One of my favourite things about French Hiphop is how smooth it is, the language and wordplay just flows effortlessly and it is gentle on the ears. Espiiem, the Parisian emcee, is the personification of smooth French Hiphop, he just released his new album Noblesse Oblige and it is a real gem. The new album is one of the most complete albums I have heard in a long time, it has it all from RnB hooks, jazzy samples to hard bangin beats. Espiiem’s talent shines on every track with his unbelievable mic control, in seconds he can rapidly deliver a few verses and then on a dime automatically slow it down while fluidly flowing over different arrangements. Noblesse Oblige is in my top ten albums of the year, don’t sleep and cop this album!