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Interview with Sido – drug crash, divorce and stay in the clinic

Das Bild zeigt Rapper Sido auf einem Stuhl draußen vor einem Baucontainer sitzend. Er guckt nachdenklich nach rechts. Sido trägt eine schwarze Hose, Pulli, Jacke und Basecap. Dazu eine schwarze Sonnenbrille.

Sido is one of the most famous rappers in Germany. Together with Bushido and Fler he was under contract with the then label "Aggro Berlin". With their street rap, the three shaped a new era in German rap and made it with "Aggro Ansage Nr. 1" her breakthrough. Sido is now 41 years old and has been in business for more than 20 years.

In 2020 Sido reached its low point

In 2020 everything still seemed perfect. father of four sons. Married to his wife Charlotte Würdig for eight years and his career was also going well. But appearances were deceptive. With the Corona Pandemic, Sido's relationship also began to falter - the separation followed and then the divorce. Instead of taking time for himself to process the change in his life, Sido distracted himself with sex, drugs and alcohol. All of this caught up with the Berliner - it was followed by a complete crash of the 41-year-old.

Kool Savas to Sido: I don't want you to die

One of the first to recognize Sido's precarious situation was his buddy and rapper Kool Savas. He sent Sido a three-minute voice message via Whatsapp and asked him to seek help. Even if Sido was affected by this message, he didn't do anything at first. After his current ex-wife confronted him with the subject and offered to make an appointment in a clinic, Sido accepted the offer. In March 2022, Sido underwent psychiatric treatment.

Sido comments on his crash in an interview

Now Sido was a guest at Aria Nejati. In a one-hour interview, the Berlin rapper and Aria reviewed his last two years, including divorce, a drug crash and a stay in a hospital. Sido has rarely been seen so emotionally. The 41-year-old also talks about the relationship with his father, who left the family when Sido was three years old.

New album "Paul" as therapy

After the stay in the clinic, it was clear to Sido - he wanted to put his last two years in an album and tell his story. So far it was Sido's label "Universal Music" who knocked and wanted a new album by the Berlin rapper, but this time it was the other way around. Sido himself went to Universal and said - he wanted to make an album! Several months have now passed and the album has been produced. The album "Paul" is a kind of self-therapy for Sido and gives his fans an insight into those parts of his life that he has previously tried to hide. It is scheduled for release on 12/09/22.

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