Fatal Bazooka

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Fatal Bazooka
Origin France
Genres Rap, R&B
Years active 2006 – present
Website www.fatalbazooka.com
Members Michaël Youn
Vincent Desagnat
Benjamin Morgaine

Fatal Bazooka is a French spoof rap group consisting of Michaël Youn, Vincent Desagnat and Benjamin Morgaine. The act originated in a 2002 radio show which its members hosted at the time. Fatal Bazooka is also the name of the fictitious singer of the group, played by Youn himself.

Hit singles[edit]

"Fous ta cagoule"[edit]

Main article: Fous ta cagoule

The first single by Fatal Bazooka, "Fous ta cagoule"("put your balaclava on"), transposed the urban style to the snow-covered mountains of Savoy. The clip was produced by Nicolas Benamou. The single topped the charts[1] in France in January 2006.

"Mauvaise Foi Nocturne"[edit]

Main article: Mauvaise foi nocturne

This single, released in 2007, parodies the song "Confessions nocturnes" by Diam's and Vitaa. Michaël Youn, alias “Fatal”, parodies Diam's character, while Pascal Obispo, alias “Vitoo”, takes on Vitaa. The music is identical to the original song, but the words are modified. The associated video clip was also a scene-by-scene spoof.

There exist at least four versions of this song, one for each different part (in particular the scene in the car, after having left the apartment of the young lady).

"J'aime trop ton boule"[edit]

Fatal Bazooka's third single parodies ragga singers such as Lord Kossity, and of course Sean Paul. The beginning of the clip shows the arrival of Fatal in a nightclub. Initially it seems that he is trying to lure a girl, but then the girl is literally isolated, and the interest of Fatal goes finally on a man (played by Magloire). The remainder of the clip is a homoerotic anthem filled with humour about the male body.

In another sequence of the clip, the men rub themselves and each other and use powertools in the same suggestive manner that the girls in Benny Benassi's "Satisfaction." Yet another sequence parodies Eric Prydz's "Call on me", which puts shows a sexy gym class of all girls – but in this parody all the participants are men.

"Trankillement"[edit]

"Trankillement" makes fun of the stereotyped bravado of American rappers and the associated party lifestyle. The clip, produced by Kourtrajmé, features nods to other artists and videos, including Moby's “Beautiful” .

The ring-tone used at the beginning of the Trankillement video is also used by famous socialites French Fever and Brian Schulman as their ring-tones (as observed when Fatal Bazooka received a phone call during the filming of an episode of Regis Philbin in which he appeared).[2]

"Parle à ma main"[edit]

Main article: Parle à ma main

"Parle à ma main" or "PAMM" is the fifth single from Fatal Bazooka's album T'As Vu ?. The song is sung by Michaël Youn and Yelle. Michaël Youn appears in the video in drag as his usual character Fatal's sister, Christelle Bazooka.

"Ce matin va être une pure soirée"[edit]

"Ce matin va être une pure soirée" is a single featuring Big Ali, PZK, Dogg SoSo, and Chris Prolls released in June 2010 to promote the film Fatal, starring Fatal Bazooka. The song is a parody of 'Three 6 Mafia feat Tiesto' "Feel It".

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

· "Tuvaferkwa" (2010)

Nominations[edit]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Top single Fatal-Bazooka
  2. ^ Fatal Bazooka Answers.com