For his sixth album “Plan B” which will be released on February 16, Grand Corps Malade returns with a sharp and mocking style, raw lyrics and in the air, but especially with his voice so serious and recognizable between a thousand … The most famous of the French slameurs is the guest of the editorial team, this wednesday february 14 at 3pm , for an ELLE LIVE acoustic session, to follow on our Facebook page.
And above all, for readers of ELLE, Grand Corps Malade unveils its new music video “Sunday evening” written for his wife and that he will perform this afternoon! Do not miss !
Slameur, Grand Corps Malade adapts his autobiographical novel “Patients” with Mehdi Idir, which is also the first realization. Given the subject and talent of the slammer, the film is rather identified and little is known about the contribution of his partner. The result is none the less astonishing of justness, funny, romantic, on a subject that hardly lends itself to it: hospitalization [ . . . ]
Fabien Marsaud’s name may not tell you much. And for good reason, this name is hidden behind that of Grand Corps Malade, the slammer to the five albums, but also the co-director of the film “Patients” presented in preview at the Festival of Film of Love which takes place until Friday at Mons, Belgium.
Victim of a sports accident at the age of 20, Fabien Marsaud finds himself quadriplegic incomplete, forcing him to review the copy of his life. For him, 1997 will be the year of change, of a new beginning. He will swap the basketball against the ballpoint pen. A conversion he will undertake successfully. He will now be called Grand Corps Malade.
His handicap, Fabien spoke in his slam “The Sixth Sense”. But in 2012, he wants to talk more about it through his book “Patients”, which now enjoys a cinematographic adaptation. The talent of Grand Corps Malade is reflected through the writing of the script and its co-realization with its longtime accomplice Medhi Idir. With modesty and strength, the duo of directors moved all the festival-goers of the Festival of the Film of Love of Mons where it was presented in preview [ . . . ]
A friend in Paris recently turned me on to this amazing talent known as Grand Corps Malade. Also known as Fabien Marsaud, the poet performs both a capella, and occasionally accompanied by a small jazz ensemble.
I love this video “Pocahontas,” which features family members and friends recreating photographs from their past.
In 1997, a diving accident left Marsaud unable to walk for a period of two years. Marsaud claimed the name “Grand Corps Malade” (meaning “Tall Sick Body” in French) in reference to his condition as well as his height (nearly 6’4″). The former basketball star regained the ability to walk in 1999, and started his career as “slam poet” in 2003.