Joey Starr hangouts for Gogo
The charismatic French rapper from the generation-defining group NTM spent the 90s giving a voice to France’s disenfranchised suburbs/ ghettos. Joey Starr might now be in his 40s, but he continues not only to play out the role of France’s favourite bad boy, but also to create. His second solo album Egomaniac is out at the end of the month, and he also has a starring role in Maïwenn’s new film Polisse, released on Wednesday, and which won the Jury Prize at Cannes this year. For a previous edition of the Gogo Guide to Paris, Mr Starr let us on a couple of his favourite spots in Paris, and we thought it was timely to drag them out of the archives and share them with you:
“I like to cook and I like to eat and I particularly love the cuisine from southwestern France. Les Papilles (30 rue Gay Lussac, 5th. www.lespapillesparis.fr) is an amazing bistro, and Yves Camdebord’s Le Comptoir du Rélais (9 carrefour de l’Odéon, 6th) is very, very tasty too.”
“Most of the time I prefer to hang out at my place at night, where I have a real zinc bar, but I do go out from time to time. I like to drink, and I like drinking rum. The Twenty One Sound Bar is a surprising spot, a rum bar where they play lots of soul music, near where I live in Bastille. (20 rue de la Forge Royale, 11th. www.myspace.com/twentyonesoundbar).