B-Tight at Promiboxen 2013 (boxing contest)
|Birth name||Robert Edward Davis|
|Also known as||B!Tight, Der Neger, Bobby, Bobby Dick|
|Born|| (1979-12-28) December 28, 1979
Palm Springs, California, United States
|Genres||Hip hop, Gangsta rap|
|Labels||Aggro Berlin (2001–2009)
|Associated acts||Sido, A.i.d.S, Tony D, Fler|
Early life and personal life
When he was younger he initially wanted to become a professional basketball player, however a foot injury prevented him from doing so. Davis grew up in Märkisches Viertel in Berlin, where he also met his later roommate and rap partner Sido, with whom he formed the duo A.i.d.S and they began to write song lyrics. The group's beats were made on a PlayStation.
1998–2000: Early career
Davis and Sido released their first demo album, Wissen Flow Talent, over hip hop label Royal Bunker, as duo called Royal TS. It follows more demo recordings of them, joined by Vokalmatador and Rhymin Simon. Later they formed group Die Sekte, but they broke up in 2000. In the same year, released Davis' first release B-Tight sein Album as demo tape.
2001–04: Rise to "fame"
In 2001, B-Tight signed in January to Berlin-based label Aggro Berlin, as well as Sido. Both rapper released their EP Das Mic und ich as Royal TS and the labels official first release. B-Tight released his EP Der Neger (in mir), in 2002, but it caused controversies as its hard and aggressive song lyrics, which were typical for the labels music style. Later rapper Bushido signed, who joined B-Tight and Sido.
In 2002, B-Tight worked with his label mates on their label albums Aggro Ansage Nr. 1 and Aggro Ansage Nr. 2 (released 2003).
In 2005, Davis recorded songs with Tony D for their mixtape Heisse Ware.
B-Tight is affiliated with the music label Aggro Berlin with whom he released a number of hit singles. Amongst them, "Der Neger". Another popular single was titled "Neger bums mich!" (Negro bang me!) on the "Aggro Ansage Nr. 3". His songs often tell about a fight between black and white in himself, because he is a so-called mulatto.
- 2007: Neger Neger
- 2008: Goldständer
- 2012: Drinne
- 2015: Retro
- 2016: Born 2 B-Tight
- 2017: Wer hat das Gras weggeraucht?
- 2018: A.i.d.S. Royal