© Daniel Shaked


Growing up in the old working-class district of Ottakring in Vienna, the siblings Esra and Enes Özmen have found in hip hop the perfect medium to make themselves heard and to give recognition to their own world with all its conflicts.

Together they form the duo EsRAP and deal in their mixed German/Turkish lyrics with questions of identity, being foreign in their own country as children of the third generation, the necessity of rebellion experienced on their own bodies, rap as resistance and also being a woman in the male-dominated hip hop world.

In contrast to the usual division of roles in this, Esra contributes the hard and fast rhymes, while her brother Enes with his sensitive voice takes over the more melodic vocal parts. Musically, EsRAP find inspiration in the Turkish oriental genre Arabesque, which they like to combine with modern beats.


Appeared at fem*friday Rapworkshop