French Rap is the rap music style which was developed in French-speaking countries.
Through the 90s, French Rap grew to become one of the most popular genres in France:
- IAM released “L’école du Micro d’Argent” sold more than 1 million discs (1997)
- NTM released “Suprême NTM” and sold more than 700,000 discs (1998)
In the 2000s, similar to developments in the USA, a gap has begun to emerge in French rap between artists seen as having sold out, belonging to the mainstream, and more innovative independent artists:
- La Rumeur
- Lunatic (Booba and Ali)
- Le 3ème Œil
French Rap has also been political in its history as well. Historically, France adopted a series of hostile policy against immigrant families.