Bibiza © Amine Sabeur
Bibiza © Amine Sabeur


The Viennese rapper Franz Bibiza from Mariahilf (7th district) is currently probably one of the most ambitious rappers in the Austrian scene. Recently he has been approaching – slowly and cautiously – the indie path as well. Nobody is shaping the Viennese rap scene as uniquely as Bibiza and his self-chosen family with prodbypengg, liebcozy, Eli Preiss & co. There is no street fuss, no Glocks, but rather, rented Teslas, Vodka Makava and real stories from the bougy Mariahilf or, as it is called on the track “Delle”: “A lot of rappers say things, but a lot of it ain’t real / We ain’t gangsters, just wise guys on the map”

After numerous singles – including “Quarantäne Song” and “So bei mir” at the top of the FM4 charts – and three mixtapes, an indie album (“Lebe wie ein Hippie”) was released in December 2021, quickly followed by singles like “Fenster” and “viertelnachvier” in 2022. That says a lot about the 22-year-old Viennese’s fast, flexible approach and musical range.


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Eli Preiss Pressefoto by Jana Kirchner

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Michel Attia (c) Peter Hörmanseder

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