• France,  Hip-Hop,  Western Europe

    Two Leading Artists take Sounds from Congo and Make It French

    There are some songs that when you hear them, you think of one thing: Paris. Yes, most of these songs are the ones you hear in French cafes while eating croissants and drinking a cup of espresso. There are violins, accordions, and a subtle guitar. Oh, the romance of Paris! France has been following after America in hip-hop since the 80s and some artists have been transforming the French style to become more distinct and more obvious that it’s French. But these artists are drawing their influences from the Republic of Congo. Here are the artists you should know: Stromae:  This Belgian artist was influenced by Jacques Brel. Stromae combined…