Six persons are in custody for abducting a woman and her two children from Amsterdam-Noord on December 31st. The police freed the woman and her kids from a home in Almere the next day, the police said in a statement on Wednesday.
The Public Prosecution Service in Amsterdam is concerned about young people seemingly being increasingly eager to shoot or stab each other. "My concern is great, because you see that the number of incidents involving young people who shoot or stab is increasing," chief prosecutor John Lucas said in an interview with AT5. Amsterdam police chief Frank Paauw expressed similar concerns earlier this year.
The police arrested rapper Makka from Zwolle for faking an attempted assassination on himself. He is accused of "provoking public violence", weapon possession, and making a false declaration, RTV Oost reports.
Two men, aged 21 and 24, were sentenced to 137 days in prison for a fake attack on Zwolle rapper Makka. The two threatened Makka on the street with a firearm, but it later turned out that the attack was faked and arranged by the rapper himself, NOS reports.
The police arrested a 20-year-old man from Amsterdam on Thursday for a fatal shooting in which 19-year-old rapper Bolle was killed on Wednesday afternoon. Whether the arrested man is suspected of being the gunman or of another role, is not yet clear, Het Parool reports.
Amsterdam fans of Canadian rapper Drake were disappointed on Monday night when he canceled his show at the Ziggo Dome more than an hour after it was set to start. The rapper was sick and returned to his hotel. This is the third Amsterdam show he canceled, NU.nl reports.
Canadian rapper Drake is in Amsterdam, and he is not letting his visit go by unnoticed. This weekend he dropped in at a Bar Mitzvah celebration and did a surprise show with Rae Sremmurd in the Melkweg, AT5 reports.
On Saturday night the rapper was spotted at a Bar Mitzvah party in the Amstel Hotel with Jamie Foxx. And on Sunday night the audience in the Melkweg went through the roof when Drake suddenly walked on stage during the Rae Sremmurd performance. He performed Fake Love and Jumpman, according to the local broadcaster.
The police arrested a well-known rapper in Rotterdam in connection with unrest in Tilburg on Sunday night. There the police stopped a brawl between the supporters of two rappers, Boef and Para Soma
Two Zwolle police officers will be reprimanded for pulling rapper Typhoon over on Monday based on his skin color and the fact that he was driving an expensive car. Typhoon writes about the incident on his Instagram, saying that he was pulled over not because of a traffic violation, but because his "profile" did not correspond to his new car.
LGTB interest group COC is shocked and dismayed that "gay hater" Steen was allowed to play at Utrecht's Liberation Day festival on Thursday. The group is demanding an explanation and apology from the organization
Amsterdam rapper Appa was arrested on a parking lot at the Hazeldonk border crossing on Wednesday afternoon. The rapper, real name Rachid El Ghazoui, tweeted about the experience, calling the arrest "racism".
The Public Prosecutor has demanded a 20 year prison sentence against the 52 year old man suspected of shooting and killing 31 year old rapper Charlton ‘Challa’ Wondel on May 4th last year.
A 31-year old man who was shot dead on the Nesserland in Amsterdam Noort has been identified as Charlton 'Challa' Wondel, member of the known rap group Tuindorp Hustler Click (THC).
Rapper from Breda is catching all sorts of attention for his controversial new song "Eenmans", in which he raps about hating Jews and not shaking hands with gay people.
Listeners complains that the single and its associated videoclip that Ismo released this week are jampacked with antisemitic and racist lyrics. He raps about his love for Islam, but tears deep into Jews and gays. Only God can "break" him and money is something he wants to show off to his enemies.
Dutch rapper Jay Zakelijk (21) from Roermond is going to prison for multiple cases of human trafficking as well as sexual abuse.
A video clip by rapper Hozny from Sneek surfaced on YouTube, where an actor, posing as PVV party leader, Geert Wilders, is 'kidnapped and executed.'