Barikad Crew

Barikad Crew

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Barikad Crew is a Haitian hip-hop group that hails out of Rue Nicolas in a Port-au-Prince neighborhood called Bas Peu de Chose in Haiti. The group was founded in December 2002 when Papa K-tafalk, Deja-Voo and Kondagana took the initiative to form a rap group, who the primary focus was to produce a music that reflect the lifestyle of the slums. The trio invited several other rappers who were part of different underground groups. With most of them living in the same neighborhood, they decided to join forces and Papa K-tafalk became the inspirational leader of the group. Their first single was a carnival song "Projè Project" released in 2003. In the beginning of 2004, Barikad Crew released "Bay Hiphop Bourad" which is a carnival song with a video filmed in their neighborhood park. Their second single was "Kijan'l Te Ye" dropped in January 2005.
The group really rose to fame at the end of 2005 when they won 3rd place at the popular TV's Christmas songs contest "Konkou Chante Nwel" on Telemax with the song "Nwel Pa'm". Then at the beginning of 2006, Barikad Crew dropped the hottest carnival single of the year, a carnival song called "Trip N'ap Trip". Their debut album is called "Goumen pou sa w kwè" and was released in November 2007. At the time of the album release, the group members were: Bricks, Brital, Dade, Deja-voo, Fantom, Izolan, Kondagana, Marco, Master Sun, Papa K-tafalk, Young Cliff.
On 15 June 2008, 3 members of the group (K-tafalk, Deja-Voo, Dade) died in a car accident while they were on their way to a show in Haiti.[1][2] Less than 2 years later, another member, Young Cliff died in the January 2010 Earthquake.
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none Barikad Crew Goumen Pou Sa W Kwè(CD, Album, Ltd) Hip Faktory, Sky Production none Haiti 2007 Sell This Version
none Barikad Crew Jiskobou(CD, Album) Sak Pasé Records, Hip Faktory none Haiti 2008 Sell This Version
none Barikad Crew R.E.D(CD, Album) Hip Faktory none Haiti 2012 Sell This Version

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