CRITICAL – An energetic evocation of the rise of the pioneer rap group in France, with two convincing actors.
“Classical” hip-hop in its turn becomes a serious subject of study, after pop and French chanson, and that is in the order of things. After the expected reissue of MCSolaar’s first albums, initially released between 1991 and 1997, Supreme continues the story of these founding years for the French scene.
The film focuses on one of the most beautiful success stories of the genre: the one that saw JoeyStarr and Kool Shen leave Saint-Denis in order to conquer the whole of France within NTM. A story full of noise and fury that no one had yet thought of bringing to the screen. As the group has just bid farewell to the stage, it is good to review how this fascinating adventure of French music took its source.
Successful live scenes
The energy and enthusiasm of the film are infectious. The era is sketched with greed by the director, Audrey Estrougo. The film focuses on NTM’s early years. A true epic, rich in colorful personalities. In particular the first