Hailing from Zwolle, The Netherlands, he initially made a name for himself as a member of Opgezwolle
, also comprised of rapper Rico and producer Delic. In association with Dutch label Top Notch, Opgezwolle
made three albums, Spuugdingen op de Mic (2001), Vloeistof (2003) and Eigen Wereld (2006), the latter a Top Five hit on the Dutch albums chart. As a solo artist, Sticks made his full-length album debut with Microphone Colossus (2004) with producer Kubus
. His second album, Fakkelteit (2007), was released in the wake of Opgezwolle
's Eigen Wereld and proved similarly successful, reaching the Top Ten of the Dutch albums chart. With the splintering of Opgezwolle
, Sticks proceeded to form the FakkelBrigade, comprised of himself plus rappers Phreako Rico, Typhoon
, James, and producer A.R.T. Fakkelbrigade
's debut album, Colucci Era (2009), was a Top Ten success for Sticks, as was his third solo album, Alledaagse Waanzin (2010). Other notable releases by Sticks include rap-supergroup album Great Minds (2013) with Dutch rappers Winne, Jiggy Dje and producer Dr. Moon which debuted at number two in the chart, and the Dazzled Sticks project with radio hits 'Dans' and 'Tunnel'. After an eleven year hiatus Sticks and his partner in rhyme Rico released an album called IZM produced by Kubus. The album was another top ten hit.