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Eko Fresh in 2015
Background information
Birth name Ekrem Bora
Also known as Elektro Eko, Eko Freezy
Born (1983-09-03) 3 September 1983 (age 40)
Cologne, West Germany
Genres German hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, songwriter
Labels Optik Records (2002)
German Dream
ersguterjunge (2006–2008)
Associated acts Summer Cem, Killa Hakan, Ceza

Ekrem Bora (born 3 September 1983), better known by his stage name Eko Fresh, is a German rapper of Turkish-Kurdish descent.


Bora was born in Cologne and grew up in Mönchengladbach, raised by his single mother, a postal worker. He began rapping at age 14 and eventually dropped out of school in tenth grade. Afterwards, he started working in a shoe store to make ends meet. While working his retail gig, Bora met Kool Savas, who agreed to produce his 2001 Royal Bunker debut EP, "Jetzt kommen wir auf die Sachen".

The German Stampede Wrestling, a professional wrestling promotion based in Cologne, featured Bora. He had wrestling matches in promotional events including Night in Motion X, Southern Conflict II, X-Limits, Battlefield 2008, and Northern Night since 2007.

Beginning in 2010, Eko Fresh began an extremely prolific run, releasing four new albums over a three year span. In 2013, he delivered the wildly successful Eksodus which topped the charts in Germany and reached the top ten in Austria and Switzerland as well.


Eko Fresh
Eko Fresh performing in 2007

Eko Fresh has released 10 studio albums, two collaboration albums, three extended tracks, three compilation albums, 18 singles (including three singles as featured artist) and 45 free tracks.

Studio albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions Sales
2003 Ich bin jung und brauche das Geld
  • Released: 3 November 2003
  • Label: Subword (Sony Music Austria)
  • Formats: Audio CD
2006 Hart(z) IV
  • Released: 23 June 2006
  • Label: Subword
  • Formats: Audio CD
24 70
2007 Ekaveli
  • Released: 23 November 2007
  • Label: ersguterjunge/Sony BMG
  • Formats: CD
2010 Was kostet die Welt?
  • Released: 25 June 2010
  • Label: Seven Days Music (Sony Music)
  • Formats: CD
36 97
2011 Ekrem
  • Released: 2 September 2011
  • Label: Seven Days Music (Sony Music)
  • Formats: CD
5 33 15
2012 Ek to the Roots
  • Released: 31 August 2012
  • Label: SONY (Sony Music)
  • Formats: CD
3 10 4
2013 Eksodus
  • Released: 23 August 2013
  • Label: SONY (Sony Music)
  • Formats: CD
1 6 2
2014 Deutscher Traum
  • Released: 14 November 2014
  • Label: 99999 (Groove Attack)
  • Formats: CD
6 10 7
2016 Freezy
  • Released: 22 April 2016
  • Label: GoodToGo
  • Formats: CD, digital download
4 14 13
2017 König von Deutschland
  • Released: 22 September 2017
  • Label: German Dream Empire
  • Formats: CD, digital download
4 16 10
2018 Legende (Best Of)
  • Released: 24 August 2018
  • Label: RECORDJET
  • Formats: CD, digital download
2020 2020 Bars (The Goat)

Compilation albums

Year Title Chart positions Sales
2001 Jetzt kommen wir auf die Sachen
2003 König von Deutschland
2005 Eko Fresh Presents German Dream Allstars 56
Elektro Eko: Fick deine Story
Elektro Eko: Fick immer noch deine Story


As lead artist

Year Title Chart positions Album
2003 "Ich bin jung und brauche das Geld"
(feat. G-Style)
5 29 Ich bin jung und brauche das Geld
2004 "Die Abrechnung"
2006 "Gheddo"
(feat. Bushido)
15 40 Hart(z) IV
"Ek Is Back"
(feat. G-Style)
2007 "Ring frei"
(feat. Bushido)
64 Ekaveli
2010 "Königin der Nacht / Arschloch"
(feat. Cetin)
94 Was kostet die Welt?
2011 "Jenseits von Eden"
(feat. Nino de Angelo)
64 Ekrem
2012 "Diese Zwei"
(feat. Bushido)
35 53 46 Ek to the Roots
2013 "Guten Morgen" 57 74 62 Eksodus
"Quotentürke" 56
2014 "Joko Diss"
(feat. Frauenarzt, Manny Marc & Bass Sultan Hengzt)
24 18 35 non-album track
"U-Bahn Ficker"
(feat. Joko & Klaas)
51 Deutscher Traum
"Gheddo Reloaded"
(feat. Sido)

Collaboration singles

Year Title Chart positions Album
2003 "Dünya Dönüyor"
(with Azra)
Dünya Dönüyor – Die Welt dreht sich
2004 "Ich will dich"
(with Valezka feat. Joe Budden)
57 L.O.V.E. (Life of Valezka & Eko)
(with Valezka)
"Eigentlich schön"
(with Azra feat. Chablife & Philippe)
Dünya Dönüyor – Die Welt dreht sich

Free tracks

Year Title Notes Length
2003 "Renexekution" Reen (formerly MC Rene) diss track
Contains a sample of "Born, Never Asked" by Laurie Anderson
2004 "Gegensätze ziehen sich an" (Opposites attract)
(feat. Bushido)
"Die Abrechung" (The reckoning)
"Mein Block" (Remix) (My hood) Instrumental of "Mein Block" by Sido
2005 "Nette Kanaken" (Nice wogs)
(feat. Chablife)
"I Need a Girl"
(feat. G-Style & Caput)
"Die Bestrafung" (The punishment)
(feat. Summer Cem & SDiddy)
2006 "Mir steht die Rolex"
"F.L.E.R." Fler diss track
Instrumental of "L.O.V.E" by Eko Fresh & Valezka
"Hart hier draußen für 'n Stenz"
"Für" (For
(feat. G-Style)
Released on the web site
Aggro Berlin diss track
"Warum?" (Why?)
(feat. Summer Cem, Farid Urlaub & J-Luv)
"Landsleute" (Farmers)
(feat. Summer Cem)
"Schlag Alarm" (Set off the alarm)
(feat. Ramsi Aliani)
"Hartz 1"
(feat. Capkekz & SD)
2007 "Eksclusive"
"Toy Soldier" Instrumental of "Like Toy Soldiers" by Eminem
(feat. Hakan Abi)
"Vielen Dank" (Thank you very much)
(feat. Hakan Abi)
2008 "200 Bars" (200 bars) Instrumental of "Shook Ones Part 2" by Mobb Deep 9:17
"Alles oder nichts" (All or nothing)
(feat. Kay One)
"Es ist hart" (It's hard)
(feat. Ado)
"Wir killen" (We killing)
(feat. Ado & Hakan Abi)
"16 Bars Exclusive"
(feat. Capkekz, Summer Cem, Farid Bang & Ice H)
"Ich steh zu meinem Wort"
"Ich bleibe hier" (I stay here)
(feat. Intikam)
"Mein Lifestyle" (My lifestyle)
"Hollywood Türke" (Hollywood Turk)
"Weil der Himmel weint" (Because heaven cries)
(feat. Sharief)
"... der Branx"
"Cologne State of Mind"
"Harte Zeiten" (Hard times)
(feat. Crazy Kanaks)
"6 Meter 90"
(feat. JokA)
2009 "Grembranxshop Exclusive"
"Mein Präsident steht auf"
(feat. Summer Cem)
"Ich bin weg von Bushido" (I am away from Bushido)
(feat. Capkekz & Hakan Abi)
(feat. Sentino)
(feat. Sentino)
"24 Bars Exklusive"
"Day 'n Nite" (Remix)
"Wo ich bleib" (Where I stay)
(feat. El Chicko & Ado)
"Space Is On"
"Mickey Rourke"
"Was weißt du davon" (What do you know about)
(feat. Sharief & Farid Bang)
2010 "Angie"
"Der Einspruch" (The appeal) Instrumental of "Das Urteil" by Kool Savas
"Wavin' Flag" (Remix)
"Sachen gibt's"
"Leg das Mic weg" (Put the mic away)
"Mach 'n Taui"
(feat. PA Sports)
"Keinen Swagger wie ich" Instrumental of "They Don't Care About Us" by Michael Jackson 2:36
"Americano Mix" Remix of "We No Speak Americano" by Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP 4:30
"I Need a Dollar" Remix of "I Need a Dollar" by Aloe Blacc
"Over the Rainbow" Remix of "Over the Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, original by Judy Garland 5:04
2011 "300 Bars" 13:05
"500 Bars" 22:20
2012 "Schalt die Cam an" (Turn the cam on)
(Ill-yes & Aymen feat. Eko Fresh)
"Scheibenwischer an"
"700 Bars"
(produced by Phat Crispy)
Used samples:
Part 1: "Make Me Say It Again Girl" by The Isley Brothers
Part 2: "Wildflower" by Hank Crawford
Part 4: "Rock On" by Funkdoobiest
2014 "Handys runter Hände hoch" (Phones down, hands up)
(feat. MoTrip) (prod. by Isy B)
(feat. Massiv)
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