• France
  • Caustic rap

Rapper of the absurd and the near burlesque, a detached, almost disillusioned rhymer, Vald appeared like a breath of fresh air on the French rap scene. An unparalleled juggler of the first, second and even third degrees of meaning, he has become the mirror of a generation that is out of breath, short on illusions, finding refuge in sex, drugs and video games as the only escape from the crushing boredom generated by a lack of ideals. Vald or the will to transpose the reality of his epoch on old school samples or on big traps beats that rub shoulders with electro. Complex, elusive, simple, effective… so many adjectives for one man, and yet which describe him so well.