Also known as
Samy Deluxe grew up with his mother's family as his Sudanese father left Germany when Samy was just two years old. Shortly after this event his half-sister was born. After living in Barmbek for many years they then moved to Hamburg-Eppendorf, a generally better-off suburb of Hamburg. Given this contrast - he certainly did not come from a well-off background - and his constant problems at school with teachers whom he often defied, he looked for a release and a way to express himself away from school. He soon discovered music. Samy is currently working with Hamburg's Finest artist, Illo, Headliners, and Rob Easy.
Samy is known for his freestyling skills. Even his fiercest rivals have admitted that he is one of the best Freestylers in Germany. Audacious and eloquent, Sammy initially chose an aggressive style, based on imaginative use of metaphors, complex overlapping rhymes and his own melodic flow. Therefore he is sometimes called the German Jay-Z. He favours constructing constantly changing pictures rather than telling long stories. Critics find fault with his limited content and repetitive subjects, but Samy claims he is keeping it real.
Before working with Dynamite Deluxe he was a member of German Hip Hop group "No Nonsens". After this, around the years 1996 and 1997, after several appearances all over Germany to spread his name, his partner Eißfeldt of the Absolute Beginner founded a Hamburg based record label called Eimsbush. Under this label, through which countless Hamburg artists have collaborated by, releasing a total of 16 mixtapes. The first mixtape, Dynamite Deluxe Demo, was an 8-track ep of which a very limited amount was made. The last person who was willing to sell his, did so on ebay last year for about 500 euros (ca. 570 dollars). He became very well known due to his many guest appearances on the CDs put out by hip hop artists such as Freundeskreis, the Stieber Twins, Main Concept, Eins Zwo, Ferris MC, Absolute Beginner, Das Bo and Fünf Sterne deluxe. It was with the latter group in particular that he performed many concerts. He also took it upon himself to do the festivals all over Germany in order to make a name for himself.
On July 7, 2007, he performed at the German leg of Live Earth in Hamburg