Abd Al Malik

Abd Al Malik

A French rapper of Congolese origin, Abd Al Malik sought inspiration far beyond the hip-hop universe, embracing elements of blues, jazz and slam poetry. His texts, surprising in their philosophical dimension, are often used to defend his deeply rooted Muslim faith.

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He first attracted attention in the late 1990s when he was head of the New African Poets (NAP), a rap collective inspired by the pioneering jazz-funk of Gil Scott-Heron and The Last Poets. His solo career began in 2004 with Le Face à face des cœurs, followed by Gibraltar in 2006. This album allowed Malik to win the coveted Prix Constantin. by Jason Ankeny 

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