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Meet France’s Toughest Rappers (Part 1/3)

Meet France’s Toughest Rappers (Part 1/3)


[MUSIC PLAYING] CLEO LE-TAN: Oh my god. I’m a bit scared. Don’t really like this smell. There’s loads of
things written. “The big pussy of her granny
is being fucked by all the guys from France.” “Fuck
the police.” Some people are coming. This May, the world watched as
French President Nicolas Sarkozy, a small elf-like
creature who dominated the country’s political landscape
the past five years, was finally defeated by Francois
Hollande, a boring, floppy man from the rival Socialist
Party. The election was dominated by a
number of baffling European financial issues. Boring! But what wasn’t discussed was
a crisis that had been simmering for years in the
Parisian suburbs– the same suburbs in which, seven
years ago, two teenagers were tasered to death while
running from the police. As retaliation, hundreds of
residents from Parisian council estates started rioting,
protesting against police and their lack of
employment opportunities. Almost 3,000 rioters were
arrested, five police officers lost their lives, and 60
others were wounded. Fast-forward to now, and the
media has more or less forgotten about these areas and
the people who live there. But every now and then, the
French Vice Office would come across new rap artists from
these suburbs whose angry music suggested that none of
the problems in the suburbs had gone away. They were all still making music
as aggressive as ever, just like the days
when the suburbs were going up in flames. So we set out there to meet all
these artists and some of their friends, and that is
why this film is called– It’s the worst candy floss
I’ve ever seen. Hello, my name is Cleo. I grew up in Paris, but I still
love all the tourist destinations like the Louvre,
the Tuileries Gardens, the Concorde. I’d heard about areas like
Clichy-sous-bois and Evry in the news, but I’d never actually
explored them. So when Vice told me they wanted
to do a story about the situation over there, I got
excited and I called up my friend the director Romain
Gavras for a bit of advice. Romain made his first videos in
the suburbs years ago and put me in touch with a rapper
called Byron, who said he would show me the world of
underground French rap. So we went to meet him and he
took us to his home in Clichy. BYRON: [SPEAKING FRENCH] BYRON: [SPEAKING FRENCH] CLEO LE-TAN: OK. [SPEAKING FRENCH] BYRON: [SPEAKING FRENCH] BYRON: [SPEAKING FRENCH] CLEO LE-TAN: [SPEAKING FRENCH] BYRON: [SPEAKING FRENCH] CLEO LE-TAN: [SPEAKING FRENCH] BYRON: [SPEAKING FRENCH] KYL: [RAPPING FRENCH] CLEO LE-TAN: [SPEAKING FRENCH] CLEO LE-TAN: Byron told us that
if we wanted to find out about the southern part of the
suburbs, we should go and talk to the guys from La Comera, a
rap group from Grigny, La Grande Borne. [SPEAKING FRENCH] MALE SPEAKER 1:
[SPEAKING FRENCH] MALE SPEAKER 1:
[RAPPING IN FRENCH] CLEO LE-TAN: I really want to
talk to that other guy with the braids, but he
seems a bit– he’s a bit scary. [SPEAKING FRENCH] CLEO LE-TAN: I’m a bit scared,
because he seemed a bit manic. Are you guys going to come
with me in the car? Should I have accepted? Should I have gone for it? I don’t know. Because he was driving like a
maniac earlier on, wasn’t he? [SPEAKING FRENCH] He smelt very strongly of– onion? And he kept like going over me
and he was like, wait, hang on, I’ll do that for you. And it was like a really raw,
weird smell of onion. It wasn’t like, oh my
god, you stink. It was just weird. [SPEAKING FRENCH] CLEO LE-TAN: I think
he quite liked me. I mean, he kept asking if we
were going to hang out and stuff and when he was going to
pick me up, et cetera, et cetera, which was a bit much. [SPEAKING FRENCH] CLEO LE-TAN: I don’t
fancy him. I think he’s very nice,
but that’s it. MALE SPEAKER 2:
[SPEAKING FRENCH] MALE SPEAKER 3:
[SPEAKING FRENCH] CLEO LE-TAN: I have no idea
where we’re going. He just said come, and so
we’re just following. I just love going to
people’s places. I look around everything. That’s all I’m interested
in doing. [SPEAKING FRENCH] There was a mattress
against the wall. There were some leather
couches. There was a massive screen. Behind that table was a
pit-bull, and he’s just sitting there the whole time. And whenever I watched him,
he’s just going like– [SPEAKING FRENCH] Smoked a bit of weed, had a bit
of a drink, they rapped. They were basically blocking
all the sofas, so nobody could sit down. [SPEAKING FRENCH] I was so pleased with
my first day here. I learned how to drive, possibly
had a few dates lined up with said driver, and met
loads of new people. It was great. There’s a lot going on here.

Comments (100)

  1. yesssssss, anyone reading this go watch La Haine

  2. alcapote en arrière plan 🤣

  3. I pray these guys get real help from god the lady need a brain transplant

  4. I've never seen a """documentary""" with so many lies. Is that what VICE journalism is all about ???? SHAME ON YOU , REALLY 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬
    If one day the peoples rise up, you "journalists" will pay for all the crap you've done.

  5. That’s why everyone in the world thinks that blacks or dark skinned people are to be feared or dangerous and violent. Why not report on the successful, or non successful but intelligent people who are doing something positive for their community or demographic. Blacks are more than ghetto rappers and athletes. I thought Vice was supposed to be non corporate owned or politically unbiased reporting. This is trash journalism. Quit glorifying negativity. Everyone wants to imitate our culture and act black until they have to experience the problems that blacks actually go through.

  6. I'd hate to be black and from France.

  7. How you gonna be speaking French with a mf lisp and be that confident 😂

  8. this girl has no idea of what struggle is, please never put someone like this in front of a potential interesting documentary….

  9. The classic line around the world "* Fuck The Police *"

  10. how´s the first track called?

  11. anyone know the name of the track @ 8:00?

  12. Lol, bye bye. Political bullshit….and just like Vice: the perps are the victims. Bs

  13. I felt like I was watching the intro to a porn video the entire time

  14. I'm from America and did not know about the goods in France.

  15. I knew Vice was losing grip on its original ideology of being bold and on the pulse but this is just taking the complete piss. 1:45 and I'm already reeling from the 'journalists' choice of words. Having also scanned the comments it looks like the whole thing is bollocks anyway…contrived nonsense for the purpose of sensation in the hope idiots will swallow it.
    That's actually an irresponsible method. To earn their keep by spreading lies. No honour left Vice…bad show.

  16. Vice . . . why the fuck even do this? You could have made a cool documentary, instead you opted for a pretentious tour thru (X) ghetto in France with irrelevant clips and no reporting. Can I manage your HQ in Paris? cuz whoever approved this needs to be fired

  17. …. Toughest rappers? These guys put words together for a living we don't even take these guys serious in America only white suburban kids do 😆.

  18. what a rich and vibrant culture! France should import more of them so that they can have the highest number of rappers per capita! that would be so cool. they should rebuild notre dame into an apartment complex for africans and they should put music studios in the buildings so that they can further enrich their culture

  19. Had this bitch not hosted the documentary, it could have been good.

  20. just glorified doleblusgers

  21. first vice reporter i see taking drugs :))

  22. they weren't tazed to death they hid in an electrical transformer and got electrocuted by it

  23. france rap is huge thanks to us… black people… but at the end of the day, we're still being treated like shit

  24. Should have let onion man smash

  25. black culture rob get killed riot– blame whitey next story–

  26. Did you get a train run on you like you wanted?

  27. Random black person going about their normal life. Trying to survive. Oh they're Tough😂😅

  28. Who ever would pay to listen to this crap is an idiot.

  29. I was born and raised in France. I could of done a better job reporting this topic with zero journalism experience. Get your shit together VICE.

  30. Shout out to my killers in France and my hitters in the dam🆙

  31. voila on diabolise les quartiers !! c'est mal expliqué !!

  32. Back when vice was actually original

  33. France is basically england

  34. Seems more about her (the “journalist”) experience than a story being covered.

  35. Fuck PS3 it would been better if they had a Xbox 360

  36. Doesn't salut mean hi

  37. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esVk_H0yOMA Weeeeeeeed

  38. This bitch agreed to volunteer to interview these french gangsters, my thing is, don't act prejudice now when you arrive there on scene in the ghetto like you're scared of black french people

  39. It's the Mouse Utopia experiment. Once these people move into the projects it creates a behavioral sink. The people there lose all motivation to work, make things, or even leave. There are people there who could get out of the "ghetto" but don;t, even though they hate the place.

  40. Black people are not French, this video is a lie.

  41. You are wrong for the two youngster from Clichy in the beginning , they were never tazed , while getting chased they passed through an electrical generator and got electrocuted to death.

  42. Byron is an actor from a crew called Kourtrajmé 😆 all this documentary is fake hahha

  43. Where's arouf Gangsta?

  44. What a crock of shit

  45. This reporter sexy asl

  46. This was the wrong choice of reporter she's awful

  47. PIRE BAIL JAMAIS VU DE MA VIE .

  48. Lmfao wtf kind of bullshit is this. And your surprise that guy smells like onions lmfao Im guessing y'all have never tried French onion sun chips.

  49. Spoiled little bitch with stupid English accent go fuck yourself. You know nothing. Vice bunch of stink hippies

  50. funny how anywhere there is a majority b Lacks, its a ghetto , violent, shit hole that is under the rule of the Left.

  51. Ah the fucking French

  52. This was France it became a part of Africa.

  53. A intire generation crying they can't get a job
    Whilst nobody will hire a rapper

  54. This bitch definitely got piped.

  55. Euro rap is trash!

  56. ET LE GANGBANG FINAL

  57. http://youtube.com/c/jimnotfromtv Amazing art work

  58. This is a perfect example of how big part of central paris (intramuros) are constantantly pretentious particulary with peuple living outside of the city (banlieusard). This girl is threated like a queen by these guys and are faking friendly attitude with them when constantly talking shits about them when she still at proximity of them (they are not understanding english enough to get it).
    One exemple: she ask this guy for a drive in bmw and then ask it NOW… then she says it would be dangerous to accept such proposal in her english speach…

    She was happy to get free smoke but still prefer telling everybody them and their houses dont smells as his neighboor chanel n5.

    Fake ass b**

    On exemple: sh

  59. Those teens weren't tasered to death, they got electrocuted while climbing on a power supply. Cool journalism bro.

  60. Mais ne serait-ce pas l'empereur qui apparait fugacement a 1:50 ?

  61. Culture Vultures are international

  62. 0:45 song please. Thank you!

  63. fake c'est pas comme ca les citée la ils ont fond trop il exagere .95% des jeunes que tu vois en cité c'est des clcohards sans oseille qui frime …… la vrai violence est pas ici en france…

  64. France and tough do not belong in the same sentence. Throw rapper in there and you lost the whole thing.

  65. Damn shes more about that dark meat than Jeffrey Damer

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  67. Hah they had Lil wyte music nice ! Mafia!

  68. why do blacks turn every place they live into a shithole?

  69. So not hard lol 😂

  70. She got bussed down 😂😂💯😭💪

  71. 7% of me wants to like this.

  72. they are back in this shit but w less balls

  73. Smells like hipster bullshit

  74. U just can't sound gangsta speaking French I'm sry but it just don't work.

  75. tough niggas dont rap n they drive faster foreigns.. you met with clowns

  76. Alkpote en intro, que de l'amour!

  77. Haha france thoughest rappers are a joke, even dutch or austrian are harder

  78. Ses qui cette merde la

  79. I wish a hater wud get crunk up with my crime mob crew…

  80. What the fuck is this journalist?

  81. Fière d'être français mdr

  82. North Africa representing in France

  83. what about Koba LaD and Niska? (i'm french so yeah)

  84. Bruh they don’t look that tough no offence

  85. She was reaching in alot of the situations. Seems like she was trying to make it more dangerous feeling

  86. Onion oregano cannabis

  87. Niska if they did a 2019 version

  88. N'importe quoi c'est qui ce mec wsh ? Allez !

  89. This all some pure bs

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