BRKN fotografiert von Niclas Lenhard


BRKN, born in Berlin-Kreuzberg in 1991. His Turkish-Armenian-Kurdish home puts a big emphasis on music education early in life. He learns piano and then saxophone and begins rapping at 12 years old. He learns to play guitar and proves to be a jack-of-all-trades over the years, with his tracks and style soon giving him name recognition. In the scene he made a name for himself a while ago, filling venues with his own solo tours and collaborating with Herbert Grönemeyer.

»Take care of yourselves.«  »Learn to love yourselves.«  »Buy flowers for yourselves and other men.«  »Go to therapy if you’re not doing well, you don’t have to be ashamed of it.«

Ever since his album Drama was released, he has regularly discussed toxic masculinity and mental health in interviews and online. In March and April 2023 BRKN went on his long-awaited Super Sweet Tour and presented his live talk (and music) show BRKN, Dicker! all around Germany at the end of 2023.

Photo: Niclas Lenhard