MC Solaar – Prose Combat (1994)

MC Solaar - Prose Combat

A lot of people might know MC Solaar from Guru’s Jazzmatazz Vol. 1. But there is a lot more to him than just that. He was the first french MC to get popular. The fusion of jazz & funk samples combined with his smooth flow was just irresistible. A year after the release of his second album “Prose Combat”, he received an award for Best Male Singer of the Year at the 10th edition of the French “Victoires de la Musique” awards.

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Ärsenik – Quelques gouttes suffisent (1998)

ärsenik - Quelques Gouttes Suffisent

You like American Hip Hop? Ever listened to French Rap? No? Give this one a try, you won’t regret it. It’s the debut album by Lino and Calbo, two brothers of congolese origin. Classic music sets the tone for this album and it works well. Soft ones alternate with tracks using harder beats. Not to forget: “tchi-tchi” – their signature feature. Listen carefully, you can’t miss it.

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