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Lange Frans

Lange Frans

Rapper, radio presenter, TV presenter
Lange Frans
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Rapper, radio presenter, TV presenter
Is Rapper Television presenter
From Netherlands
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio Music
Gender male
Birth 12 November 1980, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Age 40 years
Star sign Scorpio
Family
Siblings: Brutus (rapper)
Genre:
Hip hop music
Lange Frans
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Frans Christiaan Frederiks (born 12 November 1980), known by his stage name Lange Frans, is a Dutch rapper and television presenter. From 1997 to 2004 he was a member of the band D-Men. Between 1997 and 2009 he was part of the Lange Frans & Baas B duo before starting a solo career; the duo reformed in 2019.

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

In D-Men

In 1997, Lange Frans was a founding member of a band alongside his brother and fellow rapper 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. 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"). In 2001, D-men won a talent contest that was organised by Stichting Grap ("Joke Foundation") in 2001. In later years, many artists joined D-Men, including Brace, Yes-R & Soesi B, Negativ and DJ MBA.

In Lange Frans & Baas B

Lange Frans & Baas B

In 2004, Frans and Bart Zeilstra, already part of D-Men formed the duo Lange Frans & Baas B and had a successful career lasting more than 4 years with three albums: Supervisie (2004), Het land van (2005) and Verder (2008). They also released 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 his death. The duo split up in March 2009.

The duo were criticized for the over-commercialization of their music by D-Men colleague Negativ and by 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 the single "Zing voor me" featuring Thé Lau. It reached #5 on the Dutch Singles Chart.

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

Personal life

Lange Frans performing in Koninginnedagviering held in Delft in 2007
  • Lange Frans is the older 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 to protest some of the lyrics he had used on stage. 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.
  • In November 2006 he took part in the charity single "De leipe Bauer flavour" with Frans Bauer and Ali B, about victims of landmines.
  • Lange Frans married former horse rider Daniëlle van Aalderen on 9 June 2008. They have one child, a son named Hendrikus Frederick William French born 21 August 2008.
  • Lange Frans 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

Discography

Albums

In Lange Frans & Baas B
Year Album Chart
peak
Certification
2004 Supervisie 48
2005 Het land van... 27
2008 Verder 56
Solo
Year Album Chart
peak

Certification
2012 Levenslied 7
2016 Presenteren Blauwdruk Boothcamp (with 4 Shobangers) 50

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
Year Single Chart
peak
Certification Album
2004 "Mijn Feestje"
27
As Lange Frans & Baas B
Year Single Chart
peak

Chart
peak
Certification Album
2004 "Represent" 99  –
"Moppi"
3  –
"Zinloos"
1 43
2005 "Supervisie" 26  –
"Het land van... " 1  –
"Mee naar Diemen-Zuid " 9  –
2006 "Ik wacht al zo lang"
16  –
"Dit moet een zondag zijn" 79  –
2008 "Kamervragen" 14  –
2009 "Dit was het land van" 2  –
As Lange Frans
Year Single Chart
peak
Certification Album
2006 "Als je maar gelukkig bent"
69
"De leipe Bauer flavour"
14
2007 "Zwaard Van Damocles"
10
2010 "Ben mezelf"
66
"Zing voor me"
1
2011 "Stiekem"
96
"Kom maar op (Vrij)"
6
"Bloed gabbers"
58
2012 "Nieuwe dag"
29
"Nergens goed voor"
73
"Beloofd is beloofd"
46
featured in
Year Single Chart
peak
Chart
peak
Certification Album
2014 "Samen voor altijd"
1 1

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
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 18 Jun 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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