6 new Belgian hip-hop tracks to start the weekend: Spreej, Chardy & more!
Every week we make a selection of Belgian hip-hop bangers that somehow caught our attention. Keep sending us new tracks or EP releases via firstname.lastname@example.org, and maybe your name will be on the list next Friday. While some of us are still sobbing over the festival summer, other Belgian hip-hop artists are already moving on by releasing new tracks. We’ve selected six of them worth listening to.
Article and selection by Yaell Monas
SPREEJ - BEEP BEEP
The Belgian hip-hop scene wouldn’t be the same if it wasn’t for Spreej. This man has made an interminable list of hits, and ‘Beep Beep’ is once again a track to add to that list. The artist is honest about how fake he thinks the scene is and how, allegedly, he doesn’t need it but the scene needs him. We can’t state if he needs the scene or not, but we definitely stan with the idea that the scene needs him!
CHARDY - HOE BEDOEL JE
Signed under Dutch artist Chivv’s label Un4gettable, Chardy is destined to make a big name for himself in Belgium and the Netherlands. The rapper was born in the Netherlands but moved to Belgium when he was eight which explains his Dutch accent. In ‘Hoe Bedoel Je’, he praises his own modesty by keeping quiet about what he perceives.
YUNG MAVU FT. CHUKI BEATS - UP
Mavu has never disappointed us before, and even during this lockdown he still manages to surprise us with new tracks. The Antwerp-based rapper is one of the biggest names in the English rappin’ Belgian hip-hop, and we totally get where he gets his fanbase from. A steady flow in combination with the classic Mavu and Chuki collaboration is what he serves over and over again.
YG PABLO - LAFAYETTE
YG Pablo has been spoiling his fanbase with a new lockdown track. ‘Lafayette’ is your not-so-regular hip-hop love song. He’s not just spoiling his fans, but judging from his lyrics he’s also very much spoiling his girl. And after his last music video for AVM/DM, we can’t wait for him to make a music video for this track.
ICTO FT. RIAN SNOEKS - CHILD OF THE SUN
iCto is well on her way to becoming a huge name in the rap scene. She has enormously evolved in the past year, and we love how she shows off her vocal control on this track. Also, we stand by the idea to collab in different languages as that’s a fantastic representation of how our country works.
GLINTS - MINIMUM WAGE
We’ve already written about this track when it just came out as a single, but we couldn’t not write about this weirdly creative music video. Grime artist Glints has always been somehow creative with what he made, and this ain’t any different. The meaning of the song hasn’t changed and has only gotten more relatable these days: the end of the month is a son of a bitch.