Simeon

Simeon, a Frankfurt-born hip-hop artist, has started rapping in his early years at school and for many years, not even his friends and people close to him knew of his skills.

Back then, rapping was a way for Simeon to cope with emotional chaos and today he produces rap-music with a deeper meaning, packed with emotional aspects. His texts are inspired by personal experiences and his perspective of his surrounding and the world – sometimes in a critical way.

Every now and then, Simeon performs on stage and, wow, we are glad to have seen him perform…so powerful. His teammates on stage are DJ Steez and Philip Kressin. Great show…thank you guys!

Simeon – Hip-Hop Artist
Local in Frankfurt, Germany
www.simeonmusik.com
https://soundcloud.com/simeonmusik


TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF

WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT DO YOU DO? 
→ I’m a Frankfurt born and raised singer of Swiss-Bulgarian heritage. I make German rap music and after releasing a few singles and an EP, I am excited to release my debut album “Alles auf Null” this fall.

WHAT ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT?
→ Music – of course – but I also love good food and drinks and the company of nice people.

WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO YOUR PROFESSION? 
→ I actually started by writing lyrics back when I was still in school. It took me a few years to transform my writing into music. I always dreamed of making music but I was very shy about it to begin with. I am also very critical about my work, so it took me quite a while to create music I was comfortable to put out.

DESCRIBE IN THREE WORDS, WHAT MAKES YOUR HOMETOWN SPECIAL
Big but small


Experience Frankfurt like a local

 

 

Although we are born and raised in Frankfurt ourselves, we had the chance to see our hometown from the perspective of another local – Simeon. Thanks to hanging out with Simeon for a while, we discovered so many new and cool things that we had no idea existed in front of our doorstep. Sometimes it is worth to see things from another angle. See Simeon’s tips for Frankfurt below…

WHERE DO YOU GET THE BEST BREAKFAST, CAKES & COFFEE IN TOWN?

The best coffee in town is at The Espresso Bar. A beautiful little coffee bar, but also great to have aperitivos. The staff is amazing and whatever they serve is perfect. For breakfast I like to go to Brot und Butter or to Schirn Cafe by Badia.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE SPOTS IN AND AROUND YOUR CITY AND WHY?

Frankfurt has a rich variety of museums so be sure to check out the current exhibitions at Städel, Museum of Modern Art, Schirn or other. I also like to relax at the Grüneburgpark or at the Main River if weather permits. I can also recommend to check out the area around Frankfurt, like the beautiful Taunus region or the Rheingau wine area.

 

What is your favorite food and drinks and where do you get it?

I like a lot of food so it is hard to name my favorite. But a few I would not want to miss are La Famiglia my favorite Italian restaurant in town. Wonderful Pasta and a great crew. Omonia . I love Greek food and the quality of food and the spirit here are as authentic as it gets. I am a great fan of Japanese cuisine and the best Sushi in town is served at T-Style.

What are your favorite restaurants, bars, clubs, cafes etc.? 

Once in a while I love eating a good kebab. Who doesn’t?! My favourite place for this in Frankfurt is on Töngesgasse at TonBul Grill Kebab Haus. Very tasty and super friendly.

Another place for a quick and inexpensive but very delicious meal is Phuket Thai Imbiss. The food is excellent and be sure to check the special menu with really authentic Thai dishes.

I am also a great fan of Persian cuisine. We have quite a few good restaurants in Frankfurt. My favorite is Hani Restaurant. It’s more of a deli and it doesn’t look like much from the outside, but don’t be fooled. The food is truly delicious and less expensive than the other places.

My favorite bars & clubs?

I really love the Bar ohne Namen. Great for lunch, coffee or drinks in the evening.

Just around the corner is Gekko’s. The bar staff serves great drinks and they often have good DJs playing.

The Kinly Bar is also excellent for drinks.

For live music, be sure to check out the program at Ponyhof, a small and charming club in the old town of Sachsenhausen.

WHAT THINGS WOULD YOU DEFINITELY DO WITH A FRIEND VISITING YOU?

What I love about Frankfurt, is that it is rather small and can be explored on foot. I would start at the North side and walk down Oeder Weg, checking out the different stores and cafés. A short stop at the Kleinmarkthalle for a snack and then go to the Römer to check out some historical sites, like the Paulskirche. After that we would walk to the Main River and relax at the shore, before crossing the bridge to Sachsenhausen for a Hessian Dinner and some nice Apple Wine and Mispelchen shots.

WHAT ACTIVITIES, SPORTS, HOBBIES DO YOU DO AND WHERE?

I like board sports. I love to go skating. There is a Skatepark near the European Central Bank but it is very crowded so you need to be there early if you want to get some smooth runs. Around the park there are also some sports facilities for playing basketball, soccer or working out. I can also recommend the Wakeport Raunheim at Raunheim for Wakeboarding.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE SHOPS?

 

 

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL ANNUAL EVENTS/FESTIVALS?

Rosen- und Lichterfest in Palmengarten and there are quite a few street festivals. 

My favorite are the Brückenwallstrassenfest and Street Food Festival right in the city center.  

What’s the typical local food/drink in your city and where do you get it?

Grüne Soße. A sauce of various herbs, served with potatoes and eggs. And of course “Handkäs mit Musik” and the traditional Apple Wine. I highly recommend to go to one of Sachsenhausens traditional restaurants. My favorites are Zum Gemalten Haus and Kanonesteppel or the Buchscheer, which is a bit more outside of the city.  

 

 

 

What do you do on rainy days in your city?

Perfect for a museum visit. Frankfurt has over 60 museums with changing exhibitions.

 

Or shopping and eating at the Kleinmarkthalle – a traditional indoor marketplace in the center of Frankfurt with fresh local and international food specialities.

WHAT WOULD YOU MISS THE MOST OF YOUR CITY IF YOU HAD TO MOVE AWAY?

The people and – of course – Apple Wine.

What hotels /places would you recommend your friends? 

Frankfurt has a lot of great hotels and you can get decent weekend rates if there is no trade show going on. Then the prices tend to skyrocket. I like the Wyndham Grand . It located between the trendy central station and the Main river and has an excellent view on the Frankfurt Skyline. Other places I can recommend are the Das Lindenberg or the recently opened Libertine  

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