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20 things to do in Belgium this weekend
Cut-throat rhythms in Antwerp, solitary bliss in Leuven, and our very own bank holiday jazz jam. Go do the right thing.
“If we dig it, we’re going to spit over it.” Brussels-based rap phenomenon Le 77 on the past, the present and the future
In the whirlwind that was their second release Bawlers, we managed to catch Dr. Peet and manager Rayan of Le 77 in the comfort of their home to talk houseparties, influential aesthetics and repping area codes.
On rolling with the punches, by Eigen Makelij’s Pepe
From his humble beginnings, to finally finding his way with Eigen Makelij by his side; Antwerp's Pepe recounts on his past, future, and everything in between.
Exclusive mix 96: Lefto
The Brussels-based globe-trotter delivers an hour-long set of exclusives and favourites.
Senz Beats handpicks his 15 favourite Belgian rap classics
Montreal-based Senz Beats cooked up a largely Brussels-based hip-hop playlist made up of tracks that inspired him growing up, and even became a sort of template for his own current beats.
Thrill-seeking with Brussels’ lyricist Lord Gasmique.
Brussels' young, promising lyricist Lord Gasmique reveals his beginnings and inspirations, with some great highlights of his budding career.
The Perrier Playlist: 25 essential Belgian rap tracks
We team up with Perrier for a four-part series of essential Belgian cuts. In part 1, we zoom in on the country's rap legacy.
The 10 favourite Belgian releases of Fire is Gold curator Jon Tyler
We're handing out some duo tickets for the festival's first edition this weekend, and to help you navigate its hefty line-up, we asked Fire is Gold's artistic director for his all-time favourites, and names that you shouldn't miss in Vilvoorde this Sunday.
Rapper LeDé Markson’s Charleroi antics
The most entertaining disposable account we've had in a while.
Rapper and beatmaker JeanJass on Charleroi
"It was only after I left Charleroi for Brussels that I felt more Carolo than ever."
The 14 favourite Belgian releases of Slice of Pie’s Maxim de Buyl
A pitch-perfect selection of 14 Belgian favourites by the hip hop promoter.
Rapper Convok’s 16 favourite Belgian releases
The infamous Brussels rapper shares his favourite tracks.
Best Belgian releases of 2016 so far (Part 1)
15 standup Belgian releases of 2016 we salute. Watch out for part 2 coming end of week.
Brussels’ troubadour rapper Roméo Elvis
The Brussels rapper talks to us about his recent release with producer Le Motel and his predilection for Fristi.
The 25 best Belgian releases of 2015
Our top music picks of the year's most deserving Belgian releases.
Faded Weekender’s co-founder Benjamin Beutels
Benjamin Beutels, co-founder of the upcoming Faded Weekender, picks 10 of his favourite Belgian releases.
The fuzzy-haired local trap princeling delivers an exclusive mix heavy on the weird, wobble and wonderful.
DJ, selector, record store clerk and record collector Nosedrip reveals his favourite Belgian releases.
David Menessier's list is a cure for bad taste and chronic Belgian music ignorance.
When it comes to Flemish rap, Bas knows what he talks about. He sent us a list of tracks that are perfect to kick some dutch vibes
7 new releases in Belgian underground music
We debut a monthly series on new Belgian releases with Shetahr, Wulfy Benzo, Sagat, DSR Lines, KZK, HRNS and Bright Entity.
First things first: KZK
We talk to electro-pop pranksters KZK who have just released an album's worth of dance floor hits and piss-take-funny anthems.
The Word presents Locals Only on FM Brussel and 22tracks.
We'll soon be starting a weekly radio show as well as curating a monthly streaming playlist and want to get your promos.
First things first: rapper K1D (with free download)
With his debut EP now out, rapper K1D opens up about hometown heroes, mistakes made and hiding tracks from mum.
LDBK head honcho Julien Mourlon reveals his favourite Belgian releases. And they're street-savvy.
Leuven-based Moodprint take the helm for the 20th instalment in our series of exclusive DJ sets.
Best of les Belges: festival season’s homegrown must-sees
Here’s our hand-picked selection of native musos to check out during this summer's festival season.
The year’s top 10 hip hop albums
From Doom's new collaborative project to the return of West Coast Gangsta Rap, we handpick our 10 top rap albums of the year.
Five discoveries that made 2012 better
Five welcome discoveries - from Discogs stores to badman magazines - that for better or for worse, left their mark on 2012.
Queer rap, filling in for Burial and the next big voice to hit the charts
Another day, another gay NYC rapper: Mikki Blanco welcomes us to hell in his breakthrough "Wavvy", plus bedroom producing Brolin and Laura Mvula on the radar.
Le1f, Saint Saviour and Foreign Fields
This week on The Word's radio waves: New York's rapper Le1f, English singer-songwriter Saint Saviour and folksters Foreign Fields from Nashville.
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