‘Petit Jean’ is the alter ego of Jan Asselberghs, a Flemish rapper and slam poet. He raps, slams and writes in Dutch. In 2016 he won the audience award in the finals of the Belgian Slam Poetry Championship. One year later he was the runner un in the ‘Lyrics’ category of the Spoken Awards in Rotterdam.
His debut EP ‘Emceeclopedie’ (2020), rhymes slam poetry with rap and takes the listener for a tour of his world as an MC and a slam poet.
Rhythmically reasoning he swings on the rhythm of silence or soundscape between reason and dream, love and rancor, desperation and hope.