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Interview transcription
Artist:  Def P
Album:  personal interview
When the first groups in Holland started rapping most guys were just
copying the American rappers, like they do exactly the same stuff like
throw your hands in the air, you already know that.  But some kids were
even rapping about ghettos or the Klu Klux Klan or you know stuff that is
not the issue in Holland because we dont have that here.  So you could
really hear that they were copying but as hip-hop grew also in Europe
people started taking it more seriously and from that point people also
started realizing that hip-hop its actually a reflection of how you see
society so they started writing their own lyrics in their own topics, from
their own vision you know how they see it.  So now nowadays its not like
that anymore, its not like all European rappers are copying American.
They still listen to the Americans because thats their big reference and
their inspiration but most of them really realize that you should write
your own stuff.  And since people started rapping in their own language it
also started developing faster that way and further.  Because when you rap
in your own language its much easier to rap about how you see things and
how the society you live in that reflects on you because when you actually
rap about Dutch things that you see around you in a Dutch country the most
easy language to rap about it is Dutch you know, so?  Its kind of a
logical evaluation or whatever.

 

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