Friday, April 06, 2007


With its visitor count of around 1.5 million people a year, Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp) is certainly one of the biggest attractions in the Netherlands. One hundred and fifty years ago Rotterdam Zoo opened. To be acurate it was May 18, 1857.

A good reason to post the first video of legendary Dutch video directors Habbekrats. This is how it started and the Dutch version of hiphop (Nederhop) became huge in Holland.

Habbekrats (Jim Taihuttu and Victor Ponten) about DuvelDuvel:
"Rotterdam based hiphop visionaries DuvelDuvel released their first official album Aap-O-Theek in 2005. We instantly loved it, especially the track Wie Is Ut? We couldn't get in touch with record company TopNotch, so we just shot a video without commission and released it online. Once it became succesful, TopNotch bought it and took it to MTV. It went bananas."

The video is shot at Rotterdam Zoo and other parts of Rotterdam, home town of DuvelDuvel.

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