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Thomas Heerma van Voss

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Thomas Heerma van Voss

Thomas Heerma van Voss is not only a valued journalist and author, but also an enthusiastic hip hop devotee. He regularly dives into the lives of his heroes for The Correspondent, Volkskrant and NRC, writing everything from odes to The Notorious B.I.G. and analyses of Kanye West’s macho behaviour, to in-depth interviews with Dutch rappers such as Hef, Fresku and Rico & Sticks. His fifth book will appear in August 2017, the nonfiction collection Plaatsvervangers (Dutch for ‘substitutes’), a volume of personal music essays.