Last year, he was the flavor of the season at North Sea Jazz. A packed audience in front of the outdoor stage Mississippi danced to the contagious and positive hip hop of Typhoon. His album Lobi Da Basi (‘Love is the Master’) had recently been released and was already on its way to becoming a modern Dutch classic. Glenn de Randamie (his birth name) began his career with rap crew Opgezwolle, but soon stood out as a solo rap artist and he made his debut in 2007. The follow-up took quite some time; Typhoon went looking for inspiration in New Orleans, Brazil and especially Surinam. When the album was finally there, love was the master everywhere Typhoon went. After several performances with his live band, nobody could deny it: Typhoon had made one of the most beautiful contributions seen on the Dutch hip hop scene in years.