About Celtjo

http://oceanadesigns.net/images/granite/costa-smeralda/costa-smeralda.jpg The man behind the voice.

Celtjo has been busy with rap since the late nineties. His first live appearance was a freestyle at school at a performance by the Groningen formation Zombi Squad. The rappers from Zombi Squad were impressed by the 14-year Celtjo and advised him to do something with this talent. Celtjo soon came into contact with peers who were busy with producing beats and started rapping seriously. Since then he has never stopped.

In the beginning Celtjo rapped mainly in English . He has had many performances in clubs, cafes and venues in and around Groningen, such as the Palace and the Simplon. He also participated in festivals such as the Liberation Day Festival (5 May), New Attraction and Queensday.

Celtjo is a founding member of the rap formation O.N.S – Royalty. O.N.S made it to the finals of the Spits Breakthrough Awards. In 2011 O.N.S also released the mixtape ‘1 Team 1 Taak’. More information about the group is available at www.onsroyalty.nl.

A few of his biggest influences in hip hop are: 2pac, Eminem, Wu-Tang Clan, Yukmouth and Nas. Besides hip hop Celtjo is also influenced by reggae, R & B and dancehall. His style is focused on flow and storytelling often accompanied with a little sarcasm and self-reflection. Some of his goals in making music are: Having fun, making timeless music and music that touches people.

For several years Celtjo also raps in dutch. In 2012 he released the well received mixtape: ‘1 Stap’. Celtjo is busy every day writing new songs and recording. He has made a clear choice to go for music in his life and leave the street life behind. He regularly releases new music and is also often found on stage, solo or with the group O.N.S.