A pen as sharp as the power of his convictions: this is how one could sum up the music of the artist.
French of Congolese origin, he lived a childhood marked by the dictatorship that upset his country.
A lover of words, he began upon his arrival in France to put them to music, creating the group Frères Lumières. But it is ultimately through his solo career that he will establish himself as an emblematic figure and crowned lyricist-king of French rap.
His relationship to his dual culture is his strength, in a way that is as categorical as it is inclusive: Far from rejecting one homeland for the other, he does not fail to underline the love he has for both by highlighting their intrinsic inequalities . Corruption, racism, police violence, poverty: the taboo subjects that plague our societies are exposed as a red thread in all his albums, in a narration that is always intended to be non-violent.
Committed, he has always been. Invested in numerous associations, Youssoupha has lent his time and his voice to countless causes and events, particularly on the subject of inequalities among young people.
Today, he has decided to get involved with Mangroove Music, to make our narratives shine through his words and the timbre of his voice.