Belgian hip hop
One of the first and to this day by far the most successful Belgian hip-hop acts was the Technotronic project , which was actually conceived as a house project . With the Congolese MC Ya Kid K, Technotronic celebrated international success with songs like Pump Up the Jam around 1990 and set the style for the hip house genre . In 1990 , Ya Kid K also joined the group Hi-Tek 3, which featured on the soundtrack for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles .
The first significant pop rapper from Belgium was Benny B , who had a rather market-oriented sound. According to the report of the European Music Office in Music in Europe , this commercial orientation was one of the reasons that an underground hip-hop scene soon formed as a backlash.
In the early 1990s , Brussels rap crew De Puta Madre began rapping in French and Spanish. They achieved success underground and are still very respected in the Belgian hip-hop scene to this day. In the late 1990s, Rwandan hip-hop pioneer JC Matata moved to Belgium and formed a hip-hop / reggae / Zouk group called ZAMZAM .
Also in the late 1990s in the Walloon south of the country, the French-speaking and French-speaking Starflam was the biggest name in the business. In the Flemish North, Dutch speaking and rapping MCs such as ' t Hof van Commerce , Krapoel In Ax , St. Andries MCs and ABN rapping in their regional dialects were popular . One of the most promising bands in 2006 seems to be Last Prophecy.
List of Belgian hip hop musicians
- Hip Hop and Rap in Europe . icce.rug.nl. Retrieved July 9, 2010.