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De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig

De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig is an Amsterdam-based trio that scores a huge hit in the summer of 2005 with Watskeburt?! (slang for 'What's Up? or: 'Wassup?') The song is a rap full of make-up words such as sjembek, niau and baudibau. The group develops into one of the most ...
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Vieze Fur   lyricist, rap
Willie Wartaal   lyricist, rap
Bas Bron   producer
Faberyayo   lyricist, rap

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10/16/19, Amsterdam Dance Event, Amsterdam

Biography De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig

De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig is an Amsterdam-based trio that scores a huge hit in the summer of 2005 with Watskeburt?! (slang for 'What's Up? or: 'Wassup?') The song is a rap full of make-up words such as sjembek, niau and baudibau. The group develops into one of the most popular Dutch acts with inventive productions and raps.


Who exactly came up with the phrase Watskeburt?! (slang for 'What's Up? or: 'Wassup?') is unknown. Rap crew Opgezwolle first used the phrase in 2003 on their single Tjappies en Mammies. According to music website 3voor12.nl it is rapper Heistrocker from FTG who came up with the popular slogan. Rappers P. Dronq (Pepijn Lanen alias Pepijn von Bièreliér), Vieze Fur (Freddie Tratlehner alias Freddie van Nazareth) and Willie Wartaal (Olliçio Locadia alias Olliçio KoBoï Moderno) are part of Amsterdam hiphop crew De Spaarndammerbuurtkliek. Under the name De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig ('The Youth Of Today') they start using funny sounding words on the track Watskeburt?!. Producer Bastian is responsible for the music. They put an extensive version of the song on the Internet.

Bastian Opgezwolle


De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig Watskeburt?! becomes an Internet hype. The trio signs to the Dutch Topnotch label and Watskeburt?! is released on single. Watskeburt?! hits the top spot of the Dutch charts and De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig becomes a huge act that is popular amongst both chart lovers and alternative music fans. Together with Dutch rapper Brainpower De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig supports US rapper Snoop Dogg during his show in the Ahoy', Rotterdam. In August the trio plays the Lowlands festival, where international visitors are totally flabbergasted by the trio. In August the second single Voorjekijkendoorlopen (Look Ahead, Move Ahead) is released, but the song was already available in July as a ringtone. Debut album Parels Voor De Zwijnen ('Pearls For Swine') contains 20 tracks, including the two singles, several short radio plays, a radio commercial and a 'thank you' in closing song Beter Dan Het Beste Album Ooit ('Better Than The Best Album Ever'). During the second edition of the Dutch Mobo Awards De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig receives an award in the category Best Breakthrough. Under the name The Party Squad Willy Wartaal and rappers Spacekees, Darryll, Heistrockah, The Opposites and Art Officials score a hit with the single Wat Wil Je Doen ('What Do U Want To Do?'). On October 11 is supporting US rapper 50 Cent during his Dutch show. From October 17 De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig get their own reality show on music station The Box.

Brainpower The Partysquad


De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig During the 3FM music awards De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig wins an award for Best Newcomer. The trio also wins an Edison Music Award in the same category. BBC Radio One DJ Pete Tong deserves credit for being the first adaptor to Watskeburt. In the summer the song Watskeburt?! is released in Germany and the UK on the Superstar and EMI/Virgin labels respectively. The release marks a historic first as Watskeburt?! is the first Dutch language-song ever to be released in the UK without being translated. The single the Stofzuiger ('Vacuum Cleaner') contains remixes by Dexter, Brothers Plonk, DNA and Estroe. The Jeugd van Tegenwoordig contributes to the single Poes In De Playboy ('Pussy in the Playboy') by reggae band Luie Hond. The band also has its own docu soap on national TV. Willie Wartaal has his own talkshow called Wartaal on Dutch national TV.

Luie Hond


De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig In collaboration with music station TMF a competition is organised for a video with the single Shenkie. 14 May the DVD Tarrels Voor De Zwijnen is released. In May-June Pepijn Lanen is panel member in the TV show Doe Maar Normaal, the Dutch version of BBC pop quiz Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Willie Wartaal co-presents a children's TV programme called Villa Life. De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig is invited to play at CMJ in New York. On opening night the three rappers play the small Cakeshop club during a presentation of Dutch music called Damn!


Under the name Arjuna Schiks, Willie Wartaal and producer Arjuna Schiks score a club hit with the improvised track Konijntje ('Rabbit'). Pepijn Lanen (a.k.a. Serge Faberyayo), beatmaker Rimer Veeman (a.k.a. Rimer London) and illustrator Parra perform at the Noorderslag festival in Groningen as Le Le, an ironic electro project. Late February Le Le also releases the Flage. The second De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig album, De Machine, is in the shops mid April. Women and drugs are an important and recurring theme in the band's lyrics. Each band member is responsible for one solo track. The single to come off the album is the track Hollereer. In September De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig wins a 3VOOR12 Award 2008 for De Machine. The award is for Best Dutch Album of the past twelve months.

Le Le


The single Buma In Me Zak fails to hit the charts. During Whitsun, De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig plays the Pinkpop festival. From December Willie Wartaal's voice can be heard in the Dutch adaptation of the animation film Arthur En De Wraak Van Malthazard (Arthur and the Revenge of Malthazard) by French director.

Discography De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig

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