Assassin (rap crew)

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Assassin is a French hardcore rap group formed in the 18th Arrondissement of Paris. The group was formed in 1985 by Rockin' Squat and Solo.[1] Later, Doctor L joined them, as well as DJ Clyde.[1] The group had a significant presence on the French underground music scene in the 1980s and 1990s, with lyrics referencing social inequalities and denouncing commercialism.[1]

Rockin' Squat is Mathias Crochon, Jean-Pierre Cassel's son and brother of Vincent Cassel. He has tried for more than 15 years to elevate the mind of the ghetto, similar to KRS-One, Immortal Technique, and Chuck D in America. The group undertook national tours in France in the 1990s.[1]

Discography (Assassin)[edit]

  • 1991 : "Note mon nom sur ta liste" (Maxi)
  • 1993 : "Le futur que nous reserve-t-il?" (album) (Assassin Productions/Delabel)
  • 1993 : "Non à cette éducation" (EP)
  • 1995 : "L'homicide volontaire" (album) (Assassin Productions/Delabel), re-released on Virgin France[2]
  • 1995 : "L'odyssée suit son cours" (maxi)
  • 1996 : "Shoota Babylone" (maxi)
  • 1996 : "Écrire contre l'oubli" (EP), re-released on EMI;[2] #32 France[3]
  • 1996 : "Underground Connexion" (maxi)
  • 1998 : "Wake up" (maxi)
  • 2000 : "Touche d'espoir" (album) (Assassin Productions/Delabel), re-released on Virgin France;[2] #11 France [3]
  • 2001 : "Perspective" (maxi)
  • 2002 : "Assassin live" (album live à l'Olympia), re-released on EMI;[2] #12 France[3]
  • 2004 : "Perles rares ( 1989 - 2002 ) (Livin'Astro), re-released on EMI[2]
  • 2004 : "Le futur, que nous reserve-t-il?"(Réédition) (Livin'Astro), re-released on EMI[2]
  • 2005 : "Touche d'espoir" (Edition 2005) (Livin'Astro)
  • 2005 : "Note mon nom sur ta liste" (Réédition) (Livin'Astro)
  • 2006 : "Académie Mythique" (Best of CD & DVD) (Livin' Astro), re-released on EMI[2]

Discography (Rockin' Squat)[edit]

  • 2002 : "Illegal mixtapes" (Street album) (Assassin Productions)
  • 2003 : "Illegal mixtapes 2" (Street album) (Livin'Astro)
  • 2004 : "Libre vs démocratie fasciste" (EP) (Livin'Astro)
  • 2007 : "Too hot for TV" (EP) (Livin'Astro)
  • 2008 : "Confessions d'un enfant du siècle Vol 1" (Album) (Livin'Astro)
  • 2009 : "Confessions d'un enfant du siècle Vol 2" (Album) (Livin'Astro)
  • 2010 : "Olympia 2009" (Album Live) (Livin'Astro)
  • 2010 : "Confessions d'un enfant du siècle Vol 3" (Album) (Livin'Astro)
  • 2011 : "US Alien Chapter one" (Compilation) (Livin'Astro)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Biography, RFI music. Accessed June 30, 2007.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Discography, Allmusic.com
  3. ^ a b c Chart Data from lescharts.com, accessed July 5, 2007

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