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the magazine – the new free spirit of french rap

Coming from hip-hop culture, rap has more than 40 years of history and continues in 2018 to create movements, counter-movements, sub-movements… for us, rap means freedom. That’s why we wanted to meet a crazy rapper, named Hyacinthe, aka Hyahya for friends & family 😉

Coming from hip-hop culture, rap has more than 40 years of history and continues in 2018 to create movements, counter-movements, sub-movements… for us, rap means freedom. That’s why we wanted to meet a crazy rapper, named Hyacinthe, aka Hyahya for friends & family 😉

Where do you come from, can you describe your journey?

I grew up in Paris and the Paris region. I started rapping very young, but I waited to be satisfied with what I was doing before putting it on the Internet for the first time. So I finally put music on the internet for the first time in 2012, then I released several projects, mixtapes etc. There is something that looks like an album (although I think this term does not mean much anymore) that came out a year ago and is called “Sarah”. I’m preparing the sequel right now…

Hyacinthe -rap - underground - label
Hyacinthe -rap - underground - label

Culture: Rap

Our favorite old rappers: NTM, Psy4 De La Rime, Sniper, Rohff

Our favorite modern rappers: Lil PeepPlayboi Carti, Duckwrth

Why did you choose rap as a means of expression?

Honestly, I do not know. I think it’s the music of a particular generation, I imagine that if I was born in the 70s / 80s I would have done more rock. And then there is this interest of not necessarily needing an academic background to create it. Still today, I do not know how to read a score, whereas I already released 50 songs.

Hyacinthe -rap - underground - label

Would you define yourself as an underground artist? If yes, why?

I do not really know what underground means. I’m mostly trying to be free in what I do, whether it’s pop or experimental rap. I let myself be guided by my desires. Like that, it turns out that it starts speaking to a lot of people, so it’s cool.

 

Are the style and threads important to you?

I try to be careful, without being obsessed by it either. I’m pretty streetwear, I like the comfort it provides. I also like the idea that we try to take it further, redefining codes a bit, taking risks.

 

What are your current favourite brands?

There are brands that I like, like Koché, Andrea CrewsAfter those, most of the time, I’m dressed in AdidasI find the latest Diesel line’s crazy enough too, super radical finally.

Do you have some links to share with us to listen to you?

The album Sarah: https://hyahya.lnk.to/

The Bandcamp: http://hyacinthe.bandcamp.com/

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