Dubmatique

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Dubmatique
Origin Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Genres French Canadian hip hop
Years active 1992 (1992)–present
Labels Tox Records
Members Disoul (Jérôme-Philippe Bélinga)
OT MC (Ousmane Traoré)
Past members DJ Choice (Alain Benabdallah)


Dubmatique is a Canadian hip hop group formed in 1992 in Montreal. The groups original line up consisted of Otmc, DiSoul, and Dj Choice. They came on the scene as the first French hip hop group to make it in Canada. The group's style has an acid jazz/R&B flow similar to Gangstarr and Fugees. French Hip Hop group from Canada, they were the first to have a number one single on Canada's francophone pop charts and is the only french Canadian group to have a certified platinum album.

They have released four albums: La force de comprendre in 1997, Dubmatique in 1998, Influences in 2001 and Trait d'union in 2009. La force de comprendre sold over 120,000 copies.[1][2][3] The self-titled second album sold 35,000 copies in its first week of release.[2]

The group consisted of three artists Disoul (real name Jérôme-Philippe Bélinga originating from Cameroun), OTMC and DJ Choice (namely Alain Benabdallah).[4] After releasing two albums, DJ Choice left the group, and OTMC and Disoul continued with guest DJs on the group's later album. Guest musicians on their albums have included Éric Lapointe, Shurik'n, Akhenaton and Ashley MacIsaac.

Awards[edit]

1995 Meeting International des Musiques Innovatrices

  • Mimi Award Win: Best Hip-Hop Group of the Year

1997 Gala de l'ADISQ[5]

  • Félix Award Win: Best Rock Alternative Album ((at the time the "gala de l'ADISQ" did't have a Hip Hop section))
  • Félix Award Nomination: Group of the year
  • Félix Award Nomination: Revelation of the year

1998 Gala de l'ADISQ[6]

1998 Juno Award [7]

  • Juno Award Nomination: Best Selling Francophone Album

1998 Much Music Video Awards[citation needed]

1999 Gala de l'ADISQ[8]

2002 Gala de l'ADISQ[9]

Collaborations[edit]

Discography[edit]

  1. Soul pleureur
  2. Dire
  3. Jamais cessé d'y croire
  4. La morale
  5. Authentiques (feat. 2 Bal)
  6. Un été à Montréal
  7. La force de comprendre
  8. Voir pour le croire
  9. Mère Afrique
  10. Rien n'est plus pareil
  11. C'est de la bombe
  12. Montréal, Paris, Dakar
  1. La vie est si fragile
  2. L'Avenir (invité Shurik'n)
  3. Jamais prisonniers des stéréotypes
  4. Trop dur
  5. Babylone
  6. L'original
  7. Mémoire
  8. La vie est si fragile...
  9. Jeune fille égarée
  10. Sèche tes larmes
  11. Tout a tellement changé
  12. Le rap français
  13. La force de comprendre (Remix : Akhénaton)
  1. Check du micro
  2. Ragga Dub
  3. Sacrée soirée
  4. Compte sur moi
  5. On s'en sortira
  6. Sexcite-moi (featuring Éric Lapointe (singer))
  7. Influences
  8. Ensemble
  9. Si jamais...
  10. Selon sa volonté
  11. Nouvelle génération
  1. J'assume
  2. La vibe
  3. Cold world
  4. Que toi
  5. Ladies night
  6. O
  7. Changer le monde
  8. Life
  9. Un autre brave
  10. Hymne au Québec
  11. Suave
  12. Patience

References[edit]

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