MC Solaar Biography, Age, Family, Education, Net Worth, Movies & More

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Claude M’Barali, professionally known as MC Solaar (born 5 March 1969), is a French rapper of Senegalese and Chadian origin. He is one of France’s most famous and influential hip hop artists. Some consider him as the best French rapper of all time.

MC Solaar is known for his complex lyrics and distinctive flows, which rely on word play, lyricism, and inquiry. In the English-speaking world, Solaar was signed by London-based acid jazz record label Talkin’ Loud and recorded with British group Urban Species and the late rapper Guru, who was a member of the critically acclaimed New York-based rap group Gang Starr. Solaar has since released eight studio albums and one live album. His eighth studio album, Géopoétique, produced by Alain Etchart and mixed by sound engineer David Gnozzi, won best album of the year at the Victoires de la Musique awards in 2018.

Claude M’Barali was born in Dakar, Senegal, to parents from Chad. When he was six months old, his parents immigrated to France where they settled in the Parisian suburbs; initially in Saint-Denis, subsequently Maisons-Alfort and finally Villeneuve-Saint-Georges. When he was twelve, he went to live with an uncle in Cairo, Egypt for nine months where he discovered the Universal Zulu Nation and became fascinated with the rapping styles of Afrika Bambaataa. Upon his return to France, he passed the baccalauréat. The constant support from his mother was one of the reasons that he was able to pass the baccalauréat and still make music. He coined the stage name “MC Solaar” during his adolescence from his graffiti tags “SOAR” and “SOLAAR”.

He studied languages at the Jussieu university campus and was a postgraduate in philosophy. He released his first single in 1990. MC Solaar went to Paris in the summer of 1991 with his friend Jimmy Jay in hopes of succeeding in the music industry. Success came quickly when his first single, “Bouge de là” (“Get Out of There”), based on a sample from Cymande’s song “The Message” (1973) became a hit in the early 1990s. Many rappers who came out of Africa at the time spoke a lot about slavery and other topics in order to bring the history of their people into light. Nevertheless, the song went platinum in France and reached #5 on the national charts.

After the success of “Bouge de là“, Solaar went on to support the American rap group De La Soul when they performed at the Olympia in Paris in September 1991. At the close of 1991, Solaar released Qui Sème le Vent Récolte le Tempo which went on to sell over 400,000 copies in France. With the success of his debut album in France, Solaar embarked upon extensive tours of Poland and Russia. In December 1992, he performed in twelve countries across West Africa, where his French rap style proved popular with African music fans. …

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MC Solaar

MC Solaar Biography / Wiki

NameMC Solaar
Also KnowClaude MC, M.C. Solaar
Known ForActing
Place of BirthDakar, Sénégal
Date of BirthMarch 05, 1969
Age(as in 2023 Feb)54

MC Solaar Acting Movies

Movie NameCharacterRelease DateOverview
Symphonic Hip Hop2016-07-02Hip Hop Symphonique is a creation by Mouv’, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and Adami. It is based on a selection of ten emblematic Frenc…
Taratata fête ses 25 ans 100% live au ZénithSelf2017-10-28
Vianney en concert à l’AccorHotels Arena2018-11-09
Symphonic Hip Hop 62021-11-20The 6th edition of Hip Hop Symphonique with Dinos, Benjamin Epps, Doria, Laeti, MC Solaar, Selah Sue at the Radio France auditorium under the artistic…
Les Enfoirés – Les Enfoirés en choeur de 1985 à aujourd’hui2014-12-13
Stolen Moments: Red Hot + CoolSelf1994-10-31A musical documentary accompaniment to the 1994 benefit compilation album concerning AIDS in the African-American community….
Les Enfoir̩s 2015 РSur la route des Enfoir̩s2015-03-13
Les Enfoirés 2022 – Un air d’Enfoirés2022-03-04
Les Enfoir̩s 1997 РLe Z̩nith des Enfoir̩s1997-02-08
Les Enfoir̩s 2018 РMusique !2018-03-09
Les Enfoir̩s 2017 РMission Enfoir̩s2017-03-03
Les Enfoir̩s 2014 РBon anniversaire Les Enfoir̩s2014-03-14
Les Enfoir̩s 2008 РLes secrets des Enfoir̩s2008-03-07
Against OblivionSelf1991-12-11Contre l’Oubli (Against Oblivion) is a compilation of 30 French filmmakers, Alain Resnais and Jean Luc Godard among them, who use film to make a plea …
Les Enfoir̩s 2016 РAu rendez-vous des Enfoir̩s2016-03-11
Les Enfoir̩s 2002 РTous dans le m̻me bateau2002-02-22
Les Enfoir̩s 2020 РLe Pari(s) des Enfoir̩s2020-03-06
Les Enfoirés 2010 – Les Enfoirés… la Crise de Nerfs2010-03-12
Les Enfoirés 2013 – La Boîte à Musique des Enfoirés2013-03-15
Les Enfoirés 2001 – L’odyssée des Enfoirés2001-03-09
Les Enfoir̩s 2019 РLe monde des Enfoir̩s2019-03-08
Les Enfoirés – 15 ans d’Enfoirés2005-11-25
Zaï Zaï Zaï ZaïMembre du comité de soutien2022-02-23Imagine a world where the worst behaviour you could ever have is to forget your store’s loyalty card in your other trousers…that’s what happens to A…


Movie NameJobRelease DateOverview
MC Solaar Symphonique à la Philharmonie de ParisSound2022-10-26

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