But if you think this singer is yet another rapper getting rich by glamorising the violent lives of gangsters, you would be mistaken. "The aesthetic should always serve a moral purpose, it's what's called artistic responsibility. The French writer Albert Camus and philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre followed this idea, and I want to do the same," he says.

Gibraltar

Up and coming French rapper, Abd Al Malik's Gibraltar album infuses hip-hop, slam poetry, his African roots, and French philosophy.