La Canaille

La Canaille se forme à Montreuil (Seine-Saint-Denis) en 2006 autour de Marc Nammour (chant), Marc Barnaud (guitare), Walter Paglani (basse) et Nicolas Rinaldi (DJ). Le nom du groupe provient d’un chant protestataire entonné par les ouvriers en 1871. Véritable entité militante aux textes trempés dans l’acide, La Canaille se forme dans l’autoprod’ et sur scène. Le label Discograph sort le premier…

KMD

KMD (Kausing Much Damage, or A positive Kause in a Much Damaged society) was an American hip hop trio active in the early 1990s. The group is best known for launching the career of rapper and producer Zev Love X, who later became MF Doom. Zev Love X and his younger brother DJ Subroc formed…

J Dilla

James Dewitt Yancey (February 7, 1974 – February 10, 2006), better known by the stage names J Dilla and Jay Dee, was an American record producer who emerged from the mid-1990s underground hip-hop scene in Detroit, Michigan. According to his obituary at NPR.org, he « was one of the music industry’s most influential hip-hop artists, working with…

I Self Devine

One-half of the hip-hop group Micranots, I Self Devine spent most of his childhood in various neighborhoods in Los Angeles. His mother, an artist and social worker, gave her son a copy of « Rapper’s Delight » for his seventh birthday, and he soon found solace in rhyme. At 13 he began freestyling, and in 1989, after…

F.Stokes

Rodney Lucas, better known by his stage name F.Stokes (pronounced « F Dot Stokes »), is an American rapper from South Side, Chicago, Illinois. His most recent album, Fearless Beauty, was crowd-funded by a Kickstarter campaign in early 2013. He appeared as a rap coach on MTV’s Made airing in fall 2013. Rodney Lucas grew up in…