MC Solaar is the French Variant of Hip Hop. The artist combines influences from Jazz with relaxed beats and clever samples and creates a slightly melancholic atmosphere.
The title 'Paradisiaque' is meant ironically. The lyrics tell the story of a world, which strongly contrasts the paradise. They deal with phenomenons of our time such as anonymity, hopelessness, drugs and mentally suffering kids and adolescents.
Excerpts from lyrics: 'If you want to see the paradise, come to the districts, where the angels get social welfare.' The kids steal, the idols of the youth are porn-stars.' 'I don't want to end like Kurt Cobain.'