Biography

Fettes Brot has sometimes used the pseudonym D.O.C.H.! (“doch” is a German word meaning “yet”, “to the contrary”, and “but”, amongst other things) to publish songs which would not be suitable for the Hip Hop genre (compare Sascha Schmitz’s alias, Dick Brave). This began with a big PR gag: in January 2006, Fettes Brot announced that they had signed the “Power pop” band D.O.C.H.! to their label. The band was to consist of three 17-year-old Berliners named Boy, Paolo, and Typ. News followed promising a first single and a Hungarian tour in April, and the release of an album in September. As the single Was in der Zeitung steht (“What’s in the news”) hit radio and television for the first time, a distinct similarity to the B-side of the An Tagen wie diesen single was noticed. (Doktor Renz had sung both songs.) After this, fans began to suspect the photos on the band’s website were counterfeit. An announcement was made on MTV’s TRL program, May 9th, that the three members of D.O.C.H.! had accused Fettes Brot of having stolen their song (but the announcement was definitely made up by Fettes Brot).

Edited by laaarry505 on 27 Dec 2006, 12:36

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