Re: Silent Poets/French rap questions

Peter Wang (
Wed, 2 Apr 1997 11:00:19 -0800,Internet writes:
>I just heard and amazing mix of a song by Silent Poets called "La Vie".
>It's so smooth! I've heard the name before but don't know much about
>them. Does anyone know if the vocalist on that track is a regular part
>of the lineup and if there is any other releases by them that are must
>haves. Also as far as French rap i am pretty much in the dark besides
>mc solaar and sens unik. i've seen a comp of french rappers a short
>while ago but forget the name and label. Anyone have any recomendations?
>Compilation or otherwise? Thanks a lot!

i've got the track "la vie" on the "Groovin High" compilation on
Steppin' Stone (which, BTW is an excellent comp.). the silent poets
are japanese and have done a couple of full lengths, which i have not
heard, as well as some remix work for Nobukazu Takemura. I believe
they can be found on the Bellissima label. the french rapper on "la
vie" is Menelik and i don't know that much about him. I don't think
he's part of the regular line-up and that particular track was just a
cross-continental collaboration.


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