John Lennon once said that "French rock is like English wine." Luckily, the same can't be said about rap. Although MC Solaar still remains a reference worldwide, leading acts of the 90s - a golden age for French hip hop— such as NTM, IAM, Oxmo Puccino paved the way to a rich, diverse scene that is a fully bloomed sector of the music industry. Here are a few new, leading names in Paris that will make you forget all about Amélie.
Ichon Yann Ichon, to give him his full name ,comes from the Eastern suburb of Montreuil. His rap, like his overall persona is slightly bipolar, both elegant and angry, an existentialist at heart with a potty mouth.
Nekfeu Raised in Paris' 15th arrondissement, Nekfeu is one of the figureheads of the scene. He is hyperactive, nervous with a social conscience and denounces overall injustice and racism in France.