257ers is a German hip-hop duo signed to the music label Selfmade Records / Universal Music. The group consists of the two rappers Shneezin and Mike and is named after the zipcode of their hometown Essen Kupferdreh (Germany). Originally the duo formed in 1997 as a graffiti crew, later on Mike and Shneezin started making music and releasing mixtapes and songs. That was just the beginning. Up until now the guys have played over 600 headlineshows and festivals accross Germany, Austria & Switzerland. Their last album "Boomshakkalakka" was number 1 in the german charts. Their new album is called „Mikrokosmos“ and will be released on July 1st.