Hip hop at 50: How France became the second largest rap market in the world (part 4)
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To mark 50 years of hip hop, FRANCE 24’s culture team has recorded three special shows in New York – the birthplace of the culture. In part four of the series we’re in Paris, because France is the second largest hip hop market in the world after the United States. Hip hop expert and author Olivier Cachin talks to Eve Jackson about the history of French hip hop and why the music coming from the ghettos of New York struck a chord with young people in the French suburbs. We also hear from one of the pioneers, IAM’s Akhenaton and we have special archive images and footage of renowned rap group NTM.

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