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Video: German rap tribute to Michael Schumacher from RTL

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  • #132112
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    Keith Collantine
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    I wish my German was a bit better, this looks funny:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaUS8nM6omY

    #210878
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    mnmracer
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    Main lyrics:
    No one can achieve what you did.
    Forever the master.
    The king on tires.

    Funny :D

    #210879
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    Girts
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    This is great! I had heard their F1 rap before during one of F1 broadcasts on RTL. I love how they insert real quotes in their texts.

    I don’ t know much about German hip hop music but I’m pretty sure the last verse is very similar to ‘Anna’ by Freundeskreis.

    As I understand, this is a German band called ‘Kunstrasen’ (‘Artificial Turf’) that have previously performed similar songs about football and politics.

    #210880
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    Journeyer
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    Would LOVE to see a full translation of the lyrics. Some things I did catch:

    He started at Jordan, but Bernie helped him get to Benetton.
    First podium in Mexico.
    Best German driver since von Trips.
    The obvious reference to Senna.
    Hill was a fighter, and the title was decided in Adelaide.
    He won Hockenheim and Spa, and married Corinna.
    Mr. Scuderia, apparently.
    Having his first child named Gina Maria.
    Winning 5 in a row with Jean Todt and Ross Brawn.
    An Ozzy Osbourne reference – I have no idea about that one.
    The obvious Ralf reference.
    He was an UNESCO ambassador, and spent millions for the victims of the tsunami.
    The comeback with Mercedes.

    And on another note, those German Schumi fans are something else.

    #210881
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    Pelican
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    My german’s crap too, but that’s pretty fabulous. King on four wheels (Koenig auf vier reifen) is the title, and the chorus is something like,
    You are the Master forever,
    King on four tires,
    No one else can compare,
    No others will achieve that,
    No one can achieve it (not sure about these 2 lines)
    You’re the king on four wheels

    #210882
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    Journeyer
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    So I finally found the lyrics! Courtesy of the Kunstrasen duo themselves on a post on their FB page.

    German:
    “KÖNIG AUF 4 REIFEN”

    Das hier ist er also: der Kellerraum der Kellerräume
    auf all diesen Bändern lagern massenweise Männerträume
    21 Jahre Erfolge – sieben Weltmeisterschaften
    und folgende Szenen non Schumi blieben am meisten haften.

    Einundneunzig: nach nur einem Rennen im Jordan
    wird das Talent auf Bernies Befehl von Benetton abgeworben
    Der junge Kerl aus Kerpen will nicht bei den Stars rumgammeln
    „ und ganz einfach so viel wie möglich Erfahrungen sammeln!“

    Ein Jahr später geht’s zum ersten Mal aufs Podium in Mexiko,
    er liefert starke Rennen, keine Skandale wegen Sex und so
    Flavio hilft ihm brav mit Bergen von Tips
    Der Sieg in Spa macht ihn zum Erben von Graf Berghe von Trips

    Refrain (kurz)

    Du bist seit Ewigkeiten für die meisten König auf vier Reifen

    mit keinem zu vergleichen, keiner wird Dir je das Wasser reichen

    Du stellst die Karre ab – und fährst nie wieder schnellste Zeiten

    Mehr kann man nicht erreichen – Du bist der König auf vier Reifen!

    Allmählich rückt die Formel 1 deutschlandweit in den Focus
    Millionen schalten ein, wenn er als einer der ersten Dreien hoch muss
    94 beginnt er stark bis sich auf einen Schlag alles ändern wird
    an dem Tag – an dem Ayrton Senna stirbt

    But the show must go on und die Erde dreht sich weiter,
    Schumi setzt sich an die Spitze, Hill ist abgeschlagen zweiter
    Trotz der Bodenplattenposse und etwas zu viel Leidenschaft
    Gewinnt er in Adalaide zum ersten Mal die Meisterschaft

    (O-Ton Schumi)

    Der erste Sieg in Hockenheim, das Regenrennen von Spa
    Er sagt Corinna Ja – gibt’s davon schöne Bilder? Klar!
    Er unterschreibt in Maranello – Zeit für den Karrieresprung
    doch vorher feiert er im Benetton seinen zweiten WM-Triumph!

    (Fan Best of)

    Refrain (lang)

    Nach Startproblemen im Ferrari ist er bald Mister Scuderia
    Von wegen Abschuss von Villeneuve! So fuhr man schließlich früher!
    Er wird Papa: Herzlich Willkommen Gina Maria!
    Und in der Schweiz dribbelt er hin und wieder in der Dritten Liga

    Plötzlich ist er unbesiegbar, im Wagen mit dem Ross vorn
    Jean Todt macht ihn schon flott, er holt 5 Titel mit Ross Brawn
    Er lässt alle Ggener alt aussehen, wie Ozzy Osborne
    Und inklusive Ralf jagt er jeden Mal ins Bockshorn.

    Er ist Unesco-Botschafter und Italiens Volksheld im Ferrari
    Schumi spendet 10 Millionen Dollar für die Opfer des Tsunami
    2006 stellt er sich quer, tritt zurück, ist nicht mehr gierig
    “Insofern war die Entscheidung dann gar nicht mehr so schwierig!”

    Refrain (lang)

    Aber ein Schumacher kann nicht bloß Berater oder Wasserträger
    Sein Comeback 2010 fasziniert die Massen mega
    plötzlich gibt´s aber ´ne ganze Menge klasse Gegner
    er fährt nicht mehr so aggro, eigentlich gelassen eher.

    Jetzt legst Du Deinen Helm zur Seite und fährst die Karre in die Garage
    Ziehst die Handbremse und siehst im Rückspiegel die letzten 21 Jahre
    Ziehst den Schlüssel aus der Zündung – während Du inne hältst:
    auch wenn die Karre schläft, Du bleibst der schnellste Mann der Welt

    Immer wenn es regnet und man is am lenken
    fährt so durch die Gegend, muss man an dich denken
    und wird die Straße dann ein wenig ölig.
    Denken manche an Fritz Walter, aber alle an den Regenkönig

    Refrain (lang)

    English (c/o Google Translate):
    “KING OF 4 WHEELS”

    That here he is: the basement of the basement
    on all these bands masse store Männerträume
    21 years success – seven world championships
    and the following non Schumi scenes tended to stick the most.

    Ninety-one: after just one race in Jordan
    the talent is recruited to Bernie command of Benetton
    The young guy from Kerpen does not want to hang out with the stars
    “And simply as much as possible to gain experience!”

    One year later, here for the first time on the podium in Mexico,
    it provides strong races, not because of sex scandals and so
    Flavio helps him good with heaps of tips
    The victory at Spa makes him the heir of von Trips

    Chorus (short)

    You are for ages for most king on four wheels

    like no, none of you will ever reach the water

    You put on the truck – and drive ever again fastest times

    More can be achieved not – You are the king on four wheels!

    Gradually, the Formula 1 moves over Germany in Focus
    Million a turn, when it is high as one of the top three must
    94 he begins to strongly to a change will impact all
    dies of the Ayrton Senna – the day

    But the show must go on and the world keeps on turning,
    Schumi sits at the top, Hill is knocked off the second
    Despite the bottom plate Posse and a little too much passion
    If he wins in the championship for the first time Adalaide

    (Quote Schumi)

    The first victory at Hockenheim, the wet race at Spa
    He says Corinna Yes – it’s pretty pictures? Sure!
    He signs in Maranello – time for the career leap
    but before he celebrates his second World Cup victory Benetton!

    (Best of Fan)

    Refrain (long)

    After starting problems in the Ferrari he is soon Mister Scuderia
    Because of launch of Villeneuve! So you finally drove past!
    He is Dad: Welcome to Gina Maria!
    And in Switzerland, he dribbles and again in the third division

    Suddenly he is invincible in the car with the front Ross
    Jean Todt already makes him afloat, he gets 5 tracks with Ross Brawn
    He makes it look all Ggener old as Ozzy Osborne
    And including Ralf he hunts every time off like that.

    He is Unesco Ambassador and Italian folk hero in Ferrari
    Schumi donates 10 million dollars for the victims of the tsunami
    In 2006, he has no tolerance, resigns, is not greedy
    “So the decision was then no longer so difficult!”

    Refrain (long)

    But Schumacher can not just consultants or water carrier
    His 2010 comeback mega fascinated the masses
    But suddenly there’s “a whole lot class opponents
    he goes not as aggro, actually left rather.

    Now you put your helmet to the side and drive the truck into the garage
    Pull the handbrake and look in the mirror the last 21 years
    Pull the key out of the ignition – as you hold hold:
    even if the truck is sleeping, you remain the fastest man in the world

    Whenever it rains, and it is on direct
    drives so through the area, you have to think about you
    and the road becomes a little oily.
    Some think of Fritz Walter, but all the rain king

    Refrain (long)

    #210884
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    Keith Collantine
    Keymaster

    Brilliant, thanks @Journeyer!

    #210885
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    Gaston
    Participant

    Well, here’s my attempt at polishing a bit the translation posted by Journeyer. Makes also for good practice! Of course it would be helpful if a native German speaker gave it a look.

    I caught the song when it was first aired (I switched to RTL after the BBC transmission ended) and thought it was pretty cool. Glad to see I was not the only one :)

    So, here’s my two cents:

    KING ON FOUR WHEELS

    This is it: the storage room of all storage rooms
    all these tapes store loads of dreams of men
    21 years of successes – seven World Championships
    and the following scenes of Schumi stand out the most

    Ninety-one: after just one race in Jordan
    the talent was poached by Benetton on Bernie’s orders
    the young bloke from Kerpen does not want to fool around with the stars
    “…and simply gain as much experience as possible!”

    One year later, first time on the podium in Mexico
    he provides strong races, not sex scandals
    Flavio helps him loads with mountains of tips
    the victory in Spa makes him the heir of Graf Berghe von Trips

    CHORUS:
    For most you have been for ages the King on Four Wheels
    comparable to none, no one can hold a candle to you
    you are parking the car – and won’t set fastest laps again
    but one cannot achieve more – you are the King on Four Wheels!

    Little by little Formula 1 moves into focus all across Germany
    Millions tune in, if he is to be one of the top three
    He begins strongly in 94, but everything changes in one blow
    in the day in which Ayrton Senna dies

    But the show must go on and the Earth keeps on turning,
    Schumi sits at the top, Hill is knocked down to second
    despite the plank farce and a little too much passion
    he wins in Adelaide the World Championship for the first time

    MS: “Unbelievable feeling…

    The first victory in Hockenheim, the rain race from Spa
    he says yes to Corinna – are there pretty pictures of that? Sure!
    he signs in Maranello – time for the career jump
    but before that he celebrates in Benetton his second Championship triumph!

    “I am a proud Schumacher fan!”
    “World Champion for the second time! What else can I say?”
    “Awesome!
    “Five, four, three, two, one!”

    (CHORUS)

    After problems at the start in Ferrari he is soon Mister Scuderia
    So much for the shot at Villeneuve! After all, one drove like that before!
    He becomes a father: Welcome, Gina Maria!
    And in Switzerland he dribbles now and then in the Third Division

    Suddenly he is invincible, in the car with Ross up front
    Jean Todt sets him afloat, he wins five titles with Ross Brawn,
    he makes his opponents look old, like Ozzy Osborne
    and he even fools Ralf every time

    He is Unesco Ambassador and an Italian popular hero in Ferrari
    Schumi donates 10 million dollars for the victims of the tsunami
    In 2006 he puts his foot down, retires, is not eager anymore
    “in this sense, the decision was not really that difficult anymore”

    (CHORUS)

    But a Schumacher cannot be only an advisor or a water carrier
    His comeback in 2010 mega-fascinates the masses
    all of a sudden there are many class opponents
    he does not drive as aggressively anymore, actually rather relaxed

    Now you put your helmet aside and drive the car into the garage
    you pull the handbrake and see the last 21 years in the side mirror
    pull the key out of the ignition – while you pause for a moment
    even if the car now sleeps, you remain the fastest man in the world

    Always if it’s raining and one is on the wheel
    cruising, one must think of you
    and then the street becomes a bit oily
    many think about Fritz Walter, but everyone about the Rain Master

    (CHORUS)

    #210886
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    Andy Blunt
    Participant

    Tried to overhaul your translation as i am native german speaker…hope i didn’t improve it for the worse ;)


    KING ON FOUR WHEELS

    This is it: the storage room of all storage rooms
    all these tapes store loads of dreams of men
    21 years of successes – seven World Championships
    and the following scenes of Schumi stand out the most

    Ninety-one: after just one race in Jordan
    the talent was poached by Benetton on Bernie’s orders
    the young bloke from Kerpen does not want to HANG around with the stars
    “…and simply gain as much experience as possible!”

    One year later, first time on the podium in Mexico
    he provides strong races, no sex scandals OR SO
    Flavio KINDLY HELPS HIM WITH LOADS of tips
    the victory in Spa makes him the heir of Graf Berghe von Trips

    CHORUS:
    For most you have been for ages the King on Four Wheels
    comparable to none, no one can hold a candle to you
    you are parking the car – and won’t set fastest laps NEVER again
    but one cannot achieve more – you are the King on Four Wheels!

    Little by little Formula 1 moves into focus all across Germany
    Millions tune in, if he is to be one of the top three
    He begins strongly in 94, but everything changes in one blow
    ON THAT DAY AYERTON SENNA DIES (The German lyrics ar not correct too in terms of Gramar…must have been DIED, but in german the rhyme wouldn’t work then ;) )

    But the show must go on and the Earth keeps on turning,
    Schumi sits at the top, Hill is knocked down to second
    despite the plank farce and a little too much passion
    he wins in Adelaide the Championship for the first time

    MS: “Unbelievable feeling…

    The first victory in Hockenheim, the rain race from Spa
    he says ‘yes’ to Corinna – are there pretty pictures of that? Sure!
    he signs in Maranello – time for the career jump
    but before that he celebrates in Benetton his second Championship triumph!

    “I am a proud Schumacher fan!”
    “World Champion for the second time! What else can I say?”
    “Awesome!
    “Five, four, three, two, one!”

    (CHORUS)

    After problems at the start in Ferrari he is soon Mister Scuderia
    So much for the shot at Villeneuve! After all, one drove like that before!
    He becomes a father: Welcome, Gina Maria!
    And in Switzerland he dribbles now and then in the Third Division

    Suddenly he is invincible, in the car with THE STEED up front
    Jean Todt sets him afloat, he wins five titles with Ross Brawn,
    he makes his opponents look old, like Ozzy Osborne
    and RALF INCLUDED HE FOOLS EVERYBODY EVERY TIME

    He is Unesco Ambassador and an Italian popular hero in Ferrari
    Schumi donates 10 million dollars for the victims of the tsunami
    In 2006 he puts his foot down, retires, is not eager anymore
    “in this sense, the decision was not really that difficult anymore”

    (CHORUS)

    But a Schumacher cannot be only a CONSULTANT or a DOGSBODY
    His comeback in 2010 mega-fascinates the masses
    all of a sudden there are many class opponents
    he does not drive as aggressively anymore, actually rather relaxed

    Now you put your helmet aside and drive the car into the garage
    you pull the handbrake and see the last 21 years in the side mirror
    pull the key out of the ignition – while you pause for a moment
    even if the car now sleeps, you remain the fastest man in the world

    Always if it’s raining and one is on the wheel
    cruising, one must think of you
    and IF the street becomes a bit oily
    SOME THINK ON Fritz Walter, but everyone about the Rain Master

    #210887
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    Journeyer
    Participant

    Thanks for the English translations, @golarrazabal and @trekkie2003! :)

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