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December 15, 2009

Top 10 French Rap Singles of the Decade


I bought a little album called L’Ecole Du Micro D’Argent by IAM just a dozen years ago and since then, French rap has been a staple in my musical diet. I’ve discovered some incredible start-to-finish albums along the way (Taxi OST, Freeman’s L’Palais De Justice, Oxmo Puccino’s L’Amour Est Mort) along with a solid podcast: Yo La La! (although no more new episodes are being produced, you can listen to the entire archive here). I hope these ten tracks serve as a cross-section of what is best about the genre: incredible scratching, great collaborations, Arabic left and right, a diversity of regional slang, and some badass chicks who can really hold their own. Allons-y!


IAM - Revoir Un Printemps
Artist: IAM
Album: Revoir Un Printemps
Song: Second Souffle

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Oxmo Puccino - L'Amour Est Mort
Artist: Oxmo Puccino
Album: L’Amour est Mort
Song: J’ai Mal au Mic

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Fayçal - Murmures D'un Silence
Artist: Fayçal
Album: Murmures D’un Silence
Song: Boulevard Des Misérables

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Freeman - L'Palais De Justice
Artist: Freeman
Album: L’Palais De Justice
Song: Bladi

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Lunatic - Mauvais Oeil
Artist: Lunatic
Album: Mauvais Oeil
Song: Pas L’temps Pour Les Regrets

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Princess Anies - Ma P'tite Histoire
Artist: Princess Anies
Album: Ma P’tite Histoire
Song: Au Nom de la Loin featuring Arsenik

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Sinik - La Main Sur le Coeur
Artist: Sinik
Album: La Main Sur Le Coeur
Song: Le Meme Sang featuring Diams

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Sniper - Gravé Dans la Roche
Artist: Sniper
Album: Gravé Dans la Roche
Song: Y’a Pas de Mérite

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Keny Arkana - Entre Ciment et Belle Etoile
Artist: Keny Arkana
Album: Entre Ciment Et Belle Etoile
Song: Eh Connard

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Kohndo - Deux Pieds Sur Terre
Artist: Kohndo
Album: Deux Pieds Sur Terre
Song: Je Serais La featuring Dwele

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