Born in Nador, Morocco,
Banaissa grew up in Germany, where
he showed interest in Hip-hop and Break-dancing at an early age. After
brushes with the law, he began recording and rapping in German and
the summer 1999, he was one of the members of the R&B group
created with Legz the RWS duo "Twiggz". In 2001 the son of the singer
and guitarist Rafael de Alcala was interested in Hip-Hop and recorded
Banaissa’s first album "Round 1 Fight".
Banaissa took the
opportunity to create Kanaktion in 2002, a
collective of rappers, singers and b-Boys from 15 different nations.
inspired him to write in Berber. With the producers Veight Semrau and
Batist, he produced the first tracks for his second album "Knockout",
finishing it with Alcala Jr. He also worked with the black club DJ OD
Abdi and Redge, the two
miracle voices of
Kanaktion followed and he developed the group "Da B.R.E.A.K"
(Banaissa, Redge, OD AWG, Abdi, KC), releasing "It's Me" and
"Party Tonite". They played in Germany, France and Poland before
separating from KC and changing names to "ar&be bandits"
pronounced "R&B bandit" with Adam Polotzek (Mr. Boundless).
Set Language (single)