Klenginem

Klenginem is the project of a Klingon singer from Germany. It is compound of the words Klingon + Eminem, because his first song was an adaption of Eminem's "Without Me".

History

Klenginem's first song SuvwI'pu' qan tu'lu'be', which was a Klingon adaptation of Eminem's Without Me. It is not a literal translation, but a Klingon song matching the rhyming scheme of Eminem's song.

Viral mentions

First wave

In 2009, after a YouTube user published Klenginem's first song on his channel on October 15, 2009 (1) (without his consent), the video quickly went viral, creating lots of mentions in the media.

Within few days, the video reached over 100,000 views; today (June 2020) it's at 250,000. Since the song - and especially its melody - was quite famous in the US, even Star Trek Fans sang the Klingon song in an interview about a convention. (2)

Since Klenginem had already produced a video himself which was close to be finished, he uploaded his planned video just few days later, but that additional video did not get any attention since the first one was published all over the places. This new video was mentioned later on Reddit several times (e.g. 2015(3), 2016(4)), so between 2009 and 2020, it reached a number of views of about 170,000.

Second wave

On June 18, 2020, the video appeared again on Reddit(5), but this time with an unexpectedly high reaction: The video was viewed over 250,000 times within 24 hours, raising the number of views over 382,000(6) and 7,400 likes. After few days, the wave was over and the number of views stagnated somewhere over 417,000 and close to 8,000 likes. (7)

Albums

SuvwI'pu' qan tu'lu'be'

Released 2003.(8)
Track Title Music Lyrics
1. SuvwI'pu' qan tu'lu'be' MP3(9) Klingon(10)
2. SuvwI'pu' qan tu'lu'be' (Karaoke)

Klenginem: Abu Shakr

Released 2004.(11)
Track Title Music Lyrics
1. Klingonisch MP3(12) German and Klingon(13)
2. Qetlop wIlop MP3(14) Klingon(15)
3. SuvwI'pu' qan tu'lu'be' MP3(16) Klingon(17)
4. jIQonglaHbe' MP3(18) Klingon(19)
5. mu'qaD veS MP3(20) Klingon(21)
6. tlhIngan DIDa MP3(22) German and Klingon(23)
7. tlhIngan Hol MP3(24) Klingon and German(25)
8. Klenginem medley
9. SuvwI'pu' qan (mix)
10. not unusual
11. Borg Brainwash MP3(26)

Hard Rock der Klingonen

Released sometime.(27)

Track Title Music Lyrics
1. Qetlop wIlop MP3(28) Klingon(29)
2. baH heisst Feuer Frei MP3(30) German and Klingon(31)
3. Auf die Klingonen MP3(32) German(33)
4. Warriors' Anthem MP3(34) Klingon(35)
5. Werbung
6. ...surprise1...
7. ...surprise2...
8. Qetlop wIlop (live) X

Other Works

On his website, Klenginem released lyrics to the song "Quarks Blutwein", a German-language parody of an overplayed television commercial.(36)

References

1 : Eminem Sung in Klingon: What More Need Be Said? Wired, 10.19.09

2 : unknown video report of 2010

3 : Reddit: Eminem in Klingon by u/smitus on Apr 30, 2015

4 : Reddit: Eminem's "Without Me" rapped entirely in Klingon by u/MeanMustacheMan on Nov 20, 2016

5 : Reddit: Someone made Eminem's "Without Me" entirely in Klingon, Jun 18, 2020, by u/DougieMcElroy

6 : number count of Jun 20, 2020, 10:00 cet

7 : number count of Jun 30, 2020, 10:00 cet

8 , 11 , 27 : Albums, Klenginem Official Website, accessed 2020 August 28

9 , 16 : Klenginem.mp3, media.khemorex-klinzhai.de, accessed 2020 August 28

10 , 17 : SuvwI'pu' qan tu'lu'be', Klenginem Offical Website, accessed 2020 August 28

12 : klenginem_sample_klingonisch.mp3, Klenginem Official Website, accessed 2020 August 28

13 : Klingonisch, Klenginem Official Website, accessed 2020 August 28

14 , 28 : klenginem_qetlop.mp3, Klenginem Official Website, accessed 2020 August 28

15 , 29 : Qetlop wIlop, Klenginem Official Website, accessed 2020 August 28

18 : klenginem_sample_qong.mp3, media.khemorex-klinzhai.de, accessed 2020 August 28

19 : jIQonglaHbe', Klenginem Official Website, accessed 2020 August 28

20 : klenginem_sample_muqadves.mp3, media.khemorex-klinzhai.de, accessed 2020 August 28

21 : mu'qaD veS, Klenginem Official Website, accessed 2020 August 28

22 : klenginem_sample_dida.mp3, media.khemorex-klinzhai.de, accessed 2020 August 28

23 : tlhIngan DIDa, Klenginem Offical Website, accessed 2020 August 29

24 : klenginem_sample_tlhinganhol.mp3, Klenginem Official Website, accessed 2020 August 29

25 : tlhIngan Hol, Klenginem Official Website, accessed 2020 August 28

26 : klenginem_sample_borg.mp3, Klenginem Official Website, accessed 2020 August 28

30 : klenginem_sample_bah.mp3, Klenginem Official Website, accessed 2020 August 28

31 : Feuer Frei, Klenginem Official Website, accessed 2020 August 28

32 : klenginem_sample_aufdieklingonen.mp3, media.khemorex-klinzhai.de, accessed 2020 August 28

33 : Auf die Klingonen, Kleninem Official Website, accessed 2020 August 28

34 : klenginem_anthem.mp3, Klenginem Official Website, accessed 2020 August 28

35 : Warrior's Anthem, Klenginem Official Website, accessed 2020 August 28

36 : Quarks Blutwein, Klenginem Official Website, accessed 2020 August 28

External links

Originals

Mentions in website



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