K.I.Z. is a German hip hop group from Berlin, Germany. The members are the three rappers Tarek, Maxim and Nico, with a DJ called
DJ Craft. Their lyrics often contain a lot of black humor and irony as well as sociocritical content: The song "Straight Outta Kärnten"
('Kärnten' is German for 'Carinthia') criticises the xenophobic and racist politic of the austrian governor Jörg Haider, who died in a car
crash in October 2008.