L'Algérino Essentials

French Rap

L'Algérino Essentials

L'Algérino gained attention as part of the lively hip-hop community in Marseilles; his style blends pop hooks and groovy downtempo beats with occasional North African instrumental melodies and percussion. “Fleur fanée”, a tune from his second successful studio album of 2007, Mentalité Pirate, became an instant hit with its pop harmonies, romantic lyrics, background vocals and catchy chorus. “Le prince de la ville”—from his 2015 album Oriental Dream—delivers a new step for his sound, combining an uplifting party groove with Arab strings and darbukas.