#1
Im not the biggest fan of English rap, though there are some artists I like, but when I discovered French rap I found I liked it alot more. I listen to some German rap as well even though I have no clue what they are saying and now im expanding to rap in other languages just for the sound.

Its interesting how the genre changes from language to language, plus it makes great music to listen to while doing homework since you don't find yourself concentrating on the lyrics too much.

Anyone here listen to rap in other languages? And if so, would you mind listing the artist and thet language/country they are associated with so I could check them out. Thanks,


I'll start by listing a few of my favs:

French
Iam (Favorite rap group ever)
MC Solaar
Sens Unik
Stress
MC Jean

German / Swiss-German
Bligg
Absolute Beginner
Bushido
Sido
Samy Deluxe
Massive Töne
Ferris MC

And shit I have a bunch more but they are on my other computer and I can't remember some of the artist names. Some of it is really random stuff too like Russian and Romansch rap.

So share!
#2
I haven't heard too mcuh French rap, only a bit of German rap (try Die Fantastischen Vier with their song Troy) but I've heard tons of Polish rap. I'd like to check out more French rap cuz it's pretty cool.

I've also heard of Palestinian rap and Israeli rap, but don't have any songs or names so far.
According to BS statistics, 92% of teens have moved on to rap. If you're among the 8% who doesn't consider rap to be real music, donate your brains, as you clearly aren't using them.
#3
Check out the Dutch group Opgezwolle. Their beats are amazing, it's very atmospheric music that'll have appeal even if you don't speak the language (which is enough to make me like IAM, for example - great stuff).

A few suggested songs:

Verre Oosten
Ogen Open
Park
Tjappies & Mammies
Tempel
Regendans

And some youtubes:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrW9NBF8gd0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvbu-5oumyk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC56NbV5kpE
#5
Check out Orishas, who are Cuban. My experience of german rap is that's it's hideously cheesy (listen to 'Die Eine' by Die Firma - the beats are an atrocious version of Coolio's use of Pachelbel's Canon in C Major from 'I'll C U When U Get There'. It's even cheesier if you speak german and know what the lyrics mean) but I'll try and find some songs by the ones you mentioned
#6
Quote by LKW
Check out the Dutch group Opgezwolle. Their beats are amazing, it's very atmospheric music that'll have appeal even if you don't speak the language (which is enough to make me like IAM, for example - great stuff).

A few suggested songs:

Verre Oosten
Ogen Open
Park
Tjappies & Mammies
Tempel
Regendans

And some youtubes:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrW9NBF8gd0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvbu-5oumyk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC56NbV5kpE


Cool, I speak Dutch fluently so this will be interesting... I remember checking out a Belgian punk band called De Heideroosjes, but when I found their songs they were some weird cheesy disco rap

Ill make sure to check out Opgezwolle (which means swollen up ftw)
According to BS statistics, 92% of teens have moved on to rap. If you're among the 8% who doesn't consider rap to be real music, donate your brains, as you clearly aren't using them.
#7
Good, lyrically they're strong too.
De Heideroosjes definitely aren't "cheesy disco rap" btw, you must have gotten a badly labeled mp3. They're just a punk band.
#8
Quote by LKW
Good, lyrically they're strong too.
De Heideroosjes definitely aren't "cheesy disco rap" btw, you must have gotten a badly labeled mp3. They're just a punk band.


Actually two badly labelled mp3s. You sure they didnt make an abrupt change in musical direction?

In any case I look forward to checking out opgezwolle
According to BS statistics, 92% of teens have moved on to rap. If you're among the 8% who doesn't consider rap to be real music, donate your brains, as you clearly aren't using them.
#9
Quote by LKW
Check out the Dutch group Opgezwolle. Their beats are amazing, it's very atmospheric music that'll have appeal even if you don't speak the language (which is enough to make me like IAM, for example - great stuff).

A few suggested songs:

Verre Oosten
Ogen Open
Park
Tjappies & Mammies
Tempel
Regendans

And some youtubes:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrW9NBF8gd0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvbu-5oumyk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC56NbV5kpE


#12
ive heard some russian rap before
its funny but reallly good at the same time
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Any bands you're trying to copy/sound like?
#13
I accidentally heard French rap when I downloaded a remix of the Nas song Affirmative Action. Weird.

Also, I remember when the MTv video awards used to show you the internatiomnal winners. The white Russian rap was pretty hilarious.

Rap is much more enjoyable when I understand what ther hell they're saying.
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#14
Quote by Hpda5121
ive heard some russian rap before
its funny but reallly good at the same time


oh yea btw, the band/artist name is Kasta

yea.......
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#15
I forgot, I also recently discovered French Ragga. Its really sweet, though I have a really hard time telling what they are saying alot of the time, mostly with the really fast mcs, but its sweet as hell. Search for Raggasonic if you want some sweet ragga.
#16
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MC Solaar is utterly fantastic.

MC Solaar ****ing rocks. he was on one of my french listening practice papers

i'm gonna have to chekc out some of them german rappers there
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#17
^ Ha, that's awesome. On a somewhat unrelated note, my Music A-Level had a tune by Queen in it, and still not everyone knew who it was. Twats.
#18
I've heard of this one french or italian rap group called "AK-47" or something like that.

Doesn't really tempt me.
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