Dutch Rapper, Singer & Songwriter: Glen Faria

Glen Faria is a Dutch renowned rapper, singer and songwriter. He was also part of the famous Flinke Namen Band with multiple hit records to their name.

Glen was a guest lecturer today at the academy and we had a short but enlightening interview with him after a “Q&A” session alongside artist manager and autor, Martijn Crama.



  • What would you tell starting musicians?

Glen :  What I would like to say is that there is not a moment when you are good.

There are world producers who are 18 years old and have become famous, who have just started and I want people to keep that in mind. It doesn’t have to be the long way. It could actually happen at any time. It can always happen no matter how old you are.

  • What is something you’d tell your younger self?

Glen : What I would like to tell myself is that I have to be patient and success cannot be measured by money or fame. That success has feelings. You just have to be happy and be happy with every song you make.

  • How long did it take for you to get your breakthrough?

Glen : It took a long time for me. I didn’t really care about the breakthrough. I wasn’t looking for a breakthrough. I was just writing songs and you can also take a nice breakthrough from that. When it came to breaking through, I might have given up sooner. But luckily that had never been my motivation. I just like making music.