|Generating millions of sales on his three solo albums, rapper OrelSan is one of the most popular artists of any genre in France. Mobbing in Paris near some of his country’s most famous landmarks and performing for sold-out crowds, OrelSan recounts his success in “Tout ce que j’sais / All I Know,” his latest video. Joining forces with YBN Cordae for a trans-Atlantic trap smash, “All I Know” finds OrelSan in a celebratory mood, glowing with the satisfaction of achieving his lifelong dream. All he knows is working hard and playing hard, and the results are undeniable:He’s a many-time victor at France’s Victoires de la Musique awards, winning 2019’s award for Best Tour, and winning Urban Album of the Year, Music Video of the Year, and Male Artist of the Year at the 2018 awards, a sold out 4-date run in 2018 at a 15,000 capacity theater in Paris. A wildly successful North American tour in 2018, with 6 out of 8 dates selling out Each of his three solo albums has been bigger than his last, selling Platinum, Double Platinum, then DiamondViciously attacking the floating trap-style instrumental, YBN Cordae does his part in making “All I Know” a bilingual banger, spinning rapidfire, tightly lyrical bars of his own: “I cannot think of the damage I did on this planet on daily, it’s harder to manage/Rolls Royce, got it parked in a mansion/Everyday I’m talkin’ expansion.” In the video, the two kindred spirits explore the City of Lights, dancing in continental courtyards, loitering near luxury shops, riding in foreign cars (foreign to both France and the US), and rhyming at the base of Le Tour Eiffel. Premiered by Highsnobiety, “Tout ce que j’sais” is the latest single of La Fête Est Finie – EPILOGUE, a recent 11-track expansion of his Diamond-selling album La Fête Est Finie.|
Says OrelSan, “”We connected on Instagram YBN Cordae and I, he is one of my favorite rappers right now. Things were so simple… I said your music is fire he said ‘let’s make a track,’ so I invited him to do a track for Epilogue, my album’s reissue. My last show of 2018 was live on TV, so I invited him on stage, as a guest. We shot the other part of the video the next day, it was fun to show him around Paris and film at the same time”
Says YBN Cordae: “It’s super cool to work with my favorite French artist. I’ve always been a fan of French rap especially of OrelSan. It’s dope that two people from completely different worlds can come together to make dope shit. He’s also one of my closest friends in music. He’s like my big bro for real.”
OreslSan is a bonafide superstar in France. With three platinum, one platinum, and one diamond-certified albums, plus forays into film directing, acting in TV and movies, designing a line of clothing with Umbroand his own fashion line, Avnier, and multiple music award wins, OrelSan is an undeniable success story. And now that he’s working with American rappers, such as the New York Times-certified “Artist to Watch in 2019” YBN Cordae, OrelSan is poised to become of France’s biggest exports. As a big hitter who goes against France’s rap trends and a fan of Japanese anime, OrelSan has always done it his own way and it’s paying off. Born in Normandy, OrelSan started his career as part of the duo Casseurs Flowers, a rap duo with two platinum albums to their name. Since venturing off on his own, OrelSan’s popularity skyrocketed, growing with each album release. In 2017, OrelSan dropped La Fête Est Finie, which sold over 500,000 copies in France alone and featured guest appearances from Stromae, Ibeyi, Dizzie Rascal, and many others. The album boasts the single “Basique,” which racked up over 63 million YouTube views on its ambitious, Ukraine-set video. “All I Know” is from the same album and marks his first official foray into the American market.
Watch “Tout ce que j’sais / All I Know” ft. YBN Cordae: https://youtu.be/vzmItNhfZBA
Listen to “Tout ce que j’sais / All I Know” ft. YBN Cordae: https://orelsan.lnk.to/toutcequejesais