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Hip Hop

Translation of La Rage by Keny Arkana

October 19, 2010

This is a translation of a rap track from Ken Arkana’s first album Entre Ciment Et Belle Etoile. Given the current tense situation in France over pension reforms, the reference in Keny Arkana’s first single La Rage to the civil unrest in France in 2005 has some pertinence. The quality of rap & hip-hop coming […]

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Translation of Coeur De Bombe by Diam’s

November 30, 2009

A couple of weeks ago I bought Diam’s latest album S.O.S., released on November 13th this year. I have only one other Diam’s album, the 2006 Dans ma bulle and essentially S.O.S. is pretty much more of the same, that’s to say, very solid hip hop with the occasional track that stands out. In fairness, […]

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Translation of Je réalise by Sinik featuring James Blunt

September 30, 2009

The last translation was one of my favourites – it’s rare to find mainstream pop music with lyrics as interesting to translate as those found in Bénabar’s songs. This next translation is just as interesting and is a result of my growing enjoyment of French hip hop. Sinik is one of the heavy weights (poids […]

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