K.I.Z is a German hip hop group from Berlin. The members are the three rappers Tarek, Nico and Maxim, with a DJ called DJ Craft. Their lyrics often contain a lot of black humor and irony as well as sociocritical content.
K.I.Z has several meanings. Members of the band have suggested numerous meanings for the acronym, such as Kriegsverbrecher im Zuchthaus (“war criminals in penitentiary”), Kannibalen in Zivil (“cannibals in plain clothes”), Künstler in Zwangsjacken (“artists in straight jackets”), or Kreuzritter in Zentralasien (“crusaders in central Asia”), Krüppel im Zwinger (“cripples in the kennel”), Kapitalismus ist Zauberhaft (literally: “capitalism is magical” idiomatic: “capitalism is lovely”), Klosterschüler im Zölibat (“Monastic novices in celibacy”) or Knoblauch, Ingwer, Zwiebel (“garlic, ginger, onion”).