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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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Rating

3.1

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4496

Genres

  • Hip Hop
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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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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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Wed Jan 12 2022
3

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

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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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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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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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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 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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Wed Feb 09 2022
5

cool

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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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Wed Oct 19 2022
5

Funky groovy beats!!

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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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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 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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Thu Aug 19 2021
4

Spiced up Jazz - tres bien

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Fri Aug 20 2021
4

Really enjoyed that!

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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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Wed Jan 12 2022
4

mmhon

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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

Not bad at all

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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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Wed Apr 06 2022
4

Excellent and chill

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Wed Apr 13 2022
4

brabo

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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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Fri Apr 15 2022
4

Cool French rap!

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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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Fri Apr 29 2022
4

bra häng alltså

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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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Thu Aug 25 2022
4

Ret nice beats! Forstod ingenting tho

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Wed Aug 31 2022
4

Good beats!

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Thu Sep 15 2022
4

Pretty awesome 90s French hip hop

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Wed Sep 21 2022
4

Wow, this was unexpected. A French hip hop album from the early '90s? The genre is still somewhat new, and the French got it on it here, or at least MC Solaar did. Quite a few tracks on here that I dug, this guy can really rap (fast). Admittedly don't understand a lick of it but it sounds great. Hearing a genre as lyrical as hip hop in another language is quite the trip. But also the production felt very in-line with American stuff from the same time like Run DMC or something. I liked it a lot, great album! Favorite tracks: Matiere grasse, Victeme, Quartier nord, Bouge Pt. 2, Ragga Jam, Funky Dreamer. Album art: Really nothing special, doesn't suggest hip hop, but it has a cool pirate radio aesthetic, like something pulled from a movie about a revolution. 4/5

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Fri Sep 23 2022
4

Some French beats, enjoyed it

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Fri Sep 23 2022
4

Didn't understand it, loved it

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Wed Sep 28 2022
4

Now this is one I REALLY didn't expect to enjoy. Some random French rap? That would usually get a resounding no thanks from me. But I liked the guy's voice and the instrumental is really good with some very pleasant jazz and scattered funk elements. I did think Ragga Jam was horrible to listen to, but otherwise great background listening which more than I can say about 98% of all rap.

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Wed Sep 28 2022
4

A cool dude. Good old school rap.

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Thu Sep 29 2022
4

A French rap album that I can barely understand as someone who studied French for ten years should not be something I like. This album is amazing though. The production and beats are on point. The vocal performances are also very good despite not understanding them. Solid album overall. Standout songs are Caroline and Victime de la mode.

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Thu Oct 13 2022
4

Can't understand the lyrics fully so that means I can't really rate them but I can tell he has a great flow, the samples added an extra punch to the album and it was sequenced brilliantly, not to mention the production was well ahead of its time for '91 A great record.

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Tue Oct 18 2022
4

No imaginaba que un rapero francés me fuera a encantar, y cierto, no es música que me marque, pero sí la encontré agradable y si a veces saliera alguna de sus canciones en el shuffle no me molestaría. Quizá la onda de rapear en francés, pero más posiblemente que los ritmos son percusiones reales mezcladas con beats, y hace que casi se sienta como Jazz. 3.5 que sube a 4

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Wed Oct 19 2022
4

Blending jazz influenced hip-hop with Parisian charm, MC Solaar's Qui sème le vent récolte le tempo is a throughly engaging effort that would fit in seamlessly with the equally jazz indebted sounds of Gang Starr and A Tribe Called Quest. A vibe that remains consistent throughout its fifty-two minutes, Qui sème le vent... is a under-heralded 90s classic outside of France. Do seek this out. Favorites: Qui sème le vent récolte le tempo, Matière grasse contre matière grise, Armand est mort, Quartier nord, Caroline, Bouge de là (Pts 1 & 2), Ragga Jam.

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Fri Oct 21 2022
4

bouge-y wonderland

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Fri Oct 21 2022
4

Pas mal monsieur. Pas mal.

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Fri Oct 21 2022
4

Fantastic beats and flow

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Tue Oct 25 2022
4

tiedättekö syyn miksi jarre on top 10 biiseistä ikinää... ranskalainen tuottaja... PYSYY VISUSTI HILJAA... EI SANO MITÄÄN... tässä sanoja per minuutti on järisyttävä.. RANSKAN KIELELLä... välitön miinus... mutta,,, hip hop höpöttely hessuttelun merkitys, tarkoitus, sielu on tässä ymmärretty, ainakin ekalla puoliskolla, toisella puolella vähän reggaetyyliä ja suurimmalta osalta heikompi mutta muutama kultakimpale kuin jukonissa konsanaan hehheh ylipäätään erittäin hyvä tuotos victime de la mode paras biii

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Thu Nov 10 2022
4

O Dani adicionou estas notas 👍🏻

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Thu Nov 10 2022
4

Good vibes, nice mood setter

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Sat Nov 12 2022
4

The first half of Solaar's debut puts the phonemes of French to use with a remarkable smoothness, but nothing sets those records apart from contemporary hip-hop material. There's a hint that a progression is stirring, but the hope for that can end up negative as easily as positive. Fortunately, remarkable smoothness gives way to sampling of a weirder variety, and Solaar's delivery matches the spikiness where it appears. This album ends up notable for its approachability, that velvet voice providing an easy landing first and more besides.

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Sun Nov 13 2022
4

Dig it.

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Tue Nov 15 2022
4

Pretty good.

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Tue Nov 15 2022
4

Surprising

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Tue Nov 15 2022
4

arrêter! Temps de marteau. pretty decent that.

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Thu Nov 17 2022
4

The last time I listened to MC Solaar was when I was in French class in high school and we were discussing French music. Very happy I got to listen to this! I love the production and am pleasantly surprised that I could understand some of the lyrics after all these years haha.

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Mon Oct 31 2022
4

Vond dit echt vet, de radio na het album op spotify is ook echt mega chill en luister het nu bijna een maand later nog steeds jaja

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Tue Nov 22 2022
4

I ruddy loved it, had a great vibe

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Tue Nov 22 2022
4

Oooh this is a very nice discovery... Seems very niche with the French rap, jazzy bluesy instrumentation and v early 90s too. Really enjoying listening and want to listen to more from MC Solaar other than this debut album. I really like the rap style.

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Fri Aug 20 2021
3

Great sound, but I don’t understand French so I don’t feel like I can properly rate it.

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Mon Aug 23 2021
3

Best French rap album I’ve ever heard. Actually the only French rap album I’ve ever heard. Not really my thing but I sort of enjoyed it. Very listenable. 3 stars.

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Fri Oct 15 2021
3

Mid 90s rap in 1994. Maybe better if you speak French

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Thu Oct 28 2021
3

Not being able to speak French really brought this down a level for me- but the music was very interesting and kept me invested through most of it. Nice jazz and Afrobeat rhythms. Fave tracks: “Matiere Grasse Contre” (apparently translates as Fat vs Fat “Funky Dreamer”

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Fri Oct 29 2021
3

Bra fransk hiphop! Definitivt inget jag skulle snubbla över i vanliga fall. Lekfullt, rappt, och härligt. Förstår ingenting, men MC Solaars flow är som glidmedel i öronen. Troligtvis inget jag kommer återvända till, men det var en härlig fransk hiphoptimme! Ragga Jam är en toppenkul låt. Bästa låt: Caroline.

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Sun Oct 31 2021
3

There's no denying the man has talent, but I don't think there's much here for the English-speaking listener. Decent beats, but nothing exceptional.

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Wed Dec 08 2021
3

French rap. Kind of interesting.

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Thu Dec 09 2021
3

Neat beats brah. To a non French-speaker it seems very repetitive, although I imagine much of the appeal is the lyrics. Good soundscapes underneath just a bit flat overall.

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Mon Dec 20 2021
3

Nice and chill

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Wed Dec 29 2021
3

I'm not a rap person and my years of French from high school are in the past. I enjoyed the beats of this and while I could understand parts of it, I feel I'm really missing the meaning. The music was a great mix of jazz and African-inspired stuff and I liked it. Very fun to listen to. 3.5/5

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Thu Dec 30 2021
3

3/5

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Mon Jan 24 2022
3

This is pretty good. Wish I understood French. I imagine it'd probably score much higher if I did. Definitely return to listen.

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Fri Feb 04 2022
3

Well this was an interesting sojourn into the world acid-jazz-rap francaise. I speak some French so I could understand alot of the lyrical contente and for those who don't speak French, let me say you're not missing much. MC Solaar does not have a lot to say. Having said that I really enjoyed this album. Whether or not you understand what he's rapping about, one can easily appreciate the flow of the phrasing and especially the perfect marriage of that slow sensual lyrical flow and the sultry jazzy flourishes. The music and the singer in perfect synch, make this a satisfying listen. 3.5 🌟

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Fri Feb 04 2022
3

First time I've listened to French hip-hop, and this was dope as hell.

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Sun Feb 06 2022
3

Ok

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Thu Feb 17 2022
3

Didn’t understand a word of it but still, not bad

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Fri Feb 18 2022
3

Usually with rap it's important to understand the lyrics. I speak a little French but the lyrics were going by too fast for me to understand what he was saying. With those caveats, this might have been good if I understood French better but from my perspective the beats and flow were good but it got a little repetitive after a while.

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Wed Feb 23 2022
3

I don’t speak French but had a solid sound to him.

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Wed Mar 02 2022
3

Cos mi dzwoni, tylko nie wiem w jakim kosciele, MC Solaar przedstawiciel francuzkiej sceny rapowej ze swoim deboutanckim krazkiem studyjnym Qui sème le vent récolte le tempo, wiec sprytny zart na biblijnym powiedzeniu kto sieje wiatr, ten zbiera burze, bo tempête brzmi prawie jak tempo, wiec ciekawie wykorzystane przyslowie do opisania tego co pan Solaar ma zamiar zrobic na tym albumie, bo jest to plyta z 91, wiec z czasow gdy ten gatunek dopiero raczkowal na starym kontynecie w tym rowniez w francji, ale nie jest to w zadnym wypadku kopiuj wklej klasykow lat 80 z hameryki, orginalne samplowanie nie tak bardzo boom bapowe jak w hameryce, a o wiele delikatniejsze i jazzowe, bo troche samplowanych kawalkow francuzkich i angielskich artystow, beaty sa autorstwa Jimmy Jaya i duetu Cassius, ciezko oceniac rapowy album bez odniesienia sie do kontentu lirycznego, a jako ze francuzkie liryki, translacji jakosciowych brak, to pozostaja jedynie domysly czy slyszane rymy niosa w sobie cos wartego uwagi, wiec na plejke wrzuce jedynie tytulowy traczek, a album ocenie srednio, bo sluchalo sie go dobrze, z niewielkimi wyjatkami jak reggowy traczek, ale raczej rowne i czilerskie 52 minuty krazka

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Mon Mar 07 2022
3

Great from what I listened to. I like the beats.

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Wed Mar 16 2022
3

If Young MC sang in a foreign language, this album would be him.

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Fri Mar 18 2022
3

Pretty smooth and enjoyable, some digable planets and tribe vibes.

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Wed Mar 30 2022
3

French rap... Who knew? Softer than urban American rap. If I understood the words I could learn to like it more

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Wed Mar 30 2022
3

I suppose there is nothing necessarily about Hip Hop that requires you to be tough. But, it does at least seem generally expected. There is ... nothing... tough about French. No matter how badass you might be, you sound like you're picking flowers and painting landscapes. It's impossible to be intimidating. Musically this was solid for a rap album. Production was great, it sounded nice. But it's french rap. I'm sorry. Hard ceiling. 3-stars.

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Thu Mar 31 2022
3

90's french hip hop with crossover appeal into Africa. Super cool and smooth beats with an MC who can do them justice. Even if I don't understand the lyrics, I can appreciate the personality that MC Solaar brings to the table. I wish it were a bit shorter though.

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Thu Apr 14 2022
3

Smooth vocals with some fine beats. I never cease to be amazed by how many people dismiss a musician just because they don’t understand the lyrics. I guess these ppl also don’t listen to any instrumental music or watch films with subtitles either. Their loss.

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Thu Apr 14 2022
3

An album of rapping in French made it to the 1001. Who knew? I don't understand the lyrics but I doubt they are a translation of "bitch", "ho" and the N word. It sounds a tad more sophisticated. There is also a jazzy sound to some of the songs that makes it cool and and Ragga Jam sounds like Eek-A-Mouse. Remember him? This is enough to get it to at least a 3.

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Thu Apr 28 2022
3

This was a bit of fun. Only understood a few words here and there but that's ok. A bit long at almost an hour, a bit samey as well, but not an unpleasant listen. 3/5.

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Fri Apr 29 2022
3

Listened to on 4/27/22 2.5/5 Favorite song: alright, sitting up straight This album didn’t have an established vibe which made me like it less (very chaotic songs and then a few solid bops) but would listen to again

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Fri Apr 29 2022
3

Very pleasant French hip-hop, you hardly notice that you have listened to a complete album. (6/10) FT: Caroline

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Wed May 04 2022
3

Fav song: Que seme le vent recolte le tempo

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Wed May 11 2022
3

Pleasant to listen to.

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Thu May 12 2022
3

This was kinda fun! I liked a lot of it, it had some good rhythms and beats and was just nice to listen to.

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Thu May 12 2022
3

Quite enjoyable. Although i couldn’t understand what he was saying (but, given the pleasant tones, it probably wasn’t about shoving a Glock in some dudes face and/or aggressively having sex) the beats where solid.

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Thu May 12 2022
3

Thought it was kind of cool at first, but then it seemed to go on forever, long after I was sick of it.

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Thu May 12 2022
3

If yoy take away the French, this is my preferred style of rap: a pleasant voice with some upbeat, funky backing music.

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Thu May 12 2022
3

3.7 - When I was studying abroad in Paris in 2000, this fusion of jazz and rap was still very much in vogue at the jazz venues, which is probably a testament to the influence and staying power of this album. It sounds like "The Low End Theory" with a softer and more funk-forward feel. Standouts: "Quartier Nord", "Ragga Jam."

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Thu May 26 2022
3

Mike Ladd est le fils de Robert Dimery.

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Fri Jun 03 2022
3

I can understand including this as an essential listen for what kickstarts the popularity of rap music in France. I do like the boom bap beeps and MC Solaar as an rapper sounds really good on the mic and has nice flows. Like many English speakers, I do not understand what's being said and feel like translating it will remove many play on words and rhyming schemes. As such, I can't rate than higher than a 3.

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Sun Jun 05 2022
3

Yeah I could get into this. Three and a half really.

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Wed Jun 08 2022
3

Neutral eating, probably not bad, but I don't know french

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Thu Jun 09 2022
3

Fun hip hop, very 90s feel there should be big neon words flashing up accompanying the video

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Mon Jun 20 2022
3

Smooth, funky, sophisticated in both flow and production. Exquisite sample choice. This has dated really well (although I suspect the French rapping covers any lyrical deficiencies). Pleasant and laid back without being wallpaper. I regularly play the 12" of the title track in my DJ sets, and the album stands up similarly well, with the exception of Ragga Jam, which is the fly in the ointment of this album.

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Thu Jun 23 2022
3

Pleasant to listen to - the rhythm of the words was very soothing

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Thu Jul 07 2022
3

Smooth, but my French isn't up to the task.

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Mon Jul 11 2022
3

I like the name. Qui sème le vent récolte le tempo. Makes me think im getting french jazz. so far so good.hes very straight but im sure he's good? maybe not for me though. 3?

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Sun Jul 17 2022
3

3/5 Enjoyable record. Don't understand a lick of French which makes reviewing It harder but the flow sounded good and the beats were pretty smooth, good feelings. Favourite track Victime de la mode.

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Mon Jul 18 2022
3

Nice....wish I spoke french

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Wed Jul 20 2022
3

This was a very interesting listen. I did find myself enjoying it, but there's something about foreign rap that just doesn't really do it for me. Not understanding anything being said certainly contributes. That being said, it's still high quality and I can't justify anything lower than 3 stars.

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Wed Jul 20 2022
3

Had never heard of this but pleasantly surprised. The title track is great and reminds me of Gang Starr. Most of the tracks throughout the middle just didn't do anything for me -- I'm sure the fact that I don't understand French is a big factor there. Bouge de la - Part 1 has some interesting flows but Part 2 is over pretty much the same beat and really drags. The two closing tracks are refreshingly good though. 71/100 gecs

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Wed Jul 20 2022
3

Estuvo simpático. Por supuesto no entiendo nada de lo que dice y, si creemos al resto de los usuarios, el flow es bastante bueno, aunque no sabría cómo juzgar eso. Lo último que me queda es la melodía y los beats, y estos dos sí puedo apreciar. Hay temas pegajosos y beats hipnóticos a lo largo del disco. En todo caso, y como casi siempre me pasa con el hip-hop, encuentro que el disco se sobreextiende

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Sat Jul 30 2022
3

Not bad..pretty boring though

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Sat Jul 30 2022
3

A lot cooler than I expected. It was very fun. I don't love hip-hop so it isn't that much of my thing. If I knew how to speak french it might be more interesting.

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Thu Aug 04 2022
3

Sorry I am dumb American

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Thu Aug 04 2022
3

This was nice to see a French artist, they were pretty solid too

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Mon Aug 15 2022
3

Funky French good time

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Wed Aug 17 2022
3

Cool french rap music with chill vibes.

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Fri Aug 19 2022
3

It might be all gibberish, but I really liked the rhymes and rhythms.

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Mon Aug 22 2022
3

Very retro beats

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Sun Sep 11 2022
3

Leuk dat het Franstalig is.

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Sun Sep 11 2022
3

Dat was helemaal niet verkeerd! En de Franse taal leent zich ook goed voor dit soort rap.

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Sun Sep 11 2022
3

Geen idee waar hij het over heeft, maar behoorlijk goede beats!

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Sun Sep 11 2022
3

Listened through first couple tracks while setting up recording session. Not bad, I liked the instrumentals of the tracks and the overall vibe

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Sun Sep 18 2022
3

Hip hop francés

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Wed Sep 21 2022
3

A French rapper? Very interesting, and that 90’s hip hop vibe was great as well. Nothing stood out but it was fun rocking to this in the AM.

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Thu Sep 22 2022
3

Good beats and a cool voice. Although not my cup of tea, was a pleasant experience.

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Thu Sep 22 2022
3

Jazzy melodies and smooth voice delivery but impossible for me to connect lyrically. Some tunes got me interested but others just passed and didn't provoke any emotions at all. Torn between 2 and 3 stars.

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Sun Sep 25 2022
3

French rap. Decent sound, but it’s tough to appreciate rap in a foreign language.

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Wed Sep 28 2022
3

the beats were all sick at but tbh i didn’t love many songs individually (except armand est mort) and a lot of the lyrics felt cheesy/forced, the rhyming was just so kids book-y, and maybe i would enjoy it more if i didn’t speak french. solid 3

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Wed Oct 05 2022
3

Well produced, brilliant flow and feel to the rapping, but as it's mostly in French it's hard to get fully onboard

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Fri Oct 14 2022
3

There's something undeniably cool about this album. It kind of sounds like it belongs in a 90s perfume commercial. And I mean that in the best way possible. I don't really understand much beyond the titles so I can't really give it a rave review, but a solid three.

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Fri Oct 14 2022
3

I really like the funkiness of the grooves underlying these tracks, and, yes, I'll readily admit I enjoy hearing a rapper lay down his words in French...a language in which I know maybe a dozen words, mostly all menu items, and none of which I recognize in this album because it's (a) too fast and (b) highly unlikely he's rapping about a ham and cheese sandwich. All in all, this is great, though. Really fun!

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Tue Oct 18 2022
3

No es mi género, no es mi idioma pero se escucha bien hasta que el sonsonete me cansa, igual que todo el hip hop. Las mezclas están muy bien hechas.

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Thu Oct 20 2022
3

better than I expected tbh

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Fri Oct 21 2022
3

I liked this one musically. No idea what the lyrics are sayinf, but easy to listen to.

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Fri Oct 21 2022
3

Released during “The Year of Gio” Makes me want a croissant and a cigarette Ragga Jam was my fav

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Fri Oct 21 2022
3

Not a clue what they were saying, but it's pretty chill.

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Wed Oct 26 2022
3

The language barrier seems an even greater obstruction than usual with rap, where quality is so tied up (at least for me) with the strength of the wordplay. It sounded good, I didn’t mind listening to to it. The backing music and beats were fine but didn’t stand out.

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Fri Oct 28 2022
3

I’m not a fan of rap but in French it’s quite good.

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Mon Oct 31 2022
3

Had nog nooit oude Franse rap geluisterd. Vond het een easy listen en sommige nummers klonken heel tijdloos

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Thu Nov 03 2022
3

79/100: For a brief moment, while driving back from class, listening to this music blasting with my windows down, I felt like a limitless French teenager. All I needed was a cigarette and I could've been any one of the local kids in Kortenberg. This album sets a tone better than most albums I've ever listened to, perhaps a part of that is with most of the lyrics going over my head, all that is left is the music. Another part is, only being able to understand fragments of sentences contributes a beauty that's hard to put into words. In "Caroline," I picked up on "I rethought her, us…" and "strawberries, raspberries, blueberries." Clearly this song is about some sort of love, my sense is an ex who MC Solaar wishes he could be back with. I love drawing conclusions based on the few lines I can understand. It's impossible to do that with music in English. I've never thought about this aspect of French music, but perhaps I'll explore more of it solely for that unique experience.

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Mon Nov 14 2022
3

It's okay jams

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Tue Nov 15 2022
3

Pretty groove, probably won’t listen to it again after this tho

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Tue Nov 15 2022
3

Don’t understand french. This really could be either a 4 or a 2

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Tue Nov 22 2022
3

Melko pätevän kuulosta räppiä. Biitit tosi jees, vielä ku ois ymmärtäny mistä biisit kerto

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Tue Nov 22 2022
3

Have to say at first I didn't really know what to make of this. But it grew on me. I reckon this would be great background summer party music. Weirdly I recognised one from the Greg Davies sit com Man Down, a funny scene involving Zumba. Wish I could give a 3.5

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Mon Oct 31 2022
3

Enige andere franse rapper die ik ken is MHD maar dat is totaal anders. Lekkere old school beats met een goede flow

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Sun Nov 27 2022
3

While it can’t be much more than ambient music for me since I don’t speak French, I’m glad to get an album like this every once in a while. French hip hop is pretty cool apparently and nice to have on while you play overwatch. A couple songs in the second half (idk what they are) were sorta standouts

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Thu Dec 01 2022
3

He has a nice flow, pretty nice album. Although I won't listen to it again I reckon. 3/5

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Thu Aug 19 2021
2

Para olvidar

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Tue Aug 31 2021
2

La verdad que no es mucho mi estilo y por eso realmente no le di bola. Están buenas las canciones y tiene buenos samples, pero no entiendo una goma de francés y quizás por eso, al ser rap, no pude darle el valor que debe merecer este disco.

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Fri Oct 15 2021
2

Good flow, fun beats, but lyricism is important to me and Im a dumb American who speaks one language. This is probably better music than my rating but its on how much I enjoyed it.

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Thu Nov 11 2021
2

French just adds another layer of difficulty for me to fully enjoy this.

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Wed Nov 24 2021
2

French rap

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Thu Dec 16 2021
2

Opzich wel grappig wat jazzig franse rap, maar niet helemaal mn ding

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Wed Jan 12 2022
2

2.25

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Wed Jan 12 2022
2

Couldn’t vibe with it, maybe slightly too erratic

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Mon Feb 21 2022
2

Erm - beats that take me back to being obsessed with Acid Jazz, but four tracks in and I've lost interest. Other people did this better, regardless of the language they rapped in

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Wed Apr 13 2022
2

Morno.

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Wed Jun 08 2022
2

Not a fan

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Wed Jun 08 2022
2

French hip hop has never been my thing ngl

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Wed Jun 22 2022
2

This just isn't for me. Acid jazzy beats meets french 90s hip-hop. On paper it's right up my alley but for some reason I found it to be unremarkable overall. Nothing grabbed me and I was mostly just waiting for each track to end rather than being engaged by the music.

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Thu Jun 23 2022
2

Whatever. French rap that's too long and too forgettable. I'm sure he's spitting straight facts though.

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Thu Jul 07 2022
2

Feels like a bit of a token 1990s French rap inclusion. Am sure there's probably something a lot better from this era/genre that could could have been included.

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Wed Jul 20 2022
2

i like when London got a shout out. 40/100 gecs

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Thu Jul 21 2022
2

meh

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Tue Jul 26 2022
2

Didn't resonate with me. Maybe with time I'll get it, but for now it's just eh... 2/5

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Fri Aug 19 2022
2

I didn't loathe it, and never really felt like I had to turn it off. But I have no idea what's going on in the lyrics since I don't speak french, so it is, at best, background music.

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Fri Aug 19 2022
2

I really don't hate it, I like that 90's hip hop sound. Sure I have no clue what he's saying, my 4 years of French in high school has been long forgotten. Armand est mort samples Marvin Gaye effectively. That being said I don't think I ever listen to this again.

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