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mikeyredk
Nov 11, 2003, 03:20 PM
know any good french rap?
i know about dj solaar

Flowbee
Nov 11, 2003, 03:47 PM
That's "MC" Solaar... and he's very good. I also like the group IAM. I think you can find their cds on Amazon.com (although pretty expensive, as they're imports).

mikeyredk
Nov 11, 2003, 04:00 PM
Originally posted by Flowbee
That's "MC" Solaar... and he's very good. I also like the group IAM. I think you can find their cds on Amazon.com (although pretty expensive, as they're imports).

$40 you got to be joking like im going to buy that

Flowbee
Nov 11, 2003, 04:07 PM
I'm so glad I took the time to reply to you. :rolleyes:

mikeyredk
Nov 11, 2003, 04:18 PM
hey thanks but it is steep i might look to buy it when i go to france this summer

eyelikeart
Nov 12, 2003, 08:59 AM
Not totally rap, but Serge Gainsbourg is pretty well known & entertaining. I usually get a good laugh while listening to him. :D

whocares
Nov 12, 2003, 09:56 PM
Originally posted by eyelikeart
Not totally rap, but Serge Gainsbourg is pretty well known & entertaining. I usually get a good laugh while listening to him. :D

Not *at all* rap IMHO ;)
Good stuff though.

eyelikeart
Nov 13, 2003, 10:50 AM
Originally posted by whocares
Not *at all* rap IMHO ;)
Good stuff though.

haha...ok fair enough... ;)

I do like Ford Mustang though... :D

jbembe
Nov 13, 2003, 09:56 PM
y'all need to check out Les Nubians latest album "One Step Forward." Talib Kweli (who's a great rap artist) is on there and its pretty cool.

eyelikeart
Nov 13, 2003, 09:59 PM
Originally posted by jbembe
y'all need to check out Les Nubians latest album "One Step Forward." Talib Kweli (who's a great rap artist) is on there and its pretty cool.

I've only got a couple tracks from Les Nubians, and off compilation albums at that. Good stuff though. Anything u would recommend?

And Talib Kweli...got him on an album with Mos Def. ;)

Flowbee
Nov 14, 2003, 12:49 AM
Back on the subject of French rappers: You can hear IAM on this track by Khaled (http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=384953&selectedItemId=384951). He's an Algerian pop star that's popular in France. IAM does some guest rapping (in French) on the song. Unfortunately, you can't hear them on the 30 second iTMS clip. However, if you want to hear what they sound like, it's only 99 cents.

(BTW - The whole Khaled album is most excellent.)

Thanatoast
Nov 14, 2003, 01:23 AM
i got a cd by a group called manau for a gift once. "panique celtique". i never would've bought it myself and didn't like it at first, but it grew on me and now i really enjoy it. give it a try. it's a good couple of years old, though.

mike3k
Nov 14, 2003, 03:03 PM
Check out Baaba Maal's album "Firin' in Fouta" (which isn't in iTMS - they only have his acoustic albums). The song Swing Yela has some rapping in his native Pulaar language.

leet1
Nov 14, 2003, 03:05 PM
French rap? This is a joke right? lol

mikeyredk
Nov 14, 2003, 03:46 PM
hey don't dis french rap there language makes everything flow smooth

mike3k
Sep 28, 2005, 01:54 PM
I discovered a few more recently:

113 (French/Algerian; not to be confused with 311). I love their song "tonton du bled". They often show the video on Link TV.

Daara J - great Senegalese rappers, my current favorites

Racines - I love "bisso na bisso" which samples "Ay chona la" by Youssou N'dour.

mad jew
Sep 28, 2005, 06:15 PM
Possibly the only decent thing to come out of France apart form baguettes: IAM. :p

devilot
Sep 28, 2005, 09:41 PM
I think my boyfriend and his friends used to listen to some group called NTM... not bad. And yes there is French rap, just like there is also Viet rap, Chinese rap, Korean rap, and I'm sure all sorts of other rap-- and believe you me, French rap sounds a great deal better in my book than Viet rap (no offense to any Viet rap- listeners out there).

:edit: I just verified: some other groups they listened to-- IAM, NTM, oneshot

3rdpath
Sep 28, 2005, 10:55 PM
well if you're gonna bring serge into this...i have to throw in my french recommendation:

France Gall...especially the "1968" album. frenchpop at it's best. and don't tell anyone but i've lifted some really cool samples off of this. ;)

G5Unit
Sep 28, 2005, 11:00 PM
Whay about KYO? They're not bad but I dont think it's rap.

Flowbee
Sep 29, 2005, 03:28 PM
My latest french rap discovery is a group called Explicit Samourai. I'm completely addicted to their song "Le Roseau."