All these artists come from Essonne aka le 91.
Recently we suggested you try to complete the punchlines of Ninho Maes Booba Jul and many other rappers and we are now meeting for the last edition of our tour de France rap. Indeed, for several weeks we had been concentrating on a French department to take stock of all the artists who were from there. After the 13, the 67, the, 77, the 92, 93, 94, Paris Center, we end with the 91. You will see, this is once again a territory full of rappers that you necessarily know! PNL, Niska, Koba, Ninho … We let you discover the complete list just below.
Ademo and NOS mainly grew up in the 91 in Corbeil-Essonnes. They are also very attached to it and often quote their city “The Tarterêts” in their sounds. PNL revolutionized French rap and their success speaks for them. Their EP “That the family” is platinum record, album “Le Monde Chico” is triple platinum, “In the legend” diamond disc and their last album “Deux frères” also diamond.
Although she was born in Nicosia, Cyprus, Diam’s also grew up in 91. In 1999, she started rap at the age of 19 with her first album “First Mandate”. She was very successful in 2003 with her second album, “Brut de femme” which was quickly certified gold and which allowed him, one year later, to win the Victoire de la Musique for the best rap album of the year. In 2006 she exploded with the album “In my bubble” which contains the tube “The Dumpling” which has been certified diamond! His fourth and last album “SOS” was released in 2009.
Ninho also comes from Essonne, from the Cité Longjumeau more precisely. We told you about NLP certifications a little earlier but Ninho also has a bunch of them. The proof is downright the record holder for singles certifications in France. In all he has: 70 gold singles, 25 platinum, 10 diamond, and all that at only 24 years old! Can’t wait to see what he has in store for the future.
Niska grew up in Evry. He started rap in 2014 by posting clips on Youtube. It was in 2015 that he broke through with his “Freestyle PSG” aka “Matuidi Charo” and especially with his feat “Sapped like never before” with Gims. This title really propelled him nationwide. Today, Niska is one of the essential rappers of his generation.
Koba LaD is also from Evry. The young rapper is making a name for himself with his freestyle series “Dark” that he started in 2017. He was spotted and then signed to Def Jam France. A year later he released his first solo album “VII” which is now platinum disc. Then his second album “The Freedman” and 2019 et “Detail” in 2020.
We go over the old school side with a French rap reference: Sinik who is also from 91. He launched into music in 1996 and his influence is still present, especially among young rappers who often cite him as an example. And for their greatest pleasure as well as for that of the amateurs of rap, he is still active and his last album “8th art” was released in November of this year.
Zola was born and raised Evry. He started rap in a group and then went solo in 2017 when he was only 16 years old. He was spotted by his future AWA label a few months later. Today he has two solo albums to his credit “Scars” (certified platinum) and “Survival” which came out a few weeks ago. In short, he is one of the new generation rappers to follow very closely!
At the K-pote
We stay in Evry but with Al K-Pote this time who also discovered rap at a very young age. He started with his group Unité 2 Feu in 1998 with which he released their first album “Hate, misery and filth” which will be successful first in Île-de-France and then throughout France! In 2006 he started solo and released the album in 2007 “Commuter Rap” which will allow a wider public to discover this unique artist of its kind. He now has 4 albums, 5 mixtapes and an EP which was released this year.
Credits: wikipedia, mobil.fr, rapalace.cm, 20minutes