Friday, August 1, 2008

About Music - Doc Gyneco

Doc Gynéco (real name, Bruno Beausir) is a popular French hip hop artist of Guadeloupean origin. His music is typically characterized as a raggae/rap style, that has found its fan base in France. Born in Clichy-sous-Bois in Seine-Saint-Denis, on July 7, 1974, Beausir's mother was Caribbean and his father white. The latter left them in 1990, and partly as a result of this, Beausir was poor in his later teen years.

He launched his career at the age of 19, writing a few tracks for the hardcore rap group Ministère AMER. After this rap group parted, Virgin Records signed him with the intent of converting his demos into an album in Paris, but the project fell through, which resulted in him leaving for Los Angeles to work with a famous American producer, Ken Kessie.

The collaboration produced “Première Consultation”, released in 1996, which received large media praise and huge success both in France and the world. Singles from the album include “Est-ce que ça le fait?”, “Viens voir le docteur”, “Dans Ma Rue”, “Passements de Jambes”, and “Né Ici”.

Two years later on the December 1st of 1998 his second album appeared in the shops, entitled “Liaisons Dangereuses”. Although the main single — “C’est Beau La Vie” — created with the help of a politician (Bernard Tapie) was a flop, the album still sold reasonably well and earned its author even more notoriety.

In the spring of 2001, Doc Gynéco tried to come back at the front of the music scene after a few years of silence with his third creation “Quality Street” . The single “Caramel”, the first release from this new album met little success; yet guest stars on the album include the Wu-Tang Clan and Gregory Isaac.

In August of 2002, the 4th album called “Solitaire” came out. This last realization found its audience and gave Doc Gynéco the “Victoire de La Musique” award for “Best hip-hop/rap album of the Year”. Singles include “Funky Maxime”, “Frotti Frotta”, and “Flash”. A collection of his hit singles since the beginning of his career was released during 2004 (called 'Menu Best-of'). During 2006 the album Homme Nature was released. Find out more about him at:

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