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Lange Frans
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Background information
Birth nameFrans Christiaan Frederiks
Also known asLange Frans, Areka
Born(1980-11-12) 12 November 1980 (age 36)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
OriginDiemen, Netherlands
GenresHip hop, Urban music
Occupation(s)Rapper, radio personality, TV presenter, record producer
Years active1996 – present
LabelsTopNotch
Associated actsD-Men, Brutus, Lange Frans & Baas B
WebsiteOfficial Site

Frans Christiaan Frederiks (born 12 November 1980 in Amsterdam), known by his stage name Lange Frans, is a Dutch rapper and television presenter. Earlier he was a member of the band D-Men. Between 2004 and 2008 he was part of Lange Frans & Baas B duo before going solo.

Starting in 2008, he also worked for Dutch television station Veronica presenting programs including "My Best Friends", "Veronica Poker", "Telsell", "Lange Frans stelt Kamervragen", "Fobiac" and "Face It!".

Contents

  • 1 In D-Men
  • 2 In Lange Frans & Baas B
  • 3 Solo music and radio/TV career
  • 4 Personal life
  • 5 Discography
    • 5.1 Albums
    • 5.2 Mixtapes
    • 5.3 Singles
    • 5.4 Songs and collaborations except for Lange Frans and Baas B
    • 5.5 Appearances / Featured in
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

In D-Men

Main article: D-Men

In 1997, he was a founding member of a band alongside his rapper brother Brutus Frederiks and childhood friend Bart Zeilstra better known as Baas B. After a freestyle session on a basketball court in Diemen-Zuid, they created hiphop band D-Men.[1] The English pronunciation of "D-Men" is similar to the Dutch pronunciation of the name of their home town. As D-Men they released their first single entitled "Zoveel Mensen" ("So Many People"), and in 2001, they won a talent contest that was organised by Stichting Grap ("Joke Foundation") in 2001. In later years, many artists joined D-Men, namely Brace, Yes-R & Soesi B, Negativ and DJ MBA.

In Lange Frans & Baas B

Main article: Lange Frans & Baas B

In 2004, Frans and Bart Zeilstra already in D-Men formed the duo Lange Frans & Baas B and had a successful career for more than 4 years with three albums Supervisie (2004), Het land van (2005) and Verder (2008) and a number of singles the most successful of which were "Moppie", "Zinloos" both in 2004 and "Mee naar Diemen-Zuid" in 2005. After the murder of Max Poncin on 2 November 2004 the single "Zinloos" was adapted and some of the lyrics amended to mourn in death. The band split up in March 2009.

The duo came under criticism for over-commercialization of his music from D-Men colleague Negativ and from other Dutch rappers Def P, Remi Schouwenaars and Kimo.

Solo music and radio/TV career

Lange Frans continued his solo career with varied success. His biggest commercial success was with the single "Zing voor me" featuring Thé Lau. It reached #5 on the Dutch Singles Chart.

He has a 2-hour radio program Lange Frans Goes Wild on WILD FM broadcast on prime time between 7 and 9 pm.[2] Together with his brother Brutus, he also had a weekly radio show at hip-hop station Lijn5 under the latter's demise.

Personal life

  • Lange Frans (real name Frans Christiaan Frederiks) is the younger brother of Dutch rapper Brutus (full name Thijs Frederiks)
  • Before taking the stage name Lange Frans, he used the name Akela
  • On 24 March 2006, Lange Frans hit a school student during a performance. Someone had thrown an ice cube at Lange Frans's head protesting some of the lyrics he had used on stage, whereupon Lange Frans jumped from the stage and hit a student. The victim turned out not to have thrown the ice cube. Due to this incident, Lange Frans was not allowed to perform at a Liberation Day music festival in Haarlem.[3]
  • In November 2006 he took part with Frans Bauer and Ali B in a charity single "De leipe Bauer flavour" about victims of landmines.
  • Lange Frans married former rider on 9 June 2008 former sportswoman and horse rider Daniëlle van Aalderen. They have one child, a son named Hendrikus Frederick William French born 21 August 2008.
  • He took part in a number of television programs including:
    • Hider in the House (Dutch series, season 1)
    • 2009: Van Zon op Zaterdag
    • 2010: Gehaktdag
    • 2010: Expeditie Robinson

Albums

In Lange Frans & Baas B
Solo

Mixtapes

In D-Men
  • 2003: De Straatremixes
  • 2004: De Straatremixes Deel 2
  • 2004: De Straatremixes Deel 3
Solo
  • 2008: Praktijk ervaring
  • 2009: Praktijk ervaring 2

Singles

In D-Men
As Lange Frans & Baas B
As Lange Frans
featured in

Songs and collaborations except for Lange Frans and Baas B

  • 2003: "Strippenkaart"
  • 2003: "Spreek"
  • 2004: "Troonrede"
  • 2004: "Pannenkoek" (diss track for Awa)
  • 2004: "André" (tribute to André Hazes)
  • 2005: "Doofpot"
  • 2005: "Testament"
  • 2005: "Ik mis je ook"
  • 2005: "Kijk ze gek doen"
  • 2005: "Les geleerd" (met Brace)
  • 2006: "De rijken moeten niet zeiken" (with Jort Kelder)
  • 2006: "Als je maar gelukkig bent" (with Gordon)
  • 2006: "De deal"
  • 2006: "Dit moet een zondag zijn" (F. Frederiks, B. Zeilstra, M. Jafri, L. Jermias, A. Krabman)
  • 2006: "De leipe Bauer flavour" with Frans Bauer and Ali B (charity single)
  • 2007: "Geil" (with Rowena en Jalise)
  • 2007: "Flappen" (with Brutus and Zwarte Sjaak)
  • 2007: "Mokum" (with Zwarte Sjaak)
  • 2007: "Het zwaard van Damocles" (with Sef Thissen)
  • 2007: "Buitenvrouw" (with PLS)
  • 2007: "Stem van de Straat"
  • 2007: "Nieuwe lichting" (with Extince)
  • 2008: "Creme de la Creme" (with OFAH)
  • 2008: "Motten" (with Willie Wartaal)
  • 2008: "Kanonkoppen" (freestyle) (with Brutus)
  • 2008: "Nachtwerk" (with Jobba)
  • 2008: "De reünie" (with Negativ)
  • 2008: "Ik word gek" (with DJ MBA and Yes-R)
  • 2009: "Zonnebril" (101barz)
  • 2009: "Delilah" (3FM mix) (with Jayh)
  • 2009: "Blijf komen" (with Brutus)
  • 2009: "Shit die je zoekt" (with Mitta, Negativ, Blexxx, Spanker, Dicecream, Nino, Gibba, Lucky LuQ, Nina en T-Slash)
  • 2009: "Niet naar huis" (with Jayh, Big2, Rocks, Kempi, Brainpower and RBDjan)
  • 2009: "Me boy" (remix with Yes-R and Ali B)
  • 2010: "Wolken remix" (with Flinke Namen)
  • 2010: "Blauw suede schoenen"
  • 2010: "White Choco" (with Yes-R, Sjaak, DJ Issy)
  • 2010: "Ik ga voor du top baby" (with Kempi, Ali B and Jayh)
  • 2010: "Muziek" (with YS and Hagar)
  • 2010: "Leef to the fullest" (with Big2)
  • 2010: "Zing voor me" (with Thé Lau)
  • 2011: "Stiekem" (Fouradi feat. Lange Frans)
  • 2011: "Vrij" (feat. Marco Borsato)

Appearances / Featured in

In albums
  • 2004: "Fantasteez Remix" (with ADHD, Khalid de Zandneger, Murth The Man-O-Scrip and VSOP) on ADHD's album Aanbevolen Dagelijkse Hoeveelheid Dopeness
  • 2005: "Les geleerd" (with Brace on Brace's album Strijder
  • 2006: "Rammeluh" (with The Prophet) on the latter's album Sensation Black
  • 2006: "Bouncen" (with Lloyd de Meza on the latter's album Mijn diamant
  • 2006: "Alles wat je hebt" (with Negativ) on the latter's album Negativitijdperk
  • 2006: "Ja bent van mij" (with The Partysquad and Michael Bryan) on The Partysquad album De bazen van de club
  • 2006: "De bazen van de club" (with The Partysquad, QF, Nino and Zwarte Sjaak)) again on the latter's album De bazen van de club
  • 2007: "Flappen" with Brutus and Zwarte Sjaak) on the latter's album Gedachtegang
  • 2007: "(N.L.) Nwe Lichting" (with Extince, Nina, Jiggy Djé, Winne and Kempi) on Extince album Toch?
  • 2007: "Zo Fly" (with Jayh) on the latter's album Jayh.NL
  • 2010: "Leef to the fullest" (with Big2) on The Opposites album Succes / Ik ben twan
  • 2010: "Kijk Omhoog" (with Kleine Jay) on Cartes & Kleine Jay album Het opwarmertje
In Compilation albums and mixtapes
  • 2003: "4 Specialisten" (with Negativ, Baas B and Ali B) on De Gastenlijst album
  • 2003: "Spreek" on De Gastenlijst album
  • 2009: "Pears" / "Naar De Klote" (with Frederico Franchi) on Total Los Vol. 2 by The Partysquad mixtape
  • 2009: "Blauw Suede Schoenen" on So So Lobi mixtape by Winne
  • 2010: "Dik Als Een Malle" on The Lost Tracks Pt. 1 by Dokuz & RickySluys
  • 2010: "Driemteam" on Extravaganza V by TopNotch

References

  1. ^ "Hiphopenmark: Biographies". Hiphopenmark.mysites.nl. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  2. ^ "Radio Freak: Lange Frans krijgt programma op WILD FM". Radiofreak.nl. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  3. ^ "Geslagen scholier wil straf voor Lange Frans ("Struck student wants punishment for Lange Frans")". Archief.nieuws.nl. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  4. ^ a b c d "DutchCharts.com Lange Frans discography page". DutchCharts.com. Retrieved 2012-10-14. 
  5. ^ a b "DutchCharts.com D-Men discography page". DutchCharts.com. Retrieved 2012-10-14. 
  6. ^ a b "Ultratop.be/nl/ Langr Frans discography page". Ultratop.be/nl. Retrieved 2013-12-23.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "bel" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).

External links

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