Paris' Hip Hop Fortnight

Hip-Hop does the continental

Hip-Hop does the continental

On July 5th the French government sponsored another music festival in Paris. For a country as culturally sensitive as France this is nothing new, but the “Hip-Hop Fortnight” is the first of its kind. The violence and abandon of American hip-hop have found a niche in France’s poor banlieue neighborhoods, and naturally, in its youth. Now this musical form has made enough noise that it cannot be ignored by any class… President Sarkozy’s son is a producer

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