Rapping from the Heart

The big, bad reputation of Dutch-Moroccan rapper Raymzter is dented within minutes of meeting him. He shakes hands politely, is soft-spoken, and offers a cup of coffee. Reclining on a floral couch he displays none of the rebel attitude that makes his stage performances such a hit. Raymzter (pronounced rhymster) is the sort of rapper you could take home to meet the parents. In fact, it's the parents of Raymzter's Italian producer, Massimo Baudo, who open the door of the neat terraced house on a new housing estate outside Amsterdam, when a reporter arrives for a visit.

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