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Stiv Kahlina known as El Bahattee was born 23.03.1979. in Zagreb. Growing in Zagreb’s Dubrava, struggling with bad financial and family situation made foundations which latter on gave him that well known edge in his lyrics. Basketball team, which he founded in his sixteen and writing rhymes helped him go trough that rough times.

His love for hip-hop music got him to meet and join the local team with same affinities toward that kind of music. He meets General-Wu and guys from group Young Lords. They help him to make important contacts with host’s of radio show called “Blackout”, Frx and Phat Phille.

He started his career as a guest on the cult debut album of the group “Tram 11” in songs ‘’Pismo 1’‘, ‘’Pismo 2’’ and ‘’Crna kronika”. He also played a key role on the album “Blackout 00”.

His talent was recognized by the publishing house “Dallas Records”, and in the fall 2000th Bahattee signed a label contract with them. Fabulous debut ‘’Svaki pas ima svoj dan’’ saw the light of day exactly on his 23rd birthday, 23.3.2001.

The first single from that album (Svaki pas ima svoj dan) encounters a large media success, and critics do not find the right words of praise for his album. If we add to all that excellent sales results, we come to the conclusion that it is one of the most successful album debuts ever in this area.
After a successful summer tour with the rest of ‘’Blackout’’ team he was greeted with 2 nominations for the music award “Porin’‘’, one of them was for the best club / urban album which he won.

In the spring of 2002., Bahattee is back with a new sound and new people. New Bahattee is revealed. Filming began in his living room during the autumn, but was finished in recording studio “25”.
‘’Amen’’ was created, masterpiece of modern music. Even more aggressive texts backed by heavy guitar sound, Bahattee-production caused real confusion. Singles “Drogiraj se’’ and “Na balkanski način” took first place on music charts, while the video for the song “Jebanje majke” encountered disapproval from the public and end’s up banned on national television (HRT).

In addition of numerous critics praise (again) , his album “Amen” gets ‘’Crni mačak’’ award for the best alternative rock album.

During 2004. Bahattee announces retirement from music due to bad conditions in the record industry. Sometime during 2006., rumors appeared, that Bahattee is back and working on a new material. To this day nothing was confirmed, we are still waiting for his next album.



Edited by icanswim23 on 4 Mar 2010, 14:37

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