Nick Conrad ‘s song Sweet Country, broadcast on YouTube, is one of the songs of his latest album, titled Revolution 2.0. “I go to France, go to France/Until agony/I burn France,” the rapper sings.
“This Hexagon, I sodomise her grandmother,” he continues. The term hexagon is often used in French as a synonym for the country. “I’m going to put a bomb under her Pantheon” and “Whatever Charles Trenet says/Has never been sweet, this country”.
Singer-songwriter Trenet is regarded as a French national treasure, best-known for his song Douce France [Sweet France]. His catalogue of songs is enormous, numbering close to a thousand. While many of his songs mined relatively conventional topics, what set Trenet’s songs apart were their personal, poetic qualities, often infused with a love for his country.
At the end of his video clip, Conrad mimic’s the choking of a woman. As a reminder, Nick Conrad is also the author of Pendez les Blancs, [Hang the Whites], a song in which he calls on his audience to kill “white babies (…) in nurseries”.
On January 9, during a trial in which Conrad was tried for incitement to hatred, his defense portrayed a rapper with “cinematic” rather than political influences, and a victim of foreign anti-white racist influence.
Conrad’s video calling for the slaughter of white babies, did not go unnoticed when it was released at the end of September last year. Accused of being violent, insulting, inciting crime and racist, the rapper had to answer for his “artistic choices” in a Paris court.
The trial centred on message in his song: “I enter nurseries, I kill white babies, catch them quickly and hang their parents.” Conrad was given a €5 000 suspended fine in March for incitement to hatred.
According to his lawyers, Nick Conrad had succumbed to “Hollywood references”. The rapper also spoke about the racism he had suffered in his various workplaces and more broadly “in France”.
But the basis of the defense’s argument, was that Conrad’s lyrics are fictional. “It must be said: there are no groups of blacks in France who catch whites and hang them. These facts have no social transcription. It does not exist.”
The AFP news agency reported. that his lawyer said after the hearing: “The court had a reading of freedom of expression that does not satisfy us,” after the court said in its judgement that “the freedom of artistic creation is, however, not absolute”.
After losing his job as a hotel receptionist, Conrad received several proposals for financial support via platforms like Leetchi from several Internet users. Despite the overt anti-white hatred expressed in his songs and videos, Conrad’s music is still available on Facebook, YouTube, Apple and Twitter.
Thus, it appears that tech giants claiming to be against “race hate” are only interested in silencing and banning white males defending their own interests.
This latest provocation by Conrad has already reached the ears of several French political figures. The head of the list of The Republicans for the European elections, François-Xavier Bellamy, underlined that “thousands of young people listen to him”, adding that the “the cowardice of yesterday prepares the violence of tomorrow”.
In the same political family, Bruno Retailleau was indignant at the “filthy clip”. And the senator demanded “that [the rapper] be prosecuted and sentenced heavily”. He said this kind of hate “is unbearable”.
Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, leader of Debout la France, said 30 years of non-integration has resulted in “hatred of France and the French” and “a call to murder and civil war”.