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My Wikimizik Score: 6,294 Points


Latest Points Earned: 10 (Jun 27, 2019 at 5:02 PM)

Date Joined: Jan 16, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Songs Added: 542

Nouvo Jenerasyon – Michael Brun
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I'm Not Ready – Nu-Look
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À Coeur Ouvert – Nu-Look
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Pa Anmède M – Nu-Look
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Poukisa – Nu-Look
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Pa Gaspiye M – Chris Morning
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Ou Se Yon Melodi – Rutshelle Guillaume
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Criminèl – Kaï
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Impossible – Joé Dwèt Filé
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Ayiti Haiti – Freedom
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Defi – Badi Kamall
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La Pomme – Joé Dwèt Filé
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Sa N Fè Yo – Zenglen
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Veye Saw Pral Wè – Klass
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Hold Me Tight – 5Lan
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Poukisa – Koneksyon
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À Temps – Kreyol La
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On Jou Byen, On Jou Mal – Kreyol La
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Can You Stand The Rain? – Koneksyon
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Kokorat – BIC
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Se Wè Ya Wè Nou – Vayb
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A Mwatye – Vayb
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Ou Sou Tchèk – Vayb
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Je Ferai – Vayb
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Ou Pa Nan Plas Mwen – Vayb
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Je Sais – Koneksyon
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Noël – D-Zine
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Afro Nwèl – Mikaben
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Zokoko – Roody Roodboy
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Koudeta – Magic Touch
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Banm Ma Baw – Maestro
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Paré (La Misère) – Freakeyz
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Pote Kòd – BIC
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I Smell Love – Richie
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Lanmou Fasil – Vayb
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Dans Mon Pays – Baz Bèl Tèt
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Ayiti – T-Prudhomme
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Drapo M Nan – BélO
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Kiyès Ou Ye – J. Perry
Added May 12, 2017 at 1:13 PM 16,712 VIEWS EDIT

Fè Sa W Vle Avè M – K-Zino
Added May 5, 2017 at 3:58 PM 7,297 VIEWS EDIT

Tou Mare – Kaï
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Zenglen Mania – Zenglen
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Men Bouldozè A [Kanaval 2017] – T-Vice
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Tann Jou Paw [Kanaval 2017] – Barikad Crew
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Jounal Katrè [Kanaval 2017] – Sweet Micky
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Ti Sa Pa Chay [Kanaval 2017] – Maestro
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Kite M Ri – Beethova Obas
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Ayiti Demen (Lè La Libere Ayiti Va Bèl) – Carole Demesmin
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Ansanm – Gardy Girault
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Pap Negosye W – Harmonik
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Explanations Added: 368

❝ Pete plafon = hit the ceiling.

The Gourde's value has rapidly depreciated due to the country's weak economy and over-reliance on imports. ❞

Song: Les Peta D'or – Vwadèzil
Line: Dola pete plafon, li fè goud pete pòt

Jul 13, 2015 at 3:58 PM

❝ Bouki and Malice are two figures of Haitian folklore. Tonton Bouki is dumb, rough and greedy whereas Ti Malis is clever, refined and smart. Malis usually tricks Bouki.

These two archetypical figures reflect a conflict in the Haitian society between the ruling class and the rest of the population.

In “Ainsi parla l’oncle,” Jean Price-Mars suggests “Bouki” comes from the Bouriqui – a coastal tribe in Africa.

Song: Danse Zonbi – K-Zino
Line: Timoun kounya pa konn tonton bouki – oh no

Jun 11, 2015 at 10:48 AM

❝ Babye = blabber

Stop talking nonsense. Do something about the situation instead of complaining. ❞

Song: Ase Babye – Beethova Obas
Line: Ase babye – An han

Apr 30, 2015 at 2:09 PM

❝ Revandike (révandiquer) = to protest, claim one's rights

You refuse to let the people protest, yet you claim to be working for them.

Here, "Nou" seems aimed at the government and ruling class.

Song: Ase Babye – Beethova Obas
Line: Nou refize pèp la revandike o

Apr 30, 2015 at 2:08 PM

❝ The same people who refuse to put their hands in the sticky, messy dough have their butter out and ready for the bread.

Beethova uses the dough analogy to show how the same people who do nothing to improve the situation are those who can't wait to reap the rewards of others' efforts.

Song: Ase Babye – Beethova Obas
Line: Poutan men gwo blòk bè n se pen n’ap tann o

Apr 30, 2015 at 2:03 PM

❝ "We refuse to put our hands in the dough, but we say we are working for it."

You can't criticize something if you're not doing anything to improve it.

"Nou" is an interesting word in the Kreyòl language. In French, "nous" = "we" -- first person plural. But in Kreyòl, it can also mean the second person plural "you."

So this can also be some self-criticism from Beethova, as well as a message to the Haitian society. ❞

Song: Ase Babye – Beethova Obas
Line: Nou refize pran men n foure l nan pat

Apr 30, 2015 at 1:57 PM

❝ As outlined in the lines above and the following ones, rivers of blood are shed whenever the people stand up for their rights and protest. ❞

Song: Ase Babye – Beethova Obas
Line: Se pa de rigòl san k koule

Apr 30, 2015 at 1:49 PM

❝ In August, September and October 1964, “Papa Doc” Duvalier ordered the killing of 27 people in Jérémie, ranging from 2 to 85 years old. They were all related to “Jeune Haiti,” a group of 13 young Haitians that landed at at Petite-Rivière-de-Dame-Marie on August 6, 1964 with the intention of overthrowing the regime.

While they fought in the hills, Duvalier ordered the arrest and murder of their family members.

Song: Ase Babye – Beethova Obas
Line: Jeremie – An han

Apr 30, 2015 at 1:48 PM

❝ On April 22, 1994, military and paramilitary forces attacked the Raboteau neighborhood in Gonaïves, Haiti, where citizens were participating in pro-Jean-Bertrand Aristide demonstrations after his coup in 1991.

The troops went house-to-house at dawn, beating and arresting citizens. Those who ran were shot.

Official court documents claim 6 people were killed, but journalists believe up to 30 or more were killed. ❞

Song: Ase Babye – Beethova Obas
Line: Gonaives – An han

Apr 30, 2015 at 1:40 PM

❝ Titanyen is a small village north of Port-au-Prince. During the "Papa Doc" and "Baby Doc" Duvalier regimes, government thugs brought hundreds of political rivals there, executed them and buried their bodies in unmarked graves.

Song: Ase Babye – Beethova Obas
Line: Titanyen – An han

Apr 30, 2015 at 1:32 PM

❝ In this verse, Beethova lists some violent events in Haiti's recent history.

On Dec 5. 1990, just 2 weeks before Haiti's first democratic election, a bomb exploded during a rally for Jean Bertrand Aristide at Place St. Pierre, a park in Petion-Ville.

Seven people died and 50 were injured. ❞

Song: Ase Babye – Beethova Obas
Line: Place St. Pierre – An han

Apr 30, 2015 at 1:27 PM

❝ "God has become an alibi for terrorism."

Terrorists of all faiths use religion as an excuse for their heinous crimes. ❞

Song: Chanson Utopiste – E.sy Kennenga
Line: Dieu alibi le terrorisme

Apr 21, 2015 at 4:02 PM

❝ "Every man for himself, God for us all."

A famous epigram from John Heywood's anthology "Proverbs," published in 1596.

We live in a selfish world, where we are more concerned about individual success than universal well-being. ❞

Song: Chanson Utopiste – E.sy Kennenga
Line: Chacun pour soi, Dieu pour la compagnie

Apr 21, 2015 at 9:53 AM

❝ This verse is sampled from "Zanmi Se Zanmi," a Super Jazz des Jeunes hit written and performed by Gérard Dupervil. ❞

Song: Zanmi – Riské
Line: Gen zanmi, gen zanmi pase se zanmi

Apr 13, 2015 at 1:28 PM

❝ The Toyota Land Cruiser is a popular SUV among Haiti's elite. Tèt Bèf (cow's head) is how most people refer to the model since the Toyota logo looks like a cow's head. ❞

Song: I Don't Care – Sweet Micky
Line: Ou wè tèt bèf - Ohhh

Apr 10, 2015 at 2:40 PM

❝ Chiktay (chiquetaille) is a Haitian hors d'oeuvre made with smoked herring or chicken. It is usually served at parties with bread.

Micky's music is so popular it is being played at all the parties in town. ❞

Song: I Don't Care – Sweet Micky
Line: Nan tout fèt, se konpa chiktay ki tonbe papa

Apr 10, 2015 at 2:33 PM

❝ This song teaches the code to friendship. This adaptation of the Golden Rule is repeated throughout and is the core message of the song:

"Don't do to others what they wouldn't do to you." ❞

Song: Zanmi – Riské
Line: Pa fè m sa m’pap fè w

Apr 9, 2015 at 9:35 AM

❝ Tripotay = gossip, talking behind one's back.

True friends don't do that. ❞

Song: Zanmi – Riské
Line: Pa lonmen non m nan tripotay

Apr 9, 2015 at 9:29 AM

❝ Bosko = hunchback(ed).

Pa vin geri bosko w sou do m = Don't try to heal your hunchback on my back.

Some friends will try to put their problems on your back. They take advantage of you and try to get well-off at your expense. ❞

Song: Zanmi – Riské
Line: Pa vin geri bosko sou do m

Apr 9, 2015 at 9:26 AM

❝ Kwochèt = tripping.

This line is based on a Haitian proverb about taking things too far.

Sometimes friends will have fun at each other's expense. But it's all fun and games, until someone gets hurt. ❞

Song: Zanmi – Riské
Line: Konn byen tout jwèt se jwèt, kwochèt pa ladan l

Apr 9, 2015 at 9:22 AM

❝ Medizan & Malpalan = slanderer, someone who lies behind your back

Awona = loose woman or prosittute

Move kretyen = Bad Christian. A person with low values.

Song: Zanmi – Riské
Line: Medizan, malpalan, awona, move kretyen - Kèlèkè

Apr 9, 2015 at 9:15 AM

❝ Fanm nan tounen yon dwòg pou misye. ❞

Song: Di Mwen – Shedly Abraham
Line: Hey… it’s like I took an overdose

Apr 3, 2015 at 9:20 AM

❝ Birds of paradise are among the most dramatic and beautiful creatures on earth. ❞

Song: Bird Of Paradise – Zenglen
Line: You’re the bird of paradise

Mar 24, 2015 at 5:11 PM

❝ When you kiss someone, you show you trust them and are open to them. Literally. You swap bodily fluids and smell them up close.

So that first kiss is like a test. Klemay passed it and his life changed for the best.

Song: Bird Of Paradise – Zenglen
Line: A kiss paints my destiny

Mar 24, 2015 at 2:06 PM

❝ She's like his cup of coffee in the morning that perks up his day.

He feels alive with her. ❞

Song: Bird Of Paradise – Zenglen
Line: Yon ti kafe li fè jou

Mar 24, 2015 at 1:48 PM

❝ Hello, Zbo. Baz la. ❞

Song: Biznis Pam – Djakout Mizik
Line: Hello Tibo…baz la

Mar 21, 2015 at 1:07 PM

❝ The ones closest to you are often the ones that betray you. ❞

Song: Ti Fozi – Beljazz
Line: Se li k'arive trayi m

Mar 20, 2015 at 12:59 PM

❝ Onè = Honor, Rèspè = Respect.

This is a traditional greeting in Haiti. One person says "Onè," and the other responds "Respè."

It is a way of showing mutual respect. ❞

Song: Viv Ayiti – Mizik Mizik
Line: Wa va di yo “Onè,” y’ap reponn ou “Respè”

Mar 19, 2015 at 10:48 AM

❝ These so-called friends will snitch on you and will even will put your wife on a 3-way call with your sidepiece. ❞

Song: Ti Fozi – Beljazz
Line: Tout sa nou fè l'al rakonte, mete madanm mwen sou 3 ling

Mar 18, 2015 at 3:56 PM

❝ Beljazz maestro, Ralph Menelas, coined the term "ti fozi" to refer to disloyal and fake friends.

According to co-writer, Jean Rony Dorvil, this song was written as a takedown to former 509 singer Ti Kenny and manager, Boogie after they ditched the band.

Gabel singer, Katalog, and former percussionist, Fanfan Epav, are also targeted for ditching Ralph's subsequent projects. ❞

Song: Ti Fozi – Beljazz
Line: Se pa pou bèl non, yo rele l fozi

Mar 18, 2015 at 3:43 PM

❝ Based on a quote about betrayal from Claude Louis Hector de Villars, French Secretary of War under King Louis XV. ❞

Song: Ti Fozi – Beljazz
Line: Wi m'konnen tout sa ki enemi m, men Bondye proteje m kont zanmi m yo

Mar 18, 2015 at 3:38 PM

❝ I can't live without you. ❞

Song: Ou Fè'm – Riva Nyri Précil
Line: Mwen pa kapab viv san ou

Feb 22, 2015 at 8:47 PM

❝ Sann dife = ashes

They're smoldering in love's fire. ❞

Song: Ou Fè'm – Riva Nyri Précil
Line: Nan sann dife n’ap chofe lanmou

Feb 22, 2015 at 8:46 PM

❝ You appease my fire with your love

Song: Ou Fè'm – Riva Nyri Précil
Line: Kò m pran dife, ou tounen van vante m

Feb 22, 2015 at 8:44 PM

❝ It rains every time our eyes meet

Song: Ou Fè'm – Riva Nyri Précil
Line: Lapli tonbe chak fwa lè w gade m

Feb 22, 2015 at 8:40 PM

❝ You reel me back in when the going gets tough

Song: Ou Fè'm – Riva Nyri Précil
Line: Doudou ou ban m anpil fil mòl lè van move

Feb 22, 2015 at 8:40 PM

❝ Honey you fly me like a kite.

Song: Ou Fè'm – Riva Nyri Précil
Line: Doudou ou fè m tounen ‘on bèl kap, ou file m ale

Feb 22, 2015 at 8:39 PM

❝ Darling you turn me into a beautiful flower that you water with your love

Song: Ou Fè'm – Riva Nyri Précil
Line: Cheri ou fè m tounen ‘on bèl flè, ou pran awoze m

Feb 22, 2015 at 8:39 PM

❝ Produce and write beautiful literature

Song: Ou Fè'm – Riva Nyri Précil
Line: Pwodwi, ekri bèl literati

Feb 22, 2015 at 8:38 PM

❝ When you lay me down I lose my mind

Song: Ou Fè'm – Riva Nyri Précil
Line: Mete m kouche, m’santi m’prale

Feb 22, 2015 at 8:38 PM

❝ You spoil me with your tender kisses

Song: Ou Fè'm – Riva Nyri Précil
Line: Trete m tou swit ak yon beze mouye

Feb 22, 2015 at 8:37 PM

❝ You drive me wild with your endless love

Song: Ou Fè'm – Riva Nyri Précil
Line: Fou pran lari ak foli damou

Feb 22, 2015 at 8:37 PM

❝ Darling you inspire me to create every time you smile

Song: Ou Fè'm – Riva Nyri Précil
Line: Cheri ou fè m pwodwi chak jou chak fwa lè w souri

Feb 22, 2015 at 8:36 PM

❝ Honey you make me listen to what you say and I obey

Song: Ou Fè'm – Riva Nyri Précil
Line: Doudou ou fè m tande sa w di epi m’obeyi

Feb 22, 2015 at 8:35 PM

❝ Darling you make me feel like a little child

Song: Ou Fè'm – Riva Nyri Précil
Line: Cheri ou fè m, fè m tounen yon timoun piti

Feb 22, 2015 at 8:35 PM

❝ French idiom that translates to "Get out of the way, so I can take your place."

Political theorists have used this saying to describe everything from domestic politics to neocolonialism.

Here, Boukman is describing the perpetual cycle of coup d'états in Haiti. Every time a new regime takes power, the opposition wants to topple them.

Song: Pèpèyè [Kanaval 2015] – Boukman Eksperyans
Line: Ôte-toi de là que je m’y mette

Feb 6, 2015 at 10:15 AM

❝ The "wozo" metaphor could also be derived from Jean de la Fontaine's fable "Le Chêne et le Roseau."

In the fable, an oak tree feels sorry for a reed because it bends so much in the wind. The reed tells the oak tree not to worry. "I bend, but I do not break."

In the end, the oak tree is uprooted by the strong winds. ❞

Song: Wozo – BélO
Line: Ou mèt tande’w pliye, ou pap kase

Jan 12, 2015 at 4:26 PM

❝ Haitian proverb: "Wozo pliye men l pa kase."

The reed bends, but does not break.

It is derived from a quote by, Confucius, the great Chinese philosopher:

"The green reed which bends in the wind is stronger than the mighty oak which breaks in a storm.” ❞

Song: Wozo – BélO
Line: Ou mèt tandew pliye ou pap kase

Jan 12, 2015 at 11:01 AM

❝ Wozo = reed plant, a resilient, flexible grass-like plant that grows in wetlands.

In the song, BélO is comparing Haiti's resilience to that of the reed. ❞

Song: Wozo – BélO
Line: Ou se wozo, ou se wozo

Jan 12, 2015 at 10:56 AM

❝ Following the earthquake, a lot of dead bodies were never found. They were either still trapped under the rubble or dumped in mass graves. Family members didn't get a chance to give them a proper burial.

Song: Wale – Rutshelle Guillaume
Line: M’pa menm jwen kòw pou’m anteré

Jan 12, 2015 at 10:05 AM

❝ Gouvènay = rudder

A rudder is vertical blade used to steer a boat or plane.

This lady keeps him on track. She gives him a sense of purpose and direction. Without her, he can get lost in the sea of life. She

Song: Pe Pa – Elie Lapointe
Line: Gouvènay bato mwen

Dec 18, 2014 at 11:57 AM

❝ No strings attached = sans attache

Lè 2 moun nan yon relasyon san tit ofisyèl. Se trip n’ap trip, enjoy n’ap enjoy.

Youn pa bezwen konnen sa lòt ap regle.

Song: NSA (No Strings Attached) – T-Vice
Line: Tande sa s’on relasyon no strings attached

Dec 12, 2014 at 9:59 PM

❝ When you see the person you like, your brain signals the adrenal glands which pump more adrenaline, epinephrine and norepinephrine to your blood. It causes your heart to beat faster and stronger. ❞

Song: Cherie M'adore'w – O-Gun
Line: Ou se batman kè m, m’ap kenbe ou fèm

Dec 12, 2014 at 4:16 PM

❝ She got him wanting to jeopardizing his future, changing his present and and past. ❞

Song: Cherie M'adore'w – O-Gun
Line: Fè m anvi devye fiti m chanje presan m e pase m menm

Dec 12, 2014 at 4:04 PM

❝ This girl is so special P-Jay feels like God should have made her with gold.

Song: Cherie M'adore'w – O-Gun
Line: Yeah pouki God la pa dore ou

Dec 12, 2014 at 4:00 PM

❝ In his Balalatèt diss, "Kalalatèt," Bob Cailloux raps:

"Ou wè moun ki talentueux se moun ki gen talan Dieu."

Balalatèt begs to differ. ❞

Song: Pou Lari A – Balalatèt
Line: Gendwa pa gen talan Dieu, men yo konn pran mwen pou Jezi

Dec 9, 2014 at 8:15 PM

❝ More soccer references. Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese soccer superstar and Messi's main rival.

He is incredibly skilled and fun to watch, just like Balalatèt. ❞

Song: Pou Lari A – Balalatèt
Line: Cristiano Ronaldo rap depi l lage li bay plezi

Dec 9, 2014 at 8:12 PM

❝ Word play!

Balalatèt got so much skills they compare him to Messi, the Argentine soccer star.

And he's the Messiah that will save the rap kreyòl game. ❞

Song: Pou Lari A – Balalatèt
Line: Lari a mache avè m, yo di piti sa a s’on Messi

Dec 9, 2014 at 8:10 PM

❝ In Kalalatèt, Bob Cailloux says his album hasn't come out due to lack of sponsors:

"Albòm mwen an Revolisyon sòti l'ap soti m'ap manje 'on pakèt

Jiskaprezan li coming soon poutèt sponsò, nou konnen y'akrèk" ❞

Song: Pou Lari A – Balalatèt
Line: Sispann kriye pou sponsò, genlè w ta souse bwa pou li

Dec 9, 2014 at 8:04 PM

❝ Bob Cailloux dropped "Kalalatèt" in response to Balatèt's diss "Pa Gen Pou Mwen." The track came out a few days later than promised. ❞

Song: Pou Lari A – Balalatèt
Line: Ou di w’ap lage yon trak Dimanch, m’wè li pran blokis

Dec 9, 2014 at 8:02 PM

❝ Lawouze = dew

Her caresses are like the morning dew. ❞

Song: Ti Pam Nan – MikaBen
Line: Karesem kou ti lawouze

Dec 6, 2014 at 8:36 PM

❝ Maryonèt (fr. marionnette) = puppet

She pulls the strings. ❞

Song: Ti Pam Nan – MikaBen
Line: Li kenbe m tankou maryonèt

Dec 6, 2014 at 8:30 PM

❝ Tango is an intricate partner dance popular in Uruguay and Argentina.

Lead and follow if very important in tango. And it's obvious this girl is doing all the leading. Mika is so smitten, he has no choice but to do what pleases her. ❞

Song: Ti Pam Nan – MikaBen
Line: L’ap fè m danse tango

Dec 6, 2014 at 7:32 PM

❝ Bongos are a pair of small drums that produce a high-pitched sound and are of Afro-Cuban original.

This girl got Mika in the palm of her hands. She can play him like she wants. ❞

Song: Ti Pam Nan – MikaBen
Line: Li jwen m tankou ‘on bongo

Dec 6, 2014 at 7:27 PM

❝ Haiti's history is full with instances where foreign powers dictate our politics and policies.

It is a popular belief that no one comes to power in Haiti without the US government's blessing. ❞

Song: Ayiti Pam Nan Diferan – Baky
Line: Puisqu'on agit pas seul, mais sous pression de blancs (feblès)

Dec 3, 2014 at 10:49 AM

❝ From the French idiom "prêter main forte à quelqu'un", which means "to lend a helping hand."

Baky is asking us to turn to God for guidance when trying to solve Haiti's problems.

Song: Ayiti Pam Nan Diferan – Baky
Line: On demandait à Dieu de nous prêter main-forte (please God)

Dec 3, 2014 at 10:46 AM

❝ "Mayday" is the international distress signal for ships and planes. It is usually repeated three times.

The term was coined by radio officer, Frederick Stanley Mockford, in 1923. Since he worked in a London airport and most of the travel was between France and England, he modified the French phrase "venez m'aider (come help me) to Mayday. ❞

Song: Every Day – Gio K
Line: Mayday, Mayday my ship is going down

Dec 2, 2014 at 7:11 PM

❝ éloigner = to move away from, estrange

Marvin doesn't care if everyone in his life is being distant. The only one that matters is his girl. As long as she's there, he's OK. ❞

Song: Ma Vie Sans Toi – Marvin
Line: Tant pis si tout le monde s'éloigne de moi

Dec 2, 2014 at 3:06 PM

❝ If you were mine and only mine, I would sing of love. ❞

Song: Ma Vie Sans Toi – Marvin
Line: Si tu n'appartenais qu'à moi, alors je chanterais l'amour

Dec 2, 2014 at 3:05 PM

❝ If joy comes from you, selfishness is my only asset. ❞

Song: Ma Vie Sans Toi – Marvin
Line: Si le bonheur dépend de toi, l'égoïsme est mon seul atout

Dec 2, 2014 at 3:04 PM

❝ What will I be without you? That's a question we all ask ourselves after a relationship ends.

When you're in a relationship, you often lose yourself in something larger and become one with your partner. You form a new life together and may even adopt a new identity.

However, when the relationship ends, it's hard to go back to being just you. You have to learn to be that version of yourself again. ❞

Song: Ma Vie Sans Toi – Marvin
Line: Si tu t'en vas dis-moi je deviens quoi moi?

Dec 2, 2014 at 3:02 PM

❝ Even the coldest winters are better than life without your significant other. ❞

Song: Ma Vie Sans Toi – Marvin
Line: J'en ai connu des hivers, j'ai connu le froid

Dec 2, 2014 at 2:44 PM

❝ Mégot = cigarette butt

s'entre-déchirer = tear to pieces

We're constantly at war over petty things. ❞

Song: Rien à Cirer – Beethova Obas
Line: Certains s'entre-déchirent pour un vieux mégot

Nov 22, 2014 at 7:36 PM

❝ bosser = to work

"I didn't come to colonize, I came to work."

Here, Beethova is criticizing the hyprocrisy of developed countries who take tough measures against illegal immigrants. Unlike, them he's just here to work -- not colonize the natives.

Song: Rien à Cirer – Beethova Obas
Line: Je suis pas venu coloniser, je voudrais bosser

Nov 22, 2014 at 7:33 PM

❝ He doesn't even care if they shoot at him. ❞

Song: Rien à Cirer – Beethova Obas
Line: Ils peuvent tirer

Nov 22, 2014 at 7:29 PM

❝ Douanier = customs officer.

Even if the customs officers are armed, the immigrant in this song is pressing forth. He's going to take his chances. ❞

Song: Rien à Cirer – Beethova Obas
Line: Même si les douaniers sont armés, j'avancerai

Nov 22, 2014 at 7:29 PM

❝ Rien à cirer = nothing to lose, not caring

In this song, Beethova sings the plight of immigrants from third world countries seeking a better life in first world countries.

They risk everything to make it to a new country since they have nothing to lose. ❞

Song: Rien à Cirer – Beethova Obas
Line: Rien à cirer

Nov 22, 2014 at 7:26 PM

❝ viv an souflantchou ❞

Song: Poukisa – 2BB
Line: Si’w pap viv an souflantchou ou pa alamòd

Nov 22, 2014 at 11:40 AM

❝ Konpa is played in a 4/4 beat. A drummer uses a kick pedal to hit the bass drum on each 1/4 note. ❞

Song: Une Dance (Remix) – Dezay
Line: Ça commence par un bon kick,

Nov 21, 2014 at 1:50 PM

❝ JT = journal télévisé

Beethova's daughter, Brayna, asks him why there's only bad news on the TV. ❞

Song: Rien à Cirer – Beethova Obas
Line: Brayna me demande: Papa dis pourquoi au JT au infos on dit que rien ne vas

Nov 21, 2014 at 9:18 AM

❝ Word play!

Avoue = imperative of "avouer," which means to admit.

À vous = your turn

So this line means two things.

1. This guy is talented, come on, admit it.

2. This guy is talented, now it's your turn, show us what you got.

Song: Pa Gen Pou Mwen – Balalatèt
Line: Ce mec il est talentueux, alors mon cher avoue

Nov 20, 2014 at 3:02 PM

❝ With 5 World Cup championships, the Brazilian national team is the best to ever do it. Each championship is represented by a star on their official crest. ❞

Song: Pa Gen Pou Mwen – Balalatèt
Line: M'son gwo jwè 5 etwal, m'pa jwe nan ti ekip

Nov 20, 2014 at 8:00 AM

❝ Shots fired! This song is a diss aimed at rapper Bob Cailloux. Bob dissed Balalatet is his tracks "Bon Level" and "Fyè de Mwen." ❞

Song: Pa Gen Pou Mwen – Balalatèt
Line: Bob Cailloux, m'pral avili w andan pwòp kay ou

Nov 20, 2014 at 7:55 AM

❝ Balalatet is calling his opponent a prostitute. ❞

Song: Pa Gen Pou Mwen – Balalatèt
Line: Avanyè m'ap pase PV, m'wè se ou k nan kònè a

Nov 20, 2014 at 7:47 AM

❝ Ayibobo is a greeting meaning respect, amen or hallelujah. ❞

Song: Ayibobo – Freedom
Line: Ayibobo

Nov 18, 2014 at 8:25 AM

❝ "From the way I hear you coming in, I know something happened."

J-Ron can tell she had a long, frustrating day. ❞

Song: Pa Bezwen Pale – J-Ron
Line: Pou jan m tande w rantre, m’konnen g’on bagay rive

Nov 11, 2014 at 12:28 PM

❝ Altered from the poem, "Consolation à M. du Périer," by French writer, François de Malherbe. Malherbe wrote the poem to console a friend who had lost a child.

The original line reads: "Et rose, elle a vécu ce que vivent les roses

l’espace d’un matin."

Song: An Silans – Konpa Kreyol
Line: "Et rose, notre amour a vécut ce que vivent les roses, l’espace d’un matin."

Nov 6, 2014 at 3:38 PM

❝ Leyèt (layette) = set of baby clothes.

Both families have been waiting for this for a long time, so they're all showering the expecting couple with gifts. ❞

Song: Madanm Mwen Ansent – Roodyman
Line: Tout fanmi motive, pa gen kote pou met lèyèt

Nov 5, 2014 at 2:46 PM

❝ Triye: from the French verb "trier," which means to select, to sort out, to pick out, choose, and sift.

In Haiti, they use a laye to sift out pebbles and bad crop from corn, coffee beans, peas, rice, etc.

In life you have to be careful in who you decide to spend your life with. Weed out the bad ones and make a good selection. ❞

Song: Triye – Kreyol La
Line: Triye pou jwenn yon bon grenn

Nov 3, 2014 at 9:22 AM

❝ Epis = spices, a combination of ingredients and flavors used to cook food.

Apache Nation = Kreyol La's fans

The keyboard solos were a big part of Kreyòl La's identity. Many felt that with Ti Ansyto's departure, the band would lose its signature sound.

Ti Jo is pointing out that even without a couple ingredients -- Ti Ansyto (and Vlad) --the band still has its sound. The spice is still there. ❞

Song: Triye – Kreyol La
Line: Apache Nation, epis la bay manje a menm gou a wi

Nov 2, 2014 at 7:10 PM

❝ Latin for "unconquered, "Invictus" was a poem about perserverance by William Ernest Henley.

It includes this stanza "I am the master of my fate / I am the captain of my soul."

Ti Djo is reminding everyone in spite of recent problems in the band (Ansyto's stroke & Ti Ansyto (maestro/keys) and Vladimir (drummer) quitting, Kreyol La is still standing strong. ❞

Song: Triye – Kreyol La
Line: Invictus...

Nov 2, 2014 at 7:04 PM

❝ Accro = addict. The way this girl moves has J-Ron addicted. ❞

Song: Strip – J-Ron
Line: Juste accro à toi c’est même à dire un fanatique

Oct 31, 2014 at 9:01 PM

❝ She's wearing Victoria's Secret lingerie. And it's keeping her "secret" safe just for J-Ron.

What a lucky dude.

Song: Strip – J-Ron
Line: Victoria qui garde ton secret juste pour moi

Oct 31, 2014 at 8:59 PM

❝ Shaka Dreams ❞

Song: Papa Ipap – Izolan
Line: Masters a Shaka Jams te konn preske fèm krezi

Oct 29, 2014 at 2:04 PM

❝ G-Dolph, Zokimo, Suspens radòday ❞

Song: Solo L Ye – Suspens
Line: G Dolph suspens raboday – solo’l ye le pèp kanpe an solo

Oct 13, 2014 at 3:37 PM

❝ Ti Rivyè Latibonit ❞

Song: Solo L Ye – Suspens
Line: G Dolph suspens raboday – solo’l ye le pèp kanpe an solo

Oct 13, 2014 at 3:36 PM

❝ Agranman = chameleon.

Chameleons are lizards who are able to change their color. ❞

Song: Poze'w Grimèl – Suspens
Line: Yo pa agranman, tout tan y'ap chanje koulè

Sep 13, 2014 at 12:13 PM

❝ Suspens borrows the popular hook from the Bossa Combo classic "Permanente."

In that song, Bossa Combo discussed the use of hair perms and how all women felt the need to straighten their natural curly hair to be considered beautiful.

Song: Poze'w Grimèl – Suspens
Line: Pèmanant, pèmanant - dola

Sep 13, 2014 at 12:08 PM

❝ Lemonvate is a brand of skin lightening products. It positions its products as "skin tightening," for its use of Vitamin C. ❞

Song: Poze'w Grimèl – Suspens
Line: Lemonvate - dola

Sep 13, 2014 at 12:06 PM

❝ 7 Miracles is a popular line of skin lightening products. ❞

Song: Poze'w Grimèl – Suspens
Line: 7 Miracles - dola

Sep 13, 2014 at 12:03 PM