Kelvyn Colt certainly stands out – even on the busy street crossing in Berlin’s Steglitz district. His unusual pastel-coloured outfit, his blonde dreadlocks, his headgear – called a “do-rag”, which is popular in the hip-hop scene: Kelvyn Colt lives hip-hop in a fashionable way too. Both journalists and fans alike regard this 26-year-old as one of the most talented rappers in Germany – a hip-hop prodigy, and someone who many believe is capable of sustaining an international career. The over one million monthly listeners who tune in on the streaming platform Spotify are a testament to this.
Colt was supposed to become a lawyer, but he dropped out of his law studies after only a few days. Colt’s next attempt to study business in London was also just an excuse for him to go abroad: “I knew early on that I wanted to be an artist. I just didn’t want to disappoint my parents. I thought I owed them a degree,” Colt says.