Grand Corps Malade
Grand Corps Malade

Grand Corps Malade

About Grand Corps Malade

Grand Corps Malade was the alias of French rapper and urban poet Fabien Marsaud. The moniker was inspired by a diving accident that left him permanently disabled and forced upon him the omnipresent crutch that became a signature element of his stage act. Upon discovering slam poetry in 2003, Marsaud began writing autobiographical verse. A friend suggested that he set his poems to music, and in early 2006 he issued the first Grand Corps Malade LP, Midi 20, a gritty collection decrying the racism, poverty, and isolation endemic throughout suburban Paris. The record proved an unexpected blockbuster, selling in excess of 300,000 copies and vaulting Marsaud to national recognition.

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