Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Capture - Caribbean Dandee

Listening to this and comparing with hyper-popular young rapper Jul, I finally figured out what it is about French rap that I can't abide!
It's not the French rap in itself; it's that 98% of it seems to be made by teenagers for other teenagers. Be it Jul, Maître Gims, Nekfeu, Black M or whoever, they are all lightyears away from Eminem, Macklemore, Jay Z, Snoop, Kendrick Lamar or anyone with an ounce of anything resembling maturity....

Except for Joey Starr! This took me some getting used to, but it was well worth the effort. It is heavyweight, hardcore, die-hard rap music, simultaneously oozing of know-how and feeling. And a brilliant cover photo!

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