Monsieur R

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Monsieur R, (Richard Makela), is a French rap artist[1] whose work focuses on the political rap genre. His music features hard driven rhythms with thumping base lines, known as "old school", which conveys the hard reality of his environment. There is a rich legacy of 'reality rap' going back to 1982 with artists such as Run DMC and continuing with KRS-One, Public Enemy, Ice-T and Dead Prez. Monsieur R is originally from Belgium. His parents were from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, (DRC) formerly known as Zaire before its independence. Monsieur R was born in 1975, in Belgium where he spent his early years. He and his family moved back to the DRC when he was 3 years old. The family migrated to Europe moving into the Seine-Saint-Denis area of Paris in 1989.

In his early career, he was a member of the Hip Hop group "Menage À 3". In 1998, 2001, and 2002, he produced compilations against the far right, called Sachons Dire Non.

After releasing his solo debut in 1997, Au Commencement and two more albums (Mission' R (1999) and ANTICONstituellemen (2000)), he finally achieved recognition outside France with his 2004 album, Politikment Incorrekt, which featured U.S. and French rap legends Ol' Dirty Bastard, Mobb Deep's Prodigy, KRS-One and Rockin' Squat as well as popular R&B artist, Akon. There was much debate over this album, as in July 2005, he was accused by the Mouvement Civique Militant, a nationalist organisation, of inciting of racial hatred after they had listened to the song "FranSSe".

Discography[edit]

Au Commencement (1997)[edit]

  1. Intro
  2. Au Commencement
  3. Est-ce une vie ? (feat. 2Bal' Niggets)
  4. Verset III (feat. Ménage A 3)
  5. Casino
  6. R III
  7. Les Cowboys (feat. Ménage A 3)
  8. R Le missionnaire
  9. Pinocchio (justice pour la justice)
  10. L'enfer sur Golgotha
  11. 2000 ans ap. J-C
  12. Outro

Mission' R' (1999)[edit]

  1. Intro
  2. Guerilla urbaine
  3. Mais que veux-tu?
  4. "R" Liberté (feat. P.H.I.L.O. (Ad'hoc-1))
  5. Dossier "R" (feat. Kid Mesa (Gued'1))
  6. Baby come on
  7. Tout est permis
  8. Ne me laisse pas
  9. Le rêve français
  10. Imagine "R"
  11. Comme un oiseau qui s'envole (feat. D.O.C. (2Bal))
  12. Putain de droits de l'homme
  13. C'est dommage
  14. J'aurais voulu vivre comme Jésus-Christ
  15. Tcha tcha tcha (feat. G-Kill (2Bal) et Djamatik (Neg Marrons))
  16. L'indépendant
  17. Et si c'était demain (feat. Akhenaton)
  18. Le nouvel ordre mondial (feat. P.H.I.L.O. (Ad'hoc-1))

ANTICONstitutionnellement (2000)[edit]

  1. ANTICONstitutionnellement
  2. Quoi ma gueule ? (feat. Mystik, G-Kill (2 Bal), Lino (Ärsenik)
  3. Tragédie (feat. Pit Bacardi)
  4. Un simple regard sur le monde (feat. Dragon davy (Soundkail))
  5. Tu veux savoir (feat. Rocca, Rockin' Squat, La Brigade (Acid & Agent X), Profecy, Ritmo, Reoz, Etyr)
  6. Poésie urbaine
  7. 41 balles
  8. Papa MC
  9. 1,2,3
  10. Bon baiser de juda (feat. Busta Flex, Paul Guan (Comité des brailleurs))
  11. Le soldat inconnu
  12. Misère (feat. Fabe, Faf La Rage, Sat (Fonky Family), Ritmo, Off)
  13. R comme un homme libre (feat. Freeman d'IAM)
  14. Interlude
  15. Nique la police
  16. Anticonstitutionnellement (instru)
  17. Poésie urbaine (instru)

Révolution R (2001)[edit]

  1. Bang Bang
  2. Qu'est-ce qu'elle a ma gueule ?
  3. Misère
  4. Tragédie
  5. 20 ans
  6. Comme un oiseau qui s'envole
  7. Et si c'était demain
  8. Tout est permis
  9. Tcha tcha tcha (remis
  10. Fils et fille du ghetto
  11. J'accuse
  12. Au commencement (remix)
  13. R3
  14. L'arme

Politikment Incorrekt (2004)[edit]

  1. Street Politik
  2. Criminologie
  3. Coup De Gueule Coup De Gun
  4. Pour Mes Frères
  5. International Husler (feat. Prodigy (Mobb Deep))
  6. Le Monde D’Aujourd’hui
  7. FranSSe
  8. This Is Not (feat. Ol' Dirty Bastard)
  9. Rebel Musik (feat. Akon)
  10. Descente En Enfer
  11. Misère Humaine
  12. Interlude Antisocial 05 (feat. Olivier Besancenot)
  13. Antisocial 05 (feat. Enhancer)
  14. Par Tous Les Moyens (feat. Ménage à 3)
  15. Our Philosophy (feat. KRS-One & Rockin' Squat)
  16. Manipulation Médiatique
  17. Depuis Le 11/09
  18. Street Gospel
  19. Pouvoir Remix 05 (feat. Lino (Ärsenik))

Black Album (2006)[edit]

  1. J'ai la haine
  2. Monsieur Fric
  3. Ennemi public # 1 - Feat Jacques Mesrine
  4. Passion du crime
  5. Guetto republicain
  6. R l'insolent (Le roi du 77)
  7. Rebelion
  8. Revolutionnaire - Feat Youssoupha
  9. Braquage verbale - Feat Ilegal Click
  10. R

Le CHE : une braise qui brûle encore (2007)[edit]

  1. Intro [Ft. Olivier Besancenot]
  2. amarade Ne Pleure Pas
  3. Camarade De Laz Sierra
  4. Un Peuple Uni Ne Meurt Jamais (El Pueblo Unido)
  5. Ernesto Guevara
  6. De Bueno Aires A Kinshasa [Ft. Keny Arkana]
  7. Le Silence Tue
  8. Regarde Autour De Toi
  9. Ni D'Ici Ni D'Ailleurs
  10. L'internationale 2007
  11. Je Suis Révolte
  12. Le Pouvoir Au Peuple
  13. Triompher Ou Mourir

Articles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Angelique Chrisafis. "Rapper faces jail for song dissing France". the Guardian.