Dubmatique

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Dubmatique
Origin Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Genres French Canadian hip hop
Years active 1992 (1992)–present
Labels Tox Records
Members Disoul (Jérôme-Philippe Bélinga)
OT MC (Ousmane Traoré)
Past members DJ Choice (Alain Benabdallah)

Dubmatique are a Canadian hip hop group formed in 1992 in Montreal. They were the first French language hip hop crew from Canada to have a #1 single on Canada's francophone pop charts. The group's style has an acid jazz/R&B flow similar to Gangstarr and Fugees.

They have released four albums: La force de comprendre in 1997, Dubmatique in 1998, Influences in 2001 and Trait d'union in 2009. La force de comprendre sold over 120,000 copies.[1][2][3] The self-titled second album sold 35,000 copies in its first week of release.[2]

The group consisted of three artists Disoul (real name Jérôme-Philippe Bélinga originating from Cameroun), OTMC and DJ Choice (namely Alain Benabdallah).[4] After releasing two albums, DJ Choice left the group, and OT MC and Disoul continued with guest DJs on the group's later album. Guest musicians on their albums have included Éric Lapointe, Shurik'n, Akhenaton and Ashley MacIsaac.

Awards[edit]

  • Dubmatique were picked as Best Hip-Hop Group of the Year at "Meeting International des Musiques Innovatrices".

Discography[edit]

  1. Soul pleureur
  2. Dire
  3. Jamais cessé d'y croire
  4. La morale
  5. Authentiques (feat. 2 Bal)
  6. Un été à Montréal
  7. La force de comprendre
  8. Voir pour le croire
  9. Mère Afrique
  10. Rien n'est plus pareil
  11. C'est de la bombe
  12. Montréal, Paris, Dakar
  1. La vie est si fragile
  2. L'Avenir (invité Shurik'n)
  3. Jamais prisonniers des stéréotypes
  4. Trop dur
  5. Babylone
  6. L'original
  7. Mémoire
  8. La vie est si fragile...
  9. Jeune fille égarée
  10. Sèche tes larmes
  11. Tout a tellement changé
  12. Le rap français
  13. La force de comprendre (Remix : Akhénaton)
  1. J'assume
  2. La vibe
  3. Cold world
  4. Que toi
  5. Ladies night
  6. O
  7. Changer le monde
  8. Life
  9. Un autre brave
  10. Hymne au Québec
  11. Suave
  12. Patience

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Durand, Alain-Philippe (2002) Black, Blanc, Beur: Rap Music and Hip-Hop Culture in the Francophone World, Scarecrow Press, ISBN 978-0-8108-4430-8
  2. ^ a b Powell, Betsy (1999) "There's No Place Like Home", Billboard, January 16, 1999, p. 50, retrieved 2011-06-05
  3. ^ Bliss, Karen (1999) "Canada: Homegrown Hip-Hop", Billboard, January 16, 1999, p. 54
  4. ^ Scott C. (1997) "Home Team: In conversation with Dubmatique", Montreal Mirror, November 20, 1997, retrieved 2011-06-05