Saïan Supa Crew

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Saïan Supa Crew
Background information
Origin France
Genres French hip hop
Hip hop
Years active 1999-present
Labels Virgin
Associated acts OFX
Simple Spirit
Explicit Samouraï
Website Official website
Members Vicelow
Sly the Mic Buddha
Sir Samuël
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.[citation needed]

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 of The Black Eyed Peas on "La patte."

They also contributed a short rap section on the song Flight Tonight by The Avalanches, which appears on their debut album, Since I Left You.


DJ Fun, Alsoprodby, Eddy Kent and DJ Kärve also recently joined Saïan Supa Crew.


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