Re: french rap questions

John McNutt (
Wed, 13 Sep 1995 17:25:12 -0500

>curious to know some background on premier french rap acts: Jimmy Jay, Les
Sages Poets de la Rue, Boom Bass (of La Funk Mob?), and Menelik. THere work is
>quite impressive (to me at least) and would like to know more about them as I
>play them on my radio show (WHPK 88.5 for you Chicagoans) and have nothing to
>say about them.
>any knowledge would be greatly appreciated.

Wish I lived in Chicago to hear your show! All I know about these groups
is what I read from the MC Solaar liner notes to his albums. Jimmy Jay and
Pigale Boom Bass both play with and co-write songs with MC Solaar. I have not
heard of Les Sages Poets and Menelik except that they rap with Solaar on
L'NMIACCd'HTCK72KPDP. I myself would like to know more about these groups.
Do they have sounds similar to Solaar? Other groups that I have heard of
are I AM and Sens Unik, though i do not know what their music is like.

Could you give the labels these groups which you have are on? I'd be very
interested to get my hands on some copies to check out :)....


PS. I have somewhere a copy of a french article about some french rappers,
tho I don't know who... Ill look for it and post it to the list if it has
relevent content.
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