I made a selection of ten current French rap songs. Again, I choose different styles of French rap musics. Let’s start this list of recent French rap songs!
1 – Kekra “C’est bon”
I am a big fan of this French rapper from the suburb of Paris: Courebois. The French musician Kekra has an original speech about himself and his career. He feels kind of ashamed and not really proud of it. He would have preferred to become a lawyer or doctor and live his life anonymously with his parents proud of him. Being a famous rapper is not a definition of success for him. This is the reason why he always wears a mask and sunglasses to stay anonymous. About the French rap song “C’est bon”, it is part of the good album “Land”.
2 – VALD “Désaccordé”
Vald is now one of the main rappers in France with big streaming numbers on Spotify and YouTube. We can easily classify his rap in the troll rap category. “Désaccordé” is one of the big French rap hit of the year 2018 from the album “XEU”.
3 – SCH “Otto”
SCH is part of the French rappers from the city from the south of France, Marseille. Two cities gave to the French rap scene lot of French artists, Paris the capital and Marseille. This song of SCH was in honor of his father just after he passed away.
4 – Nusky “Gabrielle Solis”
The French rapper does not look like at all like a rapper and this is why I really like this French artist. He released this single “Gabrielle Solis” in 2018.
5 – Niska “Salé”
This is also a huge French music of 2018 from Niska a Parisian rapper.
6 – PNL “91’s”
PNL is a French rap group that you cannot miss in France. I wrote an article just about them PNL: the worldwide French rap from a Parisian suburb
“91’s” is definitely one of my favorite songs from those two rappers.
7 – JUL “Asalto”
I knew that one day I was going to write about the French musician Jul. You can recognize instantly his songs because he has a unique style using for example the autotune. He is from Marseille and rap about friendship and love. Lots of French are really negative about him and do not consider him as an artist. I have to admit it that I like his songs and sometimes my friends blame me for putting his songs. The French rapper is really, really productive, he produces around three albums per year! “Asalto” is one of the many songs that I enjoy listening about Jul. His hand sign that you can see above represents the three letters of his name. French people love to take pictures doing it as a joke.
8 – Lefa ft Lomepal “Paradise”
Featuring between Lefa and the notorious French rapper Lomepal. “Paradise” is about a love story that (you had guessed) turns out badly.
9 – Gringe ft Orelsan Vald & Suikon Blaz AD “Qui dit mieux”
Gringe invite some of the best French rappers in this French song “Qui dit mieux” like Orelsan. From this album “Enfant Lune” I also enjoy the song “Déchiré”.
10 – Orelsan “Basique”
The French rapper Orelsan created a song that is now being in the French pop culture and many people make reference to it with the famous “Simple, basique”. I wrote an article about the lyrics of Basique lyrics translated into English
I hope you liked this article about my selection of French rap songs. I invite you to read my article about the 5 French rap songs that you should know from 2019