5 new Belgian hip-hop tracks to add to your playlist
This week was a good one! Our inbox was filled with great music from local artists and we love that! It's so great to see how our Belgian hip-hop scene is constantly growing in numbers. Keep sending us your tracks because we try to listen to all of them every week. As always, we continue to provide you with the best new releases our small country has to offer. Enjoy!
Article and selection by Raf Cyran
Vinci & Tiewai - Goud
Vinci is not planning on sitting still anytime soon. After his banger 'Jetski Sessie', he's back and this time it's alongside Eigen Makelij's Tiewai. Both of their voices really compliment each other and after hearing the chorus which is quite catchy, we just have to admit this really is a great track!
Témé Tan - Matiti
This song came out a few years ago, but this week, Témé Tan released an impressive music video for it. It's one of those songs you really have to listen to while watching the music video to understand the whole story behind it. The track starts off with a beautiful intro followed by Témé Tan's soft voice. It's both melancholic and joyfully soothing at the same time. That's exactly what Témé feels while looking back at his childhood in Zaïre. He describes his memories about playing around the lake, chasing fireflies and listening to his grandmother's stories. While at the same time showing us another side of himself through a compilation of old videos his mother and father took back then.
COOKS - Killer (feat. New ATL)
COOKS is a Brussels based rapper who grew up in North Carolina. Early 2017, he dropped his first single 'Don't Trust It'. After this track he decided to take some time off and focus on his first EP 'Heart's Deception' and now he's ready for more. 'Killer' is a very American-inspired but solid tune and New ATL dropping in after a few minutes keeps the track fresh from start to finish. Big up guys!
Black Weed - Palme Olive (prod by ShunGu)
Black Weed's sense of humor, unique voice and laid back, staccato flow never disappoint. The music video really is something else. It features trippy anime elements and vibes, switched up with scenes of Black Weed flexin' his way through Japan's streets. If you're into his music: he's throwing a release party with ShunGu in C12 (Brussels) on Thursday the 29th of November.
Astro & Genbu - Chillhop
New g's on the block: 'Chillhop' is the debut song of BXL-rappers Genbu and Astro. Yes, another Astro in the Belgian hip-hop scene, shit's getting a bit confusing now. Anyway, these guys are definitely talented. They seem to deliver their bars with an easy-going flow, like they've been doing it for years. Keep on bringing the good stuff guys, we'll be watching.
Still looking for more Belgian hip-hop tracks to take your playlist to the next level? Check our selection from last week here.