Re: Silent Poets/French rap questions

DJ Lo-Ki (
Wed, 02 Apr 1997 14:29:56 -0500

Michael Aregood wrote:
> 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!

You're right that song is truly great.. it comes off of an album which
paired up the silent poets with a variety of different vocalists... the
album is called Words and Silence and is out on Belissima records. That
track features Menelik who is Mc Soular's brother (I think!) other great
tracks on that album feature Ranking Anne, and the Last Poets. It's
definitely woth picking up although I don't know where to begin looking
(it's been out for at least a year and a half) I somehow managed to pick
up a copy on vinyl as well as the CD that Belissima (the label) sent me,
so I know that vinyl copies exist, for the vinyl junkies out there. Good
luck ij your quest... that record is still in regular rotation at my
house and still sounds as fresh as the day I got it.