penetrate the listener not only because of the great speed with which der Amewu raps them, but also because of their depth and the melancholy that they reveal. His music has taken him to such places as Bangladesh, Mozambique, Columbia and the Philippines. He also appears as a DJ and leads workshops and writing groups with children and young people.