• France: Rap musician under legal fire for ‘defamation’

    NEWS France:Rap musician under legal fire for ‘defamation’ For the last six years one of France’s leading underground rap groups, La Rumeur, has been locked in a legal battle against current French President Nicolas Sarkozy. On 3 June 2008, the fourth trial took place, pitting one of the band members, Hamé, against the Ministry of […]
  • La Rumeur: accused of inciting violence

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## La Rumeur: accused of inciting violence against the police and the mediaInterview with French hip hop group La RumeurWhen it was fashionable for French hip hop groups to sign up for a major label La Rumeur went underground. But when fashion went underground, the six-member rap band turned to EMI to release its […]
  • France: Rap musician acquitted of ‘defamation’ charges

    NEWS 25 September 2008 France:Rap musician acquitted of ‘defamation’ charges On 23 September 2008, Mohamed Bourokba, known as Hamé, was acquitted. The verdict brings to an end one of France’s most protracted and symbolic libel cases which during the last six years has locked one of France’s leading underground rap groups, La Rumeur, in a […]
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