MC Solaar , of its true name Claude Me Barali , is an author and interprets French Rap.
Born with Dakar (Senegal) on March 5th, 1969 from parents Chad iens, it arrives at the six months age in area Paris ienne, more precisely with Villeneuve-Saint-Georges. It has two brothers and a sister. MC Solaar passes its vat in 1988 and tests its first texts in the emission of Dee Nasty on Radio Nova while studying the languages with the FAC of Jussieu. After studies of Philosophy, it leaves its first individual in 1990 whereas the Rap is ignored still enough general public in France: Bulge from there , extracted from its first album, knows one big hit as of its exit (platinum disc). This individual is based on a Sample of The Message by the group Cymande.
Other pieces of this album will mark the French musical landscape, like Caroline . One will note an important featuring with the American rappor GURU in 1993 " The good, the mal" who shows the notoriety acquired by Solaar.
Solaar will gradually change style during its 7 albums, moving of a rap in the rules towards a hip-hop more " variété" , while preserving the poetic texts and originals which make conspicuous its work.
Many of its clips are treated with attention and originality… One of most outstanding of MC Solaar is " New Western" realized with the Texas, New York and Paris by the French realizer Stephan Sednaoui. This song rests on a Sample of Bonnie and Clyde of Serge Gainsbourg. Songs like " RMI ", " The Beautiful one and Bad Boy" , " Hasta the vista" or " Solaar pleure" also were success.
Mc Solaar is regarded as one of the first to have succeeded in popularizing the rap in France by making it discover with the general public, in particular thanks to its elaborate texts and definitely less violent one that those of his fellow-members. This recognition is even international since it on the occasion to do the one of the Time Magazine He is recognized like making party of the pillars of the French Rap of the beginning of the year 1990 with groups like NTM, Assassin, or IAM.
Its career is also marked by a collaboration with the photographer Philippe Bordas, with whom it travelled much. In September 2006 thus left a book photographs captioned by MC Solaar itself.
“Da Vinci Claude” is the first individual one extracted the seventh album studio of MC Solaar Chapitre 7 (left June 18th, 2007), the second, “Click Click”, having left in August 2007.
MC Solaar is the first signature of the independent label A2L Conseil.
Against the illegal downloading
MC Solaar has several times attacked the Illegal downloading in an original way. At the exit of the album Mach 6 , it diverts the remote loading while making circulate a song taking again the air of the title the Life is beautiful , but with other words, in which it describes inter alia the economic consequences of the remote loading for the initial musicians.
At the exit of Chapter 7 , MC Solaar again diverted the remote loading, while making circulate a false version of its album, in which each piece consists simply of a loop of a sequence of a few seconds. It is a company in relation to its new recording company which had the idea and Claude found that very original.
1991 : Which sows the wind collects the tempo
- 1994: Prose fights
- 1997: Paradisiac
- 1998: MC Solaar
- 1998 : It tower of the question
- 2001: Fifth Ace
- 2003: Mach 6
- 2007: Chapter 7
- official Internet site
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