Growing up in the old Viennese working-class district of Ottakring, Esra and Enes Özmen found hip hop to be the perfect medium to make themselves heard and to gain recognition for their own world with all its conflicts.
For 8 years now, the two have been forming the duo EsRAP and in their mixed German/Turkish lyrics they deal with questions of identity, being a stranger in one's own country as children of the third generation, the necessity of rebellion experienced first-hand, rap as resistance and also being a woman in the male-dominated Hip Hop world. In contrast to the usual role division in this one, Esra contributes the hard and fast rhymes, while her brother Enes with his sensitive voice takes over the more melodic vocal parts. Musically, EsRAP find inspiration in the Turkish Oriental genre arabesque, which they like to combine with modern beats. After several mixtapes and many tracks released on digital channels, the two released their first album 'Tschuschistan' in 2019.