Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Learned Parisian Slang from him...

Put together this photo canvass comprising a couple album covers & photo ops as a ...
ribute to MC SOLAAR, the artiste from whom I learned Parisian slang (l'argot) some 15 yrs ago. I've been a die-hard fan of his very unique, rhythmic 'mega-flow' French rap & I've been taken in by his immensly diverse lyrical content, poetic prowess & word-play since he came onto the scene in 1990 with his banging single 'Bouge de là'. And more so when his début album 'Qui sème le vent, récolte le tempo' dropped in 1991 & woke everybody up to the rise, and rise of the Maestro of French-language/European rap.
With six (6) solid multi-platinum albums to his credit & a new one in the works Solaar has without a doubt, single-handedly been the most influential rapper-artiste not only in France but in the whole of Europe. One cannot talk about the origins, evolution & increasing impact of rap & conscious music for that matter in the European continent without giving proper credit to MC Solaar. [...more in the comments section]


Blogger akiey said...

Born Claude M'Barali to Chadian parents living in Senegal and later immigrating to France when Solaar was barely 6 months old, the young Solaar realized early that the sky was not the limit. Armed with his profound grasp of both book (studied philosophy & writings from diverse cultures) & street knowledge he has succesfully held the torch for numerous French & European rap acts. He has most recently collaborated with Missy Elliott, Guru among others and he gained more popularity in 2004 when his hit 'La Belle et Le Bad Boy' was featured on one of the final episodes of Sex and the City tv hit series.

If you know the littlest French, then let Solaar's music bless your every waking moment, and if you're one bit smart he'll make a genius outta you :)!!

3/11/2005 10:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good commentary and nice photo montage. I wanna listen to his music now that you talked about it him though only a tad bit of french.

4/03/2005 3:56 AM  
Blogger akiey said...

Thanks D.Orville. I hope you'll like Solaar's music & that may actually improve your French. His production is also very good so you'll be bopping your head to every song.

4/21/2005 6:02 AM  

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