Monday, March 10, 2014

Hollande's New Speechwriter is Rap Critic

François Hollande has a new speechwriter, Pierre-Yves Bocquet, who, under the pen name Pierre Evil, is also a rap critic:

You can't make this stuff up.


Steven Rendall said...

You're right, this is priceless.

Anonymous said...

Oh yes you can and Evil is your man!

brent said...

Useful to note--as the article does--that M. Bocquay's profession as ghostwriter is known in good (?!) French as 'nègre.' Still more interesting to know that as rap critic he has explored the complexities of the cognate word 'nigga' as it operates in black American slang. He will thus be in a perfect position to coin a better term in place of nègre for his new position--or perhaps like the rappers he will choose to subvert it by flaunting it. Either would be preferable to the antiquated euphemism 'plume.'