Biography

Brainpower is a pioneering bilingual Hip Hop artist, songwriter and producer from Amsterdam.

Having released eight albums (six studio albums, a live double-disc and a triple-disc greatest hits box set), Brainpower is an established recording artist in a league of his own. Because of his diverse musical and creative dedication he is a household name in Holland, Belgium and the Dutch Caribbean.

After having chart-topping hits in both Holland and Belgium, multiple gold and platinum records (both as artist and as songwriter) and winning many awards (including an MTV Europe Award for Best Dutch Act), Brainpower was given the State Lifetime Achievement Award in Amsterdam for his ongoing impact on the Dutch music scene.

Over the years, he has shared the bill with Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Black Eyed Peas, Wyclef, Run DMC, The Roots, De La Soul, and Candy Dulfer.

Having played over 3000 shows (with live band and/or his DJ TLM) he is a seasoned performer, who truly feels at home on stage. Last year saw the release of his latest studio album "Determination". A virtual reality music video - one of the very first in the world - was created for the single "Troubled Soul." (Download the free WeShareVR app to watch).

He recently wrapped up an 80-date concert tour and is currently working on new music.

As a songwriter he co-wrote for many successful projects including Candy Dulfer’s "Right In My Soul" album which spawned the US number 1 smooth jazz hit "Finsbury Park, Café 67".

Besides being a musician, Brainpower holds a Master of Arts degree in Communication Science from The University of Amsterdam and is a well-respected keynote speaker. With many years of experience as an artist, a deep love for the game and a knack for storytelling, he is a popular guest teacher, giving master classes at universities, schools and many other institutions.