Prose Combat

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Prose Combat
Studio album by MC Solaar
Released February 9, 1994
Recorded 1993–1994
Genre Jazz rap
Length 55:52
Label Cohiba
Producer Jimmy Jay
MC Solaar chronology
Qui Sème le Vent Récolte le Tempo
(1991)
Prose Combat
(1994)
Paradisiaque
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link

Prose Combat was the second studio album released by MC Solaar. Its success propelled him to international fame. An outtake from the album sessions was "Comme dans un film" (falsely known as "John Woo"). This song was featured on the album La Haine – musique inspirees du film (La Haine – music inspired by the film).

Track listing[edit]

French and US editions[edit]

  1. "Aubade" (Jimmy Jay, MC Solaar) – 0:35
  2. "Obsolète" (Jay) – 3:02
  3. "Nouveau western" (Gainsbourg, MC Solaar) – 4:34
  4. "A la claire fontaine" (Jay, M'Barali) – 2:59
  5. "Superstarr" (MC Solaar) – 3:03
  6. "La concubine de l'hémoglobine" (Jay, M'Barali) – 4:49
  7. "Dévotion" (MC Solaar) – 4:26
  8. "Temps Mort" (Jay, MC Solaar) – 3:41
  9. "L'NMIACCd'HTCK72KPDP" (Les Sages Poetes De La Rue) – 5:04
  10. "Séquelles" (Barali, Jay) – 3:37
  11. "Dieu ait son âme" (Barali, Pigale Boom Bass) – 4:46
  12. "A dix de mes disciples" (MC Solaar) – 3:45
  13. "La fin justifie les moyens" (MC Solaar) – 4:57
  14. "Relations humaines" (Bambi, MC Solaar) – 3:28
  15. "Prose combat" (Jay, M'Barali) – 3:06

UK edition[edit]

The UK edition replaces "Obsolète", "L'NMIACCd'HTCK72KPDP", and "Dieu ait son âme" with "Le free style d'obsolète", "Solaar Power", and "I'm Doin' Fine", respectively. The sequence of the tracks was also altered.

  1. "Aubade" (Jimmy Jay, MC Solaar) – 0:35
  2. "Le free style d'obsolète" (Jimmy Jay, MC Solaar) – 6:00
  3. "A la claire fontaine" (Jay, M'Barali) – 2:59
  4. "Superstarr" (MC Solaar) – 3:03
  5. "Solaar Power" (JP "Bluey" Maunick, MC Solaar) – 4:51
  6. "Relations humaines" (Bambi, MC Solaar) – 3:28
  7. "Nouveau western" (Gainsbourg, MC Solaar) – 4:34
  8. "La concubine de l'hémoglobine" (Jay, M'Barali) – 4:49
  9. "Dévotion" (MC Solaar) – 4:26
  10. "Séquelles" (Barali, Jay) – 3:37
  11. "I'm Doin' Fine" (Storch, Thompson, Malik, Trotter, Hubbard) – 8:19
  12. "A dix de mes disciples" (MC Solaar) – 3:45
  13. "La fin justifie les moyens" (MC Solaar) – 4:57
  14. "Temps mort" (Jay, MC Solaar) – 3:41
  15. "Prose combat" (Jay, M'Barali) – 3:06

Personnel[edit]

  • Boom Bass – Scratching, Sampling
  • Jimmy Jay – Scratching, Producer
  • Kiwi – Voices
  • MC Solaar – Vocals
  • Sinclair – Harmony Vocals
  • Laurent Vernerey – Bass
  • Derin Young – Vocals, Harmony Vocals