De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig

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De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig
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The Jeugd van Tegenwoordig
Background information
Origin Amsterdam, Netherlands
Genres Hip hop, electro
Years active 2005–present
Labels Top Notch, Magnetron Music
Associated acts Le Le, Baksteen, Seymour Bits, Gifted, Comtron
Website Official website
Members Willie Wartaal (nl) (real name: Olivier Mitshel Locadia)
Vieze Fur (real name: Freddie Tratlehner)
P. Faberyayo (real name: Pepijn Lanen)
Bas Bron
Willie Wartaal

De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig ("Kids These Days" lit.: The Youth of Nowadays) is a Dutch hip hop and R&B group based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, renowned for their musical approach of irreverent, humorous lyrics and electronic beats. Their humorous style is characterised by their frequent use of word play, lyrical flirting with languages other than Dutch and the propagating of neologisms, such as the word "watskeburt" (cf. the English wassup).

Members[edit]

The group consists of Vieze Fur ("Filthy Fur", real name Freddie Tratlehner), also known as Vieze Freddie ("Filthy Freddie"), P. Fabergé (real name Pepijn Lanen), also known as P. Dronq or Faberyayo, Faberge, Faber-yayo and Peppie, and Willie Wartaal (real name Ollicio Locadia, Wartaal means "gibberish" or "ravings", the name Willie Wartaal resembles Willie Wortel, the Dutch name for Gyro Gearloose), also known as WiWa. When singing about his younger self WiWa also calls himself "Wiwelientje" (little Wiwelien). Their producer is Bas Bron.

History[edit]

In the Netherlands they became well known for their novelty hit single "Watskeburt?!". Released on 16 May 2005,[1] it topped the Dutch Top 40 for several weeks that year. Their debut album Parels voor de Zwijnen ("Pearls before swine") was released on 30 September 2005.[2]

In July 2006, the group was featured on the song Poes in de Playboy ("Pussy in the Playboy") of the Dutch reggae/ska band Luie Hond ("Lazy Dog"). In May 2007, they released the single Shenkie.

Their second album, titled De Machine ("The Machine"), was released on April 25, 2008, preceded by the single Hollereer on April 4. In 2010, they released De Lachende Derde ("The Laughing Third").

In popular culture[edit]

The well known pizza delivery service Domino's did a promotion[clarification needed] with the hit "One Sentence Serenade" performed by Faberyayo, introducing various words such as "berig" and "sensationalistic".

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title
2005 Parels voor de Zwijnen
2008 De Machine
2010 De Lachende Derde
2013 Ja Natuurlijk
2015 Manon

Singles[edit]

Year Single Album Peak Position
Dutch Top 40 Dutch Top 100 Flemish Ultratop
2005 "Watskeburt?!" Parels voor de Zwijnen 1 1 15
"Voorjekijkendoorlopen" - 40 -
"Ho Ho Ho" (ft. Katja Schuurman) - 32 25 -
2006 "Poes in de Playboy" (with Luie Hond) Met Liefde - 41 -
2007 "Shenkie" - - 43 -
2008 "Hollereer" De Machine - 11 36
"Wopwopwop (De Tentbakkers)" - - -
"Datvindjeleukhe" - - -
2009 "Buma In Mijn Zak" - - -
"Deze Donkere Jongen komt zo Hard" - - 35
2010 "Sterrenstof" De Lachende Derde 8* 7* -

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.discogs.com/release/462600
  2. ^ http://www.discogs.com/release/532212

External links[edit]