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  French hip hop - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Within France, the two cities with the largest hip hop scene are Marseille and Paris (the majority of French rappers come from the suburbs of Paris).
Hip hop first appeared in France in 1979, just as the genre was achieving some success in the US.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/French_hip_hop   (808 words)

 French hip hop: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Hip hop is a cultural movement that began among urban african american and latino youth in new york city and has since spread around the world....
Strasbourg (french: strasbourg; alsatian languagealsatian: strossburi, "town [at the crossing] of roads"; german: straßburg) is the capital and principal...
Hip hop artist kaysha is the stage name of edward mokolo (born january 22, 1974 in kinshasa)....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/f/fr/french_hip_hop.htm   (2000 words)

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In France, the early, budding music masters already had already swallowed 20 years of american hip hop history (the French have always been keen listeners of american music, so it's no surprise that they followed the roots of hip hop from the beginning, while not turning out their own productions until much later).
The combination of old school roots and new cultural enthousiam gave french hip hop a jump start on the genre, and in only 10 years, french hip hop has climbed its way to the top of the charts.
Hip hop in France was really starting to pick up speed: Every passing year produced new groups, fresh talents and more competition.
hiphopfrance.ifrance.com /hiphopfrance/storyus.htm   (2131 words)

 LUMPEN French Hip Hop
So, for the first time, a large segment of the french population could immediately relate to an american musical ethos born in a similar urban environment, providing it with a rich and fertile cultural soil in which to grow and prosper.
Master club hip hop jocks LBR and his partner/colleague Cut Killer are THE hip hop masters, mixing hard rap and phat beats both in clubs and on their record productions.
Hip hop rhythmic structure and gear (two turntables and a sampler, he explains) frame a combination of influences, from Street to Ghazal to Jazz to Jungle to House, reaching an inspired acme of stunning melancholy and exoticism on the two tracks sung by Bangalore (?) vocalist Kakoli Sengupta, a singer he discovered via his mom!
musictravel.free.fr /articles/hiphop/hiphop.htm   (1748 words)

 Telegraph | Entertainment | Should hip hop take the rap for rioting?
French politicians have called for legal action to be taken against hip hop musicians in the wake of the French riots.
French hip hop is very different from its UK counterpart.
It is hip hop that gives those disenfranchised places a platform: now, the French state is having to deal with the voices that it has itself promoted.
www.telegraph.co.uk /arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2005/12/08/bmfrance08.xml&sSheet=/arts/2005/12/08/ixartleft.html   (678 words)

 BBC NEWS | Europe | French rappers' prophecies come true
It is undeniable that some of the lyrics of French rap songs - as in America - are shocking to the conservative-minded.
The French language, with its repeated end of word inflections, is widely recognised as lending itself to rap, and even masters of the form in the US have been complimentary.
Today many French rappers are saying that if only their words had been listened to, the suburban violence might never have occurred.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/europe/4440422.stm   (841 words)

 The metamorphoses of French hip hop   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The road of hip hop from the grey- slab backyards of notorious suburbs to theatre stages has been rough and full of contradictions, but the dancers have found their place as renowned artists.
In just a few years,everything seemed to be over.Hip hop was seen as a passing fad,which only lasted till the end of the 80s.The dancers went their own ways, breakdancing on concrete and waiting for better times.
Although hip hop is basically intended for other hip hoppers,its impact can be seen in the field of marke- ting,for example.
www.kiasma.fi /www/viewresource.php?lang=en&id=3LsabE_rHLEKyfwh   (331 words)

 URI professor authors book on French hip-hop
The French, who at first tried to translate English lyrics, began to create their own lyrics and experiment with new beats.
The phrase can represent the colors of the French flag, which are blue, white and red or bleu, blanc and rouge.
The phrase was used to describe the French victory as a victory of diversity.
www.uri.edu /news/releases/html/02-1024-03.html   (546 words)

 French hip hop -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Most French hip hop artists come from poor suburbs of Paris, Strasbourg, Toulouse or Marseille.
The majority of French rappers are descended from African immigrants.
Solaar inspired many budding hip hop fans in France, and laid the foundation for the future scene; he also set many records, including the first French hip hop recording to go platinum.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/French_hip_hop   (945 words)

 Wine X Magazine
Today, hip hop is synonymous with popular culture, lionized by both disenfranchised youth and prep school students, as well as by the corporate moguls who clamor to sell them CDs and designer streetwear.
Though hip hop remains the sound of politics in France, it has found new incarnations under the influence of club-hop and electronica.
Part of the French scene's reluctance to embrace the expanded genre is said to lie in the fact that some of the new artists, like DJ Cam, are Caucasian; the hip hop community in France tends to define hip hop and who should make it along racially stratified lines.
www.winexmagazine.com /4point3/rage.htm   (1067 words)

 French culture | Performing Arts | Compagnie Kafig US Tour April- May 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The French hip-hop ballet group Compagnie Käfig tours the USA from April 22-May 26, 2002 with their latest creation Dix Versions.
Made up of seven young French men of Algerian descent based in the working class Saint-Priest suburb of Lyon, the Compagnie Käfig is one of France's hottest young dance troupes.
French rap groups are often multiracial and tend to be pacifistic.
www.frenchculture.org /perfo/events/02kafig04.html   (1101 words)

 French Culture | performing arts:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
French choreographer Maguy Marin and her 10-member company perform the US premiere of her new work Points de Fuite to a score by French composer Denis Mariotte.
French playwright Jean Giraudoux's comic fable The Madwoman of Chaillot, starring Oscar winner Kim Hunter, will be presented at the Neighbourhgood Playhouse in New York from Oct. 2-28, 2001.
Choreographed by French dance masters Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot and Marius Petipa, with a score by French composer Adolphe Adam, Giselle is a gem of the classical French ballet repertoire.
www.frenchculture.org /perfo/events/archives.html   (2396 words)

 Fuck Hip Hop. | MetaFilter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Hip hop is as vibrant, intelligent, inventive and community spiritied as it ever was (remember, Afrika Bambaata created the Zulu Nation to offer the kids in the Bronx an alternative to street gangs).
Hip hop is a broad church - don't write it off because it lacks melody, is a "fl thing", or "just isn't music", as all of these things are blatantly untrue.
hip hop is a focus for people around the world as a way to express themselves, for most of america affording the equipment to dj/sample is out of the question, but they survive on old drum-machines and human beatboxes.
www.metafilter.com /mefi/22700   (15989 words)

 David Brooks vs. gangsta rap. By Jody Rosen
In today's column, Brooks takes his shtick overseas and into the realm of pop music with a denunciation of "French gangsta rap." Citing the prevalence of hip-hop culture among "the rioters"—"poor young Muslim men" from Parisian banlieues and other French slums—Brooks goes on to to spin a theory of global gangsta rap hegemony.
The French Ministry of Culture, stodgy arbiters of all that is Truly French, has already given one of its top music prizes to Marseilles firebrands IAM, largely because of the poetic skills of its lead rapper, Akhenaton.
French rap lyrics today are like the American gangsta lyrics of about five or 10 years ago, when it was more common to fantasize about cop killings and gang rape.
www.slate.com /id/2130120#ContinueArticle   (1249 words)

 ::HIP HOP CONGRESS::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The French musical landscape before the beginning of the 80's, except for some talented singers, writers and composers, was made up of some fake singers who were usually taking up succesfull american rock or disco songs by just dropping some French lyrics in it.
At the end of the 80's, the french chapter of the Univeral Zulu Nation was the largest and most important one, after the Bronx one.
French rap is now the most popular music for young people and they are thousands and thousands of rappers every where in France.
www.hiphopcongress.com /features/hiphopfrance.html   (2102 words)

 Street Knowledge: Conscious Music Blog » French rap in the scope   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
World media reports that 200 French lawmakers last week demanded an investigation by Justice Minister Pascal Clement of French hip-hop groups for inciting "racism and hatred" through their song lyrics.
And it’s come down to classic ‘blame the victim’ stuff that more should be watching, as it’s a serious attempt by a government to quash hip-hop and youth culture in France.
French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy told the BBC that France has been going through a "very deep crisis due to the crisis of immigration and the failure to integrate," implying that rebels’ plight is basically their own fault.
www.streetknowledge.net /archives/84   (368 words)

Although I doubt the wealthier French rap fans were appropriating hip-hop out of humor, the fact that Massenya and the article's writers credited the less privileged banlieues with giving French hip-hop its "own voice" is suggestive.
As another French rapper, Rico, said, "The ghetto is an energy source; it inspires me. If I lived in Paris, I wouldn't have the same rage, the same hate." (1996: 38) Rico's rage and hate serve as muses for his rap and without them, his hip-hop would have less fuel for "contiguous" expression.
Another aspect of hip-hop illuminated by the article on the French banlieues is that hip-hop's particular appropriation is contingent on the local youths' culture and environment.
www.lclark.edu /~soan/alicia/rebensdorf.express.html   (4680 words)

 Encyclopedia of Musical Genres -French hip hop -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
There are, however, ethnic French rappers, such as the Breton Manau.
Hip hop first appeared in France in the early 1980s, just as the genre was achieving some success in the US.
Many are Africans from former French colonies who have moved to France for education or a better life, or are the children of African immigrants.
www.musicwalrus.com /Musical_Genres/french_hip_hop.htm   (451 words)

 MusicMoz - Lyrics: Hip Hop   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Baller's Lyricz - Lyrics to songs by hip hop artists, such as 112 and the Violators.
Hip Hop (Rap) Lyrics Directory and Search Engine - A directory of underground hiphop lyrics and rap artists.
Hip Hop Rap Lyrics - Provides the lyrics to some hip hop and rap tunes, including songs by Brandy, Destiny's Child, Damage and Case.
musicmoz.org /Lyrics/Hip_Hop   (678 words)

 Music, Genres, Rap and Hip Hop,
Visit our hip hop sites and look for your favorite artist, or look for hip hop action in your area.
THE FRENCH HIP HOP Webring is to all french hip hop related sitez...graffiti, rap, DJ'ing, breakdance...
Hip Hop Elements represents all aspects of hip hop, including graff, b-boying, emceeing, DJ-ing, and hip hop culture.
dir.webring.com /rw?forum=y;d=Music/Genres/Rap_and_Hip_Hop   (483 words)

It seems strange but all of a sudden hip hop has become something really important in Abidjan.You can see more guys dress in baggy jeans out there than in london.
But as we know hip hop is not only about baggy jeans...
They are not the youngest Hip Hop crew around: we have seen the coming and going of many child rap groups such as Kriss Kross.
www.africanhiphop.com /crew/ivory.htm   (1981 words)

 French Hip Hop : An Introduction....... - The Ill Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
However,in the early days French hip hop was largely imatative of American records and most mc's rapped in English.One clue to how backward the French hip hop scene was then was that the most famous early French hip hop record was produced by Henri Belolo and Jacques Morali.the men behind the village people
A similarly unique take on hip hop was offered by TTC who have teamed up with like minds such as Dose One and Hi-Tek.The title of Ceci N'est Pas Un Disque (2002) referenced Belgian surrealist Rene Magritte,and the album's sounds,rhymes and cadences were as crazed as you would expect.
Although i may have not have covered a broad range of Frech hip hop like you may have been expecting,like the title states this is merely an introduction to the genre,the rest is for you to check out yourself,if you like what you hear.
community.allhiphop.com /showthread.php?t=120852   (388 words)

 Hip Hop Lyrics Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
David Allen Lyrics - Collection of hip hop lyrics, organized by artist and by song title.
Krystal's Hip Hop Lyrics - Individual songs by a few artists.
The Urban Lyrics - Rhythm and blues/soul, hip hop, rap lyrics archive.
www.music.infotut.com /Lyrics/Hip_Hop   (696 words)

 CD Baby: LA CEDILLE: Vu Du Large - from indiemusic
La Cedille (also known as Ça) 'bring together North African and French influences with hiphop and a brass section to create their very own sound' no.17 DMC world hip hop chart.
Until recently at least, UK hip hop has had its head as far up the arses of the Americans as poodle boy Blair, with the result that any distinctive voice was drowned out by fake Yank accents.
From Saian Supa Crew's deft battle-raps to MC Solaar's conscious hip hop, via the more abstract underground sounds of TTC and Le Peuple De L'Herbe, French hip hop has developed its own musical accent as mellifluous as the tongue in which those rhymes are rapped.
www.cdbaby.com /cd/lacedille/from/indiemusic   (1537 words)

 Hip Hop Forum - French Hip Hop?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
You gotta look hard 4 the decent shit but as the worlds 2nd largest hip hop market there is some quality.
I'm french and I advice U to listen Saian Supa Crew (and not Sion Supa Crew Doja) but today the crew is "dead" and new crews were created (OFX, Xplicit Samourai...
And we would like to know if there is any french gangsta rappers outhere, if so, we would like to know what they are called.
www.homegrowninc.net /forum/post6716.html   (312 words)

 The History of Hip Hop in France - www.ezboard.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
In the wake of all the violence going on in France and being that November is Hip Hop History Month, we wanted to make sure that folks are up on some of the history to the world's second largest market for Hip Hop.
In a recent article, I noted that as you start to travel around the world you will come across folks who are knee-deep into Hip Hop who will point to Paris, France as their Hip Hop mecca and not the US.
Yes, we all know that Hip Hop started in the Bronx and for that reason the US and New York in particular will always have OG status, but to be honest, cats no longer care about all that.
p076.ezboard.com /fpoliticalpalacefrm57.showMessage?topicID=629.topic   (2611 words)

 San Antonio Current - Feature Game changer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
With an album tentatively set to drop in July, Parker could emerge as hoop-loving America’s gateway drug into French rap, or merely be the latest in a long line of professional athletes with musical vanity projects on their resumes.
Within four months, seven emcees went from being the French equivalents of Chuck D, calling out their government for discrimination against the country’s North African immigrant population, to facing deportation and jail time.
Despite more than 200 signatures from members of the French Parliament demanding the emcees be indicted for inciting the riots, Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin dismissed the accusations, saying hip-hop was not responsible for the crisis.
www.sacurrent.com /site/news.cfm?newsid=16214394&BRD=2318&PAG=461&dept_id=484045&rfi=6   (1787 words)

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