Angelo Diop, better known as Rotjoch, is in his place of residence Diemen royal honour. Mayor Erik Arc appointed him Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau.
Angelo receives the award for his contribution to the Dutch society. With the BNNVARA program 101Barz he has a lot of beginning artists a stage, meaning that they could break and their voice could be heard. In addition, he will receive the award for coach and mentor of young hiphoptalent and the aid and support he adolescents who have difficulties in society.
“With minimal resources Angelo Diop show that there is a large group of artists was not previously seen was by the media. And that there are an even larger audience for those artists,” says Kees de Koning, founder of the record label Top Notch. “He has not only the Dutch music industry her eyes open, but most importantly, the public media. And that without ever compromising his own integrity and that of hundreds of artists that he has in the last twelve years, a stage, and this often has a career, has commanded.”
The presenter and rapper won last year, the Pop Media Award for the hip-hop platform that he ten years ago has set up. He received the award, a cash prize of 2500 euro, during Eurosonic Noorderslag festival in Groningen. According to the jury feels Rotjoch ’like no other’ to what is happening within the Dutch hip-hop going on. “He proves to his own station 101Barz now for ten years, an excellent nose for new talent, and ensures, thanks to sessions for that new talent gets the attention it deserves. Ronnie Flex, Brotherly and Sevn Alias would without Rotjoch never become so well known as now.”