Video: OrelSan ft. YBN Cordae – “Tout ce que j’sais / All I Know.”

France’s Biggest Rap Star Shares a Cinematic Visual For His First Collaboration with an American Artist

02.19.2019

The Video:

Generating millions of sales on his three solo albums, rapper OrelSan is one of the most popular artists of any genre in France. Mobbing in Paris near some of his country’s most famous landmarks and performing for sold-out crowds, OrelSan recounts his success in Tout ce que j’sais / All I Know,” his latest video. Joining forces with YBN Cordae for a trans-Atlantic trap smash, “All I Know” finds OrelSan in a celebratory mood, glowing with the satisfaction of achieving his lifelong dream. All he knows is working hard and playing hard, and the results are undeniable:

  • He’s a many-time victor at France’s Victoires de la Musique awards, winning 2019’s award for Best Tour, and winning Urban Album of the Year, Music Video of the Year, and Male Artist of the Year at the 2018 awards
  • A sold out 4-date run in 2018 at a 15,000 capacity theater in Paris
  • A wildly successful North American tour in 2018, with 6 out of 8 dates selling out
  • Each of his three solo albums has been bigger than his last, selling Platinum, Double Platinum, then Diamond

Viciously attacking the floating trap-style instrumental, YBN Cordae does his part in making “All I Know” a bilingual banger, spinning rapidfire, tightly lyrical bars of his own: “I cannot think of the damage I did on this planet on daily, it’s harder to manage/Rolls Royce, got it parked in a mansion/Everyday I’m talkin’ expansion.” In the video, the two kindred spirits explore the City of Lights, dancing in continental courtyards, loitering near luxury shops, riding in foreign cars (foreign to both France and the US), and rhyming at the base of Le Tour Eiffel. Premiered by Highsnobiety, “Tout ce que j’sais” is the latest single of La Fête Est Finie – EPILOGUEa recent 11-track expansion of his Diamond-selling album La Fête Est Finie.

Says OrelSan, “”We connected on Instagram YBN Cordae and I, he is one of my favorite rappers right now. Things were so simple… I said your music is fire he said ‘let’s make a track,’ so I invited him to do a track for Epilogue, my album’s reissue. My last show of 2018 was live on TV, so I invited him on stage, as a guest. We shot the other part of the video the next day, it was fun to show him around Paris and film at the same time”

Says YBN Cordae: “It’s super cool to work with my favorite French artist. I’ve always been a fan of French rap especially of OrelSan. It’s dope that two people from completely different worlds can come together to make dope shit. He’s also one of my closest friends in music. He’s like my big bro for real.”

OreslSan is a bonafide superstar in France. With three platinum, one platinum, and one diamond-certified albums, plus forays into film directing, acting in TV and movies, designing a line of clothing with Umbroand his own fashion line, Avnier, and multiple music award wins, OrelSan is an undeniable success story. And now that he’s working with American rappers, such as the New York Times-certified “Artist to Watch in 2019” YBN Cordae, OrelSan is poised to become of France’s biggest exports. As a big hitter who goes against France’s rap trends and a fan of Japanese anime, OrelSan has always done it his own way and it’s paying off. Born in Normandy, OrelSan started his career as part of the duo Casseurs Flowers, a rap duo with two platinum albums to their name. Since venturing off on his own, OrelSan’s popularity skyrocketed, growing with each album release. In 2017, OrelSan dropped La Fête Est Finie, which sold over 500,000 copies in France alone and featured guest appearances from Stromae, Ibeyi, Dizzie Rascal, and many others. The album boasts the single “Basique,” which racked up over 63 million YouTube views on its ambitious, Ukraine-set video. “All I Know” is from the same album and marks his first official foray into the American market.

Watch “Tout ce que j’sais / All I Know” ft. YBN Cordae: https://youtu.be/vzmItNhfZBA

Listen to “Tout ce que j’sais / All I Know” ft. YBN Cordae: https://orelsan.lnk.to/toutcequejesais

Check out the Highsnobiety premiere: https://www.highsnobiety.com/p/orelsan-ybn-cordae-all-i-know/

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The Lyrics:

Hook (OrelSan):
J’mets tout c’que j’ai, j’aurai pas d’regret (I give it all I got, I won’t have no regrets)
J’ai mis dix ans pour percer et ça fait dix ans qu’j’le fais (Took me ten years to break through, and I’ve been doing it for ten more)
J’sais même pas pourquoi j’le fais, tout c’que j’sais (I don’t even know why I do it, all I know)
Chaque mot peut être le dernier, tout c’que j’sais (Each word could be the last, that’s all I know)

OrelSan:
C’est mon tour de tourner la roue (It’s my turn to spin the wheel)
Ils sont restés sur place, ils sont partis en couilles (They’ve been standing still, they’ve fallen off)
Ceux qu’ont des trucs à s’reprocher sont les plus jaloux (The ones with regrets are the most jealous)
J’trouve ça ridicule mais j’ai quand même signé tes boobs (I find it ridiculous but I still signed your boobs)
Avec les Velleda qui servaient pour faire des douilles (With the same markers I used to use to make weed pipes)
Jamais sérieux, pourtant, petit, j’avais peur des clowns (Never serious, but as a kid I was scared of clowns)
J’en suis devenu un de plus, j’ai peur de rien du tout (Then I became one, now I’m scared of nothing at all)
J’voulais devenir pro skater, jusqu’à c’que j’perde un genou (I wanted to be a pro skater until I broke my knee)
Donc j’ai fait du son, c’est grâce à l’accident qu’t’écoutes (So instead I made music, thanks to that accident you’re listening now)
J’suis dans la lune depuis tout p’tit (Had my head in the clouds since I was little)
Vide la canette, fais la toupie (Kill another can, spin around like a top)
Avnier en gros sur le hoodie (Avnier in bold type on the hoodie)
J’ai vu la haine dans les sourires (I’ve seen the hate in their smiles)
Vu la tristesse dans les fous rires (Seen the sadness in their giggles)
Des fois, j’me demande si j’ai tout dit (Sometimes I wonder if I’ve said it all)
Mais j’ai jamais dit : “J’ai tout dit” ; la fête est jamais finie (But I’ve never said “I’ve said it all”)
J’défonce depuis dix ans (The party is never over, been turning up for ten years)
Mets des bougies sur un space cookie (Put some candles on a space cookie)

Hook (OrelSan):
J’mets tout c’que j’ai, j’aurai pas d’regret (I give it all I got, I won’t have no regrets)
J’ai mis dix ans pour percer et ça fait dix ans qu’j’le fais (Took me ten years to break through, and I’ve been doing it for ten more)
J’sais même pas pourquoi j’le fais, tout c’que j’sais (I don’t even know why I do it, all I know)
Chaque mot peut être le dernier, tout c’que j’sais (Each word could be the last, that’s all I know)

YBN Cordae:
Pull up in Corvette, I don’t have any regrets (Arrivé en Corvette, j’ai aucun regret)
Paid off all my debts, all this ice up on my neck (Réglé toutes mes dettes, toutes ces chaînes autour du mon cou)
Is causing a seizure, probably amnesia, sorry about part of my Visa (Provoque une crise, genre amnésie, désolé, qu’on reprenne mon visa)
It’s hardly a teaser, party-way diva, smart girl, she a keeper (Peu d’énigme, faire la fête avec une diva, fille maline,  je dois la garder)
I cannot think of the damages I did on this planet on daily it’s harder to manage (Je peux pas penser à tous les torts que j’ai causés sur cette planète, c’est dur à encaisser)
Rolls Royce got in parked in the mansion, everyday I’m talking expansion (Rolls Royce, garée dans le manoir, chaque jour je parle d’expansion)
What’s your life goals? Sir, our night shows (Quels sont tes buts dans la vie? Remplir des salles la nuit)
Three words that I never had to say: “Mama, I’m broke” (Trois mots que je n’ai jamais eu à dire: “maman, j’suis fauché”)
And, n*gga, I never will, got better skills, age twenty-one, need seven mil’ (Et negro j’le ferai jamais, j’ai les meilleurs skills, vingt-et-un ans, j’ai besoin de sept millions)
What a honey bun, who’s a clever thrill, how can’t you measure real? (Avec une petite go, intelligemment excitante, comment savoir ce qui est réel?)
I’m real as it gets, still in the VIP (J’suis c’qu’il ya de plus vrai, toujours dans l’VIP)
And popping pill in a bit (J’avale plus les pilules depuis un bail)
Killing the shit, till the realest of shits, I know you’re feeling this shit (J’tue le truc, au plus proche du réel, je sais que ca t’plaît)

Hook (OrelSan):
J’aurai pas d’regret (I give it all I got, I won’t have no regrets)
J’ai mis dix ans pour percer et ça fait dix ans qu’j’le fais (Took me ten years to break through, and I’ve been doing it for ten more)
J’sais même pas pourquoi j’le fais, tout c’que j’sais (I don’t even know why I do it, all I know)
Chaque mot peut être le dernier, tout c’que j’sais (Each word could be the last, that’s all I know)
Tout c’que, tout c’que, tout c’que j’sais (That’s all I know, all I all I all I know)


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“Tout ce que j’sais / All I Know” ft. YBN Cordae: https://orelsan.lnk.to/toutcequejesais // https://youtu.be/vzmItNhfZBA

La Fête Est Finiehttps://open.spotify.com/album/04mHlwou1RaPDo8SigFfKf