Brutus (rapper)

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Background information
Birth name Thijs Frederiks
Born (1983-04-23) April 23, 1983 (age 34)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Origin Diemen, Netherlands
Genres Hip hop, Urban music
Occupation(s) Rapper, radio personality
Years active 1996 – present
Labels TopNotch
Associated acts D-Men, Lange Frans
Website Official Site

Thijs Frederiks, better known by his stage name Brutus, (born in Amsterdam on 23 April 1983) is a Dutch rapper originating from Diemen, Netherlands. Alongside his older brother Lange Frans and rapper-singer better known as Baas B was a founding member of D-Men[1] and the band's manager.

Brutus had important recordings on De Straatremixes series of three D-Men mixtapes and cooperation with other D-Men members[2] (rappers, singers and DJs) Lange Frans, Baas B, Negativ, Yes-R, Brace, C-Ronic and also with Darryl, The Opposites and Riza.

His big break came with the success of the single "Mijn Feestje" credited to Brutus and Negativ. It reached #28 on the Dutch Singles Chart, staying 6 weeks on the chart.

In 2006, he was featured in a release of single "Ik wacht al zo lang" credited to Lange Frans featuring Brutus and Tim van Di-Rect (real name Tim Akkerman) and reaching #18 in the Dutch Singles Chart.

He also has solo singles "Net als jij" and "Gedachtegang" and is featured in Lange Frans' single "Flappen"

Personal life[edit]

  • In 2006 in partnership with his brother Lange Frans (real name Frans Christiaan Frederiks), he presented a weekly radio show at Dutch hip hop station Lijn5.
  • Brutus lives with his girlfriend Janneke de Ridder and they have a son named Robbe (born 26 May 2009).[3]



  • 2007: Gedachtegang
  • 2009: Thijstijd


(Refer to D-Men discography)


Year Single Peak chart positions Album
Top 40
Top 100

2007 "Net als jij" 26
(feat. Lange Frans and Zwarte Sjaak)"
Featured in
Year Single Peak chart positions Album
Top 40
Top 100

2005 "Mijn Feestje"
(D-Men feat. Brutus and Negativ)
2006 "Ik wacht al zo lang"
(Lange Frans featuring Brutus and Tim)


  1. ^ History of D-Men and its members (in Dutch)
  2. ^ Nederlandse Rappers: D-Men - Biografie (in Dutch)
  3. ^ Telegraaf: Rapper Brutus is papa Archived October 11, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ a b " Brutus - discography page". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 

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