Antilopen Gang (Antelope Gang) is a German hip hop group from Düsseldorf and Aachen. The group consists of the rappers Koljah, Panik Panzer and Danger Dan and is under contract with JKP, a minor German label. Another member of the group, NMZS (Jakob Wich), committed suicide in 2013.
Under the name Caught in the Crack, the musicians that later formed Antilopen Gang published parodistic gangsta rap albums in 2005 and 2008.
Antilopen Gang was founded in 2009 by the rappers Danger Dan, Koljah, NMZS and Panik Panzer. In interviews about the band's name the rappers have given several ironic answers, such as having an inspiring dinner at a restaurant that contained antilope meat as well as personal experiences as boy scouts.
Their first album Spastik Desaster was released at the turn of the year 2009/2010 as a free download, and the group gained national popularity through the song Fick die Uni (fuck university), which was followed by solo albums by several members.
NMZS committed suicide in March 2013. His fellow group members posthumously released his solo album Der Ekelhafte (the disgusting one).
In 2014, Antilopen Gang signed a contract with the label JKP of the popular German punk band Die Toten Hosen. In October 2014 the Single Beate Zschäpe hört U2 (Beate Zschäpe is listening to U2) was released, criticizing the phenomenon of right-wing extremism in Germany.
On November 7, 2014 the album Aversion was released under the JKP label, and was dedicated to NMZS.
In 2015 the Band won the New Music Award as well as the VIA Award in the category "Best Newcomer" and was awarded with the political Amadeu Antonio Award. In 2015 the band recorded a song for the satirical party Partei für Arbeit, Rechtsstaat, Tierschutz, Elitenförderung und basisdemokratische Initiative (Die PARTEI) together with artists Bela B and Slime.
Anarchie und Alltag (2017)
In January 2017 the band announced that in addition to their new album Anarchie und Alltag (Anarchy and Everyday Life) a bonus album Atombombe auf Deutschland (Atom Bomb on Germany) would be released.
"Anarchie und Alltag" was released on January 20, immediately topping the German charts.