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Clueso was the first rap star to emerge from central Germany, disproving the theory that the nation's western region is the sole breeding ground for successful hip-hop MCs and DJs. Born Thomas Hübner in Erfurt on April 9, 1980, Clueso originally studied to become a hairdresser but at 15 abandoned hair for hip-hop, making his recorded debut that same year on the compilation Erfurt Projekt 1996. Drawing his alias from Peter Sellers' famed The Pink Panther character Inspector Clouseau, he signed with manager Andreas Welskop in 1998 and soon after issued his first Clueso solo release, the BMG-issued Clüso EP. Upon signing to the Four Music imprint, Clueso issued his first full-length release, Text und Ton, in 2001. A brief relocation to the Köln area followed, although he returned to Erfurt to begin work on his sophomore effort, 2004's Gute Musik, which featured a shift away from rap toward more conventional vocal-and-reggae-inspired rhythms. In 2005, Clueso represented his native Thuringia region in the annual Bundesvision Song Contest with the track "Kein Bock zu Geh'n," and his third LP, Weit Weg, hit retail a year later. It took its influence from an even wider palette of styles and genres including jazz, funk, and rock. 2008's So Sehr Dabei went even further, with Clueso's music evolving into a kind of electric singer/songwriter pop, performed with a full live band. Also in 2008, Clueso represented Thuringia in Bundesvision again; this time, he came second. Two years later, he released a symphonic live album, Clueso & STÜBA Philharmonie, and his first book, Clueso: Von und Über, a collection of photos, lyrics, anecdotes, and stories. 2011 saw the release of his fifth album, An und Für Sich, on which he changed his style yet again to incorporate many electronic elements. That same year he beat German pop legend Herbert Grönemeyer for the title of best artist at the prestigious 1Live Radio awards. Clueso's sixth album, Stadtrandlichter, appeared in September of 2014, and became his first to debut at number one; he again won best artist at 1Live, and the album eventually reached gold status. No stranger to stylistic detours, Clueso made a big decision to part ways with his recording and touring band after almost 15 years, and subsequently produced and released an acoustic album. Despite the change in direction, Neuanfang hit number one in Germany upon its release in October 2016. ~ Jason Ankeny & John D. Buchanan
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  3.   Einfache Fahrt
  4.   Chicago
  5.   Stein
  6.   Du und Ich
  7.   Wie Heisst'n Du
  8.   Du Bleibst
  9.   Never Been Broke
  10.   Spiel Da Nich Mit
  11.   Outro
  12.   Weil ich dich liebe
  13.   Abspann (Weck Sie Nicht Auf)
  14.   Intro
  15.   Mach's Gut
  16.   Vergessen Ist So Leicht
  17.   Sweet Memories
  18.   Ich Bin für's Rollen
  19.   Schwer
  20.   Ey Tino !
  21.   Sag Mir Wo
  22.   Kurz vor Abflug
  23.   Es Wird Heiss
  24.   Herz Boom Boom
  25.   Geisterstadt
  26.   Gewinner
  27.   Gib Mir Mut
  28.   Es ist schon spät
  29.   So Sein Wie Du
  30.   Schreibe Dir
  31.   Lass sie Reden
  32.   Crash
  33.   Morgen ist der Winter vorbei
  34.   Landstreicher
  35.   Waldrandlichter
  36.   Freidrehen
  37.   Auf Kredit
  38.   Wie versprochen
  39.   Vier Jahreszeiten an einem Tag
  40.   Stadtrandlichter
  41.   Sorgenfrei
  42.   Anderssein by Sara Hartman
  43.   Erinnerungen
  44.   Neue Luft
  45.   Achterbahn
  46.   Neuanfang
  47.   Vorspiel
  48.   Wart Mal
  49.   City Pizza Express
  50.   Bescheid
  51.   Dort Wo du Wohnst
  52.   Komm Schlaf bei Mir
  53.   Love the People
  54.   Kein Bock Zu Gehen
  55.   Pizzaschachteln
  56.   Zu Schnell Vorbei
  57.   Stern
  58.   Halt Mich Fern
  59.   Uh Girl
  60.   Strange
  61.   Text und Ton
  62.   Sonne Geht Auf
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  64.   Kaffee
  65.   Grid Locked
  66.   Mitnehm
  67.   Niemand an Dich Denkt
  68.   Augen Zu
  69.   Barfuss
  70.   Keinen Zentimeter
  71.   Out Of Space
  72.   Viel Gesehen
  73.   Überall Bist Du!
  74.   Strassen Sind Leer
  75.   Bleib Hier
  76.   Beinah
  77.   Wenn du Liebst by Kat Frankie
  78.   Jeder lebt für sich Allein
  79.   Mein Bestes
  80.   Baumkrone
  81.   Frische Luft
  82.   Winter Sommer
  83.   Auf und AB
  84.   Paris
  85.   Wenn ein Mensch lebt
  86.   Gute Musik
  87.   Ich Geh Heim
  88.   Das Alte Haus
  89.   Dünnes Eis
  90.   Utopie
  91.   Erklär Mir
  92.   Wenn du Liebst
  93.   Ey der Regen
  94.   Migrant Souls by Metaphysics
  95.   Wüste
  96.   Gordo
  97.   Nur bei Dir
  98.   Dreh Dich
  99.   Old to the New/Nimm Dir Die Zeit
  100.   Anderssein
  101.   Herz
  102.   Jede Stadt
  103.   Zwischenstopp
  104.   Sterblich
  105.   Deine Stimme
  106.   Die Lauten Stinken Nicht
  107.   Jenseits von Eben
  108.   Nebenbei
  109.   Ende
  110.   Zimmer 102
  111.   Itt Vagyunk
  112.   Müsste Gehen
  113.   Weit Weg
  114.   Vier Kleine Wände
  115.   Kalter Kaffee
  116.   So Sehr Dabei
  117.   Das Level
  118.   Hirn Ein
  119.   Aufbruch
  120.   Kleine Wunder
  121.   Egal Wo
  122.   Pause
  123.   Wir Woll'n Sommer
  124.   Verlierer
  125.   Morgen Gestern
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