Real Talk w/ XATAR
Cinenova – Cine 1
Rapper, producer, label operator, book author, restaurateur, entrepreneur: Xatar — Kurdish for »danger« — is certainly one of the most enigmatic personalities in the German rap business. Born in Iran in 1981 as the son of Kurdish freedom fighters, he has lived in Bonn since 1985, where he began his music career in the late 1990s. He produced his album »No. 415«in 2012 from prison with the help of a smuggled-in cell phone and a dictation machine — he had been sentenced to several years in prison for his involvement in a million-dollar gold heist. His incredible life story is currently being filmed by Fatih Akin under the title »Rheingold«. His keynote will certainly be as much about this as about the Goldmann Tower: Xatar is currently building a creative factory at Barbarossaplatz in Cologne. It will serve as an incubator for the realization of innovative entertainment products. The Goldmann Academy is offering courses of study to go with it. Sound, photo and video studios, video editing suites, various offices and coworking spaces round out the full-service offering for creatives.