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Flower pot at the Rheinkultur 2011
Flower pot at the Rheinkultur 2011
General information
origin Freising , Bavaria , Germany
Genre (s) Hip-hop , rap
founding 1992
resolution 2016
Website www.blumentopf.com
Last occupation
Cajus Heinzmann (Cajus, Heinemann, Master P)
Bernhard Wunderlich
(elder, elder man, miracle)
Florian Schuster (Flo, Kung Schu, Schu)
Roger Manglus (Roger, Woodpecker)
Sebastian Weiss ( Sepalot )

Blumentopf was a German hip-hop band that was founded in Freising in 1992 . They released their first album No Coincidence in 1997 through Four Music , where they were under contract until 2009. From 2010 they were under contract with the record label EMI . On October 23, 2015, they announced their breakup on their Facebook page . The band played their last concert on October 22nd, 2016 in their hometown Munich.


Since it was founded in 1992, the band has consisted of the four rappers Cajus Heinzmann, Bernhard Wunderlich, Florian Schuster and Roger Manglus as well as the DJ Sebastian Weiss. Their first release was the 1996 EP Hang Out , followed in 1997 by their first album No Coincidence . The single 6 Meter 90 extracted from it missed the single charts , but the accompanying music video was played several times on music television .

The second album, Großes Kino , released in 1999, reached number 21 in the album charts. The decoupled singles Fensterplatz and Was der Handel were played again on VIVA and MTV , but did not achieve a chart placement. It was similar with the respective singles ( Liebe und Hass or Better Life GmbH ) of the two follow-up albums Eins A (# 16 in the album charts) and Gladly (# 7). It was not until the single Horst from the fifth album Musikmaschine brought them to first place in the Top 100 of the German single charts. The song at number 80 ironically comments on the failed attempt of previous years to achieve this. Roger commented on this with the words: "We are an album band, we never sold couplings well."

Previously, the band had received nationwide attention through their collaboration with the German public television broadcaster Das Erste in the context of reporting on the 2006 World Cup . In the sports show , the German World Cup games were commented on in the form of a song that sent following the games and on the basis of conventional reportage was described in terms of rapping reporting as "Raportage". This concept was continued, also for the 2008 European Championship , 2010 World Championship , 2012 European Championship and most recently for the 2014 World Championship .

The seventh studio album entitled Nieder mit der GbR was released on September 21, 2012. The single Rosi , which was recorded together with Günther Sigl by the Spider Murphy Gang , continues the story of the song Scandal im Sperrgebiet .

In February 2015, Blumentopf and Texta released the album #hmlr under the group name TNT . On September 18 of the same year, a joint album by Roger Manglus and Florian Schuster alias Roger & Schu with the title Clap Your Fingers was released .

On October 22, 2015, a video announced the breakup of the band and a farewell concert one year later. The band played this on October 22, 2016 at the Zenith in Munich.


Story-telling, the first of the two main components in rap, dominates most of her lyrics. The attempt is humorous, (self-) ironic and with lots of puns to tell everyday, relationship, party and also fictional stories. Every now and then, however, a clear position is also taken on more serious social and political issues, for example in Something goes wrong . In addition to tearing general socially critical tones, very specific grievances in the politics of George W. Bush , in particular the Iraq war , are described in Thank you Bush! or Boygroup - fanaticism in 6 feet 90 discussed. Drugs play a somewhat ambivalent role in the texts. The use of cannabis is mentioned casually in many songs and has mostly positive connotations. The song from disco to disco describes a bad trip caused by harder drugs. The protagonist ends up at a "monster party" and saves himself by floating away with an open cocktail umbrella. Due to the satirical or ridiculous-looking exaggeration and the happy ending, the song gives the impression that it was a funny experience - the real dangers associated with the consumption of such drugs are ignored. The song Nur that you know is more critical of drug use, but is primarily directed against the cliché that smoking pot is inextricably linked with hip-hop - less against drug use itself.

2001 in Hamburg

Battle rap, the second mainstay of spoken chanting, plays a subordinate role in “Topf” due to personal preferences. In keeping with the relaxed, tongue-in-cheek attitude of the band, the corresponding tracks such as B. You do not get us quietly shaped by your own profiling rather than by making others bad. In beautiful greeting most cliches of Gansta rape can be disassembled while consistently, but called no addressee by name.

The beats, mostly produced by DJ Sepalot, have steadily evolved over the years. The first three albums, especially the debut, are more old-school-oriented, using samples from funk, jazz and soul. On the fourth album, Gladly, you can also discover strong synth beats and unusual ideas like on Every second link you can discover, whose beat was composed entirely of short film music samples , including the Christmas carol "Santa Baby". Since Musikmaschine , the fifth album by the Munich rappers, the band has increasingly tried to take up the meaning of lyrics in the underlying beat. In the track The boards that mean the world , for example, skateboard noises make up the majority of the beat.

In recent years, the individual band members have also learned instruments, which they use to play parts of their songs themselves; The Gern-Seen- DVD also featured a live track.


In 2005 the group undertook a Middle East tour at the invitation of the Goethe Institute . This lasted from November 5th to November 26th, 2005. The group played in Tel Aviv , Bethlehem , Beirut and Amman and collaborated with local musicians such as the Y-Crew from Egypt , Jordan , Israel , Syria and Lebanon .

The band members have been working on various solo projects since mid-2007. Sepalot's album Red Handed was released in early June 2008, Roger's Alles Roger in early July and Cajus' album Planet Cajun in early September of the same year. Since the beginning of May 2008, Blumentopf can also be heard on their weekly radio show on on3radio .

In September 2015 Roger & Schu released the album Clap Your Fingers together .


In 2001 and 2002 Blumentopf was awarded the title “Best Live Band” by the readers of the hip-hop magazine Juice . In 2001 they were awarded a bronze Bravo Otto in the "Hip-Hop National" category.

Blumentopf took part as a representative for the state of Bavaria in the Bundesvision Song Contest 2010 , which took place on October 1st, 2010 in Berlin , and took fourth place.


Studio albums

year title Top ranking, total weeks, awardChart placementsChart placementsTemplate: chart table / maintenance / without sources
(Year, title, rankings, weeks, awards, notes)
1997 No coincidence - - -
First published: September 3, 1997
1999 Big cinema DE21 (9 weeks)
- -
First published: August 2, 1999
2001 One A DE16 (7 weeks)
AT44 (5 weeks)
CH82 (3 weeks)
First published: October 1, 2001
2003 You are welcome DE7 (6 weeks)
AT25 (4 weeks)
CH36 (5 weeks)
First published: September 15, 2003
2006 Music machine DE7 (6 weeks)
AT49 (2 weeks)
CH34 (5 weeks)
First published: September 8, 2006
2010 We DE11 (6 weeks)
AT30 (2 weeks)
CH27 (3 weeks)
First published: June 4, 2010
2012 Down with the GbR DE6 (5 weeks)
AT27 (2 weeks)
CH21 (3 weeks)
First published: September 21, 2012

Live albums

year title Top ranking, total weeks, awardChart placementsChart placementsTemplate: chart table / maintenance / without sources
(Year, title, rankings, weeks, awards, notes)
2017 The Last Show (Live) - - -
First published: March 31, 2017

Collaboration albums

year title Top ranking, total weeks, awardChart placementsChart placementsTemplate: chart table / maintenance / without sources
(Year, title, rankings, weeks, awards, notes)
2015 #HLMR DE31 (1 week)
AT12 (3 weeks)
CH57 (1 week)
First published: February 20, 2015
with Texta


year title Top ranking, total weeks, awardChart placementsChart placementsTemplate: chart table / maintenance / without sources
(Year, title, rankings, weeks, awards, notes)
2012 B-sides and rarities - - -
First published: August 17, 2012


  • 1996: Remove EP
  • 1998: Popcorn EP
  • 2002: Kaleidoscope (with Texta and Total Chaos )


Chart placements

year Title
Top ranking, total weeks, awardChart placementsChart placementsTemplate: chart table / maintenance / without sources
(Year, title, album , rankings, weeks, awards, notes)
2006 Horst
music machine
DE68 (6 weeks)
AT14 (7 weeks)
First published: August 11, 2006
2010 SoLaLa
DE45 (3 weeks)
AT74 (1 week)
First published: September 3, 2010

more publishments

  • 1997: 6 meters 90
  • 1997: You can't have everything
  • 1999: window seat
  • 1999: What the trade
  • 2000: Safari
  • 2001: love and hate
  • 2001: R'n'B
  • 2002: Flirtaholics
  • 2003: Better Life GmbH feat. Smudo
  • 2003: Juicy / Be there
  • 2004: Make way
  • 2004: Alt feat. Texta
  • 2005: do you know who?
  • 2007: The city sleeps
  • 2010: We
  • 2011: window to the mountain
  • 2012: Recently in the city
  • 2012: I'm gone feat. Ingo Pohlmann
  • 2012: Rosi feat. Günther Sigl

Video albums and miscellaneous

Video albums

  • 2004: You're welcome
  • 2012: Down with the GbR - Live


  • 2005: Voices (Nippon Connection - Exchanging Tracks)
  • 2006: World Cup reports ( ARD )
  • 2006: Can't you learn (Clueso feat. Blumentopf) ( Juice Exclusive! On Juice -CD # 63)
  • 2006: Good Music ( Juice Exclusive! On Juice CD # 66)
  • 2006: Yes of course! ( Juice Exclusive! On Juice CD # 68)
  • 2008: EM Raportage (ARD)
  • 2009: Electoral advertising for the 2009 Bundestag election
  • 2010: Laut ( Juice Exclusive! On Juice CD # 107)
  • 2010: World Cup report days (ARD)
  • 2012: EM Raportage (ARD)
  • 2014: World Cup reports (ARD)


  1. Rap troop disband
  2. That can't be everything . Frankfurter Neue Presse; accessed on October 27, 2016.
  3. Interview ( Memento from August 28, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) “Like among friends” with Gregor Jossé from cineastentreff.de
  4. a b interview. Zeit Online , Zeitzinder, 2006, Mathias Richel
  5. The band Blumentopf for the 2010 World Cup: »The enthusiasm for football in South Africa is huge« . ( Memento of the original from July 6, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. muenchen.business-on.de, interview with Karolina Skrobol, June 24, 2010 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / muenchen.business-on.de
  6. a b topf on3radio ( Memento from July 3, 2008 in the Internet Archive ) br-online.de
  7. Mediabox of the ARD sports show
  8. 371.stadtmagazin.de: Music is always fun - Blumentopf comes to AJZ Lisa Kühnert, issue 04/2013
  9. criticism to album #hmlr , published February 27, 2015 accessed March 9, 2015.
  10. "After 23 years we say thank you and hello!"
  11. That can't be everything . Frankfurter Neue Presse; accessed on October 27, 2016.
  12. March issue of Juice (2006) - p. 11
  13. Short review of Clap Your Fingers by Roger & Schu. Popshot.over-blog.de, October 9, 2015; accessed on October 12, 2015.
  14. Bundesvision Song Contest 2010 from Berlin . TV Total , October 2, 2010

Web links

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