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In the beginning, there were freestyle videos, rounds of chat on mobile phones in the neighbourhood. Tens of millions of views on YouTube later, from Mohamed to MHD, from pizza deliveryman to his encounter with Booba, every thing has slotted into place for the precursor of Afro Trap, this combination of rap and African sounds that has created something of an earth tremor. Moving between between coupé-décalé and hip-hop dance, he poses his jerky flow on hard-hitting rhythms. The hit of all his hits: Champion’s league. Even Paul Pogba or players at PSG have used it in their celebratory goal-scoring dance routine. Come on, MHD, get out of the changing rooms and ramp up the ambiance!