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Qui sème le vent récolte le tempo

MC Solaar

1991

Qui sème le vent récolte le tempo
Album Summary

Qui sème le vent récolte le tempo is the debut studio album by French rapper MC Solaar. The album title is a pun on the French version of the Biblical proverb "qui sème le vent récolte la tempête" (he who sows the wind reaps the whirlwind, Hosea 8:7). It was released in 1991 and gained considerable success. "Bouge de là" was the album's first single, which was hugely successful in France and went on to kickstart Solaar's career there. The song is based on a sample of "The Message" by 1970s English band Cymande. The title song "Qui sème le vent récolte le tempo" samples Lou Donaldson's "One Cylinder". Other popular singles from the album are "Caroline" and "Victime de la mode".

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Hip Hop

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Thu Apr 07 2022
5

Loved it loved it loved it. Everything sounds cooler in French. The beats are tight and so far beyond the rest of 1991, and even though I only understood every 10th word, the flow was gorgeous. Tres bien, j'adore!

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Mon Aug 23 2021
4

This is some of the best rap that I didn’t understand a word of lol. Honestly, if I spoke French, this could possibly be a 5 depending on the lyrics. But man, this guy flows so nice, and the beats are delightful.

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Mon Aug 23 2021
5

Surprisingly diverse sounds that pump in African, Jazz, Rap, and plenty others to make a strong record.

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Thu Sep 09 2021
4

Definately better than expected. Mix of funk, jazz and hiphop. No idea what the lyrics are about, but they have a really nice flow.

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Mon Nov 07 2022
5

9/10 I don’t understand what he’s saying, but who needs to when the vibes are this good 😎

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Wed Feb 08 2023
5

What a gem! I never would have listened to this on my own. I can't tell what he's rapping about, but he seems to be doing so very skillfully and the beats are all great. This is music to make you feel cool. Loved it the whole way through.

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Mon Dec 04 2023
4

Had a run of mediocrity of late and was more in the mood for some uncomplicated rock, so French hip-hop on the weekend wasn't exactly welcomed this morning... Except about halfway through track 2 (the first proper track) I found myself grooving. I really like it. Love the music, I especially love MC Solaar's flow and rhythm, and frankly love the fact that I don't understand most of the lyrics. Treating everything as an instrument / parts of the whole. This was a genuine surprise, not only do I have nothing bad to say about it I'll probably listen again. 8/10 4 stars.

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Wed Jan 12 2022
3

Dear oh dear I can't understand a word these rappers say

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Tue Sep 07 2021
5

well, shit - that was fantastic. i had a friend in college who was french, and for his final recording project, he produced a track of him rapping in french - and it was amazing! the tape was stuck in my friend's car, so every time we'd go anywhere, all we'd hear was georges screaming away. so this album of course reminds me of that, which is fantastic - but obviously it also stands on its own. the flow is so tight, you'd think he couldn't get any faster and harder after about the third track...but then raga jam comes up, and you fall over. super happy i got to hear this.

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Fri Nov 12 2021
4

Qui sème le vent récolte le tempo by MC Solaar (1991) Cet album est fascinant, en raison de sa fusion de hip hop, jazz, reggae et funk. Pour les anglophones, le fait qu’il soit composé et interprété dans Français n’est pas vraiment un obstacle au plaisir. Il est particulièrement remarquable pour avoir été produit en 1991. C’était assez tôt pour avoir une influence significative sur les rappeurs britanniques et américains. Nous y étions en 1917 et 1944. Avec ce disque, MC Solaar rend la pareille. Merci. La chanson-titre est une tournure intéressante du proverbe biblique « Qui sème le vent récolte la tempête » (Osée 8,7). MC Solaar échange « tempo » contre « tempête », une petite synecdoque astucieuse qui fonctionne poétiquement sinon exégétiquement. Je suis sûr qu’Osée avait autre chose en tête. MC Solaar n’a pas de type de voix que les Américains associent habituellement au rap ou au hip hop. Il a une qualité plutôt apaisante, ce qui rend l’expérience d’écoute très accessible. Certaines de ces chansons ont des arrière-plans éthérés et des rythmes sensuels. Dans « Quatier Nord » et « Ragga Jam », MC Solaar démontre une grande habileté à l’articulation rapide des consonnes. Ses styles vocaux sont polis et bien assortis à l’ambiance de chaque composition. C’est un disque qui élargit ses horizons musicaux. Ce serait un excellent album pour la musique de fond pour le travail. Pardonnez mon expression dans Français. 4/5

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Thu May 26 2022
3

Mike Ladd est le fils de Robert Dimery

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Thu Feb 29 2024
3

Oh how we laughed when my friend got the job to promote this album when it came out. French rap?! "Ooh la la, baguette de merde. John-E-Hallidogg, connard!" (I may have work-shopped that a bit). Turns out the joke was on us, this is pretty good, his samples are fun and his flow is smooth. I will note that "Victime de la mode" does, however, sound like Nouvelle Vague covering "Don't Believe The Hype". This album doesn't have Solaar's great one that steals the Bonnie and Clyde riff, but is a good time nonetheless.

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Wed May 10 2023
2

Rapping really doesn’t work in French

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Fri Oct 08 2021
5

Interesting to hear rap in a different language but to hear it use a similar music language as lots of other rap music at the time, but MC Solaar's vocals are just sooooooo smooth. Caroline immediately grabbed me. La devise is a solid close to a killer album.

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Wed Nov 17 2021
5

Классный олд скул

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Fri Feb 25 2022
5

Absolutely tremendous talent

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Wed Sep 28 2022
5

A few beats and you find yourself sitting on the docks of Marseille or on a bridge over the Seine river. Very cool. I am always regretting that my French is so bad. I guess this guy has something to say

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Mon Oct 10 2022
5

Amazing jazz rap with a great flow, no idea what he is saying though

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Mon Oct 17 2022
5

Brings back memories of translating his songs in French class. It's a good vibe for music, even if I don't understand most of what is being said!

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Fri Oct 21 2022
5

Brilliant album. No idea what he's saying, but he is great at saying it. Let's just hope it's not about anything dodgy ...

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Wed Nov 16 2022
5

with the obvious caveat that i dont know what the lyrics are saying (though the title of this album is a delightful pun), this is truly excellent. sounds really ahead of its time, perfectly matched samples and excellent mixing, and the flow was just super nice and pleasant. all around really good listen.

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Wed Nov 16 2022
5

This album cover is amazing. Listening to this is a little strange because I can tell that Solaar is doing some French plays on words, but I have no idea what they mean. The flow is superb, the samples and beats are equally superb.

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Wed Nov 23 2022
5

Cet album est excellent. Je l'ai écouté pendant que <<les bleus>> jouaient leur premier match de la coupe du monde Qatar 2022 - ce qui était une belle coïncidence. Il me fait penser à un Roots Manuva francophone, ou à un Afrika Bambaataa bilingue. La musique est super, et les paroles sont encore meilleures. Cinq étoiles !

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Sat Dec 10 2022
5

Strong Saturday arvo situation

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Sun Dec 11 2022
5

I almost forgot about how much I enjoy French hip hop. This is a particularly good example of it, too.

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Thu Dec 22 2022
5

This is amazing. I flippin' LOVE French rap. This has everything - beats, flow, plenty of melody and retro sounds.

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Fri Feb 03 2023
5

Absolutely amazing. I didn't understand a word of it, but I didn't need to understand French to know that this is something absolutely dripping with skill and talent. There's such a jazzy and funky vibe to the album, and the flow and lyricism seems to be amazing, even if I don't exactly know what he's saying. Makes me want to learn French and listen to this again sometime, but even if I don't learn the language, this'll still be a vibe to come back to. Favourite: Quartier Nord

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Wed Feb 08 2023
5

The vibes are absolutely immaculate. Lo-fi chill beats to study to in its highest form.

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Fri Feb 17 2023
5

With the caveat that I don’t know what the lyrics mean, this is a 5/5. The jazz-funk-rap production was really interesting and the vocal delivery is smooth.

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Fri Mar 31 2023
5

So awesome, its unique but has a Tribish feel, lots of flow but with alot more accompanying music (horns, shredding, cowbell) its really fun to listen to even though I cant understand a word

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Fri Apr 21 2023
5

(it helps to know french). 5 stars. A Smart mimic and comedian, hilarious complex and double-entendre lyrics linking wildly unrelated concepts. It's a fun juxtaposition - surprising to hear childhood & everyday french phrases. Catchy. enjoyable. Yes, rap can be fun and intelligent. \"Bouge de là\" (part 1) provides a veritable thesaurus 'get out of here's and he goes on to mixes a bit of Reggae and plays across cultures. He is great mimic and a comedian. . There is some English language in \"La musique adoucit\" (the music softens you).

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Mon May 22 2023
5

Amaaaaazing. One of my new favourites?! Enlightening and expanding and chill and adventurous. Just wow.

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Fri Jul 28 2023
5

Its wonderful, French trip-hop jazz thats reminds of Nujables. It's a 5 even though I've no idea what he's rapping about

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Wed Aug 02 2023
5

Trés bien! I knew who MC Solaar was largely (solely) due to his collaboration with Neneh Cherry on 7 Seconds but hadn't heard any of his own stuff. This is an incredibly catchy hip-hop/trip-hop/rap blend and the French language has the perfect cadence for rap. Je aime ça, cinq étoiles!

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Wed Dec 06 2023
5

Oh this is dope! 1991? This is really good. Flow - lots of lyrical gymnastics going on, switching up styles almost every track. Tone - very cool, French accent works for me. Production - so clean for ‘91. Jazzy loops, top quality scratching, great variation between tracks. Lyrical content - hard to tell, but it feels pretty positive. The level of skill on this compared to 50cent yesterday is almost incomparable, hiphop is a funny old genre.

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Sun Jan 07 2024
5

Fantastique! I had no idea this would be so good. Like Tribe but French. I will definitely listen to this again.

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Mon Jan 22 2024
5

I really like everything I’ve ever heard from this artist. Melodic, rhythmic, soulful, jazzy, excellent rapping in super fast French. Sounds ages ahead of 1991. Prefer this to west coast wannabes. This whole album is very very good. Added 7/16 songs to my favorites, just on the first listen. Emphatically deserves its spot on this list.

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Wed Jan 24 2024
5

I dig it and I don’t know a word of French.

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Fri Jan 26 2024
5

New artist for me and really enjoyed. I like a bit of jazz rap so will listen to more of this!

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Thu Feb 01 2024
5

Sanaakaan en ymmärrä, mutta todella douppeja biittejä ja varianssia

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Fri Feb 02 2024
5

This is a refreshing break from the amount of classic rock albums lately. I'm excited to be introduced to something completely different. Maybe that is causing an unfair bias, but I can't resist giving this one a five. Woohoo! being forced to listen to music just got fun again

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Thu Feb 08 2024
5

This might be one of the most interesting hip-hop albums I have ever heard. The way he is able to pull from a lot of different sounds to make a cohesive project is remarkable. His flows are crazy too.

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Fri Feb 09 2024
5

Love the use of sound effects. The vocal flicks in the third song are fucking crazy After a full listen, I love this guys flow. His samples are great & the instrumentals work amazing with his voice. Definitely saving this one

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Fri Mar 29 2024
5

I was today years old when i found out I love french rap. I listened to it all day long. So glad i was exposed to this.

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Sat Mar 30 2024
5

Very fun, catchy, danceable… my French is too rusty to catch much of the lyrics so didn’t get much from that but I loved the sound of it!

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Sat Mar 30 2024
5

That was fun! Can’t tell you what he said, but I liked the way he said it.

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Sat Mar 30 2024
5

I had bought MC Solaar's subsequent CD, Prose Combat, many years ago and it was a favorite. I was very happy to listen to this one today for the first time. I am happy to know my French, because just like with that album, he uses the sounds and meanings of French words masterfully. He has so many good messages in his lyrics. I love the cool, smooth sound of the tracks as well.

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Wed Sep 15 2021
4

Hip-hop francés. Me ha gustado bastante.

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Thu Sep 23 2021
4

Really enjoyed this whole album.

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Thu Sep 23 2021
4

no clue what they’re saying

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Wed Oct 20 2021
4

Wow this dude flows so well!

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Mon Oct 25 2021
4

I did not understand this, but I loved every second of it. Who knew I would be into French Hip Hop

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Thu Oct 28 2021
4

Sounds was really good, although my French is still at high-school level competence so I only caught the odd word or phrase

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Fri Dec 10 2021
4

Un hip-hop e rappata molto allegri. Credo tratti comunque temi di importanza sociale. 'Caroline' la consiglierò a tutti. Il francese è più musicale dell'inglese? 4 stelle, ma quasi 5

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Mon Dec 13 2021
4

Caught me by surprise in a good way. Really chill French rap with lyrics that are clever even through Google Translate. Best track: Qui sème le vent récolte le tempo

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Sun Dec 19 2021
4

Wish i could understand more of the lyrics, but love the vibe

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Wed Jan 05 2022
4

First half is very good. flows are gorgeous even though I do not understand the lyrics. Good beats.

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Wed Jan 12 2022
4

4 Baguette out of 5. Has a nice flow. Don't understand it so the lyrics are different. Hopefully not talking about raping and killing

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Wed Jan 12 2022
4

Surprisingly really enjoyed this album

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Thu Jan 13 2022
4

French hip-hop, wasn't sure what to expect going in but I dig it. Don't speak the language so most of the lyrics are going over my head but the guy seems to have a good flow and the beats are good. I liked this.

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Mon Feb 14 2022
4

Great fucking album. Sick grooves and killer flows. I just wish I could understand him!

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Thu Feb 17 2022
4

I have no idea what’s going on but I like it

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Fri Feb 18 2022
4

This was very unexpected album. Good hip-hop style with some french style embedded into it. Very nice discovery

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Thu Apr 14 2022
4

I think that by signing to Talking Loud records, MC ended up with much more of an organic, acid jazzy sound. I'm sure there are real instruments in there - the sax solo in the title track definitely and many of the bass lines move around enough to be real - but I couldn't find any musician credits in Wikipedia. There's a handful of well written tracks. I like his smooth delivery, especially in songs like Caroline and Victim de la Mode. He has a sense of humour, there's plenty of wordplay, which I can tell, even though I barely understand French and he sounds like he's having a good time.

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Wed Apr 20 2022
4

Bel album de rap classique. 4.5

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Fri Apr 22 2022
4

One if those albums where I couldn't help but think that every song was about Olympia Dukakis. That has to be some sort of complement because daddy loves this album. So much so that I've taken to referring to myself as daddy.

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Sun Apr 24 2022
4

I really like the title track!! Who sows the wind harvests the beat! My time spent on Duo lingo has not been wasted.

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Thu Apr 28 2022
4

Don’t speak French but it mixes great garnered like funk rap and soulful. I’m sure it would be a 5 if I knew what he was taking about

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Thu May 05 2022
4

Classique! L'album suivant, Prose Combat, me paraît cependant meilleur, plus abouti. Ici, MC Solaar met de l'avant ses capacités, ce qui tient parfois de l'esbrouffe.

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Thu May 12 2022
4

I really liked this; I enjoyed it's funkiness. The title track especially was good, but lots of good stuff in here.

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Thu May 12 2022
4

This was a great time. I think my favorite song is the title track, but there were a lot of good ones.

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Mon May 23 2022
4

Musically stylish hip hop - makes for sipping your beaujolais while bopping to some of these songs. Now while I don’t know French, some cringey rhymes seem to popup but I might be wrong. However overall - quite fun to listen to - a shame if one doesn’t know the language (like myself) as I guess as you miss out on half the fun.

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Wed Jun 15 2022
4

Only vaguely heard of this guy but I knew the French love their hip hop, never explored before. This is pretty great, love the title track. I love 80s hip hop and rap but I kind of got off the bus somewhere early to mid 90s and never truly got back on. Always got time for exceptions like Dave and such. I don't like the ragga one, I'm not target audience, but I won't hold it against the album as a whole which is well worth a listen. This has a lot to like about it, much genres covered, and some of that early 90s production that works great for some things (this) and terribly for lots of other stuff. Kind of doesn't matter that I haven't got a clue what he's rapping about, it's a great soundscape.

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Thu Jun 30 2022
4

I love the overlaying beats. Vocals are impressive, I only with I understood French. But, I know enough to know he is incredibly talented with the language

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Mon Jul 04 2022
4

MC Solaar shows what hip-hop can be, relaxing jazzy beats with incredible raps. Now the message of the album unfortunately passes me by a bit, but that is by no means an obstacle to any enjoyment you can get from the album. The first half of the album, with its Gang Starr influenced eclectic mix of hip hop, jazz, funk, reggae and the French troubadour style, ending with the great hip hop ballad Caroline is a classic in its style and would be a 5* album Unfortunately, there's also the second half of the album, a bit of half-hearted dub style that brings the album down and was a bit unnecessary. So it ends with 4*

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Wed Jul 06 2022
4

La dech au Bangladesh Prefs: Qui Sème Le Vent Récolte Le Tempo, Victime de la Mode, L'Histoire de l'Art, Armand est Mort, Quartier Nord, Caroline, La Musique Adoucit les Moeurs, Bouge de Là - Part. 1, Bouge de Là - Part. 2, La Devise Moins pref: Ragga Jam

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Mon Jul 18 2022
4

Desperately struggling to dust off my high school French. (Merci Mme. Stillman) I’m rather enjoying this.

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Wed Jul 20 2022
4

I was not hopeful about a foreign language album, and the only thing I remember from 3 years of high school French is “Allons-y! Let’s go!” I was quite pleasantly surprised by the jazzy French rap, which scratched some itch in my brain I didn’t even know I had. Bouge de la part 2 especially just got to my core. I was least impressed by the one track featuring English, funky dreamer, and I wasn’t really feeling the ragga jam, but that could have been because I didn’t feel it fit the spirit of the rest of the album.

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Fri Jul 22 2022
4

Интересный артефакт 90-х годов. Навевает воспоминания о фильме Такси.

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Tue Jul 26 2022
4

Solid French hip hop. I remember it being a breath of fresh air for me after a wave 2nd string gangster rap and New jack swing had left me cold on hip hop. Wish I knew French but that doesn't stop me enjoying this

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Thu Aug 04 2022
4

First album/artist I never heard of. 1st impression, meh. 2nd listen better. 3rd listen 4 stars. If only I knew what he was rapping about?!? In my top 1000, idk

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Sun Aug 21 2022
4

Sweet beats. Wish I knew French just to get the lyrics of this album

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