Brutus (rapper)

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Brutus
Brutus (Lange Frans en Baas B).JPG
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]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 2007: Gedachtegang
  • 2009: Thijstijd

Mixtapes[edit]

(Refer to D-Men discography)

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
NED
Dutch
Top 40
NED
Single
Top 100

[4]
2007 "Net als jij" 26
"Flappen"
(feat. Lange Frans and Zwarte Sjaak)"
 –
Featured in
Year Single Peak chart positions Album
NED
Dutch
Top 40
NED
Single
Top 100

[4]
2005 "Mijn Feestje"
(D-Men feat. Brutus and Negativ)
27
2006 "Ik wacht al zo lang"
(Lange Frans featuring Brutus and Tim)
16

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moron.nl: 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 "DutchCharts.nl: Brutus - discography page". dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 

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