Immorales

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Immorales

It started as goofing around, taking already existent beats and recording their voices over them, initially altered to high pitched squeaks to conceal their identity, but the overwhelmingly positive reaction their recordings received prodded them to pursue this endeavor and continue recording and so the rap group Immorales was born and they would go on to take the Dutch Caribbean rap world by storm.

At the time of their initial recordings they were aware of a popular Puerto Rican group called Los Illegales, and that group’s name inspired their process of coming up with a name of their own. Due to the fact that they were rapping about subjects that were considered amoral, in addition to their explicit use of language, they decided to call themselves Los Immorales and this eventually became simply Immorales. The makeup of the group has morphed over the years, those that have been or continue to be members are Menasa, Gols, Iski, Pimpi, ORI, Lindoras, Juni MP, Germs, Nok Blok, Wilkin, Don Plomaso, JP, 37, and Yazzer G.

Initially underground and massively popular with teenagers and despised by parents, they eventually started recording their own beats and using their own voices. As some of the members either already lived in the Netherlands or moved there, the group eventually had two units: Immorales, based in Curaçao, and Immo Holland, based in the Netherlands. However, they remained in close association.

Among the smashes both factions have produced are “Teledegatubbies”, “Lancer”, “Den Campo”, “Karina”, “Amor Den Tres”, “Loer Bo”, “Wippen”, “Billen Shake”, “Billen Trillen”, “Muñeca”, “Nochi Pa Club”, “Lubidami”, “Buk”, “Ga Los”, and “Ik Wil Je N**ken”.  Among their albums are “Vol. 1 DKBM”, “Vol. 2 Pa Millenium”, “Forsa Immoral”, “Vol. 5”, Immolandia (their first fully commercial album), La Theoria, the mixtapes Willemstad’s Finest I & II, Summer Boost Mixtape (Immo Holland), Introductiedag (Immo Holland) Lesuren (Immo Holland), Je Laatste Condoom (Immo Holland) Porkaria (Immo Holland).

For the album La Theoria , the Curaçao unit got a deal with Talent Beach and Universal and this put the album in stores in the USA, Europe, and Latin America. For their single “El Caballo”, the record company financed the filming of a video clip shot in Caracas, Venezuela with the same directors that had worked with the big names of Reggeaton at the time like Tego Calderón and Wisin y Yandel. The clip was shown on MTV Latino and it led to an appearance on TeleMundo. At a certain point they even rubbed shoulders with the world famous Pitbull.

The international success they achieved with this album also led to them winning the prestigious “Premio Karabella”, an award given annually to those who have achieved excellence in music in Curaçao. They won the award for best “International Projection”.

The Holland unit enjoyed major success as well, which led to them being an opening act for Reggeaton giants Wisin y Yandel when they performed in Amsterdam. They also performed at the Sail Festival in Amsterdam, on the main stage, and at the New Edition Festival in Groningen, both venues at which they put on a show for upwards of 15.000 people. They have also performed at several festivals in Tilburg and at nearly every nightclub across the Netherlands that has Reggaeton on their playlist. Both factions have no immediate plans for the future other than continuing to make music that moves people to have a good time.

Listen to Immorales on Skempi

 

Gerson Eleonora (1987) has a passion for writing, whether it be short stories, poems or the biographies, reviews and music articles displayed here on the site. He is an aficionado of everything Caribbean, it’s almost as if salt water runs through his veins.
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