Dutch rappers make an ode to footballing greats

Dutch hip-hop group, Zwart Licht, have released one of the most football-influenced hip-hop songs of all time, paying tribute to some legends of the game in their lyrics.

The Amsterdam-based artists are gaining plenty of attention for the song, that includes tributes to the likes of Clarence Seedorf and Edgar Davids. Zwarte Hollanders or Black Dutchmen, is a tune inspired by some of The Oranje’s finest black players, as group member Akwasi has said upon the release of the video.

“Almost every boy in the street wanted to become a professional football player, me too. You wanted to be like those icons on the field. Fast, strong and explosive,” said the rapper. “Some neighbour boys were Dennis Bergkamp or Marc Overmars but I was always Patrick Kluivert or Clarence Seedorf. That is also where the inspiration for this track comes from.”

The track comes from their album Bliksem, released in February of this year and the video has been released prior to the ‘Bliksem Tour’ that the group are taking this month across the Netherlands and Belgium.