Cheftek is a German rapper and singer. Şevket Dirican (who hides behind the stage name Cheftek) was already active with the band Nil in his hometown of Heidenheim an der Brenz. In 2006, Cheftek moved to the German capital Berlin, where he appeared on numerous freestyle battles. His debut album Einerseits Andererseits appeared in 2009 via the label Edit Entertainment.
Six years later, Cheftek released his third studio album Nachtmensch, which came out in August 2015. To this day, Cheftek has collaborated with many well-known German hip hop artists, including Marteria, Megaloh, Amewu, Samy Deluxe and Culcha Candela.