Kølig Kaj

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Kølig Kaj (b. Thomas Lægaard Sørensen, 15 August 1971, Pindstrup) was a Danish rapper who gained national fame in 1997 by winning Dansk Melodi Grand Prix with his song "Stemmen i mit liv".[1][2]

At the Eurovision Song Contest 1997, he placed 16th with only 25 points. "Kølig Kaj" literally means "Cool Kaj" (pronounced Kai, rhymes with "high")

He released an album called Solgt Ud!.

He also featured on the final track, Hvem Er Det Der Banker on the album called Så'n Er Vi by Danish Hip-hop act Hvid Sjokolade, released in 1996. The track also credited to feature Klart Dér, Joker Jay, Humleridderne, Pervers, Isbjerg, Malk De Koijn, Jimmy & Dj Pladespiller.

Kølig Kaj has been one of the pioneers to make Danish hip hop popular. Danish hip hop is nowadays a really big part of Danish music culture where many rap genre is represented.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Farverige Irland. Ekstra Bladet, 29 April 1997
  2. ^ Ikke under jorden. Portræt: Kølig Kaj. Jyllands-Posten, 8 May 1998, Bagsiden
Preceded by
Aud Wilken
with Fra Mols til Skagen
Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest
1997
Succeeded by
Michael Teschl & Trine Jepsen
with This Time I Mean It