The crew came about within the posse from Brussels names R.A.B.
(Rabulldogz). The name of the band was found in Spain, where "de puta madre"
does not only mean "son of a whore", but also "excellent!"
or an exclamation of enthusiasm. Rayer in Rif-Raf : "We were really into
Puerto-Rican movies at the time. We even started talking like chicanos. But it
just means "Waaw, mortel!". That is part of our ego-tripping. We work
our butts of to become really good. And we really dig ourselfves, and our friends.
We dig our posse. We are de puta madre".
In 1995 they made their debut with the album "Une ball
dans la tête", an album that hit the Belgian hiphop-circles like
a bomb, as it was about the first time that the underground rap-scene came along
with a self-produced full-album (on 9mm). Moreover, De Puta Madre was also hailed
abroad (Spain, France, Canada, Holland) and even made a small cross-over to hardcore
and rock-audiences in Belgiaum (eg. their presence at the Pukkelpop-festival.
A big part in the original sound of the album came from the turntable-wizard Grazzhoppa
from Bruges, in combination with the inventive and sometimes jazzy samples of
In the long period in between the first and the second album,
the member of the PM-crew didn't remain inactive at all : Pee Gonzalez
(aka Sozy One, aka Pablo, the graffiti-artist and rapper of Spanish descent) made
a streetwear-collection and a maxi of his own. Rayer released a maxi "Carjack
les cardiacs" and coordinates most of the 9mm-activities. Smimooz
was busy producing a number of underground hiphop-compilations and releases of
other 9mm-rappers (Lickweed, Kingsize...)
In this same period also, there were a number of new crews in Brussels and french
rap emerging on the scene (for example CNN with Rival, Starflam,
FRJ ...), which had as a consequence that the second album of De Puta Madre in
1999 didn't get quite the reception of the debut. Rayer : "Because of
our first album, many started thinking "if they can do it, so can we".
We have proven that hiphop-material can be released in Belgium, and other have
found energy in that. That is a satisfaction for us. It's very positive that there
is more than one Belgian production in the shops. But on the other hand : we are
still De Puta Madre. Everybody is curious of our next move".
For "Technik Stonic" they cooperated with No
Sleep Nigel (mixer of The Herbaliser, London Posse, Blade ...), which resulted
in record that was closer to the "avereage" hiphop in 1999 than the
first album was. The relaxed, jazzy atmosphere of the debut had evolved to a sound
that was more like the sound of the big city. The cd was preceded by the excellent
single "Vandal", and was promoted at the Ancienne Belgique during two
concerts that included guests such as the French Faf Larage and the Dutch E-Life.
Band members :
- MC Rayer
- Pee Gonzalez
- DJ Smimooz
Buy CD's of this band at
- Une ball dans la tête (9mm, 1995)
- Esto es de puta mama (maxi, 9mm, 1995)
- Vandal (maxi, 9mm, 1999)
- Technik Stonik (9mm, 1999)
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