hmm, that's probably fairly close to the NA use of "producer" as "the person responsible for the 'sound' or 'style' of the song"
ok. will add it like that
'producer' is kind of confusing, since it can kind of mean either someone responsible for more or less overseeing/directing/managing the song production, or a person directly involved with the creation of the music
iirc, the later meaning is more common in e.g. hip-hop
the later meaning is probably closer to the japanese 'arranger' credit, really...
we hope that'll bring more contributors to MB overall
That'd be great.
Btw, since there are French folks around... do you happen to know of any good free French rap/hiphop? :D
more mainstream/hardcore or alternative?
Mainstream and hardcore aren't really the same thing anymore in France, are they :)
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I mean, I wouldn't call the recent Booba / Rohff / 113 albums "hardcore" but they sure are mainstream :)
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Booba use quite a lot of autotune, but he's definitely the french gangsta idol
(I don't think mainstream and hardcore would be the same anywhere, even though mainstream seems to prefer "hardcore"/gangsta rap for whatever reason. :|)
Freso: I like Booba for some reason, even though the lyrics are terrible. Mafia K1 Fry are nice, of their subsets, 113 is good (the last album is a bit too mainstream but still ok), Kery James for a bit more hardcorish-but-political stuff
Oxmo Puccino for a more leftfield approach
Oh, snap I missed appending " releases" to the question.
IAM is of course the basic old-school choice
I was thinking links to Bandcamp and DatPiff etc. :p
Oh, true :)
Freso: no Spotify?
Most of this stuff is too mainstream for bandcamp and I don't think Frenchies use DP too much
Spotify's too limited in its selection. Ie., most interesting mixtapes aren't on Spotify.
Lotheric might have some ideas about more underground stuff I guess :)
LiveMixtapes, Jamendo, random French sites, etc. work as well.
I do but alas, I must leave for work :)
(I know I made a very small collection of French rap on Jamendo years ago, but never felt it was as good as it could be.)