Sidney Duteil

Sidney Duteil (born Patrick Duteil in 1955 in Argenteuil, Val-d'Oise), better known as Sidney, is a French musician, rapper, DJ, television and radio[1] host, and occasional actor of Guadeloupean origin. He is well known in France for his connection with the beginnings of the French hip hop scene. He presented a hip hop radio program on Radio 7 from 1982. In 1984, he was the host of the popular weekly French Rap television show entitled H.I.P. H.O.P.[2] This was significant for two reasons: first because Duteil became the first Black man in France to hold such a position, and secondly because the birth and eventual popularity of the weekly show demonstrated the growing admiration and involvement in the French population in hip hop culture.


  1. ^ Boisseau, Rosita (2004-06-04). "SIDNEY, ambassadeur du hip-hop" (fee required). Le Monde (in French). Retrieved 2008-05-22. L'animateur de l'émission « Rapper, Dapper, Snapper », sur Radio 7 en 1982, et de « Hip-hop » CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Schwartz, Mark. "Planet Rock: Hip Hop Supa National." In The Vibe History of Hip-hop, ed. Alan Light, 361-72. New York: Three Rivers Press, 1999.

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