Who is Guy? The album of the same name delivered the answers. Guy is Brutal. Unashamed. Disrespectful and rude. Honest, straightforward and loud. Zwangere Guy confidently stepped from the shadow into the light: in front of 4,000 witnesses in the AB, he switched from the backstage to the front. He aims for the outer edges of society: poverty, domestic violence and addiction can't escape his watchful gaze. Just about every record was beaten: first gold record for a Dutch language hiphop album, first Dutch language hiphop song at number one in the charts and an impressive festival summer in 2019, when he featured at Rock Werchter, Down the Rabbit Hole, Dour and Lowlands, among others. In the meantime, he managed to sell out the AB five times, as well as being nominated for five Red Bull Elektropedia Awards, winning four of them (Best album, Best song, Best live performance and Artist of the year).

New album 'Brutaal' shows that Zwangere Guy is only getting warmed up. While he was still reminiscing about days gone by and dreaming of the future on 'Wie is Guy?', on 'Brutaal' Guy is able to embrace his future. All the while staying the same person he was before.

Picture: Sebastian Steveniers

Sunday, July 12th