Brainpower

Real Name:
Gert-Jan Mulder
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Born on February 5, 1975 in Antwerp, Belgium as son of a progressive Reverend. Brainpower was raised in Alphen aan den Rijn in the Netherlands, where he became a fan of hip hop and rap. In 1994, he enrolled at University of Amsterdam and studied Communication Sciences.

Based out of Amsterdam, In 1998, as Brainpower, he entered the Grote Prijs van Nederland — a national talent show in music—in the categories R&B and hip hop, winning both the jury prize and the public's appreciation prize.

In 1999, he had his first Top-40 hit together with several other Dutch-language rap artists, all featuring on the Extince track Zoete Inval ("Sweet Incursion").

In 2000, Brainpower was both seen and heard in the video clip of the song Als niet Als ("If not If"), by the renowned musicians of Doe Maar. In that same year, he had his first solo hit, Door Merg en Brain ("Through Marrow and Brain").

In 2001, Brainpower released his first album, named after the hit single Door Merg en Brain. It contains a number of songs with an emotional touch, like the famous Je Moest Waarschijnlijk Gaan ("You Probably had to Go"), referring to the suicide killing of one his best friends.

In 2002, Brainpower received a TMF Award in the category Best National Hip Hop Act. In that same year, Dansplaat ("Dance Track") was released, a single that swiftly topped the charts in both the Netherlands and Belgium. Also in 2002, Brainpower won an MTV Award for best Dutch act.

In 2003, Brainpower won a second TMF Award as well as an Edison award for Best National R&B/Hip Hop act. He started a new project called ADHD, altering the acronym's meaning to Aanbevolen Dagelijkse Hoeveelheid Dopeness ("Daily Recommended Dosage of Dopeness").

In 2005, Brainpower returned with the hit Even Stil ("Moment of Silence"), it has the same name as his new album
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Albums

none Brainpower - The Freestyles Chapter album art Brainpower The Freestyles Chapter(Cass, Ltd) Made In Da Shade none Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
PIASN 080LP Brainpower - Door Merg & Brain album art Brainpower Door Merg & Brain (Album) [PIAS] Recordings, [PIAS] Recordings PIASN 080LP Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
PIASN 085 CD, PIASN 85 CD, 944.0085.070 Brainpower - Verschil Moet Er Zijn album art Brainpower Verschil Moet Er Zijn (Album) [PIAS] Recordings, [PIAS] Recordings, [PIAS] Recordings PIASN 085 CD, PIASN 85 CD, 944.0085.070 Benelux 2002 Sell This Version
PIASN 089 DVD, 944.0089.074, none Brainpower - The Box P.U.R.E. Session album art Brainpower The Box P.U.R.E. Session(DVD + CD) [PIAS] Recordings, [PIAS] Recordings, Lyric Recordings PIASN 089 DVD, 944.0089.074, none Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version
0946 311514 2 2, 0946 3115142 2 Brainpower - Even Stil album art Brainpower Even Stil (Album) Lyric Recordings, Lyric Recordings 0946 311514 2 2, 0946 3115142 2 Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
97017 Brainpower - Datvinnikcoke album art Brainpower Datvinnikcoke(CD, Album) Coca-Cola 97017 Netherlands 2006 Sell This Version
97028 Brainpower - Hart / Hard album art Brainpower Hart / Hard(2xCD, Album + Box) Lyric Recordings 97028 Netherlands 2008 Sell This Version
97026 Brainpower - Hart album art Brainpower Hart(CD, Album) Lyric Recordings, Play It Again Sam [PIAS] 97026 Netherlands 2008 Sell This Version
97027 Brainpower - Hard album art Brainpower Hard(CD, Album) Lyric Recordings, Play It Again Sam [PIAS] 97027 Netherlands 2008 Sell This Version
none Brainpower - Determination album art Brainpower Determination(CD, Album) Lyric Recordings none Netherlands 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Lyric 001 Brainpower - Lyricist / Can't Miss It album art Brainpower Lyricist / Can't Miss It(12") Lyric Recordings Lyric 001 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
PIASN 082 CDM, 944.0082.122 Brainpower - De Vierde Kaart album art Brainpower Feat. Lloyd (4) Brainpower Feat. Lloyd (4) - De Vierde Kaart (Maxi, Single) [PIAS] Recordings, [PIAS] Recordings PIASN 082 CDM, 944.0082.122 Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
PIASN 081 Brainpower - Door Merg & Brain album art Brainpower Door Merg & Brain (Single) [PIAS] Recordings, [PIAS] Recordings PIASN 081 Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
PIASN 082 Brainpower - MC Vol Overgave album art Brainpower MC Vol Overgave(12") [PIAS] Recordings PIASN 082 Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
VVR5013283 Brainpower - Als Niet Als album art Doe Maar Met Brainpower En Def P Doe Maar Met Brainpower En Def P - Als Niet Als(CD, Single) V2 Records VVR5013283 Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
DTM 670909 1 Brainpower - Down 2K1 album art Green Lizard Featuring Brainpower & TLM Green Lizard Featuring Brainpower & TLM - Down 2K1 (Maxi, Single) Double T Music DTM 670909 1 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
PIASN 083 CDS Brainpower - Wat Een Jinx Is album art Brainpower Wat Een Jinx Is (Single) [PIAS] Recordings PIASN 083 CDS Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
PIASN 084 CDS, 944.0084.124 Brainpower - Je Moest Waarschijnlijk Gaan album art Brainpower Je Moest Waarschijnlijk Gaan(CD, Single) [PIAS] Recordings, [PIAS] Recordings PIASN 084 CDS, 944.0084.124 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
PIASN 086 CDSR, 944.0086.123 Brainpower - Dansplaat album art Brainpower Dansplaat (Single, Maxi) [PIAS] Recordings PIASN 086 CDSR, 944.0086.123 Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version
PIASN 087 CDR, 944.0087.127 Brainpower - Voel De Vibe album art Brainpower Voel De Vibe (Maxi) [PIAS] Recordings, [PIAS] Recordings PIASN 087 CDR, 944.0087.127 Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version
COL 673422 1, 6734221000 Brainpower - One Mic (Remix) / Made You Look album art Nas Feat. Brainpower Nas Feat. Brainpower - One Mic (Remix) / Made You Look(CD, Single, Car) Columbia, Columbia COL 673422 1, 6734221000 Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version
PIASN 162 CDS, 944.0162.124 Brainpower - Schreeuwetuit! album art Brainpower Schreeuwetuit! (Maxi, Single) [PIAS] Recordings PIASN 162 CDS, 944.0162.124 Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version
none Brainpower - Alles album art Brainpower Alles (Maxi, Single) EMI, Lyric Recordings none Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
0946 335588 2 3 Brainpower - Even Stil album art Brainpower Even Stil(CD, Single, Copy Prot.) Lyric Recordings 0946 335588 2 3 Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
NASH PROMO 01099 Brainpower - Non Stop album art The Partysquad & Brainpower The Partysquad & Brainpower - Non Stop (Maxi) Universal Music NASH PROMO 01099 Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version