Barikad Crew

Barikad Crew
Also known as BC
Origin Bas Peu d’Chose, Haiti
Genres Rap Kreyol
Hip hop
Years active 2002–present
Labels Sak Pase Records
Associated acts Majik Click, Anbasad Camp, Sektè Atis Lib, Pick-up Click, Jimmy O
Website www.bcforlife.com
Members Bricks
Brital
Fantom
Izolan
Kondagana
Marco
Master Sun
Past members Dade
Deja-Voo
Papa K-tafalk
Young Cliff

Barikad Crew is a Rap Kreyol (Haitian hip-hop) group based out of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. They are widely considered the most popular group of the Rap Kreyol movement. On 15 June 2008, 3 members of the group (K-tafalk, Deja-Voo, Dade) died in a car accident while they were on their way to a show in Haiti.[1][2] Less than 2 years later, another member, Young Cliff died in the January 2010 Earthquake.[3]

History

Barikad Crew is a Haitian hip-hop group that hails out of Rue Nicolas in a Port-au-Prince neighborhood called Bas Peu de Chose in Haiti. The group was founded in 2002 when Papa K-tafalk, Deja-Voo and Kondagana took the initiative to form a rap group, who the primary focus was to produce a music that reflect the lifestyle of the slums. The trio invited several other rappers who were part of different underground groups. With most of them living in the same neighborhood, they decided to join forces and Papa K-tafalk became the inspirational leader of the group. Their first single was a carnival song "Projè Project" released in 2003. In the beginning of 2004, Barikad Crew released "Bay Hiphop Bourad" which is a carnival song with a video filmed in their neighborhood park. Their second single was "Kijan'l Te Ye" dropped in January 2005. The group really rose to fame at the end of 2005 when they won 3rd place at the popular TV's Christmas songs contest "Konkou Chante Nwel" on Telemax with the song "Nwel Pa'm". Then at the beginning of 2006, Barikad Crew dropped the hottest carnival single of the year, a carnival song called "Trip N'ap Trip". Their debut album is called Goumen pou sa w kwè and was released in November 2007. At the time of the album release, the group members were: Bricks, Brital, Dade, Deja-voo, Fantom, Izolan, Kondagana, Marco, Master Sun, Papa K-tafalk, Young Cliff. Each one of them have their own unique talent, for example late rapper Katafal is recognize for his flow and his speed while his spittin', and Dejavoo who was considered the best poet in the crew, with his touching words and his laid back flow. After the incident, and the death of the three best rappers in the crew, the group is still holding strong.

Members

  • Bricks (wiiiii)
  • Brital
  • Dade (died in a car accident on 15 June 2008)
  • Deja-Voo (died in a car accident on 15 June 2008)
  • Fantom (eklate)
  • Izolan (izo fo chizo)
  • Kondagana
  • Marco
  • Master Sun
  • Papa K-tafalk (died in a car accident on 15 June 2008)
  • Young Cliff (died in the major earthquake on 12 January 2010)

Albums

  • Goumen pou sa w kwe (November 2007)
  • Jiskobou (November 2008)
  • RED (7 July 2012)

Singles

  • Bay Hip Hop Bourad (2004)(K-naval)
  • Kijan'l te ye (2005)(K-naval)
  • Trip N'ap Trip (2006)(K-naval)
  • Ban'm Afè'm (2006)
  • Tay Kreyon (2007)(K-naval)
  • Nou Di Non (2007)
  • Ti Fi Pile Ti Gason Pyafe (2008)(K-naval)
  • Pi Cho (2008)
  • Toup Pou Yo (2009)(K-naval)
  • Teyat (2010)(K-naval)
  • Se sa nou Vle (2011)
  • Toulebagay (2012) (K-naval)
  • TOF (2013) (K-naval)

External links

  • Official Website
  • BC For Life (fan club)
  • Barikad Crew official video "TOF"

References

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