Votre Ville: Paris, France

Gods of Rap Tour: Wu-Tang Clan + Public Enemy + De La Soul

Nom du lieu: AccorHotels Arena
Adresse: 8 Boulevard De Bercy, Paris, Île-de-France 75012, Paris
Catégories: Concerts & Tour Dates, Nightlife & Singles
Date: 2019.05.17, 00:00


Nom: Wu-Tang Clan

The Wu-Tang Clan is a New York-based, all-star lineup of nine American rappers who are Grammy winners, multiplatinum-selling solo artists, multiplatinum record producers, film stars, screenwriters, TV stars, product spokespersons, business owners and, most recently, major motion picture composers. Emerging in 1993, the Staten Island, New York-based Wu-Tang Clan proved to be the most revolutionary rap group of the mid-'90s and only partially because of their music. All nine members work under a number of pseudonyms, but they are best known as: the RZA (formerly Prince Rakeem, as well as the Rzarecta, Chief Abbot, and Bobby Steels; b. Robert Diggs), Genius/GZA (a.k.a. Justice, Maxi Million; b. Gary Grice), Ol' Dirty Bastard (aka Unique Ason, Joe Bannanas, Dirt McGirt; b. Russell Jones, circa 1969), Method Man (aka Johnny Blaze, Ticallion Stallion, Shakwon, Methical, the MZA; b. Clifford Smith), Raekwon the Chef (aka Shallah Raekwon, Lou Diamonds; b. Corey Woods), Ghostface Killa (aka Tony Starks, Sun God; b. Dennis Coles), U-God (aka Golden Arms, Lucky Hands, Baby U, 4-Bar Killer; b. Lamont Hawkins), Inspecta Deck (aka Rebel INS, Rollie Fingers; b. Jason Hunter), and Masta Killa (aka Noodles; b. E. Turner) RZA leading in production created a hazy, surreal and menacing soundscape out of hardcore beats, eerie piano riffs, and minimal samples. Over these surrealistic backing tracks, the MCs rapped hard, with martial arts imagery and by 1995 the sound was one of the most instantly recognizable in hip-hop. The first Wu-Tang Clan single, the hard-hitting "Protect Ya Neck," appeared on their own, independent label and became an underground hit. Soon, the record labels were offering them lucrative contracts. The group held out until they landed a deal that would allow each member to record solo albums for whatever label they chose -- in essence, each rapper was a free agent. Loud/RCA agreed to the deal and the band's debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers, appeared in November of 1993. The Wu-Tang Clan finally returned with their second album, Wu-Tang Forever, in June of 1997, The W in 2000, and there fourth release Iron Flag in 2001.

Catégories: Music, Music: Hip Hop/Rap

Nom: Public Enemy

As pioneers of the hip hop genre in the early 80s, Public Enemy became the first rappers to focus their music on the political and social issues that surrounded them. The members of Public enemy made a name for themselves despite coming to power when hip hop was highly controversial and frequently violent, especially on tour dates. Still flanked by their private security group, S1W, Public Enemy continues to release celebrated albums, like the upcoming Most of Our Heroes Don't Appear on a Stamp. They also still put on killer shows, like they've been doing on international tour dates in 2011, dubbed the Tour 77, in celebration of "Bring the Noize"'s 20th Anniversary. Group leader Chuck D got his start as a DJ at a New York radio station and soon began rapping with help from his longtime friend, Flavor Flav. The first song he ever released was "Public Enemy Number One" which was given to struggling music producer Rick Rubin by then-unknown DJ Andre "Dr. Dre" Brown. Rubin recruited Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Professor Griff (as the "Minister of Information"), and DJ Terminator X, to form a hip hop group that combined gritty rap with socially conscious lyrics. While Public Enemy's debut album, Yo! Bum Rush the Show launched the band into stardom, it was their next record, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back that would achieve greater success. Both this album and Fear of a Black Planet went platinum, with the latter becoming so well known for its socially charged lyrics that it was admitted into the Library of Congress. Public Enemy has continued to produce acclaimed albums, with fans looking forward to the release of Most of Our Heroes Don't Appear on a Stamp in 2012. In the meantime, audiences can catch Public Enemy's 2011 tour dates which, after visiting Europe and South America, will spend August in North America. Public Enemy's 2011 tour dates end on September 9, after performances in the UK, so buy your tickets today!

Catégories: Music, Music: Hip Hop/Rap


De La Soul is an American hip hop group formed in 1987 in Long Island, New York.[1] They are best known for their eclectic sampling, quirky lyrics, and their contributions to the evolution of the jazz rap and alternative hip hop subgenres. The members are Kelvin Mercer (Posdnuos, Mercenary, Plug Wonder Why, Plug One), David Jude Jolicoeur (Trugoy the Dove, Dave, Plug Two) and Vincent Mason (P.A. Pasemaster Mase, Maseo, Plug Three). The three formed the group in high school and caught the attention of producer Paul Huston (Prince Paul) with a demo tape of the song "Plug Tunin'". Prince Paul was also sometimes referred to as Plug Four. The "Plug" names are alleged to come from the numbers that each bandmate's microphone was labeled on the soundboard. Posdnuos was always plugged into plug one, Trugoy was plugged into plug two, and so forth. With its playful wordplay, innovative sampling, and witty skits, the band's debut album, 3 Feet High and Rising, has been hailed as a hip-hop masterpiece.[2] It is also the band's biggest commercial success to date, with their subsequent albums selling progressively less, despite receiving high praise from critics. A measure of 3 Feet High and Rising's cross-over appeal was the fact that it was voted Album of the Year by NME Magazine, a title better known for its taste in guitar-based music. De La Soul has influenced numerous other hip hop artists such as Camp Lo, Black Eyed Peas, and Digable Planets. They were also influential in the early stages of rapper/actor Mos Def's career, and are a core part of the Spitkicker collective. They are the longest standing Native Tongues Posse group, after the Jungle Brothers. In 2006, the group won a Grammy for their collaboration with the Gorillaz on the single "Feel Good Inc.".[3] They are playing a special show to promote the new single featured in the worldwide Nike campaign on Thursday 11 June 2009 at the Camden Centre in London. (From Wikipedia) http://www.myspace.com/delasoul

Catégories: Music, Music: Dance, Music: Electronic, Music: Hip Hop/Rap