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Rap - Released September 26, 2011 | Wagram Music - 3ème Bureau - 7th Magnitude

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Described as France's answer to Eminem, Normandy rapper Aurelien Cotentin, aka Orelsan, proved he was just as capable of creating controversy as his U.S. counterpart with the leaked track "Sale Pute," a misogynistic tale of domestic violence that had everyone from women's rights groups to the Culture Minister calling for his music to be banned. Perhaps burned by the hostile response, his second album, Le Chant des Sirènes, slightly tones down his venom-spitting persona in favor of a more mature and reflective approach that largely deals with the pressures of his notorious rise to fame. Despite this less vitriolic lyrical stance, the album's sound is still just as dark as 2009 debut Perdu d'Avance, as Skread's claustrophobic production shifts from industrial dubstep ("Raelsan," "Mauvaise Idée") to aggressive crunk (Gringe collaboration "Ils Sont Cools") to nocturnal Streets-esque suburban rap ("Finir Mal") throughout, while even its poppier moments such as the Timbaland-inspired title track, the clattering R&B of "Si Seul" (featuring a rare melodic lead vocal from Orelsan), and the low-key acoustic hip-pop of "La Morale" are laced with a sense of melancholy that suggests the past two years have hit the 29-year-old hard. Elsewhere, the authentic old-skool vinyl-scratching pastiche of "1990" and the bizarre fusion of twinkling music boxes, nursery rhyme melodies, and childlike vocals on "La Petite Marchande de Porte-Clefs" briefly lighten the mood, while there are flashes of his former self on his biting attack on Parisian society, "Suicide Social." But while Le Chant des Sirènes is unlikely to make as many headlines as his previous output, it's an inventive if admittedly downbeat progression suggesting that the enfant terrible of French rap might be growing up. ~ Jon O'Brien
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Soul/Funk/R&B - Released February 16, 2009 | Wagram Music 3ème Bureau 7th Magnitude

Featuring 14 expletive-laden tracks inspired by the mundanity of his middle-class upbringing in rural Normandy, the debut album from controversial rapper Orelsan, Perdu D'Avance, has drawn comparisons with fellow shock-MC Eminem. Released in 2009, three years after the videos he posted on YouTube made him an Internet sensation, the Skread-produced LP features the singles "Changement," "No Life," "Different," and "Soiree Ratee," alongside a collaboration with Guns N' Roses guitarist Ron Thai. ~ Jon O'Brien
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Soul/Funk/R&B - Released September 15, 2011 | Wagram Music - 3ème Bureau - 7th Magnitude

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Rap - Released October 20, 2017 | Wagram Music - 3ème Bureau

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Rap - Released September 20, 2017 | Wagram Music - 3ème Bureau

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Rap - Released July 25, 2011 | Wagram Music - 3ème Bureau - 7th Magnitude

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Rap - Released June 9, 2011 | Wagram Music - 3ème Bureau - 7th Magnitude

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Rap - Released May 30, 2011 | Wagram Music - 3ème Bureau - 7th Magnitude

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Rap - Released October 13, 2008 | Wagram Music - 3ème Bureau - 7th Magnitude