French rap, a hidden gem

While rap music remains an American dominated genre’,  there are other countries and cultures where it thrives. In some cases, it even predates American rap, such as old school French rap.

If you, like me, find “The Life of Pablo” pablum, then dust off these gems…

MCSolar’s debut album in 1991 continues to influence French rappers today. Have a look at this great video here. The group 1995 also packs a great deal of originality into their music and videos. Both artists are hidden gems of a genre’ that is not all about money, “showing up” and debasing culture.

So why not start your week off by frenchifying your playlist with these and other artists? Diversity, after all, its supposed to be a social good.

N’est-ce pas’?