9 new Belgian hip-hop tracks you should listen to
We're back with yet another list of best new Belgian hip-hop tracks. Prepare for a bunch of bangers by Jay MNG, Darrell Cole, NTREK, blackwave., Rare Akuma, K1D, Zwangere Guy, Onze Zaak and KRANKk.
Article and selection by Melissa Awouters
JAY MNG - INTRO 2K19
Bruxellois Jay MNG released "INTRO 2K17" two years ago with the hopes to finish and share his complete project within the year, but in the end that didn't happen. Jay feels like he wasn't ready back then, but now he sure is. INTRO 2K19 gives us an insight into what is coming our way in 2019: Jay MNG will release his first album "Space Jam" on the 24th of February and will throw a release party at Beursschouwburg on the 14th of March.
Darrell Cole - .4 days in cuba
Things have changed for Darrell Cole: "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." The new video clip of ".4 days in cuba", already featured on his "Fully Loaded" EP, shows Cole roaming around the streets of Havana, together with Krisy. No coincidence these two rappers were also the ambassadors for the recent Havanna Club x Daily Paper capsule collection. Feels like we too want to spent some time on the island after watching this video!
NTREK - Oasem
After four years of silence, the West-Flemish guys from NTREK surprised their fans back in November with the release of their album 'Calping'. The Belgian hip-hop track 'Oasem' refers to the West-Flemish word for breath, which also kinda sounds like 'awesome'. It's inspired by the energy which occurs when you're watching your favourite artists performing live. Wanna know more? Check our recent interview with NTREK.
blackwave. - never seen u
Good vibes and catchy hooks, it's blackwave. like we know and love them. To celebrate the release of this new single, blackwave. set up a special contest. The concept is simple: you're able to win one half of a duo ticket to their sold-out show in De Roma on the 23rd of April. Whoever wins, will be going to the show together with a complete stranger. Sounds kind of exciting, right?
Rare Akuma - Succubus!
Rare Akuma is a 22-year-old upcoming rapper and producer from Antwerp who already collaborated with $uicideboys$ and Kamiyada. 'Succubus!' is the first single of his debut album 'AKUMA SEASON!' for which he released a fresh music video with trippy visuals. In case you're convinced: on the 15th of February Rare Akuma will perform at Het Bos, Antwerp and will bring a bunch of befriended artist with him on stage.
K1D - REGULAR ft. TheColorGrey
With the release of two EP's and a couple of singles, K1D has been very productive during the past year. We're hoping for the same thing to happen in 2019. His new track and past show at Charlatan, Ghent are already giving us these high hopes. Keep it up bro!
Zwangere Guy - Guy-Funk Ft. Selah Sue & Darrell Cole
Zwangere Guy dropped another track from his upcoming 'Wie is Guy?' album, releasing on the 1st of March, and it's damn funky, G! In this bizarre music video, ZG gives birth through his mouth to Selah Sue her twelve year old child (or something like that). According to ZG "if you release such a radio-friendly number, you need an unruly clip". Let's just say we really like their baby. This is the collab we didn't know we needed!
Onze Zaak - Alles Of Nix
It has been quite some time since Onze Zaak released something new, though IKKE and PTR have been releasing some solo tracks during the past year. But when director Ayby Cetin asked to create a soundtrack for his short movie 'BROODNODIG', the local legends soon delivered this banger 'Alles Of Nix'.
KRANKk - Like That ft. Miss Angel & Blu Samu
KRANKk unites femcee's Miss Angel and Blu Samu in order to deliver your dose of Belgian grime. Don't know who KRANKk is? KRANKk is an Antwerp-based trio of musicians who build upon the foundations of UK garage and aim to revive the genre through their extensive live-performances. Good news, their debut EP 'Dark' will arrive soon!
Still looking for more Belgian hip-hop tracks to take your playlist to the next level? Check our previous selection here.