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  • Release Date 2019-11-29
  • Label Banzai Lab
  • Catalog BLAB53YUD3
French hip-hop has a bright future. A kind of fight and a kind of debate, its growth is inseparable from the social struggles that have crossed the country since the mid-1980s. Originally from Bordeaux and from a dual Franco-Congolese culture, the young Yudimah (24) has taken over brilliantly in recent years the torch of a committed, melodic, intelligent hip-hop capable of expressing clear ideas about living together, the injustices and the state of the country.

While engaging in the community to defend his values and especially the rights of children in the Third World, the singer has made his scales, from the bottom, speaking in open scenes and concerts that him gave an energy, agility and control of his flow that was rarely encountered on this side of the Atlantic. Active since the age of 16, Yudimah meets on stage such as Kalash or the young MHD and builds an immense musical culture that goes from rap US trip-hop, through the RnB and jazz.

His first songs, between soul and hip-hop, revealed remarkable compositional qualities, in a register then more rhythmic and poetic, already marked by a strong aspiration to spirituality. But it was by signing at the beginning of last year, the single Run It that Yudimah took a different dimension, soon confirmed by a series of titles, such as Cookin, all as convincing as each other. Yudimah finds a unique, incisive and ultradynamic tone that is reminiscent of both young Patrice's thirst for conviction and the youthful conviction of a Mos Def. The American sources of the young man out in beats he composes himself since Yudimah is as comfortable in front of a microphone as behind the console.
Mixed man, Yudimah has chosen, within the Banzai Lab, not to burn the stages that separate him from a highly anticipated first album, announced for 2020. The fall of 2019 is for him the opportunity to continue to cultivate his difference while affirming his identity. Yudimah will be released soon, and each month, a new piece, until the end of the year. These titles will brilliantly extend his exploration of the genres and sensibilities he likes, sometimes hip-hop, heavy and combative, sometimes trip-hop tender, light as air but all charged with the same message: that of a humanistic rap and able to enlighten the youth, a conscious rap and who does not forget where he comes from. Yudimah is one of the leading voices of French rap. Each song, a little pebble on the way, puts it a little closer to this truth.
After Cookie, at the end of the year, we find the incisive 3am, the sound of echo and threat, the sumptuous ballad Rnb, Lift Me Up, inspiring and melancholic, or the mini-tube instantaneous Check, who slaps and twirls like a slap in the hand between brothers-in-arms.
The new songs place Yudimah in the lineage of American producers and singers who like to vary genres and have in common an undying love of good sound and the right word. We can, by listening to him, think more and more of artists like Open Mike Eagle, for the tone of voice, Oddissee, for the charm, the Orange, for the productions in staircase or Apollo Brown for the political reach. Yudimah is probably the most complete hip hop artist in France, the most promising and enchanting we have on hand. This new season should confirm without difficulty the expectations placed in him.