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voc, *1975 NL, Antwerp
A.k.a. Gert-Jan Mulder

Born on February 5, 1975 in Antwerp, Belgium as son of a progressive Reverend. Brainpower was raised in Alphen aan den Rijn in the Netherlands, where he became a fan of hip hop and rap. In 1994, he enrolled at University of Amsterdam and studied Communication Sciences. Based out of Amsterdam, In 1998, as Brainpower, he entered the Grote Prijs van Nederland — a national talent show in music—in the categories R&B and hip hop, winning both the jury prize and the public's appreciation prize. In 1999, he had his first Top-40 hit together with several other Dutch-language rap artists, all featuring on the Extince track Zoete Inval ("Sweet Incursion"). In 2000, Brainpower was both seen and heard in the video clip of the song Als niet Als ("If not If"), by the renowned musicians of Doe Maar. In that same year, he had his first solo hit, Door Merg en Brain ("Through Marrow and Brain"). In 2001, Brainpower released his first album, named after the hit single Door Merg en Brain. It contains a number of songs with an emotional touch, like the famous Je Moest Waarschijnlijk Gaan ("You Probably had to Go"), referring to the suicide killing of one his best friends. In 2002, Brainpower received a TMF Award in the category Best National Hip Hop Act. In that same year, Dansplaat ("Dance Track") was released, a single that swiftly topped the charts in both the Netherlands and Belgium. Also in 2002, Brainpower won an MTV Award for best Dutch act. In 2003, Brainpower won a second TMF Award as well as an Edison award for Best National R&B/Hip Hop act. He started a new project called ADHD, altering the acronym's meaning to Aanbevolen Dagelijkse Hoeveelheid Dopeness ("Daily Recommended Dosage of Dopeness"). In 2005, Brainpower returned with the hit Even Stil ("Moment of Silence"), it has the same name as his new album

  • Vocals
  • Keyboards
  • Backing Vocals
  • Hip-Hop/Rap
  • Reggae
  • Pop
  • Electronic
  • Rock
Popular Tracks   
Vlinders on Mijn Manier by Brainpower
Dansplaat on Verschil Moet Er Zijn by Brainpower
Non Stop on Mijn Manier by Brainpower
De Vierde Kaart on Door Merg & Brain by Brainpower
Dansplaat on Mijn Manier by Brainpower
Boks Ouwe on Hard by Brainpower
Wat Een Jinx Is on Door Merg & Brain by Brainpower
Je Moest Waarschijnlijk Gaan - Live@Box Pure on Mijn Manier by Brainpower
Mijn Manier on Mijn Manier by Brainpower
Triple Trouble - Brainpower Remix on To The 5 Boroughs by Beastie Boys

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Title Artist Year Type
Won't Come Back (Part II)Leonie Meijer VS Brainpower2014Album
Troubled SoulBrainpower2014Album
Drop That KickBrainpower2014Single
The Universal FunkBrainpower Featuring PMD2013Album
The Collabs EPBrainpower2013Album
Mic BiznizBrainpower Ft. Yellowman2011Single
Emcee FluidBrainpower Ft. Block McCloud, Mr. Metaphor & Thirstin Howl III2011Single
Mind Ur BiznizBrainpower Ft. Jean Grae2010Album
De Vierde Kaart DubBrainpower2010Album
Dub & DwarsBrainpower2010Album
Mijn Manier (Greatest Hits 1999-2009)Brainpower2009Compil.
Cut Me LooseIntwine Feat. Brainpower2008Single
Boks OuweBrainpower2008Album
Hart / HardBrainpower2008Album
Assassin's Creed - The ChosenBrainpower & Intwine2007Single
Non StopThe Partysquad & Brainpower2007Single
Tekst & UitlegBrainpower2006Album
Even StilBrainpower2005Album
Even StilBrainpower2005Album
De "Even Stil" MixtapeBrainpower2005Album
Even StilBrainpower2005Single
The Box P.U.R.E. SessionBrainpower2003Album
Voel De VibeBrainpower2002Single
Verschil Moet Er ZijnBrainpower2002Album
Wat Een Jinx IsBrainpower2001Album
Door Merg & BrainBrainpower2001Album
Down 2K1Green Lizard Featuring Brainpower & TLM2001Single
Je Moest Waarschijnlijk GaanBrainpower2001Single
Door Merg & BrainBrainpower2000Single
MC Vol OvergaveBrainpower2000Album
Exclusieve Album SamplerBrainpower2000Album
De Vierde KaartBrainpower Feat. Lloyd2000Single
Als Niet AlsDoe Maar Met Brainpower En Def P2000Single
Lyricist / Can't Miss ItBrainpower1999Album
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