3 songs by Darrell Cole you should memorise before going to ‘Hyper! at NIGHT’
This Saturday, Hyper! is back for the second time in Bornem with a HyperCultcha market during the day and an epic after party at night. Next to DJ’s Kevin Kofii and Nikomba, both nationally known for their hip-hop and r&b tunes, they finish their line-up with Le 77 and Darrell Cole. The last name is one of Antwerp’s finest, who’s been putting his name on the hip-hop map of our small country. So before you dance the night away on Saturday, check out three of Darrell’s songs you should be able to rap along on 11/05.
Article by Yaell Monas
TAKE ME AWAY
This probably is Darrell Cole’s most popular and well-known song, with over 1.3 million Spotify streams, which equals to 10% of Belgium. In 'Take Me Away', Darrell Cole declares his love for his hometown Antwerp. Cole isn’t scared of letting his fans know how hard he had to fight to get where he is now. The song actually is one big motivational speech for himself, other rappers or fans and apparently, 1.3 million people really needed that.
I used to think we could never win
I caught my first wave, I’ve been surfing ever since
I’m motivated now, I stopped thinking negative
.4 DAYS IN CUBA
Darrell Cole his latest song got over 47k views on Youtube. The song is on his most recent album, Fully Loaded, which dropped last year. The video was filmed in Cuba, and in it, you can see Cole and Krisy roaming around the streets. Both rappers were announced to be ambassadors for the Daily Paper x Havana Club collaboration. Not only the song is amazing, but the video by TWNTGHT VISUALS is a straight-up masterpiece. Big up to Cole for supporting our local creatives.
I’m no longer where I grew up, four days in Cuba
No longer drug dealers, I’m talking to black owners
We might buy a club in Barcelona
BOATS. (Based On A True Story)
Boats, or Based On A True Story, is Darrell’s most intimate song so far. The story of how he grew up is shockingly intriguing and is backed up by some old school hip-hop beats by producer Will Blake. You shouldn’t take a song like this for granted, as it’s not easy to share such a story to the whole world. Cole knows exactly how to combine melancholia, the heavy truth and hip-hop.
Family complete now, Man I love’em
My parents thought life would be better in the motherland
Tired of the bills and the struggling, now we on a plane
Yeah we out, next thing I know we’re in Freetown
All new articles
Festivals equal freedom: here’s what went down during the first post-covid Belgian festival weekWith approximately 208 festivals every year, Belgium tops the list. That’s why the first weekend of August was the official start of 2021’s festival season with Voltage festival and WECANDANCE welcoming people from all over Europe.
Slow fashion: 5 local brands that upcycle second-hand clothing
Slow fashion: 5 local brands that upcycle second-hand clothing. We have to put effort into making our planet greener and into shortening the fashion cycle. This can be done by supporting local fashion brands who make new clothing pieces by upcycling second-hand clothes. Here are 5 of our favorite local upcyclers.
Vacature Projectmedewerker - Culture Crossing 2021-2023
Culture Crossing is op zoek naar een projectmedewerker! Ben jij een gedreven organisator met ervaring als productieleider? Hou je van diversiteit in al zijn aspecten en ben je tegelijkertijd iemand die de zaken graag op orde heeft? Dan ben jij misschien de geschikte persoon.
Ik ga vrijwilligerswerk doen in Afrika en ik neem mee: mijn smartphone en mijn selfiestick.Elk jaar reizen er tienduizenden vrijwilligers af naar Afrika. Ze helpen er in weeshuizen, bouwen mee een school op of geven Engelse les. Deze bezoeken kunnen goed bedoeld zijn, maar de lokale bevolking help je er niet altijd mee vooruit. Daarbovenop kunnen je altruïstische motieven ook in vraag worden gesteld wanneer je op sociale media te veel foto’s post van dit vrijwilligerswerk.
‘Rafik - Do Dreams Come True’ Documentary‘Rafik - Do Dreams Come True?’ tells the inspirational story of Rafik Bobo, a stuntman and action actor from Antwerp who even worked for Marvel. Rafik followed a bumpy road, hence the title of the movie ‘Do Dreams Come True?’. This movie will definitely inspire many.
Trailer: ‘Rafik - Do dreams come true?’
Friday, April 30 we exclusively premiere the documentary ‘Rafik - Do dreams come true?’ on Chase Music. The documentary will only be available during that weekend. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to not miss out. Rafik the documentary - Do dream come true? Rafik the documentary...
Standing (re)present(ations): turning second-hand clothes into stylish outfits
Turning second-hand clothes into stylish outfits, Standing (re)present(ations) aims to demonstrate that you don’t need expensive clothing to create your dream outfit. To set up this concept, a fashion stylist turns second-hand clothes into styled outfits, based on teenagers’ favorite fashion icons. When the outfits are ready,...