Re: Silent Poets/French rap questions

Jeremy Hollister (
Thu, 3 Apr 1997 07:51:42 -0600 (CST)

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On Wed, 2 Apr 1997, DJ Lo-Ki wrote:

> 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.
> peace,
> Lo-Ki