Alliance Ethnik

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Alliance Ethnik
Origin Suburbs of Paris, France
Genres French hip hop
Years active 1990s
Labels Virgin
Members K-Mel
Médard
Gutsy
Crazy B
Faster Jay

Alliance Ethnik was a 1990s French hip hop group. It was composed of five members from different origins, but all French; Algeria, Congo, Italy, and France.[1]

History[edit]

K-Mel, the front man of Alliance Ethnik, performed for the first time in his home town of Creil, France. He formed the group with friends Médard and Gutsy, which expanded to include the DJs Crazy B and Faster J soon after this debut. The members recorded a demo tape which was heard by IZB, a group of rap promoters, who put them in a Paris concert with the Marseille rap group IAM in 1992.[1]

The group began recording in 1994, with an appearance on the compilation album Mondial Rap[2] but its first album was Simple & Funky, released in 1995. It included the singles "Simple & Funky", "Respect" and "Honesty & Jalousie".[1]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Chart Certification (FR)[3]
FR[4] BEL (WA)[5] SWI[6]
1995 Simple et Funky 9 5 19 Platinum
1999 Fat Come Back 25 37

The second album includes guest appearances by De La Soul, Common, Vinia Mojica, Youssou N'Dour and Biz Markie

Compilations[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart Certification (FR)[3]
FR[4] BEL (WA)[5] BEL (FL) AUS SWE GER
1995 "Respect" 2 1 25 25 30 72 Gold
"Simple et Funky" 3 2 Gold
"Honesty et jalousie" 5 3 Silver
1999 "5 Heures du mat" 63
"No Limites" 25 32

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c RFI Musique. (1999). RFI Musique - - ALLIANCE ETHNIK. Retrieved 12, 2008, from http://www.rfimusique.com/siteEn/biographie/biographie_6032.asp
  2. ^ MCM. ALLIANCE ETHNIK - Biographie, albums, clips, cd sur MCM.net. Retrieved January 12, 2008, from http://www.mcm.net/musique/ficheartiste/3541/ (French)
  3. ^ a b Alliance Ethnick's certifications in France Chartsinfrance.net (Retrieved October 10, 2008)
  4. ^ a b Alliance Etnick's discography and peak positions in France Lescharts.com (Retrieved October 10, 2008)
  5. ^ a b Alliance Etnick's discography and peak positions in Belgium (Wallonia) Ultratop.be (Retrieved October 10, 2008)
  6. ^ Alliance Etnick's discography and peak positions in Switzerland Hitparade.ch (Retrieved October 10, 2008)
  7. ^ Amazon.com. (2008). Amazon.com At a Glance: Alliance Ethnik. Retrieved January 12, 2008, from http://www.amazon.com/Alliance-Ethnik/artist/B000APAAXM/103-3959801-9932635
  8. ^ (2002). Best of Alliance Ethnik. [CD]. EU: Delabel.

External links[edit]

This article incorporates information from the revision as of 2007-11-16 of the equivalent article on the French Wikipedia.