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PopXport - The German Music Magazine

Wach a video featuring an "honor killing" as OK Kid get political on their latest single. Plus, pop elf Graziella Schazad shows us around Hamburg, and metal outfit Walkways finish second at the Wacken Metal Battle.

This week:

Ok Kid - Rapper against racism

On their latest single, rap trio OK Kid take on the issue of racism in Germany. The provocative video for "Gute Menschen" depicts an "honor killing," and has been viewed several hundred thousand times.

Melting Pop: Pop artist Graziella Schazad

Our "Melting Pop" section of the show looks at German music acts with an international background. Folk pop artist Graziella Schazad has Polish-Afghan roots. PopXport met the 32-year-old songstress in Hamburg.

Walkways at the Wacken Metal Battle

It's not just established acts who play at the world's biggest heavy metal festival in Wacken. The Metal Battle features up-and-coming acts from around the world. The Walkways from Israel finished runners-up at the 2015 contest.

HIT-Clip: Unheilig feat Helene Fischer

Unheilig's album "Unter Dampf - ohne Strom," recorded for MTV Unplugged, made it to no. 2 on the German charts. The new single taken from the album features an unlikely combination of frontman with Schlager queen supreme Helene Fischer.

TIP-Clip: Dellé - Light Your Fire

Frank Dellé is one of Seeed's three singers, but also has a solo career. His new song "Light Your Fire" is a passionate call for love and peaceful coexistence between religions.

CLASSIC-Clip: Peter Schilling - Major Tom (völlig losgelöst)

In 1969 the recently deceased David Bowie recorded the legendary "Space Oddity." 13 years later German singer sang Peter Schilling celebrated the song’s protagonist, Major Tom, in a single of the same name. The new song topped the charts in a number of countries across Europe.

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