Yvon Krevé

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Yvon Krevé, also known as Von Von, is a French Canadian hip hop artist of Haitian[where?] origin.[1][2] Krevé was rose to notice following collaborations with the duo Sans Pression.[3] His 2000 debut, L'accent grave, topped the Quebec sales charts and was nominated for an ADISQ hip-hop award in 2001, and won best francophone album at the Canadian Music Awards.[4] and in 2009 was described in the newspaper La Presse as one of the five albums that had defined Quebec rap.[3] A single from that album, "Yvon Krevé", reached number one on the countdown programme for Canada's leading francophone music video channel (Décompte MusiquePlus).[4]

The name is a play on words: while Yvon is a not-uncommon first name, it matches the informal Quebec French pronunciation of ils vont (they will). Thus the full name sounds like ils vont crever, or "they're gonna die".

Discography[edit]

  • 6 June 2000: L'accent grave
  • 18 March 2003: Quand j'rap pas
  • 25 October 2005: Von Von Le vet

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Scooter Pegram (30 September 2005). Choosing their own style: identity emergence among Haitian youth in Québec. Peter Lang. pp. 119–. ISBN 978-0-8204-7868-5. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Marie-Christine Blais (16 October 2010). "La force du nombre: le hip-hop, modèle québécois". La Presse. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Philippe Renaud. "Cinq albums qui ont défini le rap québécois". 6 August 2009. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Biographie de Yvon Krevé". musiqueplus.com. 2011. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 

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