Saïan Supa Crew
|Saïan Supa Crew|
|Genres||French hip hop
Sly the Mic Buddha
|Past members||Leeroy Kesiah
Saïan Supa Crew is a French rap collective composed of three groups: Explicit Samouraï, OFX and Simple Spirit. The name 'Saïan Supa' is a reference to the Super Saiyan from the manga and anime Dragon Ball Z/GT.
Saïan Supa Crew produces a very musical style of rap with hints of chanting, reggae and dancehall. Beat boxing also is an integral part of their music, as well as classic disco; for example, "Ring My Bell" was partially revisited on their album KLR.
Their primary themes extend from drug problems ("Que dit-on?") to racism ("La preuve par 3"), including also relationships ("A demi-nue"), suicide ("La dernière séance") and the justification of violence by religion ("Au nom de quoi"). Humor and seriousness are both at home in their lyrics.
Their second album, X-raisons, was awarded a Victoire de la musique in 2002 for Best Rap/Groove Album.
Most of the groups of the collective have solo albums out as well. OFX was the first to debut, with their album Roots in February 2004, followed shortly by Explicit Samouraï in January 2005 and later by Sir Samuël Vizé pli ô, whose solo album was released in April 2005.
The latest album from the Saïan Supa Crew, Hold Up, was released Halloween 2005. On this album, the group demonstrated their breadth with three featured artists: German singer Patrice on "96 degreez," the singer Camille on "Si j'avais su," and will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas on "La patte."
- Leeroy Kesiah member of Explicit Samouraï (born in 1978 as Khalid Dehbi, Bagneux 92) Is no longer a member of the Saïan Supa Crew.
- Vicelow member of OFX (born in 1978 as Cédric Bélise, Bondy 93)
- Sly the Mic Buddha member of Simple Spirit (born in 1974 as Silvere Johnson, Montrouge 92)
- Feniksi member of OFX (born in 1976 as Samuël Adebiyi, Noisy-le-Sec 93)
- Specta member of Explicit Samouraï (born in 1975 as Gérard Nubul, Bagneux 92) Is no longer a member of the Saïan Supa Crew.
- Sir Samuël (Solo Career) (born in 1977 as Fabien Philetas, Sarcelles 95)
- KLR member of OFX (died in April 1999 born in Noisy-le-Sec 93)
DJ Fun, Alsoprodby, Eddy Kent and DJ Kärve also recently joined Saïan Supa Crew.
- KLR (1999)
- X-Raisons (2001)
- Hold-Up (2005)
- DVD Hold-Up Tour 2006 (2006) + Live DVD directed by J.G Biggs
- 2001 : "Soldat" directed by J.G Biggs
- 2003 : "J'ai dit" directed by J.G Biggs
- 2005 : "La patte" (feat. will.i.am) directed by J.G Biggs