• Belgium
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Incisive rap surge

What if the finest pen in French rap was actually Belgian? Damso is certainly one of the genre’s most popular contemporary artists, with a series of platinum and diamond discs. Discovered on a Booba album, his steady flow and his raw and incisive pen have helped him carve his way to becoming the new heavyweight of French rap. Hashtag explicit, his lyrics are uninhibited and Damso is happy to play the maverick. Insolent but brilliant, the "Dems" to his friends, he is afraid of nothing. Feu de bois, Smog, O Macarena, against all the odds, the Damso wave is about to inundate the Festival plain.