Like Kasper Dolberg who recently gave us his playlist, Matthijs De Ligt is one of the brightest prospects at Ajax at the moment, shining brightly in the first team despite being a teenager.
He’s also been kind enough to take the time out between playing for Ajax and now the Dutch national team, to give us a taste of the music that he’s listening to right now. So what does an 18-year-old wonderkid listen to?
There’s a helping of contemporary hip-hop from the US as Future’s smash hit, Mask Off leads this selection, followed by one of the biggest tracks of the year so far as Migos involve both Queens of Rap in Nicki Minaj and Cardi B for MotorSport.
Then returning to the Netherlands for his next pick, De Ligt has shown experience beyond his years to pick a true legend of Dutch music; the late Andre Hazes with his cult classic, Bloed Zweet En Tranen. Only aged two when this song was released, Matthjis clearly takes the ‘blood, sweat and tears’ message from this classic into these formative years of his football career.
From a classic to a much more modern revamp, De Light has picked Dutch rapper, Lil Kleine’s Haze-inspired Kleine Jongen, as he reverts to hip-hop and continues it with Fort Minor’s Remember the Name.
Matthijs has picked Bitter Sweet Symphony by British band, The Verve, too – another cult classic in this young man’s playlist. He then brings us back to current generation by finishing where it all began with Future. This time featuring on a track with The Weeknd, he wraps up his varied selection with Comin Out Strong.