A-Trak says: By complete coincidence, a week and a half ago, Pharrell Williams and Scott Vener asked me to record a 10 minute French Rap mix for their Beats1 radio show, OTHERtone. Their guest was going to be the artist JR, and I guess they wanted to highlight various aspects of French culture. I'm French Canadian, not exactly the same thing, but I know the music and I love an opportunity to do a themed mix, so I did it.
After last Friday's events, I look at this mix in a whole different light, because it brings back memories of moments shared with my Parisian friends over the years. I tried to put together some highlights of the genre, ranging from '90s hardcore to the current wave.
Busta Flex — Kick avec mes Nike
IAM & Fonky Family — Bad boys de Marseille
Beat 2 Boul — Dans la sono
Scred Konexion — Bouteille de gaz
Mafia k’1 Fry — Pour ceux
Lunatic — HLM3
113 — Les princes de la ville
Hamza — Minimum
PNL — J’suis PNL
Nekfeu — Reuf
Twinsmatic feat. Booba — A.T.R.