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Le gangstêre rap

Looks like the societal rifts in France have worked their way into the pop culture. Check out some of the rap lyrics from guys like "Monsieur R" (no, I did not make that up) from his latest record, "FranSSe."

In the song, Monsieur R attacks the republic and its historical heroes: "France is a slut, don't forget to fuck her until you completely squeeze her; bro, you need to treat her like a whore, and I piss on Napolean and on General de Gaulle."

The whole article is well worth a read.