Do you remember “Luck of Lucien” from ATCQ first album? I hope so (ATCQ are definitely my favourite group of all time, i hope you readers can agree with me!) because it was one of the strongest track from their first album (no download here..you should own that stuff..and if you don’t, then go out and buy it..both cd and vynil like i did!).
Well, on that track Q-Tip talks about the misadventures of French Native Tongue member Lucien: he produced some stuff in the early nineties (like “ya dont stop” on the 94 beatnuts lp…dope tune by the way) and other project which i’m not very aware of (my knowledege on french hip hop is basically zero).
The other day on one of my diggin expedition here in Brighton, i found this vynil “Jimmy Jay-Les cool sessions”:I know that lately all the 90′s french hip hop are getting pretty expensive (why?), so i picked it up immediately, founding out later that it’s a pretty rare record.
On this album you have probably the only solo cut that Lucien ever did and, for all the Cassius fans, the debut on vinyl for La Funk Mob (sampling Joe Quarterman – So much trouble in my mind and some other weird noises..if i’m not wrong).
The album itself is not really my cup of tea (I can’t understand what they are saying…maybe i’m missing something…maybe not), but maybe people who are into french hip-hop or are Cassius Die-hard fans(I don’t know any of them..i mean die hard Cassius’fans…maybe one!) will probably like it, so I uploaded the Lucien song plus La Funk Mob one and the ending track by Mc Solaar (a blend of Gangstarr, Ed O.g. and others samples basically) for your listening pleasure (sorry if I couldn’t be bothered to upload the all album…)
You can download these 3 tracks here
au revoir (is it correct?)!
(Unfortunately I have to sell this one due to various reasons a.k.a credit crunch is a muthafucka..pardon my french..if you are interested, this is where you can find it: