Recruitment Rap


The Dutch Ministry of Defense has enlisted rapper Kraantje Pappie for a recruitment campaign. Kraantje Pappie has repackaged the Dutch infantry song in rap form, the video of which can be found on the Ministry of Defense's recruitment website.

Kraantje Pappie filming video (Ministry of Defense)

Kraantje Pappie said he prefers to associate himself with the army, which "is really necessary," than with a hamburger advertisement.

He is much more enthusiastic than German rapper Prinz Pi, whose 2011 song Drei Kreuze für Deutschland (Three crosses for Germany) is about two brothers who go to Afghanistan, one of whom commits suicide there and the other who comes back shell shocked. One line of the song goes: "Even poor rich Germany produces a pair of monsters."

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