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I know you were expecting the dig to stay in the Americas but I am looking to expand. The latest dig features some hip hop tracks but these are no normal hip hop tracks these are French hip hop tracks. Listening through these tracks I have come to the conclusion that when they aren't participating in worker riots, eating fine cheeses, drinking wine, or complaining about a 35 hour work week they can put together some good music. I kid the French.

The first is no slouch they are signed to Big Dada, a branch of Ninja Tune that features Spank Rock, Roots Manuva, Diplo, and Busdriver. This group is called TTC (above). I don't speak french so I can't say the first thing about their lyrical content but what I can say is the beats are fresh and the cadence and tone of the raps sound great. Its kinda like Ozomatli, I don't know a damn thing they are saying...but damn its good music.

The other two groups are La Caution and Sheryo. I can't find anything about them in English so you're on your own. My friend in France hand picked these so consider these tracks from France with love.

Let me know what you think, especially if you speak French and can understand what they are rapping about. Or you can just post comments about how I am a dumb American in French and I will have no clue what you are talking about.

Mp3: TTC - "Teste ta comprehension"
Mp3: TTC - "Ebisu Rendez vous"
Mp3: Sheryo - "J'élabore (2000)"
Mp3: Sheryo - "Je Reste Underground"
Mp3: La Caution - "Player"
Mp3: La Caution - "Peines de maures"
Mp3: La Caution - "Chomage Voitures Nuits Blanches"

7 interested person(s)

No Frontin' said... @ 5/03/2006 05:46:00 AM

You like Cuizi cuiz?

JT said... @ 5/03/2006 07:46:00 AM

I think you would love MC Solaar as well... I think I've posted some stuff by him way back in the day. More quality french/african rap.

These tunes are tight too.

i said... @ 5/03/2006 07:31:00 PM

i was going to suggest Solaar too. 'Prose Combat' from back in '94 was amazing (produced by DJ Premier i think? i'll have to dig it out and check). i'll put a track up on my blog tonight or tomorrow...

cant wait to check out the stuff you put up. thanks.

K. said... @ 5/04/2006 08:07:00 AM

thanks for the tip JT. I will be sure to check out MC Solaar. Ill be watching your space "i" to see if you post any before I can get my hands on some.

i said... @ 5/04/2006 12:38:00 PM
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i said... @ 5/04/2006 12:39:00 PM

i'm slacking on the blog lately, so in all likelihood you'll beat me to it... but a couple solaar tracks from 'prose combat' will be up by late this evening. i'll see if i can't research a bit about the guy too...

buying a french rap cd was one of the more adventurous things i did in 1994. my friends thought i was weird...

JT said... @ 5/04/2006 04:04:00 PM

I shall post some MC Solaar tomorrow, I'm definitely feeling it as the weather kicks up the heat.

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