K.I.Z. is a German hip-hop group based in Berlin. This group has, in their own opinion, created a new genre of german rap, calling it “a mix of punk and techno”. It’s primarily battle rap with funny punchlines, usually filled with lots of irony and black humor. The group is composed of the rappers Tarek, Maxim, Nico (known before as €8000) and the DJ Craft. The meaning of their acronymous name differs from source to source.