Kool Savas

Savaş Yurderi (born 10 February 1975) also known as Kool Savas, is a German rapper and hip hop artist.[1] Along with Taktlo$$ he formed the highly influential German rap duo Westberlin Maskulin (1997–2000). Also he was a founding member of the German rap crew Masters of Rap in 1996. To the present day Kool Savas is one of the most successful German rappers.

Kool Savas
Kool Savas in 2010
Background information
Birth nameSavaş Yurderi
Also known asKing Kool Savas, S.A.V.
Born (1975-02-10) 10 February 1975
Aachen, Germany
GenresGerman hip hop, battle rap
Years active1995–present
LabelsEssah Entertainment (since 2009)
Sony Music Entertainment (since 2002)
Optik Records (2002–2009) Subword (2002–2007)
Put Da Needle To Da Records (1999–2001)
Associated actsMasters of Rap (1996–2001, 2016)
Westberlin Maskulin (1997–2000)
Xavas (2012)
WebsiteOfficial website

In 2012, he also collaborated in Xavas, a duo formation with Xavier Naidoo, a German Soul and R&B singer songwriter and actor in the album Gespaltene Persönlichkeit. The two had already worked together on a number of other releases.

Early life

Born in Aachen, Germany to a German mother and a Turkish father. Savas' family moved to Turkey when he was one year old. His father, who is from Çorum, Turkey, was arrested because of his political posture against the then-military government in Turkey, and as a result his mother was forced to return to Aachen with Savas.[2]


Essah Entertainment (2010–present)

His 2011 album Aura included a single with the same name and a song featuring Xavier Naidoo, titled LMS 2012. In May 2012, Savas announced a collaborative album with Xavier Naidoo titled Gespaltene Persönlichkeit under the alias "Xavas" scheduled for release in Germany on 21 September 2012.[3] The track list was announced in August 2012, containing a total of 15 tracks[4]

His fourth studio album, Märtyrer, was released on 14 November 2014.


Studio albums

  • 2002: Der beste Tag meines Lebens
  • 2007: Tot oder Lebendig
  • 2011: Aura
  • 2014: Märtyrer
  • 2019: KKS


  • 2004: Kool Savas goes Hollywood
  • 2005: Die John Bello Story
  • 2006: Wer hatz erfunden? (with Optik Schweiz)
  • 2008: Die John Bello Story II
  • 2009: Die John Bello Story II – Brainwash Edition (remix version)
  • 2010: Die John Bello Story III
  • 2016: Essahdamus

Remix albums


  • 2008: The Best of Kool Savas

Collaboration albums

  • 1997: Hoes, Flows, Moneytoes (with Westberlin Maskulin)
  • 2000: Battlekings (with Westberlin Maskulin)
  • 2001: NLP (with M.O.R.)
  • 2003: Nur noch 24 Stunden (with Freunde der Sonne)
  • 2005: One (with Azad)
  • 2006: Optik Takeover! (with Optik Army)
  • 2012: Gespaltene Persönlichkeit (with Xavier Naidoo as Xavas)
  • 2017: Royal Bunker (with Sido)


  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 June 2011. Retrieved 22 March 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. Ankeny, Jason. "Biography: Kool Savas". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 May 2010.
  3. "Kool Savas & Xavier Naidoo bringen XAVAS im September 2012". hiphop.de (German). 7 May 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
  4. "Kool Savas & Xavier Naidoo Gespaltene Persönlichkeit". hiphop.de (German). Retrieved 21 August 2012.

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