Rilès

  • France
  • Prodigious DIY rap

Thank God, it's Rilèsundayz! The French rap scene, in danger of slipping into decline, had been waiting for the arrival of a Riles to put a bit more wind in its sails. This young prodigy came to fame on YouTube by sharing a song a week over a period of a year, in true DIY spirit, totaling over 100 million views. Rilès is part of that generation of self-made, resourceful rappers, feeding on the hip-hop of some of the US behemoths as well as North African sounds and capoeira. With a hybrid style, halfway between rap, R'n'B and pop, he decided to express himself in English, a feat he pulls off with brio. UFO sighted, bound to be a sensation.