Stromae Shares The Video For 'Quand C'est?'

Stromae confronts the hardships of cancer in the black-and-white music video for "Quand C'est?," the latest single from 'Racine Carrée'

Stromae has released the black-and-white music video for "Quand C'est?," the latest single from his album Racine Carrée. The somber song deals with the hardships of cancer and the new Xavier Reyé-directed visuals show the Belgian pop star contorting his body on a theater's stage to get away from the disease's shadowy reach. He eventually fails and joins an endless, complex maze of other victims. The song's title is a clever play on words as "Quand C'est?" translates to "When Is It?" and phonetically sounds like the disease's name in Stromae's refrain — "Cancer, cancer, just tell me when / Cancer, cancer, who's the next one?"

Stromae is currently on a 10-stop North American tour which will see him headline Madison Square Garden in October alongside Janelle Monáe and Jidenna. Stromae's Racine Carrée LP — which also includes "Papaoutai," "Carmen," "Ave Cesaria," "Ta Fête," and other hits —  is available now. See his full tour dates and watch the new video for "Quand C'est?" below.

Stromae North American Tour Dates

09/12 – James L Knight Center – Miami, FL^

09/16 – Echostage – Washington, DC*

09/18 – House of Blue – Boston, MA*

09/21 – Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL*

09/22 – Myth – Minneapolis, MN*

09/25 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Detroit, MI*

09/26 – Echo Beach – Toronto, ON*

09/28 – Centre Bell – Montreal, QC*

09/29 – Centre Bell – Montreal, QC*

10/01 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY**

*Jidenna supporting

** Special guest Janelle Monáe

^Freedom Fry supporting


Sarkodie Is Not Feeling Any Pressure

The elite Ghanaian rapper affirms his king status with this seventh studio album, No Pressure.

Sarkodie is one of the most successful African rappers of all time. With over ten years of industry presence under his belt, there's no question about his prowess or skin in the game. Not only is he a pioneer of African hip-hop, he's also the most decorated African rapper, having received over 100 awards from close to 200 nominations over the span of his career.

What else does Sarkodie have to prove? For someone who has reached and stayed at the pinnacle of hip-hop for more than a decade, he's done it all. But despite that, he's still embracing new growth. One can tell just by listening to his latest album, No Pressure, Sarkodie's seventh studio album, and the follow-up to 2019's Black Love which brought us some of the Ghanaian star's best music so far. King Sark may be as big as it gets, but the scope of his music is still evolving.

Sonically, No Pressure is predominantly hip-hop, with the first ten tracks offering different blends of rap topped off with a handful of afrobeats and, finally, being crowned at the end with a gospel hip-hop cut featuring Ghanaian singer MOG. As far as the features go, Sark is known for collaborating mostly with his African peers but this time around he branches out further to feature a number of guests from around the world. Wale, Vic Mensa, and Giggs, the crème de la crème of rap in America and the UK respectively all make appearances, as well as Nigeria's Oxlade, South Africa's Cassper Nyovest, and his fellow Ghanaian artists Darkovibes and Kwesi Arthur.

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