Thursday, March 22, 2007

Dutchvlog in Da Hip Hop Club 06/03/2007

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Brakko Trixxx and MO the Poet on stage.

Ok - in the Brakko and MO interview we heard how they thought. Now they show us what they can do on stage. The lights go down, the beats start and in the Boom Bap they spit with rhythm, content, and flow obviously enjoying every second of it. I like these guys.

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Monday, March 19, 2007

A Scream in the wind for Theo van Gogh

On the 2nd of November 2004 Theo van Gogh - a Dutch film and TV maker, writer and much loved pain in the butt was viscously slaughtered by a home grown radical Moslem. This event changed the Netherlands for good and in many respects it will never be the same again.
Luckily one thing has not changed - the immense inertia of the much-cherished Dutch bureaucracy. After two and a half years of nation-wide disagreement, debate, discussion, court cases, bad tempers and general unpleasantness a monument to Theo, his life, his work and above all his championship of free speech was unveiled just a stones throw from where he was murdered. This was obviously another attempt to strike while the iron is just rusting away.

The sculpture, created by Jeroen Henneman, represents the layered profile of a scream. The outside layer is screaming whilst the innermost layer is silent.

Big Up to Theo

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Dutchvlog in Da Hip Hop Club 06/03/2007 - Brakko en MO

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Interview Brakko Trixxx and MO the Poet.

On Tuesday the 6th of March the weekly Hip Hop Club on the Rembrandtplein in Amsterdam was graced by the performances of both old and new blood. The Amsterdam rap legend CIA Funky Fresh provided the old and Brakko Trixxx together with MO the Poet provided the new.

As always the artists were filmed by Dutchvlog during their interview. This time Kiddo Cee talked to Brakko and MO two talented artists from the infinite bubbling lake of DutchHop - the Amsterdam Bijlmer. These two young up and coming producer / MC's distinguish themselves in the emerging Hip Hop Scene not only by their realistic and relevant musical and textual approach but maybe even more so by their social engagement and conviction. It was both refreshing and encouraging to listen to them and I had the feeling I had learned something from these two wise young men. Hence the Brakko and Mo interview is being broadcast uncut in its entirety.

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Sunday, March 04, 2007

Dutchvlog in Da HipHop Club 27/02/07

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The Hip Hop Club now every Tuesday at Studio 80 Amsterdam
Shit! You missed the Hip Hop Club in Studio 80 again last Tuesday. Stand Up host Rachid Larouz has clearly warmed up and found his spot. He and his friends culturally skin all creeds present and more. This time the crowd was graced with the spit of true polder-hop originating from the heart of reclaimed sea - Lelystad. Ir. Leyly would be proud of the misical fruits that his labours have brought forth -G-Blood, 81 Project and the Dodeneters. They are just some of the combinations who reside under the umbrella of Rackador Records. The Dodeneters represent a new branch of Flavoian hip hop called Horror Core in which the end of the world is redefined - if you ask me poignantly relevant. As we know however, it is ultimately all about the beats.