French rapper Abd Al Malik drew in traditions far beyond the hip-hop idiom, embracing components of blues, jazz, and slam poetry. Believe it or not exclusive are his uncommonly philosophical lyrics, which frequently serve to champ his deep-rooted Muslim trust. Given birth to in Paris on March 14, 1975, Malik spent a lot of his early child years in his family’s indigenous Congo before time for France in 1981. He 1st earned notice through the past due ’90s leading the brand new African Poets (N.A.P.), a rap collective influenced from the pioneering jazz-funk of Gil Scott-Heron as well as the Last Poets. Upon exiting their rates to support a solo profession, in 2004 he released his debut LP, Le Encounter ? Encounter des Coeurs, and a collection of religious essays entitled Qu’Allah Bénisse la France. Gibraltar adopted in 2006, generating Malik the sought-after Le Prix Constantin honor. In 2008, he released the recording Dante and adopted this up with Chateau Rouge in 2011.