La Clé des Champs
Festival Parc de la Poya
Forum "Un autre monde est possible"
It all started in 1995. The young Rachid Daïf then scoured the concert halls, opening for his favorite artists: Fabe, the Fonky Family, Rocca. Through his encounters with rappers, the young man from Sète gained experience. He formed the Grandes Gueules, a duo with Sprinter, his lifelong friend, before starting his solo career from 2008. He multiplied projects, mixtapes and EPs, without ever forgetting to pay tribute to what inspired him. has built: hip-hop culture.
In 2011, he released his first album, Artisan du Bic. His second long format, Les Histoires, in 2013, gave him access to a wider audience. We discover one of the most touching and sincere voices of French rap. But for this Dragon Ball fan, training and perseverance are essential values, and it was in 2015, with Dragon Rash, that Rachid became a Super Saiyan. Acclaimed by the public, the rapper does not lose his compass so much and remains faithful to his origins. He who proclaims on Handle of punchlines v2, "You eat well so it's cool when you give a little" applies his own advice, and creates in 2016 in Sète the Demi-Festival, where the big names of rap succeed since, from Youssoupha to Kery James. At the same time, he is accelerating his production rate, publishing two albums in 2017 and 2018: 2 Chez Moi and Super heroes. On this project, the everyday superhero – he claims loud and clear the fact of being like everyone else – opens up to electronic sounds and develops his use of oriental music, he who never ceases to pay homage to his father of Moroccan origin on his albums.
However, on his latest project which comes out on January 17, 2020, Demi-Portion returns to the boom-bap, to La Bonne Ecole – to understand that of hip-hop. An inattentive observer would take this choice for a throwback, for nostalgia. But those who follow "Demi P" know that this album is only the logical continuation of the trajectory of an artist who always keeps one eye on his roots, and the other on his audience. On the 18 titles, we come across Brassens, Sète icon, Mireille Mathieu, but also Bigflo and Oli, Scylla, Grand Corps Malade, or Davodka. The album takes on the colors of the intimate, but also of political urgency, on which Rachid expresses himself with the frankness that characterizes him. And, at the bend of a verse on Retro, we come across the sentence that undoubtedly best defines the course of Demi-Portion: “Keep my identity, sorry I can't refuse. »
In collaboration with Hook Up.