Netherlands
Gotu Jim
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ESNS 2023
Hip Hop
The sympathetic sing/rapping student could have been your favourite grandson, if it hadn’t been for some vulgar lyrics. Gotu Jim – which roughly translates in Sranang to Golden Jim – is signed to Burning Fik: the label of Faberyayo (De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig) and Abel. His resounding debut album, a sold-out Dutch tour, and bookings at festivals like Lowlands and WOO HAH!, are as telling as the lyrics to ‘Ik Betaal Me Stufi Niet Terug’ (‘I Won’t Repay My Student Loan’).