In the new millennium a certain mind-state surfaced in a certain scene they call HipHop. The roots of this culture go back. Way back. It starts out on the streets; without any business-sides of commercial intentions. Rebels. They say we these people won't last. 5 years and then it's over. But that's just what's so special about this sub-culture. The people who are involved don't give a fuck. They don't need nobody. They came up on their own and if there's someone who will put an end to this culture; it has to come from inside the culture. The mind-state of these so-called 'HipHoppers' was just do it.

Swoosh. We jump to 2001. The music is still here. The breakers; still here. DJ's, they're here. Graf writers? Yup. So what has changed in this culture? Don't even try to sum it up. There's no discussion, HipHop has changed and trough time it has lost some of it's facets. It also gained new sides. One of the things which has changed since the late 70's is the fact that HipHop has evolved in such a way that people saw it could become a business. No doubt, even my moms can relate to some tracks, so one could put that there's something in here for everyone.

A business… hmm…let's say it again: B-U-S-I-N-E-S-S. Did it feel good? Somehow. It feels strange. Being a business means that there will be money invested. That could be good thing; but only if the money is equal to the love which would be invested. If something is more than 50% money and less than 50% love. It's no longer an art. Shoot me if I'm wrong.

So if we float into this mind-state we might be able to see why we have so much power. Fuck a Def Jam. You can't tell me they still got that 50% love for the culture, if I'm wrong I will take back my words. Power, to me, is putting your hearth in your actions. That's when you're strong. In this game starters don't play for the money.

They want that title. Eager.

Show what you can do. Fuck a industry. You wanna be heard? Throw it out. Get it of your chest. Throw it on the 'net. Throw parties, release a CD. Unite and release one of the dopest Dutch compilations. Bang heads with other players. Combine the powers to give a beat down to opponents. The Hague got players, they know the game in and out.

Why wait if you can do it on your own? Release that shit, go ahead, no need to wait for no one. If you're ready drop your shit. Bam! Right there. A CD with hot shit. Discard that fast forward button. Put together some of the brightest talents from The Hague and just do it. Swoosh.

Play it again. HipHop, Raggea, Soul make your pick it's on there. While people from Rotterdam and Amsterdam are discussing which of the two is the "HipHop Capitol" of The Netherlands The Hague did his own thing. Only a fraction of what's going on in the Hague, it's a damn tight collection of bangers. Headliners, Magical Madness, The Group, 3e Kamer (before known as Bluf Technici), Lingwistiks, Surveillance, Two of The Illest, Jane & Ellis, The Residue & Residence Evil represent their city to the fullest.

Nothing but props, this is the way I want to see shit go down. You want a statement? Let me guess:


If I'm right we share the same state of mind.
Fuck Dutch terms, this album is tight regardless. The MC's and singers don't let go of the music and the music steles perfectly with the lyrics.

This is the one of the soundtracks for Dutch HipHop. It's a taste of what's waiting in the future. In the near future to be precise. 7 July is that near future I'm talking about. The best the Hague's HipHop scene has to offer and some (well, some is not the right word if you want to describe Extince and Deams). Last year it was dope, although the weather wasn't down with HipHop last year. This year it's gonna be even doper. Check the Hofplaats opposite of Burger King, 2e Kamer.

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Words by RevoLootion

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