Belgian hip hop

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The Belgian Hip-Hop was largely of African descent rappers from the former Belgian colonies Congo (formerly Zaire), Rwanda and Burundi embossed.

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

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Hip Hop and Rap in Europe . Retrieved July 9, 2010.