hip hop

Tuesday
3 April
18:00

Pierre-Guy Blanchard’s new project - while traveling across Balkans he made some field recordings. As a result, combining his own playing, he made some really fabulous works;

electronica
hip hop
Sunday
20 October
19:00

Consolidated was an American radical recording and performing collective, formed in in San Francisco in 1988. They were distinguished by left-leaning political activism and politically radical lyrics, as well as their innovative sonic collages which blended industrial and hip-hop styles. Its members—Adam Sherburne and Mark Pistel, —had been members of synthpop/dance outfit Until December. Philip Steir had drummed in the funk/rock group Shy Hands.

hip hop
Sunday
20 October
19:00

Consolidated was an American radical recording and performing collective, formed in in San Francisco in 1988. They were distinguished by left-leaning political activism and politically radical lyrics, as well as their innovative sonic collages which blended industrial and hip-hop styles. Its members—Adam Sherburne and Mark Pistel, —had been members of synthpop/dance outfit Until December. Philip Steir had drummed in the funk/rock group Shy Hands.

hip hop
Thursday
21 November
19:00

Son of Bazerk released only one album (another remains unreleased dating from 1994), and produced several minor hits, including two videos that garnered regular rotation on MTV; The Band Gets Swivey on the Wheels and Change the Style. The groups sound could be described as being heavily influenced by the Long Island rap scene that included Public Enemy (Son of Bazerk was produced largely by PE production team The Bomb Squad) and by the style of soul epitomized by James Brown during his peak years.

hip hop
Monday
10 February
19:00

MC 900 Ft. Jesus is the stage name of Mark Griffin, a classically-trained musician turned rapper and experimental musician born in Dallas, Texas. Griffin's stage name came from a sermon by Oral Roberts, in which the televangelist claimed that he had received a vision of a 900-foot-tall (270 m) Jesus, who commanded him to build a hospital on the campus of Oral Roberts University.

hip hop
experimental
Thursday
30 April
18:00

Master P lived in New Orleans’ infamous Calliope Projects as a child. He has two brothers, Vyshonn (rapper Silkk the Shocker) and Corey (rapper C Murder). His parents divorced, and he split his time between his father’s family in New Orleans, and his mother in Richmond, California. He attended the University of Houston on a basketball scholarship, but left and returned to Richmond to live with his mother and study business at Merritt Junior College in nearby Oakland.

hip hop
Sunday
31 May
18:00

The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy were a transitional Rap/Hip-Hop band from San Francisco, California, USA active during the early 1990’s. The band was formed in 1990 by Michael Franti and Rono Tse, who both previously were part of the raw, musically aggressive industrial influenced group The Beatnigs who also debuted on the Alternative Tentacles label.

hip hop
Tuesday
17 November
19:00

Consolidated was an American radical recording and performing collective, formed in in San Francisco in 1988. They were distinguished by left-leaning political activism and politically radical lyrics, as well as their innovative sonic collages which blended industrial and hip-hop styles. Its members—Adam Sherburne and Mark Pistel, —had been members of synthpop/dance outfit Until December. Philip Steir had drummed in the funk/rock group Shy Hands.

experimental
hip hop
Wednesday
25 November
19:00

Me Phi Me is a jazzy, funk sound riddled with a hip-hop feel. They induce positivity and style all their own.

funk
hip hop
Wednesday
9 December
19:00

Gang Starr was an influential American hip-hop duo, composed of late rapper Guru (Backronym for Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal, real name Keith Elam) and DJ Premier (real name Chris Martin). Premier originally from Houston and Guru from Boston, but they are now based in and represent Brooklyn, New York, epitomizing the New York City hip-hop sound.

hip hop
Tuesday
16 February
19:00

N-Factor is a German Hip Hop Group.

hip hop
Sunday
7 March
19:00

Paris (real name Oscar Jackson, Jr.; born October 29, 1967 in California) is a hip hop artist from San Francisco known for his militantly confrontational rapping, and especially the controversial track “Bush Killa. ” After earning a degree in economics from University of California-Davis, Paris founded Scarface Records but released his first single with Tommy Boy Records. “The Devil Made Me Do It” was his critically acclaimed debut 1990 LP; the title track was banned by MTV.

hip hop
Friday
16 April
18:00

Arrested Development is an afrocentric hip-hop group, founded by Speech and Headliner as a positive, alternative to the gangsta rap popular in the early 1990s. It took the group three years, five months and two days to be offered a record deal. Hence the name of the first album was 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of…, which produced several hit tracks. These included “Tennessee”, “People Everyday”, and “Mr. Wendal”, which hit the top ten. The group won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album and Best New Artist, and were also Band of the Year by Rolling Stone magazine

hip hop
Sunday
16 May
18:00

The Goats were an alternative hip-hop quartet from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Their members included rappers Oatie Kato (the frontman), Madd (“the M-A-the-double-D”), and Swayzack. Most members of the group were Aboriginal Americans, and their concern with Aboriginal causes is reflected in their lyrics.The Goats held that Christopher Columbus was responsible for genocidal crimes against the Aboriginal inhabitants of pre-colonial America, including the rape of innocent women by his crew.

hip hop
Sunday
16 May
18:00

The Goats were an alternative hip-hop quartet from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Their members included rappers Oatie Kato (the frontman), Madd (“the M-A-the-double-D”), and Swayzack. Most members of the group were Aboriginal Americans, and their concern with Aboriginal causes is reflected in their lyrics.

hip hop
Tuesday
25 May
18:00

Marxman were a Marxist hip-hop group with two MCs. Their lyrics expounded socialism and an end to economic and social injustice. Their first single, “Sad Affair”, caused particular controversy for calling for support for the Republican campaign in Northern Ireland.

hip hop
jazz
Saturday
19 June
18:00

The Jungle Brothers are an American hip hop group who pioneered the fusion of jazz and hip-hop. They began performing in the mid-1980s and released their first album, Straight Out the Jungle, in 1988. With Afrocentric lyrics and innovative beats, the Jungle Brothers were critically acclaimed and soon joined the influential Native Tongues Posse. The trio is comprised of Michael Small (Mike Gee), Nathaniel Hall (Afrika Baby Bam) and Sammy Burwell (DJ Sammy B).

hip hop
Monday
21 June
18:00

Cypress Hill is an American hip hop group from South Gate, California. Cypress Hill was the first latino group to have platinum and multi-platinum albums and one of the first rap groups to gain a following with fans of alternative and hard rock music. The band was originally called DVX, but the name was changed after Mellow Man Ace left in 1988.

hip hop
Monday
27 September
19:00

The Goats were an alternative hip-hop quartet from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Their members included rappers Oatie Kato (the frontman), Madd (“the M-A-the-double-D”), and Swayzack. Most members of the group were Aboriginal Americans, and their concern with Aboriginal causes is reflected in their lyrics.The Goats held that Christopher Columbus was responsible for genocidal crimes against the Aboriginal inhabitants of pre-colonial America, including the rape of innocent women by his crew.

hip hop
Wednesday
20 April
18:00

IAM -Marseille France was first formed in late 1985 by Akhenaton and Khéops, under the initial name Lively Crew. Lively Crew became B.Boys Stance some time during summer 1987, after which it was joined by Shurik’n, Freeman and Imhotep. In 1989 the group was renamed IAM, and they produced their first album, IAM Concept which was released the following year. They signed a contract with Virgin Records, and went on to publish the album …

hip hop
Thursday
21 April
18:00

NEW DATE SAT 19/11. ONYX JOINS THE LINE UP. TICKETS STAY VALID. http://www.vkconcerts.be/#/agenda/1119DAS EFX is an American hip hop duo who consists of emcees Skoob (also known as Books) and Dray (also known as Krazy Drayzy).

hip hop
Thursday
21 April
18:00

The duo “Das EFX” emerged in 1991 from the well-established East Coast Hip-Hop scene. The group is composed of Willie “Skoob” Hines and Andre “Krazy Drayz” Weston. With their first album “Dead serious” released in 1992, the group creates a mini-revolution by using an ultra-fast rap associated with funky beats. The album was a commercial success. The following year, Das EFX released their second LP “Straight up Sewaside”, “Hold it down” in 1995, and “Generation EFX” in 1998.

hip hop
Wednesday
14 September
18:00

The Los Angeles based Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. are one of the early influential acts from the West Coast rap scene. Emerging from the same era of West Coast hip hop greats such as Cypress Hill and Ice Cube, the Boo Yaa T.R.I.B.E. are one of the more underground legendary acts, but command much respect from the hip hop community and hardcore hip hop fans. They are known for incorporating heavy metal and Funk into their hip hop.

hip hop
Friday
4 November
19:00

Consolidated was an American radical recording and performing collective, formed in in San Francisco in 1988. They were distinguished by left-leaning political activism and politically radical lyrics, as well as their innovative sonic collages which blended industrial and hip-hop styles.10000 Women Man was a alternative post-grunge band from Brussels, BE started by Marc Debacker, also known as Mucky Pup’s Marc D.Baker

hip hop
Wednesday
30 November
19:00

Synonymous w/ Michael Franti (also see Michael Franti & Spearhead). His earlier projects include The Beatnigs & The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, which had more of an experimental/industrial sound. Spearhead then joined with Michael Franti; the young rapper who composed half of the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy. The group separated after releasing their album Hypocracy is the Greatest Luxury (1992). The group then released two albums under the Spearhead name; Home (1994) and Chocolate Supa Highway (1997).

hip hop
reggae
Thursday
22 December
19:00

Belgian Hip Hop group

hip hop
Wednesday
12 April
18:00

The Dream Warriors are King Lou and Capital Q (aka The Quiet Storm), a pair of Toronto, Canada-based alternative rappers. They formed in 1988 and released the jazz rap LP And Now, the Legacy Begins in 1991, which was critically acclaimed and sold well in Canada and the United Kingdom. The album spawned the hit single “My Definition of a Boombastic Jazz Style”, which featured a prominent sample of Soul Bossa Nova by Quincy Jones which originally appeared on his 1962 LP Big Band Bossa Nova and was also the theme music to the Canadian game show Definition.

hip hop
jazz
Thursday
2 November
19:00

Prophets of Da City is a hip hop crew from Cape Town, South Africa. They are composed of about eight members, though the exact membership fluctuates frequently; these include Ishmael Morabe (vocals), Mark Heuvel (dance), Shaheen Ariefdien, Ramone and DJ Ready D. Their style uses elements of hip hop music, reggae and traditional African rhythms. Their albums include Our World (1990), Boom Style (1992), Age of Truth (1993), Phunk Phlow (1994), Universal Souljaz (1995), and Ghetto Code (1997). They are currently signed under the independent record label Ghetto Ruff.

hip hop
Friday
15 December
19:00

It’s been a long journey for the Lordz of Brooklyn ever since their 1995 American release “All in the Family.” Mike ‘Kaves’ McLeer and his brother Adam ‘ADM’ McLeer form the core of the group. Like House of Pain before them (and closely influenced by Mike’s friendship with Danny Boy) the Lordz merged their ethnic identity with their love for hip-hop music; all the while overcoming the adversity of losing their mother and little sister to a tragic case of vehicular homicide in 1994 (to date their killer has yet to be caught and prosecuted).

hip hop
Sunday
1 February
19:00

Thumb was a German Rapcore band formed in November 1993 in Gütersloh. According to the band’s official website they appear to have ceased in 2005 into various side projects; Steffen has joined H-Blockx, Jens is in Taetowier Studio, Jan-Hendrik is in Hudson, Claus is in Alternative Allstars and Axel is in Waterdown.The first home-made tapes were recorded and copied in 1994. Lupe was the last to join the band in October scratching his way to create a new version of Thumb. Record companies began to show an interest and EMI signed a deal in March 1995.

rock
hip hop
Monday
4 May
18:00

Senser was formed in the late 1980s by a group of friends and musicians from South West London – Nick Michaelson (guitar), Heitham Al-Sayed (vocals), Kerstin Haigh (vocals), John Morgan (drums), James Barrett (bass) and Haggis (engineer, producer, programmer). In 1992 they were joined by Spiral Tribe DJ, Andy Clinton.Their music is a mix of rock, rap and electronic elements.

rock
hip hop
Saturday
17 October
18:00

Senser was formed in the late 1980s by a group of friends and musicians from South West London – Nick Michaelson (guitar), Heitham Al-Sayed (vocals), Kerstin Haigh (vocals), John Morgan (drums), James Barrett (bass) and Haggis (engineer, producer, programmer).

rock
hip hop
Wednesday
1 September
18:00

Tracy Marrow (born February 16, 1958 in Newark, New Jersey), better known as Ice-T, is an American rapper, singer, and actor. He is one of the pioneers of gangsta rap and was also instrumental in creating rapcore.Ice-T started out with other West Coast rap pioneers such as Kid Frost, DJ Flash, and The Egyptian Lover with electro recordings. Later on, he changed his style and was the first West Coast rapper to be accepted by the East Coast

hip hop
Sunday
14 May
18:00

Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. (born March 13, 1972 in Chicago, Illinois), better known by his stage name Common (previously Common Sense), is a Grammy award winning rapper, author and actor known for lyrics that focus on love and spirituality. Signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music, many people describe him as being a conscious hip hop artist who makes songs that send a message. He debuted in 1992 with the album Can I Borrow a Dollar? and maintained a significant underground following into the late 90s, after which he gained notable mainstream success through his work with the soulquarians.

hip hop
Thursday
18 May
18:00

The Pharcyde is a West Coast underground/alternative hip hop group. The group was formed in 1991 in South Los Angeles, California, United States, where the group’s members grew up. The group was one of the most well known of the first wave of alternative hip-hop acts.

hip hop
Friday
23 February
19:00

The Pharcyde is a West Coast underground/alternative hip hop group. The group was formed in 1991 in South Los Angeles, California, United States, where the group’s members grew up. The group was one of the most well known of the first wave of alternative hip-hop acts. The original members of the group are “Slimkid3” (Tre Hardson), “Fatlip” (Derrick Stewart), “Imani” (Emandu Wilcox) and “Bootie Brown” (Romye Robinson).

hip hop
Wednesday
28 March
18:00

The Black Eyed Peas are an American hip hop/pop group formed in Los Angeles in 1995. The group is currently composed of will.i.am, Taboo, Fergie and Apl.de.ap. Since their breakout album “Elephunk” in 2003, they have seen international fame for their pop/dance-oriented style of hip hop music. Black Eyed Peas have so-far sold an estimated 56 million albums and singles to date worldwide, and still counting.

hip hop
Pop
Thursday
24 May
18:00

Delinquent Habits (a.k.a. Los Delinquentes) is a Chicano hip hop group. Formed in Los Angeles in 1991, they are known for their Latin-tinged rap, which is both melodic and hardcore. Their first album was executive produced by Cypress Hill member Sen Dog and featured guest appearances by Sen himself as well as Puerto Rican New York City rapper Hurricane G. Their second album, Here Come The Horns, again featured Sen Dog as well as Sen’s brother, pioneering Latin rapper Mellow Man Ace. The melodic “Merry Go Round” featured the female singer Michelle.

hip hop
Saturday
26 May
18:00

Everyone who’s a part of this Philadelphia hip-hop crew was in the Goats. Fronted by Maxx Stoyanoff-Williams, one-half of the Goats main lyricists, backed with the production styles of Sean Tyson, Mark Boyce, and the drummings of former Bad Brains/Urge Overkill drummer Chuck Treece. Intelligent lyrics, laid-back beats, and slick Hammond organs. Tracks from Incognegro were produced by Stan Stammers and Rob Daly from Plastic Eaters.

hip hop
Wednesday
12 March
19:00

Jurassic 5 was an American alternative hip hop group formed in 1993 from members of two previous groups, Rebels of Rhythm and Unity Committee by rappers Charles Stewart (Chali 2na), Dante Givens (Akil), Courtenay Henderson (Zaakir), Marc Stuart (Mark 7even), and disc jockeys Mark Potsic (DJ Nu-Mark) and Lucas Macfadden (Cut Chemist). The group broke up in 2007.

hip hop
Friday
4 April
18:00

Les gars du H, was created by Prodige & Qreeza, two french rappers from Brussels (1050). They have been making inspiring lyrics and songs for the last decade.

hip hop
Friday
25 April
18:00

Fingathing are an instrumental jazz / hip-hop band from Manchester, UK, comprising classically trained Double bass player Sneaky and DJ / turntablist Peter Parker. With turntables, an upright bass and bold live animations of crazy mutants in tow, Fingathing are a mass fusion of technical effects and live instruments creating an explosion of far-flung funk and crunching avant hip-hop. The grooves grip tighter than a black hole, the drums smack the cheeks like an asteroid rain-storm, and the bass rumbles and hums like an imploding star.

hip hop
Tuesday
13 May
18:00

Gary Grice (born August 22, 1966), better known by his stage name GZA (pronounced /dope/) and The Genius, is an American hip hop artist best known as a founding member of the seminal hip hop group the Wu-Tang Clan and for his inclusion on their group albums, his group mates’ solo releases and a successful solo career.The way he crafts his double-edged rhyme flow mirrors the skill and precise technique of one who works with fine ceramics. GZA’s metaphoric and multi-layered lyrics are often touted by critics as his rap name implies; genius.

hip hop
Saturday
27 November
19:00

President & CEO of Abstrakt Reality Records, Zimar has been playing trumpet since the fifth grade. Zimar builds his electronic music career on a firm funk foundation. His passion for strong melodies, pads, and chords that move the soul opens an avenue of expression that is as experimental or as formal as he pleases. No barriers, no boundaries—Zimar creates underground music that allows you to think and feel.

jazz
hip hop
Friday
21 April
18:00

Boot Camp Clik is a hip-hop group from Brooklyn, New York. The group consists of Buckshot (of Black Moon), Smif-N-Wessun (TEK and Steele, a.k.a. Cocoa Brovaz), Heltah Skeltah (Sean Price (a.k.a. Ruck) and Rockness) and O.G.C. (Starang Wondah, Top Dog and Louieville Sluggah).

hip hop
Tuesday
9 May
18:00

K’naan is a Somali-Canadian poet and hip-hop artist. Born in Mogadishu, at age 13 he left for New York City with his mother and brother and finally settled in the Rexdale neighbourhood of Toronto.

hip hop
Friday
19 May
18:00

Former member of the french rap crew Triptik (1994-2004)

hip hop
Sunday
11 February
19:00

Airborn Audio are High Priest and M. Sayyid of Antipop Consortium. The group formed in 2002 when Antipop Consortium split up. They are currently signed to the Ninja Tune label.

hip hop
Sunday
18 March
19:00

Dälek (pronounced ‘Die-a-leck’) is an American alternative hip hop duo from Newark, NJ. The group comprises MC Dälek (vocals) and the Oktopus (production). They have often toured with artists from radically different genres, such as Godflesh, Isis, Prince Paul, The Melvins, De La Soul, RJD2, and Lovage. Dälek’s music is dark, noisy and atmospheric, equally inspired by industrial music like Einstürzende Neubauten, the layered noise of My Bloody Valentine and the dense sound collages of Public Enemy.

hip hop
Friday
23 March
19:00

Boy Better Know is a Grime label formed in North London (N17) by JME (Jamie Adenuga) and his older brother Skepta (Joseph Adenuga, Jr) as well as rapper Wiley. It is a sub-crew of the main crew Roll Deep. The label produced records from various artists including Wiley and Tinchy Stryder. They have received support from various big names including Westwood, and Wiley’s single Wearing My Rolex reached number 3 in the UK charts in May 2008. Boy Better Know have become an influential brand, selling over 20,000 of their t-shirt range and playing shows around the world.

hip hop
Sunday
21 October
18:00

Prefuse 73 (Guillermo Scott Herren), is a hip-hop and electronic producer/artist, currently based out of Barcelona and signed to Warp Records. Herren releases his music under various aliases, most notably Prefuse 73, Delarosa and Asora, Piano Overlord and Ahmad Szabo. He also performs with Eva Puyuelo Muns in a duo known as Savath & Savalas. He began his career DJing at MJQ, a small night club in Atlanta, and then began working in commercial studios but soon branched out into his own music.

electronica
hip hop
Saturday
10 November
19:00

Monch released three albums as part of the rap duo, Organized Konfusion with partner Prince Poetry: The self-titled Organized Konfusion, Stress: The Extinction Agenda and The Equinox. The duo handled a large amount of production on these albums themselves. All albums received positive critical reviews, but moderate sales. As a result, the duo split up after recording their final album The Equinox in 1997. Prince Poetry has since denied the possibility of an Organized Konfusion reunion.

hip hop
Thursday
15 November
19:00

Necro is a hiphop artist known for dark beats and rhymes. Along with this, he directs films and is owner/CEO of Psycho+Logical-Records. Necro was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, where he has lived his entire life. He has been writing and recording music since the late 80’s, playing guitar in bands until 1990, where at the age of 13, he switched his interest toward hip hop.

hip hop
Friday
18 April
18:00

The Ultimate Concept with: SD-Click (S-Pi) + Dzany Mpiana + Djubay + One Two and Lil'Tima.

hip hop
Saturday
31 January
19:00

Capone-N-Noreaga (C-N-N for short) is an East Coast hip hop duo that consists of Capone (Kiam Holley) and Noreaga (Victor Santiago). The two grew up in the housing projects of Queensbridge and Lefrak City (both in Queens, New York), and met each other in jail in 1992 while doing kitchen duty. C-N-N has been considered one of the most thugging rap groups ever. Not only because they rap about it, but because they live it.

hip hop
Friday
1 May
18:00

E.Town Concrete is a band from Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA. They formed in 1995 and shortly thereafter released Time 2 Shine, their first full-length album, in 1999 on the Resurrection A.D. label. They have since released four more albums on various record labels, such as Razor & Tie and Ironbound Recordings.

hip hop
Monday
25 May
18:00

Biohazard was one of the first bands to regularly incorporate elements of both hip-hop and hardcore metal into their sound; since their lyrical fare dealt with the harshness of urban life and the resulting anger and frustration, which both genres of music have been known to address, the connection only made sense, especially in light of Anthrax’s highly effective collaboration with Public Enemy on 1991’s “Bring the Noise.

metal
hip hop
Saturday
7 November
19:00

Mike Ladd is a man who defies classification. A former English professor who does rock, soul, spoken-word, blues, punk, psychedelia, and hip hop, Ladd can shift comfortably between the galactic, the post-bling, and now the divine.Zucchini Drive are an eclectic electric vocal duo, who found their roots in the winter of 2003 somewhere in between London, Paris and Brussels .

hip hop
electronica
Sunday
22 November
19:00

Continuing on the path of politically minded artists like Public Enemy, 2pac and KRS-One, the Florida-formed-New York based outfit known as Dead Prez has been crafting revolutionary but gangsta hip hop since the late 1990s. Taking inspiration from the life and social activism of Malcolm X, Sticman and M-1 of Dead Prez uses music not to lie about having expensive cars or girlfriends with big bottoms, but to rail against the inequities in American society.

hip hop
Monday
23 November
19:00

Dylan Mills (aka Dizzee Rascal) is a solo artist who came up in the UK Garage music scene with his first album “Boy in da Corner”. His music is eclectic mixture of garage and hip-hop beats topped with his own unmistakable style of rapping, itself blending elements of garage MCing, conventional rap and ragga, with some more eclectic samples, from metal guitars to found noises added in.

hip hop
Tuesday
9 March
19:00

Daniel Dumile is a British-born American hip hop artist who has taken on several stage names in his career, most notably MF DOOM (also known as DOOM) , where the "MF" stands for Metal Face or Metal Fingers. He began freestyling incognito at open-mic events obscuring his face by putting a stocking over his head. He meanwhile had taken on a new identity, MF Doom, patterned after and wearing a mask similar to that of Marvel Comics supervillain Doctor Doom.

hip hop
Wednesday
2 June
18:00

DUE TO PASSPORT PROBLEMS MASTA ACE & ED OG ARE STUCK IN THE US AND WON'T BE ABLE TO PLAY TONIGHT. The show will go on with Camp Lo, Lmno, Kev Brown and Lefto. New ticket price is 13euro. People who already bought a ticket will get a reduction of 7euro at the door or can count on a full refund at their presale point.Camp Lo is an American hip hop duo and consists of rappers Sonny Cheeba and Geechi Suede.

hip hop
Thursday
3 June
18:00

The nine-member ensemble, Youngblood Brass Band, have been touring throughout Europe and the States for the past five years. This Globe-trotting riot jazzers are focused on creating consistently progressive, raw, acoustic music. Their intense on-stage aesthetic secured their status as an incredible group to see live whether in an intimate small club setting or an international festival stage.support: Brazzaville

hip hop
jazz
Saturday
18 September
18:00

In the light of the Festival Kanal, 3 young inhabitants of Molenbeek (Touben Zouin,Khaled Saghir,Hakim Tamri) program a night full of hip hop/rap on the Biouel boat.NESSBEAL or Ness is born in France and reclaims his French-Moroccan origin.

hip hop
Friday
8 October
18:00

SHADOW HUNTAZ are a 5 piece experimental hip hop group notable for their releases on Skam Records label and for their use of online file sharing to distribute their work.From a dark urban landscape the Shadow Huntaz (Breaff aka Shadow one, Dream aka Shadow 2 and Non Genetic aka Shadow 3) breathe new life into the world of hip hop. The Shadow Huntaz blend science-fiction and urban life into a modern soundtrack.

hip hop
electronica
Friday
22 October
18:00

LA CAUTION is a French hip hop duo consisting of members Hi-Tekk and Nikkfurie. The various musical influences give to La Caution a way to regenerate the richness of hip hop with all its spontaneity and the fruits of its inventiveness. La Caution represents, thanks to the maturity and the identity of its sounds, one of the most interesting band taking all kind of music together in the French scene.

electronica
hip hop
Sunday
14 November
19:00

Heartbreaktunes ism Vk* concerts ism Livendirect presentILL BILL is an American rapper, record producer and also the brother of Necro. Having gained notoriety in the underground hip hop group Non Phixion, Ill Bill is known for his politically-themed lyrics and as the producer, founder and CEO of Uncle Howie Records. He also is currently involved with La Coka Nostra along with other artists as Everlast, Slaine, Danny Boy and DJ Lethal.

hip hop
Thursday
17 March
19:00

One Nation under a Groove & Vk* concerts apologize for the short and disastrous performance of M.O.P. on 17/03 at Vk*. Due to a non-professional attitude of the M.O.P. crew, we couldn't get the sound right. Instead of working on a solution for this problem together, M.O.P. decided to insult our sound crew and decided to leave the stage after 35 minutes of a so called "show". We seriously regret this situation and give to the helders of a M.O.P. ticket the choice between:1.

hip hop
Sunday
17 April
18:00

Gary Grice, better known by his stage name GZA (the 'The Genius'), is an American hip hop artist. He's best known as a founding member of the seminal hip hop group the Wu-Tang Clan, for his inclusion on their group albums, his group mates’ solo releases and a successful solo career.The way he crafts his double-edged rhyme flow mirrors the skill and precise technique of one who works with fine ceramics.

hip hop
Wednesday
4 May
18:00

The latest hip hop sensation on the internet, OFWGKTA (Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All) - a hip hop collective out of Los Angeles, California - is coming to Brussels! The 10 members are Tyler The Creator, Hodgy Beats, Earl Sweatshirt, Domo Genesis, Mike G, Frank Ocean, Left Brain, The Jet Age of Tomorrow, Syd Tha Kyd, Jasper the Dolphin and Taco Bennett and their ages range from 16 to 23 years old. Odd Future has released four mixtapes and eight studio albums, all available for free on their website.

hip hop
Friday
13 May
18:00

RAKIM (pronounced rah-KIM) is an American rapper and pioneer of the musical genre of hip hop. He is consistently cited as one of the most skilled (and top amongst the most influential) MCs of all time due to his exceptional flow and complex lyrical craftsmanship, he revolutionized hip-hop lyricism with elaborate metaphors and rapid delivery.Rakim has influenced songs by Jay-Z, Nas, The Notirious BIG, Lil- Wayne and countless others.

hip hop
Sunday
9 October
18:00

SPECIAL ACTION! PEOPLE WITH A TICKET OF US3 GET FREE ENTRANCE FOR SOWETO KINCH/SARAVAH SOUL ON OCT 16TH FOR FREE!Us3 is the brainchild of London-based producer Geoff Wilkinson. His work is characterized by sampling classic jazz tracks, mixing them with beats and raps, and having younger jazz cats playing on top. Among them is the monster hit “Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)”, sampling Herbie Hancock’s “Cantaloupe Island”.

jazz
hip hop
Wednesday
2 November
19:00

Nu-jazz, Down-tempo, Trip-Hop or Blues-electro, there are so many words qualifying BELLERUCHE that selecting few of them would be reducing. Soft mix between acoustic and electronic, Belleruche is composed of Katrin deBoer (voice, also collaborating with Dj. Vadim), Ricky Fabulous (the thread) and DJ Modest (the agitator).

soul
hip hop
Wednesday
2 November
19:00

BELLERUCHE is a three-piece electronic/soul band from the United Kingdom. At the beginning they started their own label, Hippoflex Recording Industries, before signing with Tru Thoughts. Influenced by vintage blues records, punk girl drummers, obscure 60’s cover bands and experimental west coast turntablists, they describe their sound as ‘Turntable Soul Music’. Now they have played at venues as diverse as Montreux Jazz Festival, Glastonbury Festival, and many more.

soul
hip hop
Friday
4 November
19:00

CANCELLED! Due to last minute changes in the tour plans, management of Raekwon is forced to cancel his show on Friday Nov 4th at the Vk*. Tickets will be completely refunded at your local presale point until 04/12/2011. The organizer, One Nation Music Group, wishes to apologize for the inconvenience.Corey Woods is an American rapper most well known as RAEKWON (the Chef), one of the nine talented Wu-Tang Clan members.

hip hop
Friday
18 November
19:00

ATTENTION!! PROMOTOR ONE NATION MUSIC GROUP RECEIVED THE BAD NEWS THAT THE SHOW OF ONYX NEEDS TO BE RESCHEDULED TO FRI 18/11. DAS EFX ON THE OTHER HAND EXPERIENCED SOME MAJOR VISA PROBLEMS WHICH FORCES THEM TO CANCEL THEIR ENTIRE EUROPEAN TOUR.

hip hop
Saturday
19 November
19:00

NEW DATE! TICKETS FOR 07/10 STAY VALID!DAS EFX is an American hip hop duo who consists of emcees Skoob (also known as Books) and Dray (also known as Krazy Drayzy). They rose to popularity in the early 1990s due to their affiliation with EPMD's Hit Squad and the duo's stream of consciousness lyrical delivery, which became one of the most influential lyrical styles in hip hop music during the early 1990s.

hip hop
Wednesday
30 November
19:00

Unfortunately the concert of J. Cole on November 30th at the Vk* is cancelled. J. Cole received an unexpected offer for an important TV performance in the UK on the same day as the show in Brussels. The artist wishes to apologize to his Belgian fans. All tickets will be refunded at the presale points until 30/12/2011.J.COLE is an American rapper and producer. He is best known for being the first artist to be signed to Jay-Z’s label Roc Nation after Jay heard his single 'Lights Please'.

hip hop
Sunday
29 January
19:00

GYM CLASS HEROES is an indie / hip hop band from New York. They're best known from their song Cupid's Chokehold. GYM CLASS HEROES bring a mix of hip hop and influences of pop and rock. They've had a couple of projects with the members of Fall Out Boy. Their lyrics talk about the social cases in the world but are also full of humor.

Indie
hip hop
Friday
3 February
19:00

DOPE D.O.D. is a hip hop crew from the Netherlands which consists of mc's Dopey Rotten, Skits Vicious and Jay Reaper. Peter Chimunya is their producer. The music they make is inspired by the mid 90?s hardcore hip hop from America. It has elements of European electronic styles like dustep and drum and bass mixed into the beats. With revolutionary video’s, outlandish lyrical subject matter combined with a lot of witty punch lines and cartoonish violence, they are the next evolution of rap music.

electronica
hip hop
Wednesday
11 April
18:00

PUPPETMASTAZ is a German hip hop group based in Berlin with members from Germany, United States and Canada. Since 1996, the group perform their shows with hand puppets and meet music styles of Rap, Funk and Electronica. We could define them best as somewhere between the Muppet Show and the Wu-Tang Clan. The founders and producers of the Puppetmastaz are Bomb 20, N1tro and in the German Gabber scene well known Patric Catani (E-De-Cologne) who produces the band's songs.

hip hop
Saturday
12 May
18:00

YELAWOLF (aka Michael Atha) was born and raised in Alabama where he was exposed to the impoverished realities of both White America's trailerparks and Black America's ghetto's. He was raised with Southern Rock, but came in contact with hip hop music such as Beastie Boys and Run DMC with the help of the roadie crew of Run DMC. He decided to keep on walking that road. Now he is an artist who has to fight the opinion of listeners who judge by outside appearence.

hip hop
Saturday
19 May
18:00

SLAUGHTERHOUSE is a hip hop supergroup consisting of rappers Crooked I, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz and Royce da 5'9". They are currently signed to Shady and Interscope. On January 12, 2011, confirmation came that the group officially signed to Shady Records along with Yelawolf. Both acts appeared along with Eminem on the cover of XXL magazine's March 2011 edition.

hip hop
Wednesday
23 May
18:00

RIZZLE KICKS is a British Hip-Hop/Pop duo comprising Jordan “Rizzle” and Harley “Sylvester.” Technically, Rizzle Kicks was founded in about 1996, when both members, in their miniature form, used to play together, round Rizzle’s aunties house. It wasn’t until 8 years later when the pair re-found each other, after both moving to Brighton and joining the local Sunday league, by facing eachother head-on in a football match.

Pop
hip hop
Wednesday
6 June
18:00

Abel Tesfaye, better known by his stage name THE WEEKND, is an R&B Canadian recording artist and record producer. He began recording songs under The Weeknd and uploading them to YouTube in late 2010, though the identity of the individual behind the project was initially unknown. In March 2011, The Weeknd released a nine-song free album, 'House of Balloons' which was critically acclaimed.

hip hop
Pop
Friday
21 September
18:00

Born Jaime Meline, El Producto or El-P is an underground hip-hop producer & rapper. As a member of Company Flow, he honed his production skills alongside DJ Mr. Len and Bigg Jus. Eventual differences between the group & label Rawkus, lead to El-P & Len leaving the label in 2000. El-P then decided to start his own record label, Definitive Jux.

hip hop
Thursday
4 October
18:00

FOREIGN BEGGARS are a critically acclaimed Rap, Grime and Dubstep group based in London, UK. Foreign Beggars are renowned for their eclectic and energetic live shows. Currently performing well over a hundred shows a year the group have performed with a number of high profile artists spanning a range of musical genres.

hip hop
Saturday
10 November
19:00

Aaron Dontez Yates, better known by his stage name TECH N9NE or Tecca Nina is an American rapper, co-owner of Strange Music Records and actor. According to the He’s a Mental Giant Songfacts, his stage name originated from the TEC-9 semi-automatic handgun, given to him by rapper Black Walt due to his fast rhyming style. His career has spanned over 24 years, during which he has released eleven albums and worked with the likes of Busta Rhymes, B.o.B., Snoop Dogg, Chino Moreno...

hip hop
Wednesday
5 December
19:00

NEW DATE & ALSO A NEW TICKET PRICE (13€/presale): THE OLD TICKETS STAY VALID BUT PEOPLE CAN COUNT ON A REFUND OF 3€ AT THE BOX OFFICE.IGGY AZALEA is an Australian-American hip hop artist signed to Grand Hustle Records (cfr. T.I., B.O.B). Gaining notoriety from her sexually-charged buzz single, “PU$$Y”, she is one of the coming ladies of hiphop and has another buzz single hitting the airwaves called "Beat Down" ft. Steve Aoki.

hip hop
electronica
Tuesday
10 December
19:30

Deltron 3030 is an alternative hip hop supergroup composed of Kid Koala, rapper Del tha Funky Homosapien & producer Dan the Automator.

hip hop
trip hop
Wednesday
11 December
21:00
Sold out

One of the most notorious artists on the legendary label Ninja Tune

electronica
hip hop
Thursday
6 February
19:30
Sold out

Blood, sweat & busking is how Dub Fx built his respected audience.

beatbox
electronica
hip hop
Thursday
13 February
19:30
Sold out

American actor, writer, comedian and hip hop recording artist

hip hop
Friday
28 February
19:30
Sold out

At the forefront of a new wave of rising talent amongst west coast producers, and one of the founders of the WEDIDIT collective

electronica
hip hop
trap
Friday
21 March
19:30
Edited

oldschool rap flows

hip hop
Friday
11 April
19:30

 instrumental hip hop 

beats
electronica
hip hop
Tuesday
13 May
19:30

experimental hiphop

experimental
hip hop
Saturday
17 May
19:30
External organisation
Canceled
Fixpen Singe = Fixpen Sill, Lomepal, Caballero, Meyso
français
hip hop
Friday
20 June
18:00
Free

From Friday 20 June to Sunday 22 June, Molenbeek will be all about music!

folk
hip hop
jazz
reggae
rock
Saturday
21 June
15:00
Free

From Friday, June 20 to Sunday, June 22, Molenbeek will be all about music!

electronica
funk
hip hop
reggae
Sunday
22 June
18:30
Free

From Friday 20 June to Sunday 22 June, Molenbeek will be all about music!

beats
dance
folk
hip hop
Thursday
25 September
19:30

Instrumental psych dirty beats

electronica
hip hop
psychedelica
Friday
10 October
19:30
External organisation

Italian hip hop

hip hop
reggae
rock
Wednesday
15 October
19:30

Alternative hip hop band on Rhymesayers

hip hop
Indie
Saturday
1 November
18:00

Belgian Beatbox Championship 2014

beatbox
hip hop
Thursday
20 November
19:30

Hiphop after all! 

beats
hip hop
Saturday
6 December
19:30
Canceled
hip hop
Friday
16 January
20:00
Free

Fusion of old and new music.

electronica
hip hop
jazz
Saturday
21 March
19:30
Sold out
hip hop
Friday
24 April
19:30

Reggae/Dub singer from Glasgow.

reggae
dub
beats
hip hop
Sunday
3 May
19:30

BOYL B-day party

alternative
electronica
hip hop
Thursday
7 May
19:00
Canceled

A mix of post-rock and alternative hip hop.

post-rock
hip hop
Sunday
17 May
19:30
External organisation

Florida based rapper

trap
hip hop
Sunday
24 May
19:30

Beatmaker from LA

beats
electronica
hip hop
Wednesday
23 September
19:30
hip hop
Wednesday
30 September
19:30
Sold out

hip hop star from Pittsburgh, US

hip hop
Wednesday
21 October
15:30

Pipolass celebrate their 10th anniversary

trip hop
bass
electronica
hip hop
Thursday
22 October
19:30
Canceled

pan-tropical future bass 

psychedelica
world
electro
hip hop
Friday
23 October
19:30

fresh hip hop talent from the US

hip hop
Wednesday
28 October
19:30

electronic hip hop from LA

electronica
hip hop
IDM
Sunday
1 November
19:30

abstract hip hop trio

hip hop
Thursday
12 November
19:30

Adventurous electronic music producer

electronica
hip hop
Friday
20 November
20:00
beats
electronica
hip hop
Friday
12 February
19:30

Young American hip hop talent

hip hop
Monday
4 April
19:30
External organisation

West-coast Hip Hop legends

hip hop
Thursday
14 April
19:30
Sold out

Maker of funky beats

funk
hip hop
soul
Friday
15 April
19:30

Dirty Hip Hop from the Netherlands

hip hop
Thursday
21 April
19:30

Sad Boys Music

hip hop
Wednesday
27 April
19:30
Dark weird hip hop

Catch him here before he gets too big! 

hip hop
Sunday
1 May
19:30
Canceled

Rapper from Maryland, US

hip hop
Monday
9 May
19:30
new line up
Grime
hip hop
Urban
Saturday
4 June
19:30
External organisation

French hip-hop  

hip hop
Thursday
9 June
19:30
External organisation

Witness their first European tour!

hip hop
rock
ska
Thursday
16 June
19:30
External organisation

Hip hop greats!

hip hop
Wednesday
21 September
19:30

Brightly colored, hyper, and upbeat hip hop from the US

hip hop
Thursday
6 October
19:30

Festival FrancoFaune presents: Les Secrètes Sessions. It’s musicians from different musical backgrounds coming together for three days creating tunes in a time span of two hours. 6 October they will present the fruits of their collaboration. Sometimes brilliant, sometimes remarkable, sometimes unexpected, but never boring.

 

acoustic
alternative
beats
electro
experimental
gnawa
hip hop
metal
Pop
Thursday
13 October
19:30

Roméo Elvis invites fellow artists on stage for the FrancoFaune festival.

hip hop
Tuesday
25 October
19:30

Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Brooklyn

hip hop
soul
Sunday
30 October
19:30

First Belgian date of this American hip hop producer 

electronica
hip hop
Wednesday
2 November
19:30

Fresh and creative East Coast hip hop from Brooklyn's finest. 

hip hop
Saturday
19 November
19:30
Sold out
electro
hip hop
Sunday
20 November
19:30
Digable Planets reunion tour

Legendary jazzy hip hop group from Brooklyn, NY

hip hop
Friday
25 November
19:30
hip hop
Saturday
3 December
20:30
electronica
hip hop
Thursday
8 December
19:30
External organisation

Dynamic and creative east coast hip hop.

hip hop
Saturday
10 December
19:30
Sold out

Young, gifted and a true performer:  this is the guy to watch out for. 

hip hop
trap
Friday
20 January
16:00
Free

De Vaartkapoen/VKconcerts welcome the New Year with afrobeat/jazz/fusion artist Daniel Dzidzonu.

electronica
funk
gnawa
hip hop
jazz
world
Saturday
11 February
18:00
Allee Du Kaai

Urban Expression in its Purest Form. Inspire and Be Inspired

hip hop
Gratis
Saturday
25 February
19:30
External organisation

Après la mixtape sortie fin 2016, venez assister aux performances live de vrais artistes de la Capitale. Au programme: Jones Cruipy, Jumo Barjo, 9Zero, Midoe, SHIMA, Hood Gang, 20thSquare, Darkos...  Ambiance 100% Hip Hop garantie

hip hop
trap
Friday
3 March
19:30
Sold out

Female fronted jazzy hip hop.

hip hop
jazz
Saturday
11 March
19:00

Puur Belge and Museum Night Fever combine forces, bringing you a mind-blowing evening full of Belgium's uprising hip hop and soul artists. 

hip hop
R’n’B
soul
Saturday
18 March
19:30

Eclectic beats double bill. 

hip hop
trip hop
Tuesday
21 March
16:00
Free
hip hop
rap
Saturday
1 April
19:30
External organisation
Canceled
hip hop
Wednesday
5 April
19:30
External organisation

italian upcoming hip hop talent

hip hop
Friday
14 April
19:30

21-year-old rapper from Brighton taking over the world by storm. 

hip hop
Friday
28 April
19:30
Free

Brussels Meets Its Young: up and coming hip hop heroes and gnawa gods.

funk
gnawa
hip hop
reggae
Urban
world
Saturday
29 April
19:00
External organisation

Very first Polish Rap festival in Brussels

hip hop
rap
Sunday
30 April
21:00

Exclusive Belgian club show with Pupajim, Mac Gyver and Rootystep with Stand High Patrol

dub
electro
hip hop
Friday
12 May
19:30

Frontal inviteert het beste wat de Belgische hip hop te bieden heeft

hip hop
rap
Thursday
8 June
19:30
Canceled

Nothing less than a rap game shaman

hip hop
rap
Friday
16 June
21:00

Hip hop champion Evidence brings a memorable solo performance

hip hop
rap
Saturday
9 September
19:30
External organisation

Fresh talent straight outta Laeken: XBO Records

hip hop
Saturday
23 September
19:30
External organisation

Polish hip hop hero

hip hop
Saturday
30 September
21:00
Free

Noisy, hard and experimental: Tomasa Del Real is the future of reggaetón.

hip hop
reggaetón
Monday
9 October
19:30

All hail the king of Hip Hop.  

hip hop
Thursday
12 October
19:30

L'Or du Commun invites Roméo Elvis, ISHA, Darrell Cole, Nixon, Lous and the yakuza and many more for an unforgettable night at VK!

hip hop
rap
Thursday
19 October
19:30

American hip hop heavyweights are back in town!

hip hop
rap
Friday
27 October
19:30

This is happening: VK concerts meets BOZAR in a series of artist interventions by CHPT 01 - Chapter one. 

hip hop
rap
Friday
3 November
19:30

Afro-Caribbean project of trumpetist Etienne Sevet: he grooves, you dance!

hip hop
house
world
Thursday
9 November
19:30

Please welcome the first lady of arabic hip hop.

hip hop
rap
Friday
10 November
19:30
hip hop
Friday
17 November
19:30

Young talent of the Six o' clock gang going to show us why we best keep a close eye on them!

hip hop
rap
Saturday
18 November
19:30

Fresh blend of UK Afrobeats, grime, hip hop en dancehall.

hip hop
Friday
24 November
19:30

Hailing from Gary, Indiana is Gangsta Gibbs.

hip hop
rap