Typhoon (rapper)

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Typhoon in 2016
Typhoon in 2016
Background information
Birth nameGlenn de Randamie
Born (1984-08-06) 6 August 1984 (age 36)
't Harde, Netherlands
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper, singer
Years active2000–present

Glenn de Randamie (born 6 August 1984), better known by his stage name Typhoon, is a Dutch MC (rapper). He is currently signed to Dutch hip-hop record label Top Notch. He is well known for his philosophical lyrics, which are considered to be the main strength of his music.


Typhoon was born and raised in the Dutch town of 't Harde. Inspired by Blaxtar, Typhoon started writing at the age of 12 and as a rap artist with the group Rudeteenz, which he joined in when he was 15. It consisted of him, his brother Blaxtar and the well-known Dutch hip-hop formation Opgezwolle. He made some guest appearances for Opgezwolle before winning Grote Prijs, the biggest hip-hop prize in the Netherlands. In the same year he got his VWO diploma at Carolus Clusius College in Zwolle.

After winning Grote Prijs, Typhoon signed to the record label Top Notch. He started making separate thematic songs for a Dutch music channel called "The Box" with the producer Nav. The themes varied from religion and sexism to money and sex. In 2006 he started working on his solo debut Tussen Licht en Lucht which was released the next year. In 2009 he formed the group Fakkelbrigade with Dutch rappers Rico and Sticks (from Opgezwolle) and ART. Later that year he received the Zilveren Harp, a Dutch prize for upcoming artists. Typhoon also went to Kenya for development aid with the organization Edukans. In 2010 he brought out an eight track EP called Chocolade with the New Cool Collective.

In 2014, Typhoon released his second solo-album to critical acclaim; Lobi da Basi (Surinamese for Love rules) made him a festival-favourite with both hip-hop and pop-audiences.

In 2016, Typhoon was in the news after being pulled over. The reason this became a news topic was because the police officer considered it suspicious for a person of color to drive the expensive car he was driving. [1] [2] [3]

In 2019, Typhoon announced that he's working on a new album, scheduled for release in 2020.



  • 2007: Tussen Licht en Lucht (peaked on NED No. 24 on Album Top 100)
  • 2014: Lobi Da Basi
  • 2020: Lichthuis


  • "Buitenwesten" (with Opgezwolle, Jawat!, Kubus & DuvelDuvel)


Jaar Prijs Categorie Muziek
2004 "Grote Prijs van Nederland (muziek)". HipHop winner
2007 Gouden Greep Best Live Act nom
Best Artist National winner
Best Album Tussen licht en lucht nom
Urban Awards Beste Album Tussen licht en lucht nom
Best Lyrics Volle maan winner
3VOOR12 Awards Best Album Tussen licht en lucht nom
Essent Awards winner
2008 Zilveren Harp winner
State Awards 2008 Best Live Act nom
Kosmospolis Hero Awards Most Cutting-Edge
Dutch Music Video
Sprokkeldagen nom
2009 State Awards 2009 Lijn5 Award Binnenvetter remix nom
2010 State Awards 2010 Best Live Act nom
2014 Overijsselse Cultuurprijs Talent winner
Radio 6 Soul & Jazz Awards Best Single Hemel valt nom
Best Live Act winner
3VOOR12 Awards Best Album Lobi da Basi winner
2015 Edisons Best Album Lobi da Basi win
Best Hiphop Lobi da Basi winner
FunX Awards Best MC nom
Best Album Lobi da Basi nom
3FM Awards Best Album Lobi da Basi nom
Best Hiphop winner
Best Live Act nom
2016 3FM Awards Best Hiphop winner
2017 Edisons Best Videoclip Wij Zijn Er winner
Dr. J.P. van Praag-prijs[4] Humanistisch Verbond Mag het Licht Aan Festival winner


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