Years active 2000 – present
Name Maurits Delchot
|Born September 8, 1982 (age 33)
Amsterdam, Netherlands (1982-09-08) |
Occupation(s) Rapper, actor, radio presenter
Birth name Maurits Robert Delchot
Maurits Robert Delchot better known by his stage name Negativ (born 8 September 1982) is a Dutch rapper, actor and radio broadcaster of Surinamese origin from Amsterdam-Oost.
- 2003 2005: In D Men
- Solo career
- Record label Nindo
- Awards / Nomination
- Personal life
- Collaboration with D Men
- Tracks on various compilation albums
- Tracks as a featured artist
- Diss tracks
- Film soundtracks
Negativ became part of the rap formation D-Men. He has also acted films like Bolletjes Blues and Complexx. He also has his own weekly radio show where he DJs for Juize FM on Fridays.
Maurits was interested at a very young age in rap. He started rapping with a bunch of friends, including Keizer and others. He took part in fNally's band H.S.S. (Hinderlijke Straat Schoften). Soon he became known in the underground rap circuit taking part in several MC battles. One big battle faced him with Yukkie B, another rapper from Amsterdam-Oost (East Amsterdam). This led into several quarrels between the two rappers, after which a series of diss tracks were sent back and forth between the two.
2003-2005: In D-Men
Negativ met Lange Frans already part of a band D-Men alongside his brother Brutus and Bart Zeilstra known as Baas B, and convinced him to join D-Men in 2003, where he contributed greatly to the popular mixtapes of D-Men which were distributed free in the Amsterdam rap circuits, and downloadable online via the website www.straatremixes.tk On two tracks on this mixtape, he dissed the rapper B Yukkie. After the success of the De Straatremixes in 2003, two new mixtapes, De Straatremixes Deel 2 and De Straatremixes Deel 3 were released in 2004 again with contributions from Negativ.
Shortly after the release of his single in January 2005, internal conflicts surfaced between Negativland and his two D-Men colleagues Lange Frans and Baas B who had now formed the duo Lange Frans & Baas B, so he decided to quit D-Men. A few weeks later, a Negativ made an online track and using an instrumental from 50 Cent, he dissed Lange Frans & Baas B. It was a time ramoant of diss recordings including many from The Opposites, Rmxcrew and Tuindorp Hustler Click (THC) dissing other rap acts. Another battle ensued between Negativ and THC in which Negativ recorded "Dacht je nou echt" ("Did you really"). Rapper Heist Rockah also dissed Negativ back. Negative answers him with the song "Hou je bek" ("Shut up").
In 2005 Negativ took part also in the mixtape Urban Videoz and Straathits Volume 1 and Straathits Volume 2 with DJ MBA. On Loyalty Records he released the hit "Niets is wat het zijn moet" with Ebon-E. In 2005, he also had a joint single with Brutus in "Mijn Feestje"
In 2006 Negativ made his film debut, he plays the main character Spike in the movie Bolletjes Blues. For this role he was nominated for Golden Calf award at the Netherlands Film Festival in 2006.
In December 2006, Negativ received negative publicity after he was furious at the Tilburg festival threw a keyboard on the floor, resulting physical commotion to ensue.
In May 2008, during an interview with Propz Magazine, he confirmed that he had been recording tracks for the street remix 4 Mixtape, with other rappers Yes-R, Daryll, Lange Frans & Baas B. On September 26, 2008 mixtape Hinderlijk (Annoying) was released via Juize.FM radio station, also bringing the single "Money Money Buit Buit". The song also featured on a new Dutch television series called Flow. BUT eventually he withdrew his support from the project saying that there was no quarrel,but that "the only reason why I make music because I like and I do not do anything to make money or because it would be useful for my career."
He was offered a television role as a prisoner in the telefilm Skin, and he starred in the TV series Flow and entered into the program Back2School.
In 2009, he released a single "Skud Skuddem' with a remix single featuring Yes-R, Ali B, Sjaak. He also appeared in a TV documentary about angry people.
Record label Nindo
In 2010 he founded his own record label Nindo, where he performed his mixtape Hinderlijker ("obnoxious"). Rapper Keizer, an old friend from earlier days also signed to the label. Later signed Bokoesam to the label
Awards / Nomination
Collaboration with D-Men
All mixtape releases are on D-Men Entertainment
2003: De straatremixes
2004: De Straatremixes Deel 2
2004: De Straatremixes Deel 3
Tracks on various compilation albums
2003: De Gastenlijst
2004: Dope Shit
2005: De Beste Nederhop
2005: NL Flavour
Tracks as a featured artist
2005: Yes-R - Mijn pad
2006: Kimo & Nina - De Nationale Overname Mixtape
2006: Nino - Transmigratie (mixtape)
2006: The Partysquad - De bazen van de club
2007: Nino - Transmigratie 2
2007: Nino - Transmigratie 3
2008: The Partysquad - Total Los! De Mixtape Vol. 1
2007: Reejon - Regen voor de storm
2008/2009: Nino - Stilte Voor De Storm
2009: Dicecream - De blaastest
2009: PUNA.NL - Propaganda
2009: Keizer - Straategisch
2010: Keizer - De oorzaak II
Negativ has been at both ends of dissing tracks between rappers. Here are his diss track recordings
2006: Bolletjes Blues Original Soundtrack
Animated movies 2013: planes as "Teug" 2013: turbo as "Coole Kanjer"