Or in English: “The Youth of Today”
From the first minute the song “Watskeburt” played on the radio, it was more than clear that DJVT (De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig) would become a sensation. The single literally took over the Dutch charts within two weeks, enriching the dictionary with a new word: “Watskeburt”. Rumours about the men behind this smash-hit circulated immediately.
The three rappers got to know each other during the first stages of the Dutch reality show: Idols after which Bas Bron a.k.a De Neger Des Heils Major Vlosshard, opened his arms and welcomed them to his place, the label Magnetron.
Rumour has it that the lyrics of “Watskeburt” were created in the tube… whatever the truth might have been, the release of their first album “Parels Voor de Zwijnen” (Pearls for the Swine) saw them rise up and leave a trace in the history of Dutch music. The album won an Edison Award, a Mobo Award, 3FM Awards among many other prizes.
Since then, DJVT has conquered audiences in both The Netherlands and Belgium. They’ve played at all festivals in both nations with their third album: “De Lachende Derde” (The Laughing Third) with the singles “Sterrenstof” (Stardust) and “Get Spanish”, the most successful hits from the album to date.
The fourth album, “Ja, natúúrlijk!” (Yes, of course!) came out back in September of 2013 with the singles: “De Formule” (The Formula) and “Een Barkie”. In October 2015, DJVT released their fifth album “Manon”, an ode to women. The title track of the album reached golden status. In 2018 they released “Leuk” (Nice) and “Anders” (Different). The blasted the public with their sold-out Olympic Stadium concert in 2019, underlining that they continue to be one of the Dutch favourites in hip hop today.
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