Canadian MC Missy D is a bilingual rapper. Her latest single, "Case Depart," sees her rapping in both French and English. The song references a nursery rhyme ("1, 2, 3 nous irons au bois") is sees her going back into her childhood and the French hip hop she loved as a child. French hip hop is one of those genres I discovered through the film La Haine in college, but in those days it was hard to research online, so I never quite did. "Case Depart" is a fun, lighthearted hip hop song that uses R&B and soul to accentuate the song instead of to lean on. Missy D has created a sound that has a touch of a throwback feel but sounds fully modern.
Missy D says of her upcoming musical project:
“It all starts somewhere, so here it goes, let me reintroduce myself. My name is Missy D, Je m’appelle Missy D, and here is: voici Case Départ. I started rapping in French when I was 11. This artform has taught me so much, even a whole language (English) in which I rap constantly now. But let’s embrace the source, the beginnings, and where it all started. “The project will touch on childhood, nostalgia, grief, homesickness, longing for others through the pandemic, and pushing through the overthinking moments and celebrating the little steps you make. That forward motion. This is just the beginning of something special.”