Hocus Pocus
Hocus Pocus

Hocus Pocus

About Hocus Pocus

French hip-hop posse Hocus Pocus, actually 20syl's brainchild, were formed in 1995 and gradually gained attention in the late '90s. The band achieved significant commercial and critical success in 2006 with the re-release of the previous year's album 73 Touches, the "Hip Hop?" single (featuring the Procussions) having hooked many listeners who were curious about its blend of French, English, and acoustic/electronic elements. Though quite far removed from legendary bands evolving in that same category (like the Roots), Hocus Pocus' more radio-friendly recipe happened to be very effective. The band returned in 2007 with a mixed live/studio LP, Place 54, featuring more international collaborations and another hit single, "Vocab!" ~ Olivier Duboc


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