Abstract : Considering a rap as an auditive and relational entity, the study embraces a pragmatical point of view in order to answer to the social request with reference to it, which concerns an excess of violence and a lack of citizenship.
Putting into the test two tools, interenunciativity and listening-in-action, brings to light the embodied ethics of voice, insofar as the vocal actions make present on the same scene both listeners and singers. But the enunciations of protests make emerge, against a Them, a We; and open on a particular regime, the love-hate.
To account for it we have to note the importance of language in the lyrics: verbal violences take place in a larger conception of language. This one forms a rehabilitation of the institution of language, in order to establish a social tie with Us. Rap uses by this way the resources of the phatic institution of language and realizes an embodied politics of addressed voice.