The waves of riots that swept across France this year have had an unexpected consequence for the French music industry.
Last week, 200 politicians backed a petition by MP François Grosdidier calling for legal action against several hip hop musicians for their aggressive lyrics. The 200 MPs have accused the rap world of causing the recent riots, forcing Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin to state that the French government is not anti-hip hop.
Laws designed to protect the "French identity" helped create a movement which is now seen as a threat to that identity.
I can't wait for Hillary to hook up with 50 Cent in an effort to court the rap vote. Maybe Pharrell will produce her TV spots. Can you see a duet with Beyoncé and Chelsea?