look back on a 30-year career as a word wizard

Published 03/12/2024 22:49

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For more than 30 years, rapper MC Solaar has been making words vibrate, which he knows how to handle like no one else.  The artist releases his new album, "Glory"Friday 15.3.

MC Solaar: a look back at the 30-year career of the wordsmith whose new album is out on Friday

For more than 30 years, rapper MC Solaar has been making words vibrate, which he knows how to handle like no one else. The artist releases his new album, “Lueurs Célestes”, on Friday March 15th.

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For more than 30 years, rapper MC Solaar has been making words vibrate, which he knows how to handle like no one else. The artist releases his new album, “Lueurs Célestes”, on Friday March 15th.

Always words that click and rhymes that ring in his microphone. It was a hand of fate that took off MC Solaar's career more than 30 years ago. In 1990, his musician friend Jimmy Jay won the jackpot with six good numbers and bought some equipment. This allowed him to record Bouge de là, which would become the first French rap hit. A wizard of words, MC Solaar has more than one card up his sleeve: in his title Caroline, he puts all the symbols of the game into the chorus, the famous “club that pierces your heart”, the winning move.

Founding trip to Egypt

Metaphor, allusion and hidden meaning make up the style of a rapper whose artistic inspiration knows no bounds. A significant stay remained engraved in his memories: in the early 1980s, he spent a year in Egypt when he was only 12 years old, thanks to his diplomat uncle. “When we return to the Paris region, we open up to others,” he explains in retrospect. In his new title, from the album Lueurs Célestes, which is available from Friday March 15, MC Solaar has included salsa this time. His love of words is expressed in all cultures. Signature of predecessor.

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