Nederhop that rocked
5. BRAINPOWER FEAT. JEAN GRAE | "MIND UR BIZNIZ" | Last year's Mijn Manier single — the title track from his career-spanning greatest-hits record — sounded halfway between a victory lap and a retirement. Then came an unexpected announcement: Brainpower is planning an English-language album for 2011. Could the most complex Dutch lyricist hope to compete with the tongue-twisting rhymes of native speakers? In his debut English single with Brooklyn MC Jean Grae, he makes the case for a US rhyme visa: "Livin's been changing, more nice, more heart/More experiences, more lies, more scars/We rhyme like we had eight beers at four bars."