2020 was definitely the year Drill became a thing in Belgium. The popular genre which originated in the UK & the US is growing in popularity all over Europe with France & The Netherlands leading the pack. We made a little selection of the ten most essential Belgian drill tracks which were released in 2020. If you can’t get enough of this vibe we made a mix & playlist focusing on Belgian drill which you can check out below.
Hamza – Nobu
Everything Hamza touches, turns to gold & drill is no exception to that. Nobu is taken from his latest EP ‘140 BPM’. The video was shot during the first lockdown & the empty streets definitely reflect the dark, grim vibe of the track.
Elengi Ya Trafic – Présentation
Elengi Ya Trafic might be the dopest Belgian hip hop group since Starflam & their debut track Présentation is a nice introduction of the five emcees who go bar for bar over a killer beat courtesy of Siméon, Jowell & Deuxtroissept. This is Belgian drill at its finest.
Zwangere Guy – Ici C BX ft. Frenetik
Frenetik is 1/5 of Elengi Ya Trafic & is slowly but surely becoming the new prince of French rap as he’s been releasing powerful tracks such as ‘Infrarouge’, ‘Chaos’, ‘Trafic’ & many more. This drill collab with Zwangere Guy couldn’t come at a better time for the young artist. ‘Ici C BX‘ pays homage to our capital, courtesy of two emcees who have a lot of love for their hometown.
Zwangere Guy – Fally Ipupa ft. Freddie Konings
Another Zwangere Guy track. This time around Papa ZG links up with Antwerp-based artist Freddie Konings. When these two link up, you just know the track will be fire as their flows seem to work very well together. If you can’t enough of this duo, make sure to check out their other track dubbed ‘Bipolair’ in our ‘Drill Belge Vol. 1’ mix below.
Gotti Maras – Bx Drill
Gotti Maras is also a member of Elengi Ya Trafic & has been making drill music for a hot minute. His latest anthem ‘Bx Drill’ currently has over 1 million views on YouTube making it one of the most popular Belgian drill tracks of the moment.
Trocstar – Kadiatou
Like many other subgenres of hip hop, drill also has its own subgenres, the most known being Drill&b. Trocstar‘s Kadiatou is a great example of this genre & might make you do a little dance inbetween the lean & bops.
Stone – Drip Na Drip ft. Demala
Stone & Demala‘s ‘Drip Na Drip’ could be labeled as Rumba Drill, which blends drill with Congelese Rumba, a genre first coined by Liège-based artist IDPizzle who went viral earlier this year with his Rumba Drill take on Pop Smoke’s smash hit ‘Dior’.
JUIC3, Millson & Ben – P&P
Millson, Ben & Juic3 are three emerging Antwerp-based emcees who recently were given a task by video game company Ubisoft: make music which fits their recently released game Watch Dogs: Legion. Their first collaborative track ‘P&P’ is here and it’s safe to say that they delivered a certified Drill banger.
Cedje – Fucken Met Ons
Mechelen-based Cedje could also be labeled as one of Belgium’s drill veterans & on his latest track ‘Fucken Met Ons’ he proves that he masters the genre in a way few can.
Yung Mavu – By Any Means
Yung Mavu is known for always bringing a lot of energy when he hops on a beat. It’s only right he hopped on the drill wave. With ‘By Any Means’ the young rapper delivers a banger which clubs will spin on the regular once the world opens back up.
If you can’t get enough of this vibe make sure to five our mix ‘Drill Belge Vol. 1’ a spin below & make sure to follow our Belgian Drill playlist on Spotify if u want to stay up to date with the newest releases.